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Strictly Come Dancing 2015

September 1, 2015

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Strictly Come Dancing 2015 All aboard! The Strictly Express is back in town as the biggest and best dancing show on television returns to BBC One. The celebrity contestants of 2015 are Ainsley Harriott, Anita Rani, Anthony Ogogo, Carol Kirkwood, Daniel O’Donnell, Georgia May Foote, Helen George, Iwan Thomas, Jamelia, Jay McGuiness, Jeremy Vine, Katie […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Creative Successful Dyslexic

August 10, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | Creative Successful Dyslexic by Margaret Rooke This is such a fabulous, pithy book. I’m not dyslexic but the stories from 25 high achievers including Darcey Bussell reveal what a diagnosis dyslexia has meant to them. Yes, there are tough times, but the stories are punchy in the right way with so much […]

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Royal Academy of Dance and The Sarasota Ballet to train Professional Dancers to become Dance Teachers

May 27, 2015

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Royal Academy of Dance and The Sarasota Ballet to train Professional Dancers to become Dance Teachers The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is delighted to announce a new and exciting programme for professional dancers wishing to prepare for a career in teaching, in partnership with The Sarasota Ballet. In the 40th Anniversary year of the […]

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BBC Young Dancer Award

May 10, 2015

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BBC Young Dancer Award A 17-year-old contemporary dancer from Northumberland has been named the first winner of the BBC Young Dancer award. Connor Scott beat five other finalists after they all performed before a panel of leading dance experts at Sadler’s Wells in London. The award was presented by Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta – […]

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Royal Ballet Young Choreographer, Charlotte Edmonds to be Genée 2015 Commissioned Choreographer

April 15, 2015

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Royal Ballet Young Choreographer, Charlotte Edmonds to be Genée 2015 Commissioned Choreographer   Rising choreographic talent Charlotte Edmonds joins The Royal Ballet for the 2015/16 Season for the first Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme and will undertake her first professional commission with the Royal Academy of Dance. Charlotte will be the Commissioned Choreographer for the […]

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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season

March 26, 2015

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Royal Ballet School announces Summer Season Choreographer Liam Scarlett returns to The Royal Ballet School to create new work for summer performances The School’s 2015 Summer Season at the Royal Opera House will include five performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre from 1 to 4 July and will culminate in a matinée performance on the […]

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DARCEY BUSSELL CBE ATTENDS THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S REFURBISHED HOME BASE

January 20, 2015

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DARCEY BUSSELL CBE ATTENDS THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S REFURBISHED HOME BASE Following a dramatic transformation costing around £2.7m, last night Birmingham Royal Ballet unveiled its new look home at the Birmingham Hippodrome complex to a selection of invited guests who have supported the fundraising campaign including Campaign for the Future President, Darcey […]

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Darcey Bussell joins BBC Young Dancer 2015

January 15, 2015

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Year of Song and Dance Launch Pictures Darcey Bussell - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes

The BBC presents brand-new documentaries and exceptional live performances in a year-long celebration of culture Unveiled today, former Royal Ballet Principal Ballerina Darcey Bussell joins BBC Young Dancer 2015 as co-presenter and dance expert for the Grand Final Also announced, Chief Executive of The Place Kenneth Tharp joins BBC Young Dancer 2015 as Category Finalist Judge across all categories A […]

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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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Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey

December 28, 2014

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Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey Retired Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussell explores the life of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn – away from the cameras and perhaps surprisingly, away from Hollywood. Hepburn spent the majority of her adult life in Switzerland, where she could escape the frenzy of the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2014

December 25, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2014 Louis Smith wins the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Christmas Special.  Sir Bruce Forsyth returned to the Strictly ballroom alongside Tess Daly to host this year’s all-star Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special on Christmas Day on BBC One.  Gymnast Louis Smith was crowned King of the Christmas Ballroom with professional […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Final

December 20, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014 champions Caroline Flack, Pasha Kovalev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | The Final Part one of the two live shows that make up the Strictly Come Dancing Final saw Caroline & Pasha score a perfect 40 for each dance, putting them at the top of the leaderboard with the judges. Mark & Karen’s dances saw Bruno commenting “a lorry load of charm” scoring […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Results | Semi Final

December 14, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Results | Semi Final Jake Wood is the eleventh celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Jake and Janette were the eleventh couple