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Musical Theatre Radio Station to Launch January 2015

Stage Door

Stage Door, an on-demand radio series presented by West End stars including Louise Dearman and Killian Donnelly, will launch in January 2015, it has been announced. The project was originally planned as a 24-hour service dedicated to musical theatre when it was first announced last year, however organisers failed to reach the set fundraising target [...]

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Scott Cupit – Swing star

Scott Cupit

Scott Cupit has the rare skills of having a banking and finance background as well as a love for swing dancing. He has combined the two skills and created what is now considered the largest swing dance school in the world. Summer 2014 saw Scott secure investment from Deborah Meaden via the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. [...]

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Degas “Little Dancer” Becomes A Musical!

The Little Dancer

Edward Degas’ sculpture ‘The Little Dancer’ is one which every dancer is familiar with. Created in 1881, the model was a 14 year old student at the Paris Opera Ballet School named Marie van Goethem. The figure of the girl, standing in a casual fourth position, arms clasped behind her, has appealed to people – [...]

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Returning To Dance From A Break

Returning To Dance?

Can you imagine a life in which you did not dance? This might be incomprehensible to some dancers, but for many, a break from the passion is exactly what they need. Stopping dancing for any period of time could be due to a number of reasons, the most common being injury. Another common reason is [...]

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£1 Million Announced For Scottish Youth Arts

Scottish Youth Theatre

Scottish youth arts have benefitted from £1 million from the Scottish government. The Scottish Government has helped secure the future of Scottish Youth Theatre with the announcement of the money, to be used over three years for the youth arts in Scotland. Following so many funding blows for the arts in recent years, the announcement [...]

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New Research Project Into Dance Psychology

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

A new research project that aims to analyse the mental processes used by dancers while they are performing has been launched in order to develop a better understanding of creative techniques. The three-year project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is being led by Plymouth University and will work in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of [...]

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Washington Ballet’s Swan Lake debut

The Washington Ballet

Washington Ballet is set to make a historic debut when it presents iconic ballerina Misty Copeland at the helm of its production. In April 2015, many firsts will be seen for the 70 year old company, none more prominent than the premiere of star ballerina Misty Copeland in the leading roles of Odette/Odile. The production [...]

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London Book Launch Of Irina Baronova And The Ballets Russes De Monte Carlo

Irina Baronova

Victoria Tennant, acclaimed actress and daughter of Russian prima ballerina Irina Baronova, is set to launch a new book on her late mother, Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, on Wednesday 10 December at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Baronova is renowned as one of the iconic choreographer George Balanchine’s [...]

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The Hunger Games Is Coming To London

The Hunger Games Stage Show

The Hunger Games phenomenon is heading to the London stage. The unique theatrical experience based on the popular young-adult novels and Lionsgate film franchise will launch in summer 2016 in a new purpose-built theatre next to Wembley Stadium in London. The company is partnering with Dutch media company Imagine Nation and US-based Triangular Entertainment, who [...]

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Knee Nemesis

Knee Skeleton Diagram

Do your knees hurt when you land from a jump, go downstairs, do grands pliés, or sit with them bent for long periods of time? “Jumper’s knee” could be the problem, a strain of the patellar tendon that runs from the lower kneecap to the upper shin. It is common in male ballet dancers and [...]

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