Farewell to Zdenek Konvalina

19 September 2014

After three years with Dance UK member English National Ballet, Lead Principal Zdenek Konvalina has announced he is to leave the Company.

Candoco Dance Compnay present the world premiere and national tour of two new commissions

19 September 2014

Dance UK member Candoco Dance Company, the acclaimed contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, announces two new commissions.

Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund

19 September 2014

Supporting individual journeys in movement and dance, application forms are now available to apply for the Lisa Ullmann Traveling Scholarship Fund.

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2014 AUTUMN SEASON at SADLER’S WELLS

19 September 2014

Dance UK member Birmingham Royal Ballet is to return to the stage of Dance UK member Sadler’s Wells from 14 - 18 October.

The National Ballet of Ireland presents Swan Lake

19 September 2014

Dance UK member Ballet Ireland is to present a national tour of Swan Lake, one of the great love stories of classical ballet, to 25 theatres throughout Ireland 24th October – 21st December.

Dance UK is recruiting for a full time Finance Director, salary circa £40,000

19 September 2014

Dance UK is recruiting a Finance Director, a new senior role within the Dance UK team.

Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership announce autumn dance diary

17 September 2014

Dance UK members Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban announce it's autumn dance diary as part of the Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban partnership.

Dance London On Broadway Intensive

17 September 2014

Your chance to train with the very best Musical Theatre choreographers and performers from around the world at Dance London's On Broadway Intensive.

GOlive Dance and Performance Festival September 2014: GOlab

12 September 2014

GOlive Dance and Performance Festival returns to present a wide variety of short works to audiences at the Giant Olive Theatre at the Lion & Unicorn pub, London.

Sonia Sabri, photo by Simon RichardsonSONIA SABRI COMPANY return to The Bhavan Centre

12 September 2014

Dance UK member and Kathak dance virtuosi SONIA SABRI COMPANY is to return to The Bhavan Centre on Saturday 11th October.

DaDaFest International 2014

12 September 2014

This year DaDaFest celebrates its 30th birthday with a brand new ‘thinking and ideas’ strand, including the inaugural DaDaFest International Congress on Disability Culture and Human Rights. DaDaFest is taking a significant global lead, forging the link between disability arts, social justice and human rights.

RAMBERT REVEALED: A WEEK OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACCESS TO BRITAIN’S NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY

12 September 2014

Dance UK member Rambert is opening the doors of its award-winning new building in London’s south bank to show visitors what goes on behind the scenes at Britain’s national dance company, along with the chance to join in.

New specialist clinics at Royal United Hospital Bath will help keep dancers on their feet

11 September 2014

Dance UK and its NIDMS Partners celebrate the establishment of a 3rd NHS specialist service for dancers, made possible by the Dance Again Foundation and based at the Royal United Hospital Bath.

Dance Again Foundation announce gala

11 September 2014

Major dance stars present a program of dance in aid of the Dance Again Foundation, the recently established charity helping dancers to access specialist medical expertise when injured.

The search for aspiring young contemporary dancers

10 September 2014

Aspiring young dancers are being given the chance to audition for a space on a prestigious training scheme as Dance UK member The Point in Eastleigh works with Dance UK member The Place as a satellite centre for the National Dance Centres for Advanced Training scheme.

Remembering Who I Am - video stillRemembering Who I Am - A stroke rehabilitation project using dance and movement

10 September 2014

Chris Thomson in Dance UK member The Place’s Creative Teaching and Learning team was approached by dance and health professional Lucinda Jarrett, with an intriguing proposition: could the work The Place had been doing in Primary schools on movement metaphor have something to offer people recovering from a stroke?

Kevin O'Hare (Director, The Royal Ballet)receives the QEII Award from Darcey Bussell (President, RoyalAcademy of Dance) and Luke Rittner (CEO of the RAD). Copyright- Elliott Franks & Royal Academy of DanceThe Royal Ballet receives the Royal Academy of Dance’s highest award during fundraising gala

10 September 2014

Dance UK member The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has marked the 60th anniversary of presenting its highest honour – the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award (QEII Award) – to Dance UK member The Royal Ballet with a spectacular gala fundraiser.

From l-r: Scott Smith, Fergus Early, Chitra Sundaram, Paul-André Fortier & Gill ClarkeWhat's Age Got to Do With It?

4 September 2014

As Sadler’s Wells prepares to present its largest celebration of lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists with the Elixir Festival. Dance UK looks back at an article published in Dance UK News Issue 67, written by Diane Parker, reflecting over the debate Dance UK and Dance Umbrella hosted in 2007, entitled What's Age Got to Do With It?

Creative Dance Project photo: Foteini ChristofilopoulouNew inclusive youth dance project from Step into Dance

4 September 2014

Step into Dance is launching a new initiative bringing together disabled and non-disabled young dancers for a creative dance project this October.

King’s College London to track public attitudes to culture

4 September 2014

King’s College London is launching a new programme of work to ensure the UK doesn’t lose the expertise about how to use culture to add value to major events gained through staging the Cultural Olympiad in 2012 and other recent major events.

Selected mentee, Jemima Hoadley, photograph courtesy of Candoco Dance CompanyDance Teachers selected for Dance UK's 2014 Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme

3 September 2014

20 dance teachers have been selected to take part in Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Mentoring Programme. Organised by Dance UK in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, Youth Dance England and the National Dance Teachers Association, the programme recognises the huge importance of teachers within the dance sector and aims to develop the next generation of teaching leaders within the industry.

Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2014 Autumn Season at Birmingham Hippodrome

3 September 2014

Dance UK member Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 30 September to 11 October. The Company will perform its Autumn season in its home city with two productions.

More Morris, Better Morris conference

3 September 2014

‘More Morris, Better Morris, in schools and beyond’ is being organised by Dance UK member the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) with the Joint Morris Organisations. The one-day conference will share effective practice in how to inspire the next generation of morris dancers and will be held at Cecil Sharp House in London on Sunday 2 November 2014.

Romano Moshe_Photo courtesy of Batsheva Dance Company ArchiveMoshe Romano (30 March 1936 - 29 August 2014)

2 September 2014

DUK member The Place has issued a statement following the death of Moshe Romano, a distinguished dancer and for a brief period of time artistic director for Batsheva Dance Company, and rehearsal director for Robert Cohan's company London Contemporary Dance Theatre for almost the entire time from 1973 until its closure in 1994.

DanceEast announce autumn season 2014

2 September 2014

Performance highlights include James Cousins Company’s world premiere, Jasmin Vardimon’s re-mastered modern day fairytale, SPILL Festival of Performance events by Gob Squad and Mehmet Sander & John Bowers, Sadler’s Wells and DanceEast Associate Artist Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Mark Bruce Company making their Ipswich dance debut, the return of MOKO Dance this time with Curious Seed and finally Italy’s Compagnia TPO return with Butterflies.