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Northern Ballet School

Northern Ballet School is an international centre of excellence in training for classical ballet and musical theatre. Everyone at the school works together to help the students become the performers the theatre dance industry around the world demands – artistically accomplished, technically skilled, well educated and confident For further information visit  

Central School of Ballet

Central School of Ballet is a world-leading professional dance training organisation and part of the renowned Conservatoire for Dance and Drama based in London.  Established in 1982 the school values the artistic expression in dance, as well as the importance of technique. Central offers a two-year Foundation Degree in Professional Dance and Performance, leading to […]

Performers College

Performers College is an independent Further Education College for the Performing Arts. Situated in Essex, just off the M25 motorway, it is well placed for easy access to the many theatres and TV studios in and around London. The impressive looking,  purpose designed and built, performing arts centre is extremely well appointed and has some […]

July 2017 issue

With summer in full swing, we celebrate a wide range of dance styles this month, from Arlene Phillips’ work on stage and screen to Blackpool Dance Festival and Dorrance Dance’s new take on tap. Our cover star is National Youth Ballet’s Lita Garcia, in a dramatic photograph by Tim Cross Gossip Girl Arlene Phillips tells […]

June 2017

This month, we pay special tribute to Zenaida Yanowsky, a much-admired ballerina in the Dancing Times office, who will be leaving The Royal Ballet at the end of the current season. Interviewed by Zoë Anderson, she happily tells us that although she is retiring from the company, she will continue with her dancing career for […]

May 2017

In this issue of Dancing Times, I am delighted to announce that we are launching a new column to stand alongside our regulars, Jack Anderson in New York and Igor Stupnikov in St Petersburg. In FRANCE/dance, each month Laura Cappelle will be primarily focusing on Paris, but also reporting on performances and dance events from […]

Dance Umbrella 2017

This year’s Dance Umbrella festival features artists including Rocío Molina, Lyon Opera Ballet and Charlotte Spencer Projects. The festival, which runs from October 11 to 28, will be working with eight new London venues, with performances taking place from theatres and town halls to an unfolding shipping container. Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl’s Origami (pictured) pairs […]

Edward Watson on film

The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson stars in a new short film for the magazine Beauty Papers. Choreographed by Alastair Marriott, the video is set to Debussy’s Clair de Lune, played by Colin J Scott. It was directed by Laurence Ellis.  

Arts Council England announces National Portfolio grants

Arts Council England has announced its National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs) for the period 2018 to 2022. Ballet Black, Boy Blue Entertainment and ZooNation are among the newly chosen organisations, while Greenwich Dance and Merseyside Dance Initiative are among those losing their NPO status. Arts Council England figures show a shift towards organisations outside London: 60.4 […]

Pina Bausch Fellowship

Applications are now open for the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography 2018. The Arts Foundation of NRW and the Pina Bausch Foundation have devised this grant programme to help artists to find new modes of expression, working with a cooperation partner of their choice. Over the past two years of the programme, more […]

Inner worlds of emotional generosity

Graham Watts meets choreographer Jasmin Vardimon  “I like talking,” explains Jasmin Vardimon at the end of our 90-minute conversation that I’d assured her PR would take no longer than a third of that time. There’s certainly enough for her to talk about. The day before we met, Vardimon’s junior company, JV2, had performed twice at […]

Daniel Pratt considers how technology can be beneficial to ballet

I’m plundering conversations I’ve had this month to reflect on technology; I want to begin a dialogue about its potential within dance. The application of new technology within dance medicine is increasingly documented, and progress in more sophisticated lighting and stage techniques affords creative teams a broader palette to paint from, but is technology transforming […]

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