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08 dancetoday aug14

Inside this month:

Diversification 

Got To Dance is back this month, with format changes that will keep contestants and judges on their toes, Ashley Banjo tells Claire Saul

The Cuban Experience

Brigitt Mayer reports on a unique collaboration between International Latin dancers and the performers in Havana, Cuba 

Shall we dance?

Successful American franchise Fred Astaire Studios has found its first British affiliate; Marianka Swain wonders: will others follow suit? 

And much more!

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Dance at Ivy House:

Friday, 07 January 2011

Dame Beryl Grey and staff of The Royal Ballet take part in dance events at the London Jewish Cultural Centre this year. Based at Ivy House, the former home of ballerina Anna Pavlova, the LJCC will host a masterclass with Grey and a two-day workshop on The Sleeping Beauty.

On Sunday, May 15, Dame Beryl will talk to Ross Alley about her career as a ballerina, with excerpts from her performances on film. A masterclass will follow, with dancers of English National Ballet in a solo and pas de deux from Swan Lake. The event starts at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £15. Book online at www.ljcc.org.uk or call 020 8457 5000.

The workshop Sleeping Beauty from Scratch will be held on August 7–8. This is a vocational opportunity for aspiring dancers, stage technicians, make-up artists and stage designers aged 8–18. They will have the chance to work with Ursula Hageli, ballet mistress of The Royal Ballet, Ernst Meisner, soloist and choreographer with Dutch National Ballet, Royal Opera House staff and members of The Royal Ballet. Over two days, participants will create their own production of The Sleeping Beauty, concluding with a performance on Monday, August 8. The workshop costs £160. Places are strictly limited, and are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information and application forms, see www.ljcc.org.uk.

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