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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training

July 11, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training We are pleased to announce an event bringing together the country’s leading dance schools in a collaboration at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre in March 2015, hosted by The Royal Ballet School. Spring Celebration: A showcase of British dance training, will […]

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Candidates Selected for the 2013 Prix de Lausanne

November 6, 2012

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Candidates Selected for the 2013 Prix de Lausanne A total of 254 candidates (189 female and 65 male dancers), representing 32 different nationalities, applied for the Prix de Lausanne video selections that took place from October 25th to 28th, 2012. The assessing panel for this qualifying round of the competition was made up of the […]

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Ballet Backstage | First hand account of the Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 14, 2012

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Backstage at the Olympics Closing Ceremony & rehearsals with the ballet dancers So, what does it feel like to dance in front of an audience of 26 million people ? Last year one of the Olympics casting directors asked me to help them find hundreds of ballet dancers who could dance very strongly en pointe, and in October […]

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Exposed : The ballet dancer capturing it all

July 24, 2012

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The ballet dancer’s snapshot Anecdotal evidence suggests that a higher than average proportion of professional ballet dancers use a camera (often a high-end model) as a hobby and a way of recording the backstage preparations and after-show celebrations. You often find dancers at the side of the stage capturing the action. It’s easy to see why; visual by nature, […]

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National Youth Ballet | Ballet Chocolat reviewed plus Ballet News presents a British Sign Language Interpretation for the first time!

September 12, 2011

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Ballet Chocolat National Youth Ballet Sadlers Wells London Sunday, September 11th 2011 The first thing to say is that I echo fellow NYB first timer, Wayne McGregor (resident choreographer at The Royal Ballet) who said on stage at the end of this performance that he was “blown away” by the talent, passion and dedication shown […]

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Ballet Chocolat

July 6, 2011

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Every now and then (but nowhere near often enough) something innovative catches my eye and I just have to break the Ballet News rules !  This is one such occassion. The National Youth Ballet is not a vocational school or ballet company, rather it’s dancers are yound dance students who have often gone on to […]

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Ballet NEWS | Late Starter – Diarmaid O’Meara

December 11, 2009

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Diarmaid O'Meara @ The Royal Opera House, Photograph : Mo Greig

Diarmaid O’Meara – behind the dancer  Most of the expert dancers you see on stage have been through rigorous, repetitive training to become an elite athlete – because that’s what professional ballet dancers are. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) in 1993 as ‘the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years’. The study […]

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