The ISTD’s Dancesport Faculties Summer Congress will be held at the Assembly Rooms in Worthing from July 16–18.
Breckland Council and Norfolk Dance launch two events this July.
Great stars of 1950s ballet are captured in studio films of Les Sylphides and Giselle, now made available on DVD for the first time.
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.
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.
The countdown to “Strictly” has begun, with the announcement of the professional dancers for this year’s series.
Venezuela Viva, a dance spectacular in aid of the British Red Cross, will be held at the London Palladium on October 10.
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.
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 is a new digital resource for secondary school dance teachers and students in GCSE dance, music and performing arts.
The fundraising event Dance for Japan was a great success, raising over £5,600 for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.
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.