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Dance this week

The Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China return to the UK this week. The company’s unique view of Swan Lake is at the London Coliseum from Tuesday 9 until Sunday, August 14, with further performances at the  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and Birmingham Hippodrome next week. The company use the ballet as a framework for impossible feats. In the […]

Generation XYZ

East London Dance is looking for an artistic director for their new project Generation XYZ. This new dance performance company for older East Londoners will be launched in September 2011.

Last of the Maryinsky season

The Maryinsky Ballet concludes its London season this week. Ekaterina Kondaurova and American star David Hallberg dance Swan Lake tonight, followed on Tuesday by Anna Karenina, a UK premiere.

Dance this week: Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival starts this week, three weeks of dance, theatre and music.

Swing through September

On Friday, September 9, the Rug Cutters Ball takes place at the Porchester Hall in Bayswater. In an elegant 1920s ballroom with sprung floor and crystal chandeliers, there will be cabaret and a live band to accompany the dancing.

Calling young artists!

English National Ballet has launched a global competition to create artwork for My First Sleeping Beauty. This new production is the first of a series designed to give children their first taste of ballet.

Ballet Cymru on tour

This autumn, Ballet Cymru will take two productions on tour across England and Wales. The new Beauty and the Beast, choreographed by Ballet Cymru’s director Darius James, is inspired by Jean Cocteau’s film La Belle et la Bête. The production is designed by Steve Denton, with video projctions by Matt Wright and Janire Najera. The […]

Pink Charity Ball

Brighton’s Pink Charity Ball, an annual event held in aid of Cancer Research UK by Adrenalin Jive, will take place on Saturday, September 3 from 8pm until 1am. The evening will feature two cabaret performances by Canadian dancers Sebastien Soldevila and Emilie Bonnavaud, and 11-times UK Modern Jive Champions Simon and Nicole Rich (pictured). Guests will be […]

ISTD dinner dance 2012

After 15 years at the London Lancaster Hotel, the annual dinner dance of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), which will take place next year on March 18, 2012, moves to a new venue, the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel.

Salsa Fiesta Saturdays

From Saturday, August 6, The Cuban will be closed for one week and so Salsa Teca Dance School woll not be running its usual Saturday Salsa Fiesta. The event will be back on August 13 at The Cuban with salsa at 7pm, bachata at 8pm followed by dancing until 1am. For more information, see www.salsateca.co.uk. […]

Krumping through London on Channel 4

“One Man Walking” is a new dance film created for Channel 4’s Street Summer season. To be shown on Monday, August 15 at 10.30pm, the film explores the challenges of life in the city, using Krump, hip hop and parkour.

Soleá workshop with Flamenco Con Gusto

Flamenco Con Gusto is running a one-day workshop on soleá near East Grinsted in Sussex on August 14. Soleá is one of the most beautiful, sensual and emotional flamenco forms and the workshop will cover an entire choreography with live guitar accompaniment.

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