Overdrive with Oihana Vesga Bujan, Nancy Nerantzi and Elly Braund. Image by Chris NashRichard Alston Dance Company 20th Anniversary Season

29 January 2015

Celebrating its twentieth year, Dance UK member Richard Alston Dance Company tours the UK with an exhilarating mixture of new and classic work, culminating in a special programme at The Place.

There's still time to participate in Dance UK's Agile Fundraising Programme

29 January 2015

Rave reviews keep pouring in for Dance UK’s Agile Fundraising Programme, designed to unmask techniques to attract individual donors and help you become more confident in raising funds.

Juggling the demands of a dance curriculum: using periodization techniques as a tool

29 January 2015

Training pre-professional dancers has become increasingly complex due to the diverse skill demands being placed on today’s graduate. This has often led to an overloaded curriculum resulting in a heavy workload for teachers and students alike, causing increased perceptions of fatigue, overwork and increased prevalence of injuries. In recent years, this has led to the question of whether the graduates of this system are the best dancers or just the ones who have managed to survive.

How can the Performance Optimisation Package (POP) help me?

29 January 2015

Whether you are a choreographer, an independent or company dancer, a dance student or teacher, POP can help you learn more about how to tailor your training to your own needs and lower your risk of injury.

'Meet the Choreographers' Workshop at Siobhan Davies Dance

27 January 2015

Professional Workshop and 'Meet the Choreographers' networking discussion 14th February 9.30am - 4.30pm at Siobhan Davies Dance

Birmingham Royal Ballet Return to the Stage in their Home City

27 January 2015

Dance UK member Birmingham Royal Ballet, one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies, are thrilled to announce their return to the stage at their home of Birmingham Hippodrome in a very special year which marks their 25th Anniversary in the city as well as Director David Bintley’s 20th year with the company.

Frank Doran MP awarded the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award

26 January 2015

Frank Doran MP for Aberdeen North has been announced as the winner of the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award at the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards at The Place on 26 January 2015.

Stopgap Dance Company launches inclusive digital dance class: Replay

23 January 2015

Dance UK member Stopgap Dance Company is excited to announce the launch of Replay on its Youtube channel giving aspiring disabled and non-disabled dancers the opportunity to try out its dance classes and Inclusive Yoga.

Julia ParsonsDanceXchange Announces Performance Season Spring 2015

22 January 2015

After celebrating a record-breaking autumn season in 2014, and receiving a UK Theatre Award for achievement in dance for International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014 (with Birmingham Hippodrome), the Birmingham based dance house and Dance UK member DanceXchange announces another exciting dance programme for spring 2015.

Déda Appoints New Chair to its Board

22 January 2015

Geoff Sweeney, Development Director at the Birmingham Royal Ballet in charge of fundraising, has joined the Board of Trustees of Derby-based regional dance house and Dance UK member Déda as Chair.

Free Taster Workshops and Open Days Throughout East Anglia

22 January 2015

Dance UK member the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), based at the world-class Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, is holding a series of free workshops across the region to recruit young dancers.

The Place celebrates 90th birthday of Robert Cohan CBE

20 January 2015

This spring Dance UK member The Place will celebrate the 90th birthday of its founding artistic director, Robert Cohan CBE, widely recognised as the founding father of British contemporary dance.

Yorkshire Dance, Trinity Leeds and Tim Casson present The Dance WE Made

20 January 2015

Over the weekend of January 24 & 25, Dance UK member Yorkshire Dance, Trinity Leeds and Tim Casson invite the general public to be part of an exciting and unusual dance performance at Trinity Leeds shopping centre.

Roehampton is Top for Dance Research in the UK

19 January 2015

Roehampton has been ranked the top dance department in the country in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The department retains its premier position from the previous review of research in UK higher education institutions, carried out in 2008.

New Professional Dance Classes in Leeds from Gracefool Collective

19 January 2015

Leeds based dance company Gracefool Collective are now pleased to announce that they have received funding from Arts Council England to support a six month pilot project for professional dance classes in Leeds for the burgeoning professional dance community.

Julia BowlesWatkinsDance Summer Course 2015 Dates Announced

19 January 2015

New courses from DUK member WatkinsDance.

Ginny Brown Joins ISTD as New Head of Education and Training

16 January 2015

The Imperial Society of Teachers (ISTD) has appointed Ginny Brown to be the Society’s new Head of Education and Training, starting on the 23rd of February 2015.

Creative Industries worth £8.8 million an hour to UK economy

16 January 2015

New figures published today reveal that the UK's Creative Industries are now worth £76.9 billlion per year to the UK economy.

World class dance at Northern Ballet’s 45th anniversary Gala

16 January 2015

Dance UK member Northern Ballet is delighted to announce that an impressive line-up of dance artists and renowned choreographers will join the Company for its 45th anniversary Sapphire Gala at Leeds Grand Theatre on Saturday 14 March 2015.

DanceEast and Aldeburgh Music present, as part of the popular Snape Dances series, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s Atomos

16 January 2015

Acclaimed British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s latest work Atomos will be performed in Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 February at 7.30pm, following a successful world tour of the piece last year.

Belinda LawleyHip Hop Dance Theatre is ‘Breakin’ Outwards’ with Strategic touring support

16 January 2015

Breakin' Outwards was the first Breakin' Convention tour to be funded by the Arts Council's Strategic touring programme. The investment enabled Breakin' Convention to take its hip hop dance theatre festival model on an extended tour around the UK - including five venues in areas of low engagement that were new to its touring schedule.

Trinity Laban at the Heart of BBC Arts Programming for 2015

15 January 2015

The BBC has launched The Year of Song and Dance 2015, exploring the extraordinary power of song and dance across a whole spectrum of eras and styles – and Dance UK member Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is right at the heart of the action.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Open the Doors of their Refurbished Home to the Public

15 January 2015

Following a drastic transformation costing around £2.7m, Birmingham Royal Ballet is proud to reveal its new look home at the Birmingham Hippodrome complex to the people of Birmingham with a special open day on Sunday 25 January 2015 from 11am – 4pm.

Flamenco Festival 2015 presents Movement & Image, a creative workshop by Olga Pericet and Paco Villalta

15 January 2015

Flamenco Festival and Sadler's Wells Theatre are offering a five day creative workshop culminating in a special performance, led by dancer/choreographer Olga Pericet, and photographer Paco Villalta.

A Night with Boy Blue, Dance Your City and B.S.I Jam at the Barbican

15 January 2015

Barbican Artistic Associate Boy Blue Entertainment performs A Night With Boy Blue (three performances in the Barbican Theatre on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February); judges the final of Dance Your City 3 (on the Freestage on Saturday 28 February between performances of A Night With Boy Blue) and hosts its B.S.I. (Beats, Streets & Inspiration) Jam (on the Clubstage on Saturday 28 February after the final performance of A Night With Boy Blue).