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December 2017

Editorial and contents December 2017 As 2017 draws to a close, Dancing Times brings you dance from unusual places and situations. The Palestinian dancer Ahmad Joudeh was born in a refugee camp in Syria, and had to fight against the disapproval of society – and his father – in order to fulfil his dream of […]

November 2017

Editorial and contents November 2017 This month, we highlight performances of ballets by Kenneth MacMillan presented in the UK as part of Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, which will be continuing in London early this month. MacMillan’s choreography has been seen recently in Birmingham, Bradford, Glasgow, Manchester and London, but it has also been presented […]

WIN! Hollywood Classics: Musicals Collection

Perfect for winter watching, the new Hollywood Classics: Musicals Collection box set includes four hits from Rodgers and Hammerstein – The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific and Carousel – plus Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Exclusive to HMV, this box is priced at £20, but we have three sets to give […]

WIN! Fashion leggings with a scientific twist

The Natural History Museum has launched its first range of fashion leggings. Inspired by the museum’s collections, and developed in collaboration with Wild Bangarang, the sports/dancewear is patterned with images of fossils, diatoms (algae with distinctive, transparent cell walls) and dinosaurs. There are four designs – dinosaurs in green or purple, fossils and diatoms – […]

WIN! The Art of Svetlana Zakharova at the Bolshoi DVD Box Set

Courtesy of BelAir Classiques, we have three copies of the DVD box set The Art of Svetlana Zakharova at The Bolshoi to give away as competiton prizes. The set features the ballerina in live performances of La Bayadère, La Fille du Pharaon, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. To win a copy, simply send your […]

October 2017

There is a strong focus on women in dance in this new issue of Dancing Times, highlighting the diverse roles women play within the artform. The Royal Ballet’s Nathalie Harrison gives a personal reflection on what it is like returning to dance professionally on stage after becoming a mother; Marianka Swain talks to women making […]

MOVE IT Early Bird Tickets on sale now!

For the first time ever, people can get their hands on an Early Bird ticket for MOVE IT, the UK’s biggest dance event. Taking place from March 16 to 18, 2018, at London ExCeL, MOVE IT brings together dance schools, enthusiasts, professionals and performers from across the UK and around the world. After MOVE IT […]

September 2017

With the summer, such as it was, slipping away, in this new issue of Dancing Times we look forward to some of the events coming up in the autumn months. September always means the beginning of a new series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, and in this month’s magazine, Marianka Swain ponders the knotty […]

August 2017

Dancing Times may not have been invited to review any of the performances by the Maryinsky Ballet in London this summer, but there is no shortage of Russian ballet in this issue of the magazine. As well as Igor Stupnikov’s regular Letter from St Petersburg, we also publish Margaret Willis’ report on the 2017 Moscow […]

July 2017

Summer is in full swing, but with little in the way of traditional ballet on view in the UK this month, we investigate instead a range of other dance styles. Not only does Martin Cutler report on the 2017 Blackpool Dance Festival in the Dance Today section of the magazine, but Iris Fanger takes a […]

Bird College

Bird College is committed to enabling young performers identify, and develop their individual skills. The college provides a first class educational experience, attracting a diverse, international student body to study on exceptional programmes, validated by leading educational institutions. The College’s location, on the south-east edge of London, is within easy reach of the city centre, […]

Elmhurst Ballet School

Elmhurst Ballet School: nurturing individuality. Elmhurst Ballet School is a world-renowned centre of excellence working in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet to prepare talented and ambitious young dancers to become the thinking dance professionals of the future. Its state-of-the-art facilities include seven professional dance studios, a fully equipped gym, sixth form common room, modern boarding […]

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