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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

    • newAsk Amy: I'm Clashing with My Partner

      Ask Amy: I'm Clashing with My Partner

      Do you have any tips for dealing with a stubborn partner? We both want to succeed, but we can't seem to communicate. —Jesse You'll never be able to control or change your partner 's personality. But you can consider wheth…
      - 12 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 5:15pm -
    • new#TBT–Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Cinderella (2003)

      #TBT–Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Cinderella (2003)

      We've all dreamt of it: dancing a romantic pas de deux with your real-life love interest. Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have done it countless times as one of ballet's most beloved on- and offstage couples. In this immaculate 2003 performance w…
      - 12 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 5:04pm -
    • Meet the Latest Princess Grace Award Winners

      Meet the Latest Princess Grace Award Winners

      Each year, the Princess Grace Foundation honors an extraordinary group of artists. This year, ballet got a major nod. Six of the eight winners in the dance performance and choreography category are ballet-related. (The other two are Alvin Ailey Am…
      - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 5:03pm -
    • Bolshoi Ballet's Ekaterina Krysanova on Originating Her Role in ​The Taming of the Shrew​

      Bolshoi Ballet's Ekaterina Krysanova on Originating Her Role in ​The Taming of the Shrew​

      What do you enjoy more: performing or being in the studio? Performing, of course. It's like waiting and getting ready for your birthday party. The rehearsals are a hard process: It's a long wait for enjoyment. What qu…
      - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:18pm -
    • Live-Stream Alert! Watch San Francisco Ballet in Rehearsals Tomorrow

      Live-Stream Alert! Watch San Francisco Ballet in Rehearsals Tomorrow

      It may be the middle of summer, but San Francisco Ballet is already rehearsing for its spring season. There's a lot to prepare for—the company's Unbound: A Festival of New Works , which runs April 20–May 6, 2018, will feature 12 new…
      - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 6:23pm -
    • The Bolshoi Hits "Refresh" for Its New York City Tour

      The Bolshoi Hits "Refresh" for Its New York City Tour

      When the Bolshoi Ballet visited New York in 2014, Soviet-era productions like Yuri Grigorovich's Swan Lake and Spartacus were on the menu. This summer, the company is taking a different approach under ballet director Makhar V…
      - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 10:05am -
    • Festival Ballet Providence Dancer Seriously Injured in a Hit-and-Run Recovers in Record Time

      Festival Ballet Providence Dancer Seriously Injured in a Hit-and-Run Recovers in Record Time

      On the morning of June 25, Festival Ballet Providence dancer Jordan Nelson was biking to meet a friend in Rhode Island when he was hit by a box truck. The driver drove off, leaving Nelson injured on the ground. The accident left Nels…
      - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:36pm -
    • Sara Mearns Shares the Emotional Side of "Diamonds"

      Sara Mearns Shares the Emotional Side of "Diamonds"

      I had grown up watching Kyra Nichols and Wendy Whelan dancing "Diamonds," and it was my absolute dream to dance it, too. I immediately connected to "Diamonds." It's big, dramatic movement, nothing small, and I don't think there's anything small ab…
      - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 10:02am -
    • Beat the Summer Layoff Slump: Get Back in Shape with These Pro Tips

      Beat the Summer Layoff Slump: Get Back in Shape with These Pro Tips

      Monday morning class after a three-day weekend? Stiff. After eight weeks off? Agonizing. For most professional dancers on their summer layoff, a break from the daily grind is simultaneously exciting and unnerving. These months are often rese…
      - 6 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 8:00am -
    • NYCB's Teresa Reichlen on the Challenges of Dancing "Rubies"

      NYCB's Teresa Reichlen on the Challenges of Dancing "Rubies"

      The soloist in "Rubies" has been one of my favorite roles since the first time I danced it. I was in the corps then and it was one of my first big parts. It's so powerful and freeing. My favorite moment is when I come straight down center towards…
      - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:10am -

    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

    • newThis Dancer Doesn't Let Her Disabilities Discourage Her Dreams

      This Dancer Doesn't Let Her Disabilities Discourage Her Dreams

      For 14-year-old Averi Hodgson, focusing on her ballet training while growing up was never easy: She's suffered from epilepsy since she was in first grade, and later, she was also diagnosed with scoliosis. Here, she tells her story of pers…
      - 13 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 4:02pm -
    • newThis Palestinian Refugee Is Using Dance to Defy Terrorism

      This Palestinian Refugee Is Using Dance to Defy Terrorism

      Dance is a powerful form of expression, and Ahmad Joudeh is using its influence to promote peace. The 27-year-old is a Palestinian refugee, whose decision to pursue his passion for ballet has made him the target of death threats from terrori…
      - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 2:45pm -
    • newWatch James Corden's Brilliant Song-and-Dance Tribute to Transgender Troops

      Watch James Corden's Brilliant Song-and-Dance Tribute to Transgender Troops

      "Late Late Show" host James Corden was one of the many, many people shocked by President Trump's sudden decision to ban transgender people from the military yesterday. And he decided to voice his outrage in the way most likely to rile a…
      - 18 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:14am -
    • You Should Know: Kaylee Quinn

      You Should Know: Kaylee Quinn

      In addition to training, competing and winning titles in just about every style you can think of, 13-year-old Kaylee Quinn is a regular on the sci-fi drama "Stitchers," playing the younger version of the show's main character. Her path in dance ha…
      - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 5:04pm -
    • This Contemporary-Hip Hop Fusion Video is All Kinds of Fierce

      This Contemporary-Hip Hop Fusion Video is All Kinds of Fierce

      What do you get when a former rhythmic gymnast joins forces with a skilled hip-hop dancer/choreographer? A jaw-dropping performance that will have you hitting repeat. We're in awe of this dance routine—performed by Nathalie Fauquette (the…
      - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:22pm -
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