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Weekend in Worthing with ISTD

The ISTD’s Dancesport Faculties Summer Congress will be held at the Assembly Rooms in Worthing from July 16–18.

Dance in Norfolk

Breckland Council and Norfolk Dance launch two events this July.

Win Les Sylphides and Giselle on DVD

Great stars of 1950s ballet are captured in studio films of Les Sylphides and Giselle, now made available on DVD for the first time.

Vincent and Flavia for the West End

Following a successful UK tour, Midnight Tango will transfer to London’s West End in 2012. Choreographed by “Strictly Come Dancing” stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, Midnight Tango will be at the Aldwych Theatre from January 20–March 31, 2012.

Reprieve for Dutch dance?

Halbe Zijlstra, the Dutch State Secretary for Culture, has announced his plans for spending cuts. In these new proposals, the country’s two leading dance companies, Dutch National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, emerge largely unscathed.

“Strictly” professionals announced

The countdown to “Strictly” has begun, with the announcement of the professional dancers for this year’s series.

Viva Venezuela for the Red Cross

Venezuela Viva, a dance spectacular in aid of the British Red Cross, will be held at the London Palladium on October 10.

Professional dance showcase for Wales

Wales Dance Platform is Wales’s first professional dance showcase, held in venues across Cardiff from July 1–3. Artists include Roy Campbell-Moore, Maura Hazelden, John Collingswood, Karol Cysewski and Eleesha Drennon. See walesdanceplatform.org.uk for details.

Save Wilton’s Music Hall

A campaign has been launched to save Wilton’s Music Hall after the London venue’s bid for Heritage Lottery funding was rejected.

Alston in Overdrive

Alston in Overdrive is a new digital resource for secondary school dance teachers and students in GCSE dance, music and performing arts.

Dance for Japan success

The fundraising event Dance for Japan was a great success, raising over £5,600 for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

New music for dance

The Royal Philharmonic Society Drummond Fund has given awards to commission three new scores for dance, for performance between 2011 and 2013 by Phoenix Dance Theatre, Company Decalage and at Dance Umbrella.

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