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December 2011

We’ve gone Nutcracker mad with the December Dancing Times, highlighting the fact that there will be no fewer than four different productions playing in London over the Christmas period – it seems we just can’t get enough of this seasonal favourite. In this issue, Zoë Anderson looks at the enduring appeal of The Nutcracker; Mary […]

Ice dancing for the new year

This January, Somerset House and English National Ballet team up for lunchtime ice dance workouts, giving Londoners the chance to burn off any winter blues and Christmas calories.

Mikhailovsky Sleeping Beauty live online

The Mikhailovsky Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty will be shown live on the company’s website today. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Svetlana Zakharova will dance Aurora, partnered by Leonid Sarafanov. The performance starts at 7pm St Petersburg time (3pm in Britain). The high definitition film will be available online for 24 hours after the performance. See […]

Auditions: London Contemporary Dance School

London Contemporary Dance School has announced international auditions, to be held in Spain, Italy, Canada and the US. Applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English. Audition places will be offered to shortlisted applicants.

Strictly speaking

Week 12 Finally, we have a “Strictly” champion! Deservedly, if somewhat predictably, amiable drummer and professional man candy Harry Judd made it a Mcdouble, following in the dance steps of other likeable British chaps (Tom Chambers, Chris Hollins, Mark Ramprakash etc.). What’s next for McFlies 3 and 4? “Countdown” and “Mastermind”? Of course, the real […]

Big screen Nutcracker

A special matinee performance of Dutch National Ballet’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday, December 30.

Christmas workshop in jazz and samba

DanceMyWay, Monica Molnar’s Latin/Brazilian dance academy, holds a Christmas workshop on December 18 at Pineapple Studios in London – a good way to polish your technique and tidy up your moves in time for Christmas festivities!

Strictly speaking

Week 11 Can you believe it’s the “Strictly” semi-final already? Just as well – I fear for Tess’s sanity if she has to deliver any more puns. Mind you, I bet she’s now a major hit at Christmas parties, nailing every cracker joke before it’s even half uttered. (“Tinselitis!” “Low elf esteem!” “A CONFUSED SNOWFLAKE!”)

Auditions for Ballet Theatre UK

Ballet Theatre UK (artistic director Christopher Moore) is currently seeking male and female classical dancers for their up-coming tour of The Sleeping Beauty.

Strictly speaking

Week 10 Were you playing a Tess intro movie puns drinking game? I WAS! (Not really. That would render typing impossible.) Still, I think I counted 206. Anyone? Anyone? Yes, this is “Strictly” Movie Week and the Punning Police are on standby, so no funny business. (Get it, Brucie? FUNNY business. No?) Our pros kicked off […]

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