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First ever Zumba session at Ministry of Sound

March 21 saw the first ever Ministry of Sound Zumba nightclub fitness-party, led by Zumba instructor Tanya Beardsley. 

Why Waste Wayne?

In an extraordinary letter sent to Dancing Times, a group of ballet lovers and supporters of English National Ballet, who have asked to remain anonymous, wonder about the reasons behind the resignation of ENB’s artistic director, Wayne Eagling. Titled “Why Waste Wayne?”, the group also questions the judgement of ENB’s Board of Directors. We publish […]

Nominations for the Laurence Olivier 2012 Awards announced

The Society of London Theatres has announced the nominations for the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards.

Kizomba teacher training day with the UKA

The United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts (UKA) has arranged a special teacher training day for kizomba teachers this Sunday, March 25 on board the Teresa Joanne, moored in Docklands, east London.

Elektro Kif

Elektro Kif , at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, on March 2, opens with vibrant energy. Following a day in the life of an all-male group of college students, the show begins by introducing each of the eight boys one by one: there’s the bully-boy, the geek and the stylish hip-shaker. The clear definition of […]

AUDITION: Kitt Johnson X-act

Kitt Johnson X-act will be holding a 3-day audition workshop for the new full-length production Forum Humanum. Opening at Store Carl in Dansehallerne, Copenhagen on June 8, 2013, the production will feature 12 professional dancers and 40 extras.

Dance at the Edinburgh Festival

The dance programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival will include the Maryinsky Ballet (pictured), Angelin Preljocaj’s company, Deborah Colker Dance Company, Juillard Dance and more.

Dance at the Royal Opera House in 2012/13

Alongside The Royal Ballet’s new season plans, The Royal Opera House has announced the rest of its dance programme, including performances by Ballet Black, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Arthur Pita, Will Tuckett | Dance Theatre, Danish Dance Theatre and Bern:Ballett.

New Royal Ballet season

The Royal Ballet has announced its plans for the 2012/13 season, Kevin O’Hare’s first as director. It includes six world premieres, with new works by Alexei Ratmansky, Alastair Marriott, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett and two by Wayne McGregor – including his first ever narrative work. There will also be company premieres of works by Wheeldon […]

Pink Dancers at the BFI

Same-sex ballroom and Latin formation team the Pink Dancers will dance at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival next week on March 24.

Connect Festival

Opening tonight, the Connect Festival is two weeks celebrating dance and learning throughout life. Presented by the creative learning department of Sadler’s Wells, the programme goes from youth dance showcases to a performance by the Company of Elders, whose members are all over 60.

Singers announced for new McGregor

Boy George, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jonny Pierce of The Drums, Hero Fisher and rappers Wale and Black Cobain will join The Royal Ballet onstage in Wayne McGregor’s new work, Carbon Life.

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