The Space Is In Between Us: an immersive live performance

23 October 2014

Dance UK member Alexandra Baybutt with musician David Somló invites you to a new performance series taking place throughout this November, in the former Guardian newspaper building in Farringdon, London.

Work with Dance UK! Digital Marketing and Membership Officer

22 October 2014

Dance UK with its partners Youth Dance England are recruiting for a Digital Marketing and Membership Officer.

Work with Dance UK! Marketing and Communications Manager

22 October 2014

Dance UK with its partners Youth Dance England are recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Manager.

Work with Dance UK! Project Manager: Organisational Change

20 October 2014

Dance UK with its partners Youth Dance England, National Dance Teachers Association and Association of Dance of the African Diaspora are recruiting for a Project Manager: Organisational Change.

Salah El Brogy by Brian SlaterDance UK member Salah El Brogy Company presents the world première of The Moment

17 October 2014

A new solo by the Egyptian performer/choreographer Salah El Brogy will be performed in London on Monday 3 November.

Compass Commission 2013 – Tara D’Arquian’s In Situ at Peckham Asylum Chapel. Photo by Chris Nash Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership launches Compass Commissions 2015

15 October 2014

Compass Commissions 2015, a trio of exciting new dance commissions, was announced this week by Dance UK members Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The two organisations have created a dynamic partnership and Compass Commissions 2015 is the second year of a major joint programme over three years which supports artists to create new work.

Hard Facts to Swallow

14 October 2014

A new report by GPS Culture (Christopher Gordon, David Powell & Peter Stark) – the team behind the controversial report ‘Rebalancing our Cultural Capital’, which first detailed the imbalance in arts funding between London and the rest of England, claims that Arts Council England's funding commitments for 2015-18 are heavily biased towards London.

Cultural Enquiry to investigate value of partnerships to arts and culture

14 October 2014

King’s College London, in collaboration with the BBC, is launching a major Cultural Enquiry into the role partnership plays in enabling publicly funded cultural institutions to enhance the quality and diversity of their work across the UK.

Students of Dance UK member London Contemporary Dance School are invited to The Beijing Dance Academy’s 60th Gala

14 October 2014

A once in a lifetime opportunity beckons for a group of second year students at Dance UK member London Contemporary Dance School.

Trinity Laban Young Dance Ambassadors

14 October 2014

Learning and Participation (Dance) at Dance UK member Trinity Laban is looking for up to 20 young people, aged 15 – 19 years old, with an interest and passion for dance, to participate in their Young Dance Ambassador scheme.

The Devolution Opportunity

12 October 2014

A blog from Arts Council chief executive Alan Davey

Photo of Lee Clayden and Eryck Brahmania by Brian SlaterCOMPANY CHAMELEON premiere BEAUTY OF THE BEAST

9 October 2014

Dance UK member Company Chameleon, the dance theatre company co-directed by Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner out of Manchester, will tour Beauty of the Beast this autumn.

Chantry Dance Company presents Autumn Triple Bill

9 October 2014

Chantry Dance Company, led by Dance UK member Rae Piper, presents its Autumn Triple Bill programme including a new modern ballet production of Oscar Wilde’s short story, The Happy Prince.

Northern Ballet announces Spring 2015 season

9 October 2014

Following the announcement that Dance UK member Northern Ballet is to première an adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 by Jonathan Watkins in September 2015, the Leeds-based Company, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary year, has released details of its plans for spring 2015 with a season of iconic love stories giving 134 performances across 28 venues in the UK.


8 October 2014

The new National Youth Dance Company of Scotland has been formed and applications are open for the YDance Young Advisory Panel.

The Royal Ballet School: A Focus on Creativity

3 October 2014

A series of seminars and workshops focusing on creativity in ballet education and training.
Following the success of A Focus on Style and Training, Dance UK member The Royal Ballet School is delighted to present this third series of lectures, practical demonstrations and panel discussions.

Table of Contents. Pictured: Rachel Krische. Photo by Pari NaderiTable of Contents at The Old Selfridges Hotel Saturday 18 October

3 October 2014

Table of Contents is a live movement installation co-created by Dance UK member Siobhan Davies with Andrea Buckley, Helka Kaski, Dance UK Board member Rachel Krische, Charlie Morrissey and Matthias Sperling, each using their own history as a choreographer and performer to question how dance is archived.

Kerry Nicholls. Photo: Pari NaderiKerry Nicholls to lead National Youth Dance Wales

2 October 2014

National Youth Dance Wales (NYDW) announces Dance UK member Kerry Nicholls as its next Artistic Director.

2 + 2 = 1984 for Northern Ballet

2 October 2014

Dance UK member Northern Ballet announces its next new creation will be 1984, based on George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece and created by guest Choreographer Jonathan Watkins.

Danceworks/ Natureworks open day

2 October 2014

Danceworks offers free dance and fitness classes, plus Natureworks taster complementary therapy sessions. There are over 25 great classes to try, running from 11am to 6pm.

Fern Potter, Head of Development & Strategy, Dance UK, ADAD & Youth Dance EnglandThe L’Oreal Syndrome, ‘because we’re worth it’?

26 September 2014

As we approach the second session of Dance UK's Agile Fundraising Training Programme, Asking for Money. Fern Potter, Head of Development & Strategy for Dance UK, ADAD and Youth Dance England, argues that the arts sector needs to get smarter about making the case and escape what she calls the L’Oreal Syndrome.

Call for Expressions of Interest for the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015

25 September 2014

The Showcase will take place from Monday 24 – Saturday 29 August 2015 during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Theatres Trust announces TheatreStage line-up for PLASA 2014

25 September 2014

The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Body for Theatres, presents its TheatreStage at PLASA London from 5 – 8 October at ExCel London. Following the success of the TheatreStage at last year’s PLASA London, it will once more provide a focal point for members of the theatre industry to gather and network throughout the show.

Robbie Synge - Douglas (c) Robbie SyngeYorkshire Dance invites everyone, everywhere, to respond_

25 September 2014

Dance UK member Yorkshire Dance is encouraging people across the world to get online and help dance artist Robbie Synge create his new piece of work, ‘Douglas’ between now and Friday 26 September.

Physiotherapist Nick Cleverton treating the first dancer at the Bath clinic. Photo by Helen Laws.Dance UK and its NIDMS Partners celebrate the establishment of a third NHS specialist service for dancers

24 September 2014

The Royal United Hospital Bath Sports Injury Clinic is now extending its service to offer specialist dance injury appointments, thanks to funding from dance charity the Dance Again Foundation.

To raise funds for this work, whilst celebrating the huge breadth of dance talent in the UK the Dance Again Foundation is holding a Gala concert at Dance UK member Sadler’s Wells this Sunday 28 September. The Gala will feature performances from major dance stars including dancers from Dance UK members The Royal Ballet, Richard Alston Dance Company and Birmingham Royal Ballet