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  • September 2015 issue

    September 2015 issue

    This is Dance Today’s final issue as a standalone magazine, before it rejoins our sister magazine Dancing Times. So we’re thinking about transitions. Cover stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace discuss upcoming stage show The Last Tango, former…
    - 27 Aug 15, 6:09am -
  • Free dance lesson with Sinatra: The Man and His Music

    Free dance lesson with Sinatra: The Man and His Music

    In Frank Sinatra’s centenary year, the multi-media concert Sinatra: The Man and His Music has returned to the London Palladium. To celebrate the show, its choreographers will be giving a free dance lesson in London – book tickets for your chance…
    - 26 Aug 15, 6:22am -
  • Musicals and dance lessons at Regent Street Cinema

    Musicals and dance lessons at Regent Street Cinema

    This autumn, London’s Regent Street Cinema will show a series of movie musicals, with a free ballroom dance lesson after every screening.The season opens on September 9 with Singin’ in the Rain, with another classic every Wednesday until Octo…
    - 21 Aug 15, 10:36am -
  • Jonathan Ollivier dies in motorbike crash

    Jonathan Ollivier dies in motorbike crash

    The dancer Jonathan Ollivier has died in a motorbike accident, hours before he was due to perform in the final show of The Car Man at Sadler’s Wells. He was 38. Ollivier was riding his motorbike in central London on Sunday, August 10 when he…
    - 10 Aug 15, 5:59am -
  • The Old Vic 12 - choreographer wanted

    The Old Vic 12 - choreographer wanted

    Applications are now open for The Old Vic 12, an opportunity for 12 emerging artists to work at the London venue. As part of Matthew Warchus’ first season as director, The Old Vic will select three emerging directors, three writers, three producers…
    - 5 Aug 15, 11:18am -
  • August 2015 issue

    August 2015 issue

    Youth champions AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt are our cover stars in this month’s issue, which reports on dance from Blackpool to Havana – and reveals our readers’ favourite choreographers…        From initial succ…
    - 4 Aug 15, 12:06pm -
  • Strictly sparkle returns to Woburn Abbey

    Strictly sparkle returns to Woburn Abbey

    Sixteen sparkling gowns from Strictly Come Dancing will be on display at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, from August 15 to November 1.The new exhibition, entitled Strictly Dresses: Woburn Abbey, promises to be the largest and most comprehensive pub…
    - 4 Aug 15, 6:50am -
  • New staging of Kiss Me, Kate

    New staging of Kiss Me, Kate

    A new production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, an Opera North co-production with Welsh National Opera, promises to heat up stages across England from September 2015.The perfect way to "Brush Up Your Shakespeare", Kiss Me…
    - 31 Jul 15, 9:38am -
  • Dancehall in Doncaster

    Dancehall in Doncaster

    New stage show Dancehall will tell the story of the people of Doncaster who have lived, loved and danced in the town. The show, co-directed by Esther Richardson and Lucy Hind, charts the story of Doncaster from the dancefloor and will be performed at…
    - 31 Jul 15, 8:34am -
  • First-time UKA Dance medals for Rueda de Casino

    First-time UKA Dance medals for Rueda de Casino

    Salsa takes a step forward this month as the London School of Salsa dancers pick up their UKA Dance medals and certificates at a special presentation in Greenwich, south London on July 27 and 28, from 7pm.With a 100 per cent pass rate, and high m…
    - 17 Jul 15, 12:42pm -

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    Dancing Times

    • June 2016 edition

      June 2016 edition

      We look forward to a summer of dance this month, from The Australian Ballet – with our cover star Leanne Stojmenov – at the London Coliseum to Fearghus Ó Conchúir’s The Casement Project and choreographer Jessica Lang’s new response to Shake…
      - 27 May 16, 11:39am -
    • Bolshoi new season

      Bolshoi new season

      The Bolshoi Ballet’s 2016 to 17 season will include a celebration of Yuri Grigorivich and plans for a new ballet about Rudolf Nureyev.Provisionally titled Nureyev, this work will have choreography by Yuri Possokhov, working with composer Ilya D…
      - 25 May 16, 8:38am -
    • New Casanova for Northern Ballet

