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Handling rejection as a dancer   

Auditions: both life-suckers and lifelines. They are an integral part of a dancer’s work and often deliver the news that you didn’t make the cut, like the majority of the other dancers who auditioned. It is sometimes irrelevant as to whether the auditions was difficult or enjoyable, ultimately the outcome is not personal. For the [...]

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Investing in your dance degree

For many dance students, this autumn will mark the beginning of their dance courses, be them degree level, vocational or just for fun! For those beginning their dance degrees, a lot of hard work awaits, interjected with innovative learning and fun too! It is important to make the most of your time studying; before you [...]

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World Ballet Day Live

World Ballet Day Live will return in 2015 with a 23-hour live stream hosted by five of the world’s leading ballet companies on Thursday 1 October. Following last year’s collaboration for the first World Ballet Day, streamed footage will be available again from The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of [...]

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Step into Dance Youth Companies

Over the past year, in partnership with Eastside Educational Trust, the talented Daniella Rice and Patrycja Cygan have been following three Step into Dance Youth Company members, as they progress through their academic year, in order to gain an insight into the Step into Dance Youth Companies. Step into Dance, led by the Royal Academy [...]

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Rambert presents ‘The Future’ with The Lowry

Iconic British dance company Rambert will present The Future, an evening of new choreography co-curated with its partner venue The Lowry, Salford, on 3 October 2015. The Future is part of Rambert’s choreographic programme to develop a generation of diverse artists who are ambitious to work in large scale spaces and collaborate with artists from [...]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015

The biggest dance show in television has returned to BBC One this autumn, with its celebrity dancers now confirmed. Ainsley Harriott, Anita Rani, Anthony Ogogo, Carol Kirkwood, Daniel O’Donnell, Georgia May Foote, Helen George, Iwan Thomas, Jamelia, Jay McGuiness, Jeremy Vine, Katie Derham, Kellie Bright, Kirsty Gallacher and Peter Andre will all be taking part [...]

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American Repertory Ballet’s community events

American Repertory Ballet has recently announced its events taking place in September based around the community. Along with Princeton Ballet School, American Repertory Ballet will be participating in community events throughout Central New Jersey with a multitude of events. Community events are an important part of the company’s activities, giving it the opportunity to connect [...]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s TV world premiere

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Director David Bintley is swapping the stage of the Birmingham Hippodrome for The Palace of Versailles in his latest TV appearance. ‘The King Who Invented Ballet: Louis XIV and the Noble Art of Dance’ and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s newest work ‘The King Dances’ is set to be broadcast on BBC Four on [...]

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The Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography

A new international opportunity for emerging dancers and choreographers in 2016 will be formed by the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography, for the attention of dancers and choreographers all over the world. The Pina Bausch Fellowship is being offered for the first time next year, and applications for this new scholarship close on [...]

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Dance for music videos

It is rare for a music video not to involve dance, and the twenty-first century is seeing more and more recognisable dancers feature in the videos. Whilst music stars would perform in front of professional dancers regardless, today dance is featuring largely in the videos, the most well-known recent example being Sergei Polunin, the notorious [...]

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