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Are You Dance Direct’s Student Ballet Dancer Of The Year?

Ballet Students

As dance forms go, ballet is among the hardest to perfect. It requires coordination, care and balance. Dancers work for years to perfect these qualities, and of course become students to enhance their form and knowledge. Those who wish to make a career from ballet might study at university or a specialist dance school or [...]

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Want A Deeper Plié?

Achilles Tendon

Are you blessed with long Achilles tendons, loose calf muscles and a deep plié? Count yourself lucky. Many dancers are desperate to increase the depth of their plié however, short of surgery, there is only so much change that can be made. Some grand pliés in second position are shallow and look more like a [...]

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Sergei Filin To Judge The Youth America Grand Prix

Sergei Filin

Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Ballet artistic director who was wounded in an acid attack that shocked the dance world last year, will appear in New York in April as one of the judges of the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition. As an influential figure for classical ballet in Russia particularly, the coup for the [...]

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The Chelmsford Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker

Chelmsford Ballet Company

Celebrating its 65th anniversary, The Chelmsford Ballet Company is proud to present its version of The Nutcracker from 19-22 March at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford. Some of Tchaikovsky’s most famous melodies set the scene; the story of a little girl’s magical Christmas present. Battle the Mouse King and travel with Clara to the Magical [...]

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En Avant Foundation

En Avant Foundation

The En Avant Foundation is a new non-profit foundation for specialised ballet coaching, mentoring and the awarding of scholarships in the sphere of classical ballet. As a new initiative formed with a specific purpose to promote classical ballet by offering specialised ballet coaching via Master Classes and Workshops, En Avant Foundation is able to offer [...]

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BBC’s ballet season

BBC2 Logo

As part of a major season of programmes on the BBC, which will also include rare footage of Margot Fonteyn in Sleeping Beauty from the 1950s, ex-Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell will reveal the ballerinas who have inspired her throughout her career and out the other side. BBC2 will present Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines, on 1 March [...]

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Smart Move For Dutch National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet

The Dutch National Ballet and game studio Game Oven are developing Bounden, the first two-player dance game for smart phones giving mobile users a first in this form of dancing technology. Similar to that of Merce Cunningham’s use of technology to choreograph, most notably for one of his last works, Biped, Bounden lets people dance [...]

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The 14th National Dance Awards

2014 National Dance Awards Critics

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2013 took place at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre on 27 January 2014. A prestigious event for acknowledging dance talent, the awards recognise an array of talents throughout the previous year. The awards are decided by the 60 members of the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle [...]

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Steven McRae Named Young Australian Achiever of the Year

Steven McRae and Miyako Yoshida Performing in The Nutcracker

The Royal Ballet’s Principal dancer Steven McRae has been awarded Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK by the Australia Day Foundation. Marking Australia Day abroad has taken in a whole new meaning for him being named with this prestigious title, as he continues to aim inspire children to chase their dreams too. [...]

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The On Pointe Enrichment Series

American Repertory Ballet

American Repertory Ballet will present its first ‘On Pointe Enrichment Series’ event on 7 February, specifically aimed at children from 2 years, and their families, entitled “Telling Stories Through Dance”. The American Repertory Ballet Trainees and members of American Repertory Ballet Workshop (ARBW), a performing group comprised of Princeton Ballet School’s advanced students, will perform [...]

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