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Positive competition

Dance competitions, whether hugely popular and mainstream on the television or in a small town attended by 50 people, can be very positive experiences for the dancers who take part. Many may suggest any number of reasons why competitions may be detrimental to a dancer’s progression, even stating that the competitive element is not healthy, [...]

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Balanchine preserved

Von Aroldingen will work with current principals of New York City Ballet for the two recordings, accompanied by the solo pianist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Under the working methodologies of the George Balanchine Foundation, the recordings of the two pieces will be supervised by a former NYCB dancer and now a George [...]

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Harry Smallman: Dance Mums and determination

Harry Smallman, at just 14 years old, has been dancing since he was nine. In the year preceding his GCSEs at school, Harry obtained a Music and Dance Award, however his real achievement lies in his part in the hit television show ‘Dance Mums’. Dance Mums has seen Harry awarded the Inspiration Award as a [...]

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Vidya Patel – Kathak crazy

Vidya Patel is a Kathak dancer from Birmingham, learning under the tutelage of her teacher Sujata Banerjee. After graduating from the Centre of Advanced Training Kathak strand at Birmingham’s DanceXchange, Vidya represented the South Asian category in the Grand Finals of BBC Young Dancer 2015 held at Sadler’s Wells. Recently, Vidya performed at the Sadler’s [...]

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Stretching resolutions

With the new year not quite behind us, there are resolutions continuing to come out of our ears. It is without a doubt that dancers continue to aspire to better themselves (not just at new year), and a common area they wish to improve is their flexibility. Stretching in order to achieve this can be [...]

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BalletBoyz: a world premiere

BalletBoyz has recently announced it will tour its brand new production Life, which will receive its world premiere at London’s Sadler’s Wells in April 2016, from 20 April to 4 June this year. Additional tour dates have also been announced, meaning the company’s work will reach further than it has done previously amongst its contemporary-loving [...]

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Arts hotel to open in London

A hotel specifically geared towards the arts is set to open in spring 2016 as the first of its kind. Named Green Rooms, the hotel has been designed to inspire creativity in those that stay there, situated in the country’s capital against the arts-heavy backdrop of the city of London. The hotel will be the [...]

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Marie Francis – feathers and new ventures

Upon graduating from London Studio Centre with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance, Marie has strutted and twirled her way around the world. From 2009-2012 she choreographed and danced for singer ‘Bryan Ferry’ on UK, American and European tours, including a very emotional last Roxy Music ‘For Your Pleasure’ tour of Australia. Corporate work includes dancing, modelling and [...]

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New Year, New You – meeting your dance resolutions

In January, on Monday, tomorrow – setting ourselves resolutions is something which never gets old. Bettering ourselves in the dance studio and feeling like we are progressing further along our dance journeys is hugely fulfilling, so the new year is a time when lots of dancers enjoy setting a few goals to aim for during [...]

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Katie Mason – reaching out through Rambert

Katie Mason is currently the Elders Programme Coordinator and an Animateur at Rambert, in addition to being a freelance community dance artist working for companies such as English National Ballet, as well as independently, Katie teaches different ages in different community settings, such as school workshops, elders groups and sessions in hospitals, as well as [...]

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