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Ballet News Halloween Giveaway

October 31, 2014

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Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]

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Calling All Dancers!

October 21, 2014

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Calling all dancers! #DanceSelfie Day Today Dance Proms need you to take a #DanceSelfie and tweet it today 21 October with the hashtag #DanceSelfie. They want to get dancers from all around the world tweeting their dancing selfies – highlighting what a large, diverse and inspirational community we all are! Make sure you use the […]

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Dance product launches with sponsorship of young winners

May 26, 2014

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Dance product launches with sponsorship of young winners Dance Essential Supplements is a dedicated company formulating and manufacturing nutritional and dietary supplements specifically for dancers. To launch the supplements the company teamed up with the world’s top competitive online dance competition Dance Upon a Dream, sponsoring and supporting Season 3 senior category winners. Dance Essential Supplements was born […]

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Bloch Warm-Up Boots | New Colours

December 20, 2013

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Bloch Warm-Up Boots | New Colours Since I first recommended Bloch’s warm-up boots, I’ve had requests for different colours – especially pink. The boots are so popular that I’ve recently included them in my Christmas Edit. Well, today is a good news day and I can report that new colours have been added to the […]

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INVERNESS: THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO STAR ON STAGE WITH SCOTTISH BALLET

August 22, 2013

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INVERNESS: THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO STAR ON STAGE WITH SCOTTISH BALLET   Scottish Ballet is seeking young stars in Inverness to dance on stage with the professional company in the world premiere tour of Hansel & Gretel at Eden Court Theatre in January 2014.   Young dancers (boys and girls) aged 12 to 14 […]

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Dance panellists needed to judge 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard

January 23, 2013

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Dance panellists needed to judge 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard Applications now open for public panellists to judge 2014 Olivier Awards with MasterCard and there is a dance category An opportunity for keen theatre-goers to enjoy free theatre in 2013 Applications now open and close 5 February 2013 The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has declared […]

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Crisis at Christmas

November 28, 2012

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Crisis at Christmas Education and engagement can transform the lives of homeless people and Crisis at Christmas provides an exciting opportunity to involve their guests in a range of stimulating activities, including dance. During the week Crisis will offer a meaningful, inspirational and fun programme of activities and entertainments. At a time of year that is all […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Hollywood Week

October 20, 2012

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Strictly Come Dancing | Hollywood Week 3 On this dramatic night, the Strictly pros launch the action with a sharp and sassy vermillion, black & white routine. Not the most flattering outfit, especially for Kristina, but it’s fast and there are feathers.  Past Strictly winner Kara Tointon & contestant Nancy Dell’Olio are in attendance, and […]

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Darcey Bussell | The Strictly Come Dancing trailer – Extended Version

September 8, 2012

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Darcey Bussell | The Strictly Come Dancing trailer – Extended Version   Here’s Darcey Bussell in the extended version of the Strictly Come Dancing trailer, where you can see her tackle a few of the ballroom steps with the other judges – Len Goodman, Craig Revel-Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.  

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Darcey Bussell & Strictly Come Dancing

September 4, 2012

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Darcey Bussell & Strictly Come Dancing Here’s a couple of newly released photographs, from the making of the Strictly Come Dancing trailer.  

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Strictly Come Dancing & Darcey Bussell

September 1, 2012

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The Judges, Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Strictly Come Dancing | The Judges Ladies, Gentlemen and Children : there’s a new girl on the block this year and it’s ex-Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell who joins the judging panel on Strictly Come Dancing. Bussell has appeared as a guest judge before, but this is her first time in at the start ! […]

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Strictly Come Dancing trailer introducing Darcey Bussell

August 31, 2012

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Strictly Come Dancing introduces Darcey Bussell Here’s the behind the scenes film of the making of the Strictly Come Dancing trailer, where the judges introduce ex-Royal Baller dancer Darcey Bussell.  

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New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games

August 21, 2012

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'Fusional Fragments' by Marc Brew with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Photographer Irven Lewis

New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games   Last year Ballet News broke new ground : Ballet News presents a British Sign Language Interpretation for the first time I’d like to introduce you to Kelly Johnson, a Junior Trainee Sign Language Interpreter.  Kelly has, for the first time, interpreted […]

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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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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in pictures

June 5, 2012

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert Flawless are currently on tour with English National Ballet, but found time to perform at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert last night. Enjoy the photographs from the concert outside Buckingham Palace. All photographs copyright BBC.  No unauthorised reproduction. [nggallery id=64]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Diamond Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park

February 24, 2012

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Strictly Come Dancing | Diamond Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park As part of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Craig Revel-Horwood will host main stage performances by the dancers from Strictly Come Dancing. The shows are presented by BBC Worldwide and are from 10.30am until 7pm on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2012. Family Festival […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Celebrated at NFB Mediatheque

February 17, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Celebrated at NFB Mediatheque Dance on Film and Archival Display February 21  – 29, 2012 February 17, 2012… To celebrate The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary season the NFB Mediatheque will present a week-long series of dance on film, February 21 – 29, 2012. The series will launch […]

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Ballet News World Exclusive | English National Ballet’s Crystal Costa in all-Canadian photo shoot

February 1, 2012

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Ballet News World Exclusive | English National Ballet’s Crystal Costa in all-Canadian photo shoot Recently, fellow Canadians Crystal Costa (First Soloist with English National Ballet) and Dan Freeman (Radio DJ and photographer) teamed up for a photoshoot like no other, and Ballet News was promised some exclusives ! Freeman explains, “working with Crystal was an experience […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

January 27, 2012

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2012 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   David Bintley’s production of Hobson’s Choice A mixed bill Spring Passions   Venue and booking information: Birmingham Hippodrome: Tickets: 0844 338 5000 Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to return to the Birmingham Hippodrome stage from 22 February to 3 March.  The Company will perform their […]

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne

January 19, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | A Dancer in Wartime | Gillian Lynne I received this book to review, before Christmas last year.  What with one thing and another : a ferocious workload before the holidays and then Christmas itself, I never even had the chance to pick it up. Until yesterday.  I can only say what […]

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