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BBC Performing Arts Fund supports dance

For the first time, the BBC Performing Arts Fund will award bursaries to dancers, offering funding to community dance groups and young professional dancers.

Ballet West’s Romeo in Scotland and China

Youthful company Ballet West tours Scotland this month with Romeo and Juliet, before taking the production to China in the spring.

Dance at Ivy House

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.

Colin Jones at the Ballet

This month, London photography gallery Proud Chelsea presents its first ballet exhibition, Fifty years of the ballet by Colin Jones. Our preview shows a selection of his images.

Do the Daffodil Dance for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care calls on dance groups to turn their dancing classes into sponsored events, raising funds for the charity this March.

Chris Nash at the V&A

In March, the Victoria and Albert museum opens a display of more than 50 original prints by award-winning dance photographer Chris Nash.

Get into London Theatre launch

Get into London Theatre 2011 launches this afternoon, January 4, 2011, at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. West End performer and “Any Dream Will Do” finalist Daniel Boys (pictured) hosts the free afternoon of theatrical fun, which includes performances from the Jersey Boys and a lesson from “Dance Captain” Tim Stanley and the cast of Mamma Mia!, […]

December 2010

As 2011 approaches, we face a year of tremendous change for professional dance in the UK. The new coalition government, elected last May, has implemented sweeping cuts to many publicly-funded organisations in response to the current economic crisis.

November 2010

Firstly, we would like to express our thanks to all of you, our friends and loyal readers, for the kind messages and cards we received to mark our 100th anniversary. We were touched by the response, and especially pleased to hear the universal words of praise about the “new look” of the magazine. Readers will […]

October 2010

Welcome to this very special issue of Dancing Times, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of our first issue. To mark the occasion we have taken the opportunity to re-design the layout of the magazine, and we hope you enjoy the final results.

September 2010

There is a Russian theme running throughout this month’s Dancing Times. Firstly, on page 23, Paul Arrowsmith previews what promises to be a lavish exhibition on the subject of Serge Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, drawing mainly upon the unrivalled collections of the former Theatre Museum (now titled the […]

August 2010

Despite the success of such large-scale events as the T-Mobile Big Dance week held in London and the regions last month, it looks as if times will be tough for future public funding of dance – and of the arts in general – in the UK, as the new coalition government embarks on a series […]

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