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Leicester Curve’s Spring 2016 season

The Curve, Leicester has announced its Spring 2016 season, with exciting highlights including a new production of Legally Blonde, alongside the already announced premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring pop star Pixie Lott. Other shows in the season include JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls (17-23 March); Kali Theatre’s The Dishonoured (10-12 March) and Zoonation’s Into [...]

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A new tour for Dirty Dancing

It has recently been announced that a new production of the classic film Dirty Dancing will return next year to tour the UK from August 2016. The production, which premiered in Milan in July 2015, will be directed by the artistic director of Milan’s Teatro Nazionale, Federico Bellone, with choreography by Gillian Bruce. While next [...]

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Mrs Henderson Presents to transfer 

Mrs Henderson Presents is set to move to the big smoke of London in February next year, setting its sights on the Noel Coward Theatre. The critically acclaimed musical will arrive from the Bath Theatre Royal production, heading to London for a strictly limited season. Mrs Henderson Presents will start previews at the Noel Coward [...]

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A crack of the hips 

For many dancers, cracking joints are part of everyday life and dancers often pop them subconsciously, whether for relief in the joint or just through habit. There has been much debate as to whether this is safe, or whether the noise is simply an exaggeration of what is really going on in the joint, making [...]

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The Freed Factory

It is interesting that many people involved in the dance industry are unaware that Freed of London make pointe shoes, and are only aware that the factory makes Ballroom & Latin shoes, or vice versa, only having experience of one of the shoe styles. However, both aspects are covered under the one roof of the [...]

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The Largest Charleston dance 

Strictly Come Dancing’s assistant Charleston choreographer, Scott Cupit, recently led hundreds of swing dancers and members of the public in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Charleston dance. Taking place at noon on 11 October at Spitalfields Market, London, the routine was also taught at 40 venues across London, [...]

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Positive partnering

Almost every form of dance has the option of some kind of partnering, with ballet, ballroom and Latin being the main styles in which this occurs. When learning ballroom and Latin, many dancers feel like they are thrown straight in at the deep end when they are partnered with another dancer straight away – often [...]

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Into the Hoods returns

ZooNation Dance Company’s acclaimed show is set to return. Into the Hoods: Remixed, the newly revamped version of the award-winning production that stormed the West End in 2008, returns to The Peacock from 23 October–14 November, before embarking on a national tour in 2016. The company uses its trademark narrative hip hop dance theatre style [...]

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Sunset Boulevard to return with Glenn Close

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard is heading to London’s West End next year, accompanied by Academy Award nominee Glenn Close who will make her West End debut in the production. Next April will see Close reprise her Tony Award-winning role in Sunset Boulevard, also famous for roles such as in Damages and Fatal [...]

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Training must-haves

As a training dancer on the cusp of your professional career, your experience of the dance world around you will be varied and gaining depth. However, for dancers just starting to study dance seriously, there is a daunting world out there of differing techniques, opinions and choreographic styles. It is important to supplement your training [...]

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