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Olympic and Paralympic Games

Dance leaders write an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education

In an open letter to Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, published in the Daily Telegraph on October 18, leading figures in the UK dance community have expressed concern at the exclusion of dance, along with other arts subjects, from the syllabus of the newly-proposed English Baccalaureate that will be introduced as a replacement […]

Take That choreographer for Olympic closing ceremonies

Kim Gavin, who directed shows for pop group Take That, has been appointed artistic director of the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He plans to use dancers, circus performers and actors in the events.

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Government announces new “dance champions”

On August 13, the secretary of state for health, Andy Burnham MP, gave a speech calling for physical activity to be the cornerstone of 21st century health and announced a new government group of “dance champions” working with the Department of Health…

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