      New Casanova for Northern Ballet

      Northern Ballet has announced a new ballet about the 18th century’s most notorious lover, Giacomo Casanova. Kenneth Tindall’s new production will have its premiere in Leeds in March 2017, followed by a UK tour.Casanova’s 12-volume memoirs r…
      - 24 May 16, 6:18am -
    • May 2016 issue

      May 2016 issue

      There are two strands running through the May issue: the Blackpool Dance Festival and an exploration of horror in dance. We speak to a host of ballroom and Latin dancers, preview The Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein and Drew McOnie’s Jekyll and Hyde a…
      - 29 Apr 16, 11:49am -
    • An American in Paris in London

      An American in Paris in London

      Christopher Wheeldon’s production of An American in Paris is coming to London’s West End, with performances at the Dominion Theatre from spring 2017.Inspired by the Oscar-winning film, featuring music by George and Ira Gershwin, the productio…
      - 25 Apr 16, 12:05pm -
    • Christopher Marney appointed artistic director of Ballet Central

      Christopher Marney appointed artistic director of Ballet Central

      Choreographer and dancer Christopher Marney (pictured) has been appointed artistic director of Ballet Central. Marney, who trained at Central School of Ballet, has danced leading roles for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, and choreographed for com…
      - 25 Apr 16, 10:59am -
    • Royal Ballet 2016-17 plans

      Royal Ballet 2016-17 plans

      The Royal Ballet’s plans for 2016 to 2017 include new works by Crystal Pite (pictured), Liam Scarlett and Wayne McGregor and a new production of Philip Glass’ dance opera Les Enfants Terribles choreographed by Javier De Frutos. The season also ma…
      - 6 Apr 16, 6:56am -
    • Dance at the 2016 Edinburgh festival

      Dance at the 2016 Edinburgh festival

      The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its 2016 programme, with Natalia Osipova, Scottish Ballet and Akram Khan Company. This year’s festival runs from August 5 to 29, with events in opera, theatre and music as well as dance.In the…
      - 6 Apr 16, 6:00am -
    • Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

      Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

      New Adventures has announced the world premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, a new production based on the celebrated film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.The production will tour the UK…
      - 5 Apr 16, 5:51am -
    • Kobborg removed from Bucharest National Ballet

      Kobborg removed from Bucharest National Ballet

      Johan Kobborg has apparently been fired as director of the ballet of the Bucharest National Opera. His name has been removed from the company’s website without comment.Kobborg has posted the following statement on Twitter on April 5:“It is…
      - 5 Apr 16, 5:00am -

    Pointe Magazine

    • newSee Every Dance Bag Essential for ABT's Devon Teuscher and Her Dog Riley

      See Every Dance Bag Essential for ABT's Devon Teuscher and Her Dog Riley

      Peek inside Devon Teuscher 's pointe shoes and you'll see a discreetly placed number. "I want to see how many shoes I go through in a year," says the American Ballet Theatre principal. "Last year it was close to 200 pairs." Teuscher kee…
      - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 3:42pm -
    • newAs the Peter Martins Investigation Unfolds, More Dancers Speak Publicly

      As the Peter Martins Investigation Unfolds, More Dancers Speak Publicly

      As the investigation into claims of sexual harassment by New York City Ballet ballet master in chief Peter Martins remains under wraps, more dancers are speaking publicly on the matter. And while many allegations are decades old, dancer…
      - 8 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 12:55pm -
    • newHow to Choose the Perfect Pointe Shoe Toe Pads

      How to Choose the Perfect Pointe Shoe Toe Pads

      There are a ton of different kinds of toe pads out there, and even more opinions about them. It's all about finding the perfect balance between control and comfort. Master pointe shoe fitter Josephine Lee of the California-based The Pointe S…
      - 13 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:30am -
    • Texas Ballet Theater Gets Nutty

      Texas Ballet Theater Gets Nutty

      On December 15, Texas Ballet Theater will set aside its familiar Nutcracker costumes, variations and sets for their one-night-only performance of The Nutty Nutcracker . A satirical take on the classic story, Th…
      - 1 day ago, 12 Dec 17, 10:00am -
    • This Mother/Daughter Duo Is Dancing In The Same Company—But Only For One Season

