Image courtesy of Blast TheoryDigital Playground for choreographers this September at The Place

27 August 2015

The weekend of 11 – 13 September sees the first Digital Lab at Dance UK member The Place as part of the Choreodrome artist development programme. The dance studio becomes a laboratory which pries open the black box of technology to dig into the innards and discover new ways of making.

Silver Medallist Chelsea Andrejic at the 2008 Genée. Photo by Christopher Wahl.International dancers to take global stage with first ever live streaming, from Sadler’s Wells

24 August 2015

The Genée International Ballet Competition Final will be live streamed online on 19 September from 7.30pm via ArtStreamingTV website, allowing the dancers of tomorrow to take their debut steps on an international stage with an enlarged global audience of dance lovers and professionals in virtual attendance.

Jim FletcherAppointment of new Marketing and Communications Manager

12 August 2015

Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and Youth Dance England (YDE) appoint new Marketing and Communications Manager

Rambert appoints Quinta as the company's new music fellow

10 August 2015

Musician and multi-instrumentalist Quinta will join Dance UK member Rambert in September 2015 as the company’s new music fellow. Over the course of the year-long fellowship, Quinta will have the opportunity to gain experience in contemporary dance and make significant creative contributions to the company’s work.

Adrienne Hart and Eloise Gynn discussing a task set by Robert Cohen, inspired by Kandinsky. Photo credit: Phoenix Dance TheatreChoreographers and Composers Lab – Reflection on a 2-week Intensive

7 August 2015

Dance UK member Phoenix Dance Theatre hosted its first Choreographers and Composers Lab between the 6th – 17th July 2015. The lab took place in the company’s new purpose-built dance venue, which is also shared with Northern Ballet and a stones throw from Yorkshire Dance in Leeds.

Motionhouse dancers Matrina Bussi and Alasadir Stewart, photo by Andrew FoxProgramme announced for Birmingham Weekender

6 August 2015

Birmingham Weekender, a weekend of world-leading free outdoor performance, art and entertainment, announces details of its ambitious, family-friendly festival programme for 2015 including performances from Dance UK members Birmingham Royal Ballet and Motionhouse.

New English Ballet Theatre at the St James Theatre photo by Gigi GiannellaNew English Ballet Theatre and special guests present Dancing for Napal

6 August 2015

Dance UK member New English Ballet Theatre and special guests are to present Dancing for Nepal, with four special performances at the St James Theatre in August to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake relief effort.

Popin' Pete photo by Irven LewisScanner's Inc. presents festival Popin' Pete's Pop Shop

6 August 2015

Dance UK member Scanner's Inc. presents Popin' Pete's Pop Shop which features Popin' Pete, star of iconic dance movie Breakin', Michael Jackson's Thriller video and Chris Brown's 'Yeah x3' music video. This is a space takeover with 3000 square feet of East London being transformed with hip hop culture to house, a week of popping workshops, music, graffiti, talks and social parties for the whole family.

Corey Baker Dance Corey Baker Dance Company launches Haka Day Out and Kapa Haka Tale Experience

6 August 2015

Dance UK member Corey Baker Dance will be touring with the Rugby World Cup, bringing their interactive performance, Haka Day Out, to fan zones across the UK. They are also due to premier their theater performance, Kapa Haka Tale celebrating the rich history of the Kapa Haka dance form, grounding it in the enchanting, immersive narrative of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, the Māori folk and love story.

BalletBoyz in YOUNG MEN photo by Panaylotis SinnosBalletBoyz return to Sadler's Wells with six performances of Young Men

5 August 2015

Following a hugely successful sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells in January, Dance UK member BalletBoyz return in October with Young Men, an intensely moving portrayal of love, loss and survival set against the backdrop of war.

What remains... 2016 Call for Ideas

3 August 2015

Dance UK members Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance invite proposals for What remains…, the 6th WHAT festival, which will take place at Siobhan Davies Studios on 5-6 March 2016.

RAD Creative Spaces Opportunities

3 August 2015

As part of the 2015 Genée International Competition, Dance UK member Royal Academy of Dance will host a number of exciting UK-wide Creative Spaces events to complement the competition.

Nomadic by Richard Alston Dance Company Photo Chris NashRichard Alston Dance Company Autumn Tour 2015

31 July 2015

Dance UK member Richard Alston Dance Company concludes its 20th Anniversary celebrations with a knock-out new programme showcasing the company of ten superbly athletic dancers.

Dance UK announces major conference focussed on strength and conditioning for dancers

30 July 2015

Dance UK’s renowned Healthier Dancer Programme, and the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, are presenting a conference focussed on the health and wellbeing of dancers.

Auditions open for Dance UK member, The Place's senior youth dance company, Shift

30 July 2015

Theo Clinkard, another DUK member, will create a new work for the company in the Autumn term. Applicants do not need to prepare anything in advance, just plenty of enthusiasm!

Photo: Igor and Moreno’s A room For All Our Tomorrow’s. Photography by Alicia ClarkeThe Place Announces Autumn Season Dance and Performance Programme 2015

30 July 2015

Dance UK member, The Place, announces its autumn programme. Some of the most innovative British and international dance artists take to the stage in a season which features new commissions, festivals and extraordinary performances, artist talks, family events, youth dance and multimedia dance projects

DanceEast performance opportunities

29 July 2015

Would you like the opportunity to dance for one of the UK’s leading dance organisations? If you think you have what it takes to represent the dance talent in the East of England then join one of Dance UK member DanceEast’s Performance Groups for the next academic year.

20 dance teachers selected for Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme

28 July 2015

Following the largest number of applications to date, 20 dance teachers nominated by their peers as future leaders have been selected to take part in Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme.

DV8 Physical Theatre is seeking exceptional male and female ballet dancers to take part in a paid two-week workshop

27 July 2015

Dance UK member, DV8 Physical Theatre, is seeking exceptional male and female ballet dancers to take part in a paid two-week workshop as part of a research and development process.

Photo: Chris NashWorld premiere of Shobana Jeyasingh's Material Men

27 July 2015

Dance UK member, the Southbank Centre host two virtuoso male soloists in a face off with history in Shobana Jeyasingh’s new work Material Men. A unique combination of hip hop and bharathanatyam.

Dance UK & partners announce new Chair for merger in 2016

23 July 2015

Dance UK, ADAD, NDTA, and YDE announce the appointment of Sue Wyatt as Chair Designate of a major new dance organisation that will succeed the current four partners when they merge April 2016.

Rambert 2015 Autumn Tour

22 July 2015

Dance UK member, Rambert present their autumn tour including work by Didy Veldman, Kim Brandstrup and Shobana Jeyasingh.

Ellie Fergusson with Lynn Wallis, Matt Flint and Ivan Blackstock (L-R) Photo by: Brian SlaterRoyal Academy of Dance crown their first ever winner of new competition 'Moving North'

21 July 2015

Ellie Fergusson has been announced as the winner of the first ever Moving North competition held by Dance UK member Royal Academy of Dance. The Scot, aged 11, who performed her jazz solo Applause to a packed audience at The Lowry (Quays Theatre) in Salford, Greater Manchester, triumphed over 34 other acts.

Photo by: Brian HartleyDanceXchange announces performance season

21 July 2015

Midlands-based Dance UK member, DanceXchange, announces its performance season at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome from 1 October 2015 – 13 February 2016.

Balé De Rua and Dance UK member Southbank Centre present Baila Brazil this August!

21 July 2015

Bale de Rua bring the passion of Brazil to the Southbank this August with Baila Brazil, a thrilling mix of original music, street dance and afro-brazilian culture.