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Ballet in Small Spaces

The Oxford dance company Ballet in Small Spaces offers an up close and personal view of new ballet. Following sell-out performances in 2009 and 2010, the company premieres two new works at The Castle, Wellingborough before touring to arts centres across Oxfordshire.

AUDITION: Goh Ballet, Vancouver

Goh Ballet will hold an open audition for dancers for its production of The Nutcracker, to be performed from December 15–18 at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. Dancers from across British Columbia can audition for a range of roles in the production, which will feature principal guest stars from American Ballet Theatre.

“Strictly” pros coming to a venue near you

We may be missing them on our screens at the moment, but the “Strictly” pros are busy folk and chances are that one – or two, as they tend to travel in pairs – will be coming to an event near you this month.  Firstly, Darren and Lilia are at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on May […]


The UK’s first “encuentro milonguero” Abrazos was successfully run in Totnes last weekend by Lynn Collins and Andreas Wichter. At a milonga for those who prefer quiet interaction to flashy footwork, everything was organised particularly well.

Dancing for the Queen

Tourists gathering around the gates of Buckingham Palace on Monday, May 9, were bemused and delighted by the Big Dance Royal Flash Mob suddenly emerging from the steps of the Queen Victoria Memorial.  With one year to go to its 2012 programme, Big Dance marked the occasion, and celebrated royal patronage of the performing arts […]

Spread Expressions

Spread Expressions, a leading London-based hip hop theatre company, is looking for a marketing intern and a film- or documentary-maker.

Drastic cuts in Holland

Dance companies are facing sharp cuts under recommendations by the Dutch Council for Culture. Under these proposals, Nederlands Dans Theater faces a fierce cut of 40–50 per cent, and would be downgraded from an “international” to a “regional” company.

London Swing Festival

Swing dancers from across Europe will flock to this year’s London Swing Festival on May 26–30. Swing Patrol’s second annual festival features the London Jitterbug Championships on May 27, daytime workshops and lessons, evening balls and late-night parties.  The London Jitterbug Championships (LJC) are the “Strictly Come Dancing” of London lindy hop and a highlight […]

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