      This Mother/Daughter Duo Is Dancing In The Same Company—But Only For One Season

      There's a surprising twist to Regina Willoughby's last season with Columbia City Ballet : It's also her 18-year-old daughter Melina's first season with the company. Regina, 40, will retire from the stage in March, just as her daughter s…
      - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 3:19pm -
    • Nutcracker Secrets and Surprises: The Iconic Ballet's Path From Critical Flop to Holiday Fixture

      Nutcracker Secrets and Surprises: The Iconic Ballet's Path From Critical Flop to Holiday Fixture

      Literary Roots E.T.A. Hoffmann, a German writer, penned the eerie and dark tale "Nutcracker and Mouse King" in 1816. About 30 years later, the French writer Alexandre Dumas took the Nutcracker story into his own hands, lightening thi…
      - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:37pm -
    • New York City Ballet Announces Interim Leadership Team

      New York City Ballet Announces Interim Leadership Team

      The New York City Ballet Board of Directors announced on Saturday the interim team that has been appointed to run the artistic side of the company during ballet master in chief Peter Martins' leave of absence . Martins requested a tempo…
      - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 12:02pm -
    • The Standouts of 2017: Hamburg Ballet in "Anna Karenina"

      The Standouts of 2017: Hamburg Ballet in "Anna Karenina"

      At the July world premiere of his Anna Karenina at the Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier showed that his craft for storytelling is among the best. Highlighting the stunning technique and dramatic strengths of his dancers, Neumeier thrust th…
      - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 5:09pm -
    • Steal Angelica Generosa's Workout Secrets, Plus Her Favorite Music for Ab Work

      Steal Angelica Generosa's Workout Secrets, Plus Her Favorite Music for Ab Work

      Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Angelia Generosa uses cross-training to tackle the company's varied repertoire. Cross-training philosophy: Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Angelica Generosa kicked up her workout regime…
      - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 4:56pm -
    • The Standouts of 2017: Adrienne Benz in BalletMet's "Romeo and Juliet"

      The Standouts of 2017: Adrienne Benz in BalletMet's "Romeo and Juliet"

      Romeo wasn't the only one falling in love during Edwaard Liang's production of Romeo and Juliet at BalletMet last April; those in the audience witnessing retiring company star Adrienne Benz's final performance as Juliet were equally cap…
      - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 4:46pm -

    Tippy Toes Ballet Blog

    • Five Benefits of Ballet for Children

      Five Benefits of Ballet for Children

      Take the time to enrol your child in ballet class. Every single time you leave the house and dash to ballet class will be another day you give your child a creative outlet. Ballet for children adds confidence, exercise, focus, culture, and bonding. I…
      - 27 Jan 15, 3:39pm -
    • Step of the Week: Plié

      Step of the Week: Plié

      Step of the Week!Our step of this week at Tippy Toes Ballet is a plie. What is a plie?.................Well a plié [plee-AY] is one of the more basic steps in ballet, but it’s arguably the most important as its often the beginning and ending of th…
      - 23 Jan 15, 3:03pm -
    • Step of the week: 1st Position in Ballet

      Step of the week: 1st Position in Ballet

      Our step of this week at Tippy Toes Ballet is 1st position.There are five different positions of the feet in ballet that define standard placements of feet on the floor. 1st position is when the toes point in opposite directions, with heels touching.…
      - 16 Jan 15, 6:00am -
    • The benefits of dance for young children

      The benefits of dance for young children

      With dance children not only learn how to have fun and be creative, they learn so many great attributes. Kids dance class is one of the best ways to get out all of that energy whilst learning discipline.One of the most rewarding things that a parent…
      - 15 Jan 15, 1:18pm -
    • Bloch Paris Teacher Shoes Review

      Bloch Paris Teacher Shoes Review

      Within the last couple of years I have had problems with my achilles, so I have had to start wearing shoes with a heel since I teach quite a few classes a week.  I have tried a few different makes of teaching shoes, but so far have found these Bloch…
      - 10 Jul 14, 5:51am -
    • Move Dancewear - Great dance wear at great prices!

