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Win! Cinema tickets to see Northern Ballet’s Dracula

Northern Ballet’s production of Dracula will run on the night of Halloween for one fang-tastic night only. However, audiences all over the UK and Ireland will be able to catch the live broadcast at 7.15pm from Leeds Playhouse – and we have five pairs of tickets to give away to readers of Dancing Times. Created and […]

Ballet Nacional de España 

Ballet Nacional de España’s (BNE) final performance under the artistic leadership of Antonio Najarro took place on August 1 in Barcelona’s opera house, the Liceu, in a double bill reprised from 2015. It was emblematic of his eight-year tenure: both looking back to the rich history of Spanish dance and presenting a prime example of […]

August 2019

Editorial and contents August 2019 I reach the 11th anniversary of my appointment as editor of Dancing Times this month, something I find very hard to believe. Sometimes it seems as if it happened yesterday; at other times, it could have been a million years ago. There has been so much change in dance since […]

July 2019

We pay tribute this month to David Bintley, who stepped down as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet on June 29 after 24 years of service. He was, of course, associated with the company long before that, both as a dancer and choreographer when it was named Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, but – as can be […]

September 2019 issue

Dance of many different kinds can be found in the September issue of Dancing Times: ballet, ballroom, contemporary, hip hop, musical theatre, Morris, swing, Latin American and South Asian – you’ll find them all within the covers of the magazine. It just goes to show how rich and diverse the art form is, as well […]

Dance with confidence

Well, it had to happen eventually, but it’s that “back to school” time of year! Dancers are already busy preparing their dance kits, and also looking for great things to buy, so to coincide BLOCH has just launched its brand-new Back to School campaign. Titled “Dance With Confidence”, BLOCH wants dancers to feel inspired, confident, […]

Budding stars

In 2013, French television broadcast a six-part series titled Graines d’Étoiles (Budding Stars), in which the director Françoise Marie documented a year’s activity inside the Paris Opéra Ballet School. Housed in gleaming premises in Nanterre, seven miles from Paris, the school numbers about 130 pupils aged eight to 18, nearly two-thirds of whom board full-time. […]

Thea Nerissa Barnes

Leading lights from theatreland, the dance sector and the Barnes family came together to pay tribute to Thea Nerissa Barnes’ legacy in dance at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on August 12. Barnes dedicated her life to dance, gracing audiences internationally with her bold, strong, yet gentle presence, as well as teaching and transferring her knowledge […]

Dancing Times now available through Exact Editions

Digital copies of Dancing Times are available from Exact Editions. Individuals and institutions can now subscribe to the cutting-edge digital archive of the monthly magazine Dancing Times. Comprising over 50 issues spanning five years, as well as each new issue published, the title can now be perused digitally on web, iOS and Android as part […]

WIN! Dincwear Harems With Hidden Shorts

We have five pairs of Dincwear Harems With Hidden Shorts to give away to readers of Dancing Times.  Featuring hidden shorts, slouch side drape detailing and tapered legs, Dincwear harems have described by Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Clifton as “my favourite pants ever!” The flattering style, for dancing or simply relaxing in, comes in […]

YDance seeks applications

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) is searching for talented dancers aged between 16 and 21 to join the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland – the flagship contemporary dance company for Scotland’s exceptional young dancers. Launched in 2012 by YDance, the national dance organisation for children and young people in Scotland, the company works with artistic […]

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