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A year of dancing at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom

You can now buy an annual pass for Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, giving dance enthusiasts 12 months of visits to one of dance’s best-known venues.

Caught in the act!

Wanstead High School students discovered the joys and frustrations of the documentary photographer during a dance photography workshop in Ilford last week. Redbridge Borough Council and Dance Photographer of the Year organised two such events to get more young people interested in dance photography and to publicise the forthcoming national photography competition. 

Southbank Centre’s Light Fantastic Weekend

Southbank Centre is putting on an afternoon of dancing this weekend, on Sunday, June 26, in the Clore Ballroom. The John Wilson Big Band will play from 5–6.30pm, as part of the Light Fantastic Weekend, celebrating light music from 1951.

New standards for dance leadership

Dance Training Accreditation Partnership (DTAP) has announced the first National Occupational Standards in Dance Leadership. National Occupational Standards (NOS), which can be applied to any profession, are used to define what an individual needs to know and do in order to carry out a particular job.

Happy as Larry across the UK

Australian choreographer Shaun Parker makes his UK debut with a national tour of Happy as Larry (pictured), in which nine performers investigate what makes us happy. Opening on September 16, the show visits Oxford, Northampton, Nottingham, Truro, Poole, Coventry, Brighton, London, Salford and Newcastle.

New centre for choreography at DanceEast

DanceEast at the Jerwood DanceHouse has launched a new National Centre for Choreography, a research and development initiative that allows experienced choreographers to experiment freely with other artists, without the pressures of producing a final product.

June 2011

In this month’s issue of Dancing Times, we take a look at some of the problems staging historic works of the 19th and 20th century repertoire. On page 30, Doug Fullington and Marian Smith reveal the extensive background work they undertook as part of their contribution to Peter Boal’s new staging of Giselle for Pacific […]

Dance Umbrella 2011

This year’s Dance Umbrella includes the the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s farewell performances, Rosemary Lee’s large-scale free outdoor performance by professional and non-professional dancers, classic revivals from Karole Armitage and Lucinda Childs, a celebration of Richard Alston, performances at the Gate Theatre and the Victoria and Albert Museum and dance from South Africa, Italy, France, […]

Dance, camera, action!

Dance Today needs you! In our October issue, coinciding with the release of the Footloose remake, we’re celebrating the best dance films and those with great dance moments, from Billy Elliot’s dance class to Scent of a Woman’s tango scene.

Free to Dance at Glastonbury

Having danced his way through the London Marathon, teacher Ben Hammond is taking on the sun, rain and inevitable mud of the Glastonbury Festival, to raise awareness about oppression in Burma.

Spitalfields tango

The summer season of Tango at Spitalfields has started.

Tango summer ball

Tango Movement celebrates its fourth anniversary with a summer ball in support of Argentine children’s charities.

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