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Capezio back to support Dance Proms

Posted on June 23, 2015

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web-capezioDancewear brand Capezio will support the talented 450 dancers who have been shortlisted to perform at Dance Proms 2015 as the headline sponsor for the second year running.

The biggest national youth dance event of its kind, Dance Proms offers a platform for aspiring young dancers to perform on an international level at the Royal Albert Hall on November 15, sharing the stage with guest performers from the Royal Ballet.

Maddy Gladman, sales and marketing director, Capezio Europe, said: “It is such a magnificent event for the world of dance, combining every genre possible. Capezio encourages its young patrons to embrace an active, graceful and stylish attitude to dance: qualities which are very much reflected in the Dance Proms performance.

“We were extremely proud to be part of what was an amazing campaign in 2014 and we are very excited to be part of what promises to be an even bigger event this year. Capezio would like to wish every single entrant the best of luck and we look forward to attending the fabulous finale.”

Countries including UK, Norway, Italy and Austria all made the final shortlist and will put on a show-stopping performance that features a mix of genres, including Latin, jazz, ballet, tap and Indian classical.

The dancers were selected by a panel of dance experts and choreographers from almost 200 entries, submitted from a record number of international schools, from Dubai, Brazil and China to name a few.

Dance Proms patron Matt Flint said: “Performance is the main reason for all our hard work in dance class. It completes our understanding of dance, makes all the long hours worthwhile and offers us the chance to shine and share what we have learned with others.

“It teaches us valuable life skills including confidence, the ability to work well under pressure, how to think quickly and the importance of team work. But it’s not easy and, like anything, takes practice. Performing at the Royal Albert Hall is one of the best opportunities for an aspiring dancer to build on performance skills and hope that they will take advantage of it.”

Dance Proms is organised by three of the country’s leading dance bodies: the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), in collaboratoin with the Royal Albert Hall.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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