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New work for the National Youth Dance Company

This year’s line-up for the National Youth Dance Company, the country’s flagship organisation for young dancers, will see it perform a new creation by the company’s Guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet. The work, entitled Tarantiseismic, receives its world premiere on 19 April at Sadler’s Wells, ahead of a UK national tour throughout June and July. [...]

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English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer

Now in its eighth year, English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be held at Sadler’s Wells on 25 May 2017. Selected by peers within the company, six of ENB’s most promising dancers will perform in front of a panel of expert judges, in a bid to receive the 2017 Emerging Dancer Award. Emerging Dancer [...]

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Taking a break

Taking an enforced break from dancing can seem like a world away. Despite the fact they are the words no dancer ever wants to hear, there can be a positive side from what could be the worst thing to happen to a dancer: getting injured. Enforced rest can be a chance to stop and take [...]

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Preparing for the stage

Preparation and organisation are vital for any dancer, particularly when performing. Throughout the rehearsal and performance period it is therefore important to remain in shape, stay injury free and dance your best in every role. The key to success is formulating a foolproof routine that is unique to you and suits your work. If you [...]

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Laura Warner – awe-inspiring arts at Jacob’s Pillow

Laura is originally from London. After graduating from Middlesex University with a First Class BA(Hons) Degree in Dance Studies, she has worked, taught and danced in and around the city. Laura joined the historic Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Massachusetts USA as a 2015 Festival Intern. Her passion for all forms of dance education saw her [...]

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Dancing through life

Dancing is often considered as solely suited to young people, or something you need to start learning as early as possible in life. However, for many people who come to dance later in life they find that you can actually start dancing at any age, and sometimes it is of more benefit to the individual [...]

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Resolution 2017 – Stephen Quildan

As the UK’s biggest festival for new dance, Resolution 2017 at The Place, London, is back for emerging artists and for its 28th year. 26 triple bills and 78 companies are challenging perceptions of dance through bold ideas and movement. This year other arts organisations, such as Breakin’ Convention, Jacksons Lane, Rambert and a Grad-Lab [...]

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Careers in dance – advice?

  Receiving the right careers advice for the creative industries can be somewhat challenging. Artistic careers do not always have set routes in like other sectors do, and even advanced training does not always mean a career is guaranteed by the end of it. Often it is the combination of experience, passion, luck and talent [...]

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Fringe theatre

Open access Fringe festivals can be a great first step into producing work in the arts sector, and then producing a show. Whilst being part of a Fringe festival does not guarantee success in the arts world, it can help you on the way to success. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, you [...]

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Youth Music Theatre UK auditions

Youth Music Theatre UK is busy auditioning talented young people aged 11-21 in 24 cities across the UK and Ireland. Having begun on 21 January, auditions will take place until 19 February, providing young people with the chance to join Youth Music Theatre UK and further their skills as young performers. Taking part in the [...]

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