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The 14th season of Strictly

The new series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing ballroom show is well underway, launching us straight into the 14th season of the popular show. Vying for the Glitterball Trophy, like Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani last season, this year’s contestants will be putting their best foot forward and try their hand at a number of [...]

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An American in Paris – casting

Full West End casting has recently been announced for An American in Paris, set to descend on the Dominion Theatre from 4 March 2017. Christopher Wheeldon’s reinvention of the Oscar-winning film – that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron – will see Broadway stars Robert Fairchild (as Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (as Lise Dassin) [...]

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Arts and culture on BBC2

This autumn, BBC2 is set to screen a season of programmes on Saturday nights dedicated to arts and culture, including a full-length feature film by the BalletBoyz and a behind-the-scenes film about Christie’s auction house. Utilising one of the most popular television-viewing nights, the channel will be competing for the Saturday night audience with this [...]

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De Montfort University’s research centre for dance

De Montfort University in Leicester recently launched a groundbreaking new research centre, in order to explore the many facets of dance by bringing together academic practitioners from different disciplines. Named The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Dance, it builds on the university’s internationally recognised profile in dance and will expand the university’s dance research further. [...]

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Moulin Rouge heads to the stage

The entertainment group Global Creatures, the co-producers of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, has confirmed it will bring Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! to the stage. Another hit production from Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge! tells the story of a young poet and writer, named Christian, who falls in love with the star of the [...]

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Hydration for dancers

Dancers are often compared to athletes in the sense of their aesthetic performance, however it is clear the dancing body is just that – an athlete. As an athlete that places huge demands on the body, there is often no let up for the dancer to have a break, let alone an adequate break within [...]

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Sustainable dance careers

Colleges and universities which offer dance as a course of study have recently changed tack in what they offer students. For many, training students in a practical way – focusing on technique and the aesthetic – was as far as the course went. Students were left to graduate from the programme and blindly battle in [...]

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DDMIX

DDMIX – Diverse Dance Mix – is new for 2016 in the dance fitness market. It is a full body aerobic workout programme, devised by former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell CBE, alongside Nathan Clarke. Adding another string to her bow, Bussell has since led DDMIX training sessions and one off workshops, adding her famous face [...]

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Stage Mums

A new comedy web-series, Stage Mums, is the latest craze to hit screens, following in the wake of similar shows such as the US Dance Moms and the UK Dance Mums. For anyone who has been involved in a dance competition, they will immediately connect with the escapades and trials of the dance world for [...]

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The Addams Family musical comedy

The UK & Irish premiere of new musical The Addams Family is scheduled to open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April 2017, directed by Matthew White. As a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice( the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys) the show is set to delight fans across [...]

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