Dance UK, NDTA, YDE and ADAD to form major new dance body, supported by ACE

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26 March 2015

26 March 2015, Arts Council England announces 3 year major grant to create a unified “go-to” industry body.

Why Artists Struggle

26 March 2015

Artists struggle to make the case for research and development projects because they don’t always know where their artistic enquiry is going to lead. For many artists - failure, trial and error, experimentation and taking risks is an integral part of their research and development process.

How can we encourage a 21st Century Audience for a 21st Century Ballet?

26 March 2015

Movie theatres have embraced the technological advancement of live screenings, allowing international audiences to observe and enjoy the delights of some of the Royal Ballet company’s most traditional ballets such as Swan Lake as well as more recent works such as A Winters Tale in their local cinema.

Project Breakalign – Teaching methodologies in hip-hop

26 March 2015

Project Breakalign is a research project founded in 2013, which aims to create a methodology of corrective exercises which will reduce the risk of injuries for breakers.

Broken by Motionhouse is back

25 March 2015

Leading UK dance theatre company, Motionhouse, is marking 2015 with the return of their startling theatre production, Broken.
Due to popular demand, this breath-taking spectacle returns for its third tour of the UK, thrilling audiences with stunning athleticism and gravity-defying dance in an unashamedly visual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle.

Birmingham Royal Ballet opens at London Coliseum

25 March 2015

Dance UK member Birmingham Royal Ballet opens at London Coliseum

Dance works International Ballet Academy

25 March 2015

Teaching excellence in classical ballet to young dancers

International Ballet Summer Intensive

25 March 2015

Giving opportunities to young dancers to work in a professional environment with some of the world's leading dancers and teachers.

Rosie Kay Dance Company presents 5 soldiers

18 March 2015

Rosie Kay Dance Company, the international award-winning dance theatre company headed by artistic director and choreographer Rosie Kay, will tour its thought-provoking and extremely moving 5 SOLDIERS: THE BODY IS THE FRONTLINE from 23 April to 13 June 2015

Mazazik Arabic Dance at Oxford House

18 March 2015

Would you like a dance class which doesn't depend on your age or your level of ability? Something which you don’t have to commit to every week?
You won’t need a partner or anything special to wear.
Taught by a professional dancer who’ll also make you laugh as well as helping you get the best out of yourself.
Mazazik Arabic Dance taught by Jane Wass is coming to Oxford House and will be offering a Saturday afternoon workshop every 2 months. Next session 28th March.

Solo Latin Dance Fitness Instructor Training at Pineapple Dance Studios

18 March 2015

SOSA Dance Fitness-the new and exciting, fun-packed International dance fitness workout!

From Nicola Canavan's DIY 11 Raising the Skirt in collaboration with photographer Dawn Felicia KnoxDIY 12: 2015 – Call for Proposals

18 March 2015

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

Dance4 is presenting Tri-Out Triple Bill

18 March 2015

Dance4 is presenting three extracts from new works by the following artists:
Chris Dugrenier, Katherine Hall & Sian Rosier, Evangelia Kolyra.

Performance artist Wendy Houstuon brings Stupid Women to Leeds

18 March 2015

Yorkshire Dance, in collaboration with Compass Live Art, is excited to welcome back to Leeds Wendy Houstoun, winner of the TMA Award for Achievement in Dance and the Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Modern), on Friday 29 May with her new work Stupid Women.

BBC Young Dancer 2015 Category Finals

18 March 2015

BBC Young Dancer 2015 is a brand new award for young people that showcases the very best of British dance talent. Young dancers enter in one of four categories of dance: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian dance.

Stopgap Dance Company and The Point announce the final programme for the iF Platform

18 March 2015

A ground breaking showcase featuring the best integrated arts companies from the UK as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015.The iF Platform (Integrated Fringe) is a unique opportunity for companies and artists producing work with disabled and non-disabled artists. It will showcase the best integrated work from the UK at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 23rd – 30th August 2015 to coincide with the British Council Showcase year.

Elmhurst School for Dance has been acclaimed by the ISI

18 March 2015

Dance UK member Elmhurst School for Dance’s innovative programme of top class dance training combined with the development of a robust and resilient approach to a dance career has been acclaimed by ISI, the body that inspects independent schools.

Memphis The Musical and Royal Academy of Dance announce first ever West End weekend

16 March 2015

Dance UK member the Royal Academy of Dance and Memphis The Musical have teamed up to create a new London weekend outing for theatre and dance lovers.

The Show Must Go On Photo by Riccardo Musacchio and Flavio IannielloThe Show Must Go On at Sadler's Wells

16 March 2015

Dance UK member Candoco Dance Company’s restaging of Jerome Bel’s The Show Must Go On opens this week on Friday 20 March at Sadler’s Wells, London.

Varmints Paul BlakemoreFamily Funday inspired by Helen Ward’s children’s book Varmints

13 March 2015

This Spring, why not have a think about coming along to a fun packed day of activities based on Varmints, the award-winning children’s book by Helen Ward and upcoming interactive dance theatre performance at the Jerwood DanceHouse in April 2015.

New graduates apprenticeship scheme organised by Dance UK member Sally Marie's Sweetshop Revolution

10 March 2015

Dance UK member Sally Marie, Director of Sweetshop Revolution is launching a new graduate apprenticeship opportunity for four new graduates.

The World's first brass band dance work and a new creation from Alexander Whitley

9 March 2015

In May 2015, Dance UK member Rambert will present an exciting programme of new work and classic repertoire from Mark Baldwin, Dance UK member Alexander Whitley and Lucinda Childs at Sadler’s Wells, London.

Xen Arts runs Youth Arts Festival in Zimbabwe

6 March 2015

Norfolk-based organisation Xen Arts is heading to Zimbabwe in April to run a Youth Arts Festival for some of the country’s most vulnerable young people.

New financial support announced for postgraduate students at Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

6 March 2015

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement included good news for students considering applying for a postgraduate degree.

Bursaries available for students at London Contemporary Dance School

6 March 2015

London Contemporary Dance School at DUK member The Place provides bursaries to help support its students pursue postgraduate study in performance, which includes the apprenticeship scheme and performance company EDge.