      Move Dancewear - Great dance wear at great prices!

      Move dancewear has launched it's very own range, and if you are looking to kit your child or yourself out in dance wear for any dance class, there is no need to look any further.The quality of the fabric is beautiful. I wore the Caprice Leotard and f…
      - 4 Apr 14, 8:48am -
    • Ballerina Pop Up Shop

      Ballerina Pop Up Shop

      I have opened a facebook shop. I am having a lovely time sourcing beautiful ballet items for little ones! If only we could wear tutu's all the time!My facebook page is always open, and items can be bought with paypal or bank transfer, and posted out,…
      - 23 Mar 14, 2:46pm -
    • Beautiful Ballet Hair Accessories

      Beautiful Ballet Hair Accessories

      Take a look at these gorgeous hair accessories for children and adults. Baby Pink Hair clipsThese are hand made by dancer Natasha Creek, who is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Dance in London.Having dance and teaching experience, she know…
      - 13 Feb 14, 7:12am -
    • The Perfect Ballet Gifts

      The Perfect Ballet Gifts

      Recently I came across some gorgeous gifts from Dancemania that would be ideal for mum’s little dancers; ideal for keeping them inspired when in and out of the studio. Or even a perfect idea for goodie bags if you are holding your own ballet party…
      - 26 Aug 13, 2:26pm -
    • Cinderella Ballet Workshop in Hitchin, Hertfordshire!

      Cinderella Ballet Workshop in Hitchin, Hertfordshire!

      We are holding a magical Cinderella Ballet Workshop on the 15th August for 3-7 year olds.We are so excited about all the Cinderella fun we can have! Plans are already underway as to what props we will be using, and what lovely sparkly items we might…
      - 27 Jul 13, 8:35am -

    World of Dance

    • Jun Quemado Choreography “Dangerously” @charlieputh
      Haven’t posted in a few months and I thought it was time for a new video! “Dangerously” by Charlie Puth […]The post Jun Quemado Choreography “Dangerously” @charlieputh appeared first on World of Dance.
      - 3 Jun 16, 3:45pm -
    • POPPIN JOHN | RIHANNA’S GUN
      Learn from Poppin John at http://www.LEARN2BUST.com INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/poppinjohnsbk Booking email: http://www.xceltalent.comThe post POPPIN JOHN | RIHANNA’S GUN appeared first on World of Dance.
      - 1 Jun 16, 10:37pm -
    • JUST SMOKE AND MIRRORS | POPPIN JOHN | TROY BOI
      Learn from Poppin John at http://www.LEARN2BUST.com INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/poppinjohnsbk Booking email: http://www.xceltalent.com Music: “The Force” by TroyBoi http://www.soundcloud.com/TroyBoi http://www.twitter.com/troyboimusic htt…
      - 19 May 16, 3:36pm -
    • THE CYPHER Pt. 2 | Poppin John | Madd Chadd | Poppin Hyun Joon
      Learn to dance from Poppin John at http://www.learn2bust.com Booking: http://www.xceltalent.com instagram: http://www.instagram.com/poppinjohnsbk Madd Chadd channel http://www.youtube.com/maddchadd Poppin Hyun Joon channel […]The post THE CYPHER P…
      - 11 May 16, 5:07pm -
    • Rihanna – Needed Me | @RickyCole_mwc Choreography @Rihanna
      Got To Teach and Host at The Rise Dance Co. last weekend in Gilbert Arizona, Thank you to all who […]The post Rihanna – Needed Me | @RickyCole_mwc Choreography @Rihanna appeared first on World of Dance.
      - 6 May 16, 5:30pm -
    • PANDA – Desiigner (Dance TUTORIAL) | @MattSteffanina Choreography
      “PANDA” Dance TUTORIAL | Choreography by: Matt Steffanina ▶ Watch the FULL Dance Video: https://youtu.be/uFO4Riu5DjU ▶ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/MattSteffanina | http://instagram.com/DanceTutorialsLive […]The post PANDA – Desiigner…
      - 3 May 16, 1:28pm -
    • OnGoing Thing 20syl #WODDALLAS #GADGIKSOLO @armando_decoy_munoz
      #WODDALLAS #GADGIKSOLO Please follow me on Instagram @armando_decoy_munoz 19 year old dancer. This is my World Of Dance Solo Competition […]The post OnGoing Thing 20syl #WODDALLAS #GADGIKSOLO @armando_decoy_munoz appeared first on World of Dance.
      - 30 Apr 16, 3:30pm -
    • Solo Dance Competition | #WODDallas #GadgikSolo feat. Joe stylezzz | ongoing thing – 20syl
      Shot & Edited by: Joey “JAM” Mandal (@joeythejam) from Step X Step https://www.youtube.com/user/stepxstepdanceThe post Solo Dance Competition | #WODDallas #GadgikSolo feat. Joe stylezzz | ongoing thing – 20syl appeared first on World of Dance.
      - 30 Apr 16, 3:13am -
    • SOLO Dance Competition | #WODDallas #GadgikSolo feat. Outrage | Ongoing Thing – 20syl
      SOLO Dance Competition | #WODDallas #GadgikSolo feat. Outrage | Ongoing Thing – 20syl.. Whats up guys, I understand this upload […]The post SOLO Dance Competition | #WODDallas #GadgikSolo feat. Outrage | Ongoing Thing – 20syl appeared first on…
      - 30 Apr 16, 2:34am -
    • BuddyLove | #WODDallas #GadgikSolo Ongoing Thing-20syl
      THE NEXT SOLO CONTEST IS HERE! Enter for your chance to win a trip to perform at WOD DALLAS! This […]The post BuddyLove | #WODDallas #GadgikSolo Ongoing Thing-20syl appeared first on World of Dance.
      - 30 Apr 16, 12:51am -
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    Dance Spirit

