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Aspiring directors for Rural Retreats

DanceEast has announced the names of 26 aspiring artistic directors who will attend its latest retreat.

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.

Save Wilton’s Music Hall

Wilton’s Music Hall’s bid for Heritage Lottery funding has been rejected.

Dance for Japan success

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

Kevin O’Hare appointed director of The Royal Ballet

Kevin O’Hare will take over as director of The Royal Ballet, following Monica Mason’s retirement in July 2012. O’Hare has been administrative director of the company since 2009.

Work Place artists announced

The Place has announced the first group of artists of Work Place, its new programme supporting professional choreographers.

New Adventures Choreographer Award

The shortlist for the New Adventures Choreographer award, launched to celebrate Matthew Bourne’s 50th birthday, has been announced.

Gary Avis and Friends

On September 11, The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis (pictured) will hold a gala evening at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich, in support of The Hunger Project.

Correction: competition date

The June issue of Dance Today contained an incorrect competition date. The BMW Titles competition day will take place in the Emperor Ballroom at the Rover Sports and Social Club, Oxford, on June 19, not on June 12, as stated on page 71 of the magazine.

Travels with my dance

This week: where have all the young men gone?  Last night I was at a modern jive and Argentine tango event and there was a young guy dancing. He was, as my female partner said, “hot” in every sense: good-looking, fast on the floor, talented. He was more or less fighting young women off. As […]

£30,000 bursary for young artists

IdeasTap, the online arts and funding organisation, has teamed up with Sky Arts to launch a new bursary for young artists.

From hip hop to basketball

Voices in the Alleyway, a new hip hop drama, opens at London’s Cochrane Theatre this week. The show mixes contemporary dance theatre with basketball freestyle.

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