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Safer Dance

The government’s guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Community Clubs, After-School Clubs and Tuition, was published today, October 21, 2020. Along with many other voluntary groups and clubs for children, dance schools are not regulated by any single organisation and the government’s guidance remains non-statutory. Now leading lights in the world of dance have set up […]

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Lazuli Sky

A new partnership has been confirmed between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, which will see the two established companies combine creative forces to stage new dance works in the city. The partnership will be launched with four shows for live audiences in October, following the recent announcement by the government allowing socially distanced […]

Goodbyes at NDT

Sol León and Paul Lightfoot are to say goodbye to Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). In December 2018, Lightfoot announced he would step down from the role of artistic director of NDT as of the summer of 2020, after the 60th anniversary of the company. In this way he would switch to the role of artistic […]

Dance at Brighton Festival

Guest director Lemn Sissay, the acclaimed British and Ethiopian poet and playwright, has launched Brighton Festival 2020, which runs from May 2 to 24. The festival is the largest annual, curated multi-arts event of its kind in England and will feature over 120 events taking place in 27 venues and locations across the region with […]

MOVE IT ticket deal

MOVE IT takes place on March 13 to 15, 2020, at ExCeL London. To buy tickets, visit moveitdance.co.uk. Readers of Dancing Times can get ten per cent off tickets when using code DT10 at checkout. Terms and conditions This discount applies to one-day VIP and standard tickets only, and is valid until March 12, 2020. […]

Alina at Sadler’s Wells 

Alina Cojocaru, lead principal dancer with English National Ballet and resident guest artist with Hamburg Ballet, curates and performs in a new programme of classical and contemporary works at Sadler’s Wells from February 20 to 23. The celebrated Romanian ballerina is joined on stage by special guests, including Danish ballet star Johan Kobborg. The programme […]

New Year competition!

WIN two sets of Roch Valley dance-fitness kits – perfect for those New Year goals! Roch Valley has kindly donated a pair of leggings, a pair of shorts and two crop tops for one lucky dancer to win. All the items are made of microfibre, which wicks moisture away from the wearer’s body, keeping them cool and dry during exercise. For […]

Strictly Speaking: Week 8

Rejoice, for our long national nightmare is over! Finally, Mike Bushell has left the Strictly dancefloor, taking his “comedy” with him. And about time – lord knows what tricks Katya was going to introduce next in sheer desperation (Katya hangs over shark-infested waters while Mike does an uncertain chasse nearby! Katya leaps over a pit […]

Strictly Speaking: Week 7

Right, hands up if you know how to perform an exorcism? For clearly the evil spirit is still in possession of this series of Strictly, keeping Ginger Neil on the bench, taking poor Will Bayley out of the competition altogether, even cursing Manly Bloke Kelvin with sickness – and yet somehow still keeping Mike Bushell […]

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 […]

Win a pair of tickets to Victoria

Win a pair of cinema tickets to see the brand new film of the ballet Victoria performed by Northern Ballet, which will be screened in more than 300 cinemas across the UK for one night only on June 25. It’s a unique opportunity for the lucky winner to see Northern Ballet’s sumptuous production if you didn’t […]

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