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Dance for Japan

Posted on March 25, 2011

Dance for Japan is a 12-hour danceathon in support of the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. The event, held at Central School of Ballet on Saturday, May 28, will consist of dance classes, workshops and performances, for all ages and abilities.

Each participant will pay £15 to register for the event, which will run from 10am until 10pm. Participants can then watch or take part in as many performances and classes as they like, perhaps seeking sponsorship for their involvement. The classes will range from ballet to street dance, with performances throughout the day. There will also be competitions, and dancewear sold in support of the cause. Provisionally announced performers include Wayne Sleep, Ballet Black, New Adventures, English National Ballet and National Youth Ballet.

To register, go to See for more information.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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