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Swing in the sky

Swing Patrol and the crew at the Brighton BAi360 recently teamed up for swing dancing in the sky. Scott Cupit, director of Swing Patrol, said: “Our free dance at the BAi360 is one of the highlights of the year for the Swing Patrol Brighton dancers as not only is it a unique chance to dance […]

Call for artists!

A special call for projects to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the British Council’s presence in Canada has now been opened. In celebration of this anniversary and the special relationship between Quebec and the UK, the Quebec Government and the British Council are pleased to invite artists, directors, authors, and other cultural workers to submit […]

Dancing for a Dream

A gala in support of Dexter Summerscales-Heard, nephew of ballet dancer Laurretta Summerscales, will take place at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on November 10. A former principal at English National Ballet, Summerscales is now a principal with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich. Dexter has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other disabilities. The […]

Plaque for Kschessinska

A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to pay for a plaque to be attached to the building where the Russian dancer, Mathilde Kchessinska, taught her classes in Paris for many years is being organised. Born in Ligovo in 1872, Kschessinska became one of the greatest dancers at the Imperial Russian Ballet in St Petersburg in […]

The UK National Para Dance Sport Championships

The eighth UK National Para Dance Sport Championships took place on June 23 at the Centre for Sport Bristol at the University of the West of England. Run by Para Dance UK, the event saw 57 Debutante Para Dance athletes take to the floor to show off well-rehearsed routines and glittering costumes. Dancers participated in […]

Scottish Ballet at 50

Scottish Ballet celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend at Festival Theatre in Edinburgh with guests taking over the theatre’s stage for a special dinner. For the company’s golden anniversary, giant gold pipes and twinkling lights hung from the rafters, bouquets were peppered with golden ferns and the event finale was dusted with “SB50” confetti falling […]

New season at the Barbican

The Barbican has announced its full September to December 2019 theatre and dance programme. The first production in the Barbican Theatre this season comes from London-based Boy Blue, who unveil the world premiere of their new dance theatre production REDD – a Barbican commission about life’s irreversible moments and the different ways they can affect people. […]

Midsummer Ball 2019

Bishopsgate Institute will welcome regular ballroom event attendees and new faces into its Great Hall this June 21, from 7pm to 11pm, for the Midsummer Ball 2019. As part of its 120th anniversary celebrations in 2014, Bishopsgate revived its 1894 launch event, a grand social dance in the Great Hall in the east London venue, […]

The Queen’s Birthday honours

The dance sector has again been recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday honours list, with honours awarded to dancers and choreographers representing a wide range of styles. Robert Cohan, the founding artistic director of The Place, was knighted for services to Choreography and Dance, while MBEs were awarded to Kate Prince, artistic director of […]

Northern Ballet’s 50th anniversary programme

Northern Ballet has announced details of its 50th anniversary programme including three world premieres, a star-studded gala and tours of some of the company’s best-loved productions. World premieres next year include Geisha by Kenneth Tindall, Merlin by Drew McOnie and a new children’s ballet. David Nixon’s Cinderella and The Great Gatsby return for national tours […]

Enter Achilles tour director

Rambert and Sadler’s Wells are producing a recreation and major international tour of Enter Achilles, the seminal 1995 work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre). There is a vacancy for an experienced dance artist to work with the creative team as tour director, supporting Newson during the first leg of the world […]

Arunas and Katusha retire

Two of the ballroom world’s biggest stars, Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova have retired from competitive dancing. As undefeated Professional Ballroom champions, the pair dominated this category for a decade, winning all the major international titles it’s possible to win. In an announcement read out at Blackpool Dance Festival after the Team Match on May […]

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