    • newHow Charlize Glass Morphed From Baby to Beast On the Dance Floor

      How Charlize Glass Morphed From Baby to Beast On the Dance Floor

      Some might say Charlize Glass' fame kicked off with a single three-letter word. In 2014, Beyoncé shared a video of the then–12-year-old dancer performing to "Yoncé" on Instagram, along with a simple caption: "WOW!" But by that point, the…
      - 4 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 4:57pm -
    • newLex Ishimoto and Taylor Sieve Spill the Deets on Their Romance

      Lex Ishimoto and Taylor Sieve Spill the Deets on Their Romance

      "So you Think You Can Dance" Season 14 finalists Lex Ishimoto and Taylor Sieve shocked fans at home (at least the ones who hadn't thoroughly scoured their respective Instagrams) during Episode 14, when choreographer Mia Michaels asked if either of…
      - 11 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 10:36am -
    • newMeet the Mother-Daughter Duo Dancing in the Same Ballet Company

      Meet the Mother-Daughter Duo Dancing in the Same Ballet Company

      There's a surprising twist to Regina Willoughby's last season with Columbia City Ballet : It's also her 18-year-old daughter Melina's first season with the company. Regina, 40, will retire from the stage in March, just as her daughter s…
      - 11 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 10:18am -
    • newThis Ballerina's Mind-Boggling Workout Is Serious #Goals

      This Ballerina's Mind-Boggling Workout Is Serious #Goals

      Yes, we all know dancers are strong. But sometimes it takes a truly epic workout video to remind us JUST HOW INSANELY STRONG they actually are. Behold, National Ballet of Canada principal Svetlana Lunkina 's oh-so-casual pre-class…
      - 11 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 10:16am -
    • #VideoBreak: Ashley Everett In "Duets" Is Everything You Need Today

      #VideoBreak: Ashley Everett In "Duets" Is Everything You Need Today

      Beyoncé's choreographer + Beyoncé's dance captain + the greatest duets of our generation = dance video greatness. Yes, it may seem too good to be true, but the dance gods have gifted us with this very sequence—and it's the best thing we've see…
      - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 5:12pm -
    PopMuse

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    A curated aggregation of musings from across the land and of different subject matters for the scanoholics.