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Show up, warm up!

Warming up is essential to any physical activity in which to prepare and protect the body, and dance is no exception (and no matter the style!) Conversely, some students may think they are warming up correctly and efficiently, but they may be seen bouncing through stretches, merely doing a few ankle rolls and chatting to [...]

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The BalletBoyz Dancer’s Course – Matthew Sandiford

BalletBoyz, the internationally celebrated dance company, has opened applications for the fourth year of its hugely popular Dancer’s Course. Successful dancers will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the young BalletBoyz company, representing the BalletBoyz ethos of excellence. The course, which is delivered over three 10 week-terms on Saturdays and Sundays, is [...]

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Queensland Ballet Junior

Queensland Ballet recently launched a new initiative – through a programme and website – that will offer its younger audience a sneak peek into the wonderful world of ballet. In its aims to connect with communities, and particularly children, no matter where they live, the new scheme is just one path in the road to [...]

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TourDigs.com

TourDigs.com is set to be a dream come true for touring performers who are working around the UK. As the brainchild of Daniel Bolton – who has recently finished his stint in the West End show Bend It Like Beckham – TourDigs.com is the revolutionised way to book digs and accommodation across the country, with [...]

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Farewell for Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta is set to bid farewell to classical ballet with his final performances at Royal Albert Hall for a limited run, from 3-7 October 2016. Entitled The Classical Farewell, the programme will celebrate highlights from Acosta’s career which led him to being cited as the most famous male dancer of his generation. Taking to [...]

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Samuel Tétreault – circus celebrity

Born in Montreal, Samuel Tétreault began his artistic development at age 14 at the Montreal National Circus School of Canada where he studied for seven years. There he developed a passion not only for the acrobatics but also for dance and theatre. Upon graduating in 1996 he started his career as a hand-balancer, winning several [...]

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The Olivier nominations

The 2016 Olivier Award nominations have recently been announced, with much excitement amongst the performing arts industry. The nominations were revealed in London, and are presented by the Society of London Theatre. They will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 3 April, as the 40th anniversary year of the awards. [...]

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Avoiding injury

Dance injuries can unfortunately be common; whilst many can be rectified with rehabilitation, it can often be helpful to work hard at avoiding injury altogether. Certain precautions can be taken before, during and after class in order to limit any damage you may do to your body whilst dancing. You only have one! Do not [...]

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Maddie Ziegler’s next steps

Early February saw an announcement by Entertainment Tonight that 13 year old Maddie Ziegler was set to leave the hit reality television show Dance Moms, and the Abby Lee Dance Company to boot, after season six. Industry rumours circulated about Ziegler’s involvement in Sister, a film project written and directed by the pop star Sia, [...]

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Bow to the barre

Barre work is the most important part of ballet class – echoed by any teacher – in order to set up the body’s foundations to move into the centre and onto allegro. The barre is where you learn to stand, move, and hone in on the body and how it is performing in the class, [...]

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