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Hofesh Shecther chooses dancers for youth company

Choreographer Hofesh Shechter has selected 20 dancers for the U.Dance Ensemble, a new UK-wide youth dance company. Shechter, the young company’s artistic director, chose the dancers from a national audition in December. All the dancers are aged between 16 and 21.

Akram Khan injured

Akram Khan has had to withdraw from upcoming performances due to an injured Achilles tendon. Khan (pictured) was due to perform in his solo show DESH, currently touring worldwide. He is expected to make a full recovery, and looks forward to returning to DESH and his other works in due course.

Calling young dancers

The Point, Eastleigh is holding auditions for young dancers to join its Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) Satellite Centre scheme. Candidates should be aged between 10 and 14 years old.

Alesha Dixon leaves “Strictly” for “Britain’s Got Talent”

Alesha Dixon is to leave “Strictly Come Dancing” after three seasons as a judge on the show to join ITV1’s “Britain’s Got Talent” later this year. Dixon, who won “Strictly” with professional dancer Matthew Cutler in 2007, said in a message on her website: “After three incredible years on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judging panel, […]

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