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Northern Ballet announces all-MacMillan triple bill

Northern Ballet has announced a triple bill of works by Kenneth MacMillan this autumn, with further performances in spring 2018. The programme will consist of MacMillan’s Las Hermanas, Gloria and Concerto, and will be performed in Bradford and Leeds. This programme is the first time Northern Ballet has danced ballets by MacMillan, and marks 25 […]

National Dance Awards 2016

The National Dance Awards for 2016 were announced at on February 6, 2017, in a ceremony where comment ranged from rose-patterned jackets to the impact of politics on the arts. Hosted by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante of Boy Blue Entertainment, this year’s ceremony was held at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio […]

February 2017 issue

This month’s magazine reflects the range of dancing experience – from taking dance to some of the world’s most deprived communities to how it feels to tackle a major role, or to challenge the different stereotypes of your chosen dance form. We also announce the winner of the Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year, […]

Ferri to dance Ashton’s Marguerite

The Royal Ballet has announced casting for its forthcoming triple bill of ballets by Frederick Ashton. Alessandra Ferri, Zenaida Yanowsky and Natalia Osipova will share the role of Marguerite in Marguerite and Armand, Ashton’s version of La Dame aux camélias. After brief retirement, Ferri has made an acclaimed return to the stage as a mature […]

WIN! Signed copies of Len Goodman’s CD and DVD

Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman has signed for us two copies of his CD Len Goodman’s Crooners And Swooners and two copies of his DVD The Best of Strictly Come Dancing: Len’s Grand Finale to give away as competition prizes. To win a copy of the CD and DVD, send your answer to the following […]

Move for fair pay and conditions in dance

Equity, the artists’ trade union, and DanceEast have agreed an innovative policy on choreographic commissions. An attempt to tackle low pay and poor conditions in commissioned dance work, the policy will apply to all commissions awarded by DanceEast from January 1, 2017. The policy has several key elements. It requires choreographers to pay rates that […]

Swing Patrol launches new fitness classes

Swing Patrol, the swing dance school and events company, has launched a new fitness workout called SwingTrain. Developed by Scott Cupit, the 2015 Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year who won investment on the BBC show Dragons’ Den, SwingTrain is an upbeat cardio programme performed to vintage swing, gospel, jazz and blues. Aimed at working […]

APPLY: Professional development at Studio Wayne McGregor

Studio Wayne McGregor is offering the opportunity for five dance students, or recent graduates, to take part in a professional development programme with the London-based organisation. Taking place from March to December, 2017, the programme is open to dancers in their final year of vocational training or who have graduated in the last year, and […]

January 2017 issue

Happy New Year! We welcome 2017 with an issue that covers everything from dance training to politics. Our cover stars this month are Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, this year’s Strictly Come Dancing champions – though their winning performance took place after our magazines had gone to the printers, so we also salute our editor’s […]

December 2016 issue

This month, we look at Matthew Bourne’s new production The Red Shoes, meet Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt and explore the marketing of dance… Art and love Zoë Anderson speaks to Matthew Bourne and cover star Ashley Shaw about The Red Shoes, the new production inspired by the Powell and Pressburger film […]

WIN! The Royal Ballet The Collection DVDs

  Celebrating 60 years since The Royal Ballet was awarded its Royal Charter, The Royal Ballet The Collection is a sumptuous 15 disc set by Opus Arte, illustrating the breadth of the company’s work. The 22 ballets, filmed over the last decade, include 19th century classics such as Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The […]

Rosie Kay Dance Company receives funding for Five Soldiers tour

Rosie Kay Dance Company has been awarded £45,000 of funding towards a 2017 tour of Five Soldiers, Kay’s superb work about the experience of warfare. Announced as part of the UK Government’s Autumn Statement, the award is part of LIBOR funding, through which armed forces and emergency services charities, and other related good causes, receive money […]

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