A new charity, The Lee Wright Synergy Dance World Memorial Trust, will be launched this month. This is the only UK charity that raises money, using salsa, to be put back into salsa projects.
Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev have left the Bolshoi for the Mikhailovsky Ballet, it was announced today. They have signed a 5-year contract with the St Petersburg company.
Dance Today‘s “Strictly” blogger, Marianka Swain, remembers her favourite “Strictly” partnerships… As promised, I’ve been compiling a list of my all-time “Strictly” legends. Whether good, bad or downright Crazytown, these 20 pairings have, in my opinion, defined the show, and with Russell cementing his place in this illustrious company, now seems like the perfect time […]
Week 7 Week 7 of “Strictly” and I’ve finally figured it out: Tess’s salary works on a pound-per-pun basis – hence the damp-squib (ha!) firework puns for last week’s EXPLOSIVE show and football puns KICKING OFF this week’s. Either that or she writes cracker jokes on the side.
The purpose-build headquarters of Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre has won the National Lottery Award for Best Arts Project 2011. The award comes as the two companies celebrate a year in their new home.
Channel 4 has commissioned a new dance film with the choreographer Matthew Bourne, to be broadcast this Christmas.
Week 6 What a difference a week makes. In contrast to the Halloween horrors, “Strictly” Week 6 had no pesky theme, no absurd 10s and no salacious moments for the Daily Mail to get worked up about – unless you count the bizarro pro dances (more on those later) and Bruno’s increasingly overt desire for […]
The nominations for the 12th National Dance Awards were announced at a ceremony held at The Place, London on November 4, 2011.
The film West Side Story is 50 years old this year.
In January 2012, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) will launch three new accredited qualifications: the Level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy, a Higher Education conversion route to the BA (Hons) in Professional Practice: Dance Education, and the MA in Professional Practice: Dance Technique Pedagogy. These qualifications are aimed at those holding an initial […]
The choreographer Christopher Hampson has been appointed artistic director of Scottish Ballet, taking over from Ashley Page. He will take up the position in August 2012.