Virtual Open Day: London Contemporary Dance School Wednesday 5 November 2014

31 October 2014

London Contemporary Dance School at Dance UK member The Place is having a Virtual Open Day on 5 November with a mix of live streaming and pre-recorded classes, interviews and Q&As with the students.

New initiative to create a thriving dance infrastructure for Hampshire

31 October 2014

Dance UK member The Point in Eastleigh and Dance Up in Havant, have been commissioned by Hampshire County Council to deliver its New Dimensions in Dance strategy.


31 October 2014

Dance UK member Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of the fairytale classic The Nutcracker, created by the Company’s Director Laureate Sir Peter Wright, will return to its home theatre the Birmingham Hippodrome from Friday 28 November – Saturday 13 December.


30 October 2014

Dance UK member Avatâra Ayuso presents a full-length evening performance on 24th & 25th November 2014 in Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler’s Wells London

Intoto 2012. Photo: Eddie JacobsLondon Studio Centre Health

29 October 2014

London Studio Centre is committed to teaching dance in a healthy, positive and informed environment, to enable students to achieve their maximum potential within their physical capabilities.

Dancers relaxing in between performances of Akademi's Ascension. Photo: Nina Head#dancersneedrest winner

29 October 2014

Erin Sanchez announces the winners of Dancing Times and Dance UK’s photo competition and explains why it’s important to take a break.

Dance UK Director and NIDMS Manager are listed in London Evening Standard's 1000 influential Londoners

28 October 2014

We are delighted to report that the Evening Standard included Dance UK’s Caroline Miller, Director and Helen Laws, Manager of the National Institute of Dance, Medicine and Science on its list for the 1000 most influential Londoners.

The female firefly takes flight! at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough on Monday 27th October at 7.30pm

24 October 2014

Dance UK member Sonia Sabri Company illuminates honest stories of real women from all over the world.

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.