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A Swan Lake in-the-round

English National Ballet will present its Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall from 1-12 June 2016, a production which, in the past, has been described as “a sumptuous spectacle”. Choreographer Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake in-the-round will be presented at the iconic venue, the largest production of its kind. English [...]

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Creativity vs. the EBacc

Members of the House of Lords have recently criticised the government’s decision to exclude creative subjects from the English Baccalaureate taught in mainstream schools, additionally claiming that an EBacc without the arts should be unthinkable. This news will be welcome amongst the arts community who have supported the inclusion and importance of arts in schools, [...]

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Mentoring in dance

For young dancers who aspire to become professionals, it is important to stay inspired by, and educated about, the dance world. This can often feel daunting, considering the mammoth competition in the world of dance, so how can you make your dreams a reality? How can you gain access to the world of dance? Mentorship [...]

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The 90th anniversary of Graham

Martha Graham, while perhaps not a familiar name to all dance students, was undeniably a major force in developing contemporary and modern dance we see today. She was the founder of one of America’s oldest dance companies, creating over 180 dance works and simultaneously challenged physical, artistic and aesthetic conventions. Graham technique is just part [...]

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Win Tickets to MOVE IT 2016

MOVE IT is the UK’s biggest event for dance and the performing arts, running this year from 18-20 March in the UK’s capital. Usually attended by around 22,000 dancers, this year it is running over three days at the venue of ExCeL. The event is packed with live performances, classes in a number of different [...]

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Imperative dance

The importance of dance in schools has been a hot topic of conversation recently, in politics, media and education itself. There has also been much focus on subjects which could be classed as purely ‘academic’ and how studying these alone prevents students from thinking and acting creatively; the arts would fall by the wayside. Support [...]

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Improving turnout safely

Dance, when considered an expression of the self and art, is far removed from the rigour of weekly dance class and the demands of technique. Despite this, to build a foundation for dance and technique it remains imperative that dancers are encouraged to develop a level of strength and flexibility in order to progress their [...]

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Celebrating the Roundhouse

London’s Roundhouse in Camden is due to celebrate a landmark year, having opened 50 years ago as a bold new arts centre in the capital. In 2016, a new building will act as a centre of creative excellence, with the anniversary year beginning with a world premiere for choreographer Akram Khan and a first ‘in [...]

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The common dance injuries

While injuries in dance can be debilitating and demoralising, learning about the most common injuries can be useful in both preventing and healing. Tendonitis is one of the main offenders for dancers, where there is an inflammation or tear in the tendon that travels under your calf muscle, inside the ankle bone and along the [...]

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Guys and Dolls – to London and beyond!

The hit musical Guys and Dolls recently transferred from the Chichester Festival Theatre up to London, as so many musicals have done in recent years. The theatre in Chichester appears to be a lucky charm for all productions that play there, seeing them all journey to London to play to and delight the capital’s audiences [...]

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