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Strictly Come Dancing – The Final

November 30, 2016

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Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jay Brooks

Strictly Come Dancing – The Final After 13 amazing weeks of glitter, excitement and sensational dance performances, the most glamorous night of TV has arrived as the Strictly Come Dancing Final comes live to BBC One. Back in September, 15 celebrities entered the ballroom for the very first time, but now only the finalists remain. […]

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Ballet At Christmas 2016

November 25, 2016

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Snowflakes and Drosselmeyer in a performance of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House - (C) Royal Opera House - Photographer: Andrej Uspenski

Ballet At Christmas 2016 BBC Two The Nutcracker For the first time in many years, the Royal Ballet has granted access behind-the-scenes for a landmark 90 minute Christmas documentary, following the company over three months as they prepare for the season’s production of The Nutcracker. Following the debuts of a number of dancers in iconic […]

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Strictly Christmas Special line-up revealed

November 8, 2016

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Strictly Christmas Special line-up revealed Six former Strictly celebrities will be taking to the floor for an all-star Christmas extravaganza on BBC One as the previous ballroom contestants return for a yuletide special filled with festive fun. This year the leading ladies set to trip the light fantastic are: Olympian and presenter, Denise Lewis (series […]

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English National Ballet Nutcracker National Tour | Casting

October 20, 2016

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Snowflakes from The Nutcracker in tutus

English National Ballet Nutcracker National Tour  | Casting Wednesday 23 November 2016 – Saturday 7 January 2017 Performance times and ticket prices vary This Christmas season English National Ballet presents its acclaimed production of Nutcracker on tour in Milton Keynes (23 – 26 Nov 2016) and Liverpool (29 Nov – 3 Dec 2016) before returning […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 Celebrity Line-up Revealed

November 19, 2015

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas 2015 poster

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 Celebrity Line-up Revealed   Deck the halls with glitter balls as the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2015 line-up is revealed.  Six of the most loved Strictly Come Dancing winners and contestants from previous series will return for a festive edition of the nation’s favourite show and add some […]

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Free Engagement Session For You

November 1, 2015

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Free Engagement Photoshoot This is a month often associated with thanksgiving and with giving back. So I’m #payingitforward by offering a free engagement shoot to one couple getting married in the UK. I hope that you’ll have a location in mind that is special to you, where you feel at home and relaxed. I’ll guide […]

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Christmas dreams come true in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker

September 23, 2015

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Christmas dreams come true in Northern Ballet’s The Nutcracker This winter join Northern Ballet on the ultimate family adventure as Christmas favourite, The Nutcracker, returns to the stage. Northern Ballet will tour with this enduring festive tale to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre, Newcastle Theatre Royal and Norwich Theatre Royal in November 2015 before returning to […]

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A Year On Pointe

December 31, 2014

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A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014

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Happy Holidays from Ballet News Happy Holidays to all Ballet Newsers. Thank you for your support during 2014 and here’s to a mahoosive 2015 for all of us!

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2014

December 6, 2014

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Tess Daly, Sir Bruce Forsyth - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2014 Recently the celebrities taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special were announced. The pairings are as follows: Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Aljaž Skorjanec Lisa Riley and Robin Windsor Rachel Stevens and Tristan MacManus Louis Smith and Aliona Vilani Chris Hollins and Iveta Lukosiute Russell Grant and Joanne Clifton […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special Celebrities Revealed

November 13, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special Celebrities Revealed Deck the halls with glitter balls… Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to the ballroom alongside Tess Daly as the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special promises to light up a magical Christmas Day on BBC One, with six of the most memorable contestants from years past returning for a festive […]

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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason

August 15, 2014

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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason 11 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 Tickets from £7.50 available online Skate at Somerset House partners with Fortnum & Mason for the first time to present the most chic and complete Christmas experience in London this season In the countdown to Christmas, Skate at Somerset House […]

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Happy Ballet News Christmas !

December 25, 2013

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Happy Ballet News Christmas ! I received this lovely Christmas Card from Berenice Bercelli, with whom I’ve been collaborating over the past year, and I wanted to share it with you. Many of Bercelli’s illustrations that have been exclusive to Ballet News are for sale as Limited Editions (though not this one). Happy Christmas to […]

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Ballet at Christmas

December 24, 2013

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A Ballet News World Exclusive Illustration by Noemi Manalang

 Ballet at Christmas Looking for ballet on television over the holidays ? Here’s your guide. Carlos Acosta’s new Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote is on BBC Four at 8pm on Christmas Day. On Sky Arts you can see : Les Patineurs on 15 December at 3.30pm and then at various other times during the festive period. The […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013

December 14, 2013

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Pasha Kovalev, Flavia Cacace, Janette Manrara, Robin Windsor, Ian Waite, Karen Hauer - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2013   The celebrities taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special for 2013 were announced recently. The full line-up is : Anton Du Beke, Rufus Hound, Flavia Cacace, Elaine Paige, Pasha Kovalev, Janette Manrara, Ricky Norwood, Rochelle Humes, Ian Waite, Aliona Vilani, Matt Goss, Sara cox, Robin Windsor, […]

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The Ballet News Christmas Edit

December 6, 2013

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The Ballet News Christmas Edit The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson is an ambassador for the Pandora charm bracelet seen in the above photograph. Symbolising meanings that enable women to express their true inner self and beliefs, the collection of 24 sterling silver charms feature symbolic materials, colours and patterns that represent key values such as joy, […]

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STRICTLY COME DANCING 2013 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL LINEUP CONFIRMED

November 25, 2013

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STRICTLY COME DANCING 2013 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL LINEUP CONFIRMED   Deck the halls with glitter balls… the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special returns once again to light up a magical Christmas Day, as six brand new celebrities take part in a festive edition of the nation’s much loved show. Tonight it was confirmed officially on It […]

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The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot

November 14, 2013

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Prisca Bertoni and Ronnie. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings – plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]

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The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle

October 9, 2013

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The Nutcracker Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle This year I’m offering the popular Ballet News Christmas puzzle, with a new photograph. The Snowflakes guiding the Sleigh through the snow – as seen above – is the photograph that has been chosen by you, my lovely readers. I know it seems very early to be thinking about Christmas! The reason […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 20, 2013

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Dreda Blow as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo Jason Tozer

Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really enjoy my work so I don’t really have trouble motivating myself on a Monday morning. It is, however, tough to get your motor running again after a few days off. I love breakfast and […]

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