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.

South East Dance LogoSouth East Dance announces participants for new Producer Development Scheme

4 November 2015

Dance UK member South East Dance (SED), the national development organisation for dance in South East England, is supporting early to mid-career producers, through a brand new Producer Development Scheme.

Step Into Dance LogoIslington prepares to break, pop and krump

3 November 2015

On Saturday 28 November, young b-boys, b-girls, and hip hop dancers of all styles will descend on Islington for an impressive street dance display at Step into Battle. Working in a partnership between the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Dance UK member Royal Academy of Dance

Gonzalo Preciado Azanza. Photo by Alberto RodrigalverezYoung Spanish Dancer makes history

3 November 2015

The young dancer, and Dance UK member Gonzalo Preciado Azanza has made history becoming the first Spanish dancer to join the world famous, The Latvian National Ballet and thereby enter the select list of foreign dancers who have been part of the best companies of the Russian Ballet style throughout his long and famous history.

LCDS postgraduate work by Mara Vivas. Photo by Benedict JohnsonNew postgraduate study programme launched at London Contemporary Dance School.

2 November 2015

Dance UK member London Contemporary Dance School have launched a new strand of postgraduate study Developing Artistic Practice offering unrivalled flexibility and enables students to tailor the pathway to fit their specific professional needs and develop their artistic practice.

Symphonie in Rot. Dresden 2012. Choreography and photo by Avatara AyusoFeatured choreographer for October: Avatâra Ayuso

29 October 2015

Dance UK runs the UK Choreographers Directory (UKCD), a free searchable directory of independent choreographers with experience in the arts and entertainment industries. This month, we are highlighting the work of Avatâra Ayuso

Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet. Oberon BooksCarlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet Member Offer

29 October 2015

Special member offer! Enter our exclusive member raffle to win both ‘Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet’ and ‘The Royal Ballet Yearbook 2015/16’. Oberon books are also offering a 30% discount on ‘Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet’ exclusively for Dance UK members. Read Dance UK’s review of this beautiful book.

Penguins, Pirates and Steelers

29 October 2015

The Healthier Dancer Programme team have just got back from Pittsburgh where they attended the 25th Annual meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Four days of research presentations, case studies, symposia and workshops gave us huge food for thought.

Designed by TMLaunch of the new UK Body for Dance

27 October 2015

Join us for the launch of the new UK Body for Dance.
Monday, 7th December from 6.30pm

See what everyone else is saying about the launch by using #togetherfordance on Twitter.

If you are unable to attend the event at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, please join us online as the launch will be livestreamed. More information on how to join us online will be made available in the upcoming weeks.

Resolution Review: Calling aspiring dance writers

26 October 2015

Resolution Review offers aspiring dance writers the chance to see and review some of the UK’s most promising dance companies, to get mentored by a professional dance critic, and have their reviews published as part of an online platform which complements the Resolution season of performance at Dance UK member The Place.

Paul Russ. Photo by Shawn RyanNew Centre for Dance and Choreography to add significant value to UK and international dance offer

23 October 2015

In the summer of 2016, Nottingham-based dance organisation and Dance UK member Dance4 will open the doors to a new exemplar creative facility that will further enrich the UK and international dance scene.

DANCE UK is on easyfundraising!

23 October 2015

For Dance UK to continue work on behalf of the sector we rely on our supporters memberships but also on donations. By using easyfundraising you are given the opportunity to raise funds for Dance UK without paying anything extra!

Surrey Dance Collective Surrey Dance Collective - four day intensive workshops

23 October 2015

Dance UK member Surrey Dance Collective are offering an four day intensive workshops for dancers, choreographers and teachers in Woking, Surrey on 26 - 29 October.

DanceXchange Award-winning International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB), announces ‘The Big Idea’ outdoor commissions for IDFB 2016

22 October 2015

Dance UK member DanceXchange is delighted to announce that it has commissioned and will be producing two thrilling new outdoor shows designed to bring dance to the city streets during IDFB 2016

Compass Commissions

22 October 2015

A trio of commissions offered by Dance UK members the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership.

Top dance names gather for historic photograph to celebrate honours for services to dance

21 October 2015

Over 40 of Britain’s most renowned dance professionals, from prima ballerinas to local dance teachers, from dance critics to the choreographer of Mama Mia, gathered for a historic photograph of those who have been honoured in the Queen’s or New Years’ Honours lists for services to dance.

Sophie Martin for Swan Lake. Photo by David Eustace.Scottish Ballet announces new appointments to the of directors

19 October 2015

Dance UK member Scottish Ballet is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors, Keith Ruddock and Jann Brown, to its Board of Directors