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

Dance Woking Dance Woking starts the winter season with a bang

19 October 2015

Dance UK member Dance Woking is launching their winter season with a two-day intensive workshop with Dance UK member Richard Alston Dance Company taking place on 29 and 30 October.

Shori Kase, English National Ballet, The Nutcracker. Photo: Jason BellEnglish National Ballet's Nutcracker returns to London Colliseum

16 October 2015

Dance UK member English National Ballet’s acclaimed production of Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas from Wednesday 16 December 2015 – Sunday 10 January 2016.

How to learn The Strictly dance routine

16 October 2015

Strictly Come Dancing are trying to get the nation dancing and learn a new dance called The Strictly. It combines some of the Strictly Come Dancing show’s iconic and most memorable routines, and is set to the infamous Strictly theme tune.

The Point, Eastleigh Talented Young Dancers Selected to Join Acclaimed Dance Company in 20th Anniversary Year

14 October 2015

Twenty young dancers have recently been selected to join the acclaimed Hampshire Youth Dance Company (HYDC) in its very special 20th anniversary year.

Royal Academy of Dance Where are all the women choreography project

12 October 2015

Dance UK member The Royal Academy of Dance, in partnership with Dance UK member The Point, Eastleigh, is looking for the next generation of leading female choreographers. ‘Where are all the women?’ will take place on Monday 26 October, 9am–5.30pm at The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE.

Celine Gittens as Odette and Tyrone Singleton as Prince Siegfried. Photo Roy SmiljanicBirmingham Royal Ballet's 2015 Autumn Season at Sadler's Wells

12 October 2015

Dance UK member Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to Dance UK member Sadler’s Wells stage from 13 to 17 October. The Company will perform its Autumn season in its old London home with two productions of Swan Lake and triple bill Variations.

Natalie Reckert, Alex Deutinger and Alexander Gottfarb. Photo by Simon Richardson and Elsa Okazaki Currency Festival at The Place to be Live Steamed

8 October 2015

From 4 - 11 November the Currency festival will showcase European experimental performance that defies easy categorisation. Go online to watch live performances streamed from Dance UK member The Place’s theatre, interviews with the performers and extra content

Lea Anderson's Hand in Glove with London Contemporary Dance School

6 October 2015

Hand in Glove is a performed exhibition created by maverick British choreographer, Lea Anderson.

Leeds BeckettLeeds Beckett present Thinking Dance 2015: Questioning the Contemporary

6 October 2015

Dance UK member Leeds Beckett are delighted to announce that booking is open for our Symposium, Thinking Dance 2015: Questioning the Contemporary.