Ella Appleby. Photo by Robert Watson KS Dance and Allegrodance Tour 2016

9 February 2016

Dance UK member KS Dance and its Allegrodance touring Company are working in association with Dance UK member Company Chameleon for their two part Spring Tour premiering an exciting new children's ballet - Hansel and Gretel. Choreographed by Kate Simmons to an inspiring new score by aspiring new composer for dance, Adam Kornas.

Caroline Miller at Critics' Circle National Dance Awards. Photo by Erin Brown-JohnCaroline Miller is awarded De Valois Award at Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards

9 February 2016

In recognition of ten remarkable years as Director of Dance UK, Caroline Miller has been awarded the prestigious De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement at The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2015.

National Dance Awards Critics CircleThe 16th National Dance Awards

26 January 2016

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2015 were presented on 25 January at a ceremony in London, hosted by Arlene Phillips CBE.

Caroline Miller, Director of Dance UK at the launch of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, photo Rick SenleyDirector of Dance UK, Caroline Miller to leave after 10 years

20 January 2016

Caroline Miller, Director of Dance UK, the national advocacy organisation for the dance sector will leave the organisation at the end of March 2016

One Dance UK dance education professionals for panel on Young People's Dance

20 January 2016

One Dance UK is seeking experienced dance education professionals for panel on Young People's Dance

One Dance UK LogoNew national dance industry body launched and name announced - One Dance UK

10 December 2015

On Monday 7 December 2015, 450 dance professionals packed the Royal Society of Medicine in London - with hundreds more watching online - as a new industry body for the dance sector was launched and its new name and brand - One Dance UK - was unveiled.

Peter Tod, Sir Peter Wright, Marion Tait, Kit Holder. Photo by Roy SmiljanicOriginal creatives and cast reunite the silver anniversary of Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

9 December 2015

On Friday 27 November 2015 Birmingham Royal Ballet opened its magical production of The Nutcracker once again on the Birmingham Hippodrome stage, 25 years after its world premiere back in 1990.

GECKO Institute Photo by Richard HaughtonTwo Award-Winning Companies, Gecko and Protein, present spectacularly inventive theatre at The Place, London.

9 December 2015

Next spring, two companies known for pushing the boundaries of physical and dance theatre will bring their unique blends of style and energy to The Place. Firstly, Gecko will perform the critically acclaimed Institute in March followed by May Contain Food, the brand new, playful dance show by Protein, with music by Orlando Gough, in April.

Day of street dance involves over 120 young people from across the capital

4 December 2015

Saturday 28 November saw over 120 young b-boys, b-girls, and hip hop dancers of all styles descending upon Islington for an impressive street dance display at Step into Battle.

Strength and Conditioning in Dance: Power, performance and rehabilitation

4 December 2015

Conditioning, fitness and supplementary training took centre stage last month when Dance UK’s Healthier Dancer Programme (HDP) and the National Institute for Dance Medicine and Science came together for the last ever Dance UK conference.

Young People Roundtable with Ed Vaziey

2 December 2015

Elodie Lafosse, a placement student for Dance UK from the University of Surrey met with Ed Vaizey, the Minister of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries at a Young Person’s Roundtable on 1 December.

Apply Now to Join The Place Audience Club

30 November 2015

As part of an international project called Pivot Dance, Dance UK member The Place is looking for individuals with an insatiable curiosity for art, dance and the process of creating a new piece of performance.

Transitions Dance Company Photo Chris NashTransitions Dancers Announced

30 November 2015

Transitions Dance Company – the UK's leading graduate dance touring company, based in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance – is pleased to announce its members for 2015-2016.

Martina Bussi in Broken. Photo by Chris NashFundraising for POP

30 November 2015

Dance UK member Motionhouse dancer Martina Bussi gives her perspective on why it has been important to fundraise for Dance UK’s Performance Optimisation Package (POP).

The Point The Point presents collaborative Dance Showcase, Wednesday 2nd December

28 November 2015

On Wednesday 2nd December Dance UK member The Point will present work from its six dance companies in this unique autumn sharing.

Dance agencies from Scotland and the north of England offer a fresh taste of dance in Leeds

27 November 2015

Dance UK member Yorkshire Dance – the Leeds-based dance development agency for the Yorkshire region – is joining forces with other dance agencies from Scotland and the north of England for the fifth year running to present an evening of new works by some of the most exciting choreographers in their areas.

Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker

18 November 2015

Dance UK member Birmingham Royal Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Unique Gala of Spanish Dance and Dancers Hosted by the British Spanish Society

17 November 2015

The British-Spanish Society announces a unique Gala evening of Spanish dance and dancers featuring two world premieres and dancers from Dance UK member The Royal Ballet .

Fourteen choreographers have been selected for Dance UK’s Choreographers Observership Programme in partnership with English National Ballet

16 November 2015

Fourteen choreographers have been selected to take part in Dance UK’s Choreographers Observership Programme 2015-16.

Richard Alston Dance CompanyRichard Alston Dance Company premieres ‘An Italian in Madrid’ at Sadler’s Wells in March 2016.

12 November 2015

A world premiere, a London premiere and two Sadler’s Wells premieres. Alston collaborates with BBC Young Dancer Finalist Vidya Patel and inspired by music from around the globe and across four centuries

Hanna Loakes. Photo by Paula Marie WalkerHealthy Dance Practice Certification Course

12 November 2015

This new certification with Safe in Dance International (SiDI), which references up to date research, has been developed and written by members of The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) to enhance knowledge of healthy dance practice. Completion of the certification offers 60 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) endorsed by Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET).

Broken - Martina Bussi, Rebecca Williams, Alasdair Stewart, Anna Watkins, Daniel Connor, Junior Cunningham - Photography by Katja OgrinMotionhouse to bring multimedia dance show ‘Broken’ to London West End during 2016 tour

7 November 2015

Broken is back by popular demand - on its fourth tour - with seven venues programming return visits during the ten-venue 2016 tour. Opening in Lörrach, Germany and concluding in London with a West End run at Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre.

NDTA Flyer The National Dance Teachers Association celebrates its final conference

7 November 2015

Dance UK's partner National Dance Teachers Association is holding their last conference Championing Dance in Schools: Celebrating the Past and Shaping the Future, taking place at Trinity Conservatoire of Music and Dance on 28 November.

Rambert LogoRambert Spring 2016, a season of new commissions collaborations and company firsts

5 November 2015

Dance UK member Rambert commission new work from Lucy Guerin and Rambert dancer Patricia Okenwa, revival of Itzik Galili’s celebrated A Linha Curva, a collaboration with Garsington Opera and artist Pablo Bronstein on Haydn’s The Creation and a school choreography challenge Rambert Elements to hold national showcase at London Theatre

Sonia Sabri LogoAnnual performance celebrates emerging talent and supports the growth of South Asian arts

5 November 2015

Dance UK member Sonia Sabri Company is inviting West Midlands dance and music groups to take part in a showcase event.