Navigating the dance world

This section will help you to work out who your local dance organisations are from your National Dance Agency (NDA) to your nearest Arts Council Office. 

Keeping your finger on the pulse

Keep an eye on our news and events sections for the latest industry news. We tend to put big events on here so if you are looking for updates on member company news, interesting dance tidbits and the like follow our Facebook site.

We also recommend these sites:

The Ballet Bag www.theballetbag.com

This is a webzine bringing ballet to a young audience. It is run by ex-city lawyer Emilia Spitz and theoretical physicist Linda Urchurtu who regularly gain access to rehearsals and interviews with major artists backstage. We love the email updates that appear in our in boxes every week.

www.londondance.com

This is a great site for up to date news stories that Dance UK's Information and Communication Officer has as her laptop homepage.

There are dancers blogging out there too

Follow Jarkko Lehmus, dancer with Scottish Ballet at www.ballet.co.uk/weblogs/lehmus/  and  Kirsten McNally, soloist and choreographer with The Royal Ballet http://www.ballet.co.uk/weblogs/kristenmcnally/

If you use Twitter follow these people

Follow us: @DanceUK

Royal Ballet senior soloist Bennet Gartside is tweeting www.twitter.com/Bennet76 lets you into his backstage world of dressing room goings on, aches and pains and life in the studio.

New York City Ballet dancer Ashley Bouder is tweeting www.twitter.com/AshleyBouder even tweets in the interval when she is performing, critiquing her performance as she goes!

Also have a look at:

www.ballet-dance.com/ published by CriticalDance, an international non-profit entity founded for the purpose of promoting and supporting the dance arts, including dance arts professionals, organizations, companies, presenters, writers and audiences.

www.theartsdesk.com  The country's leading arts writers and photographers all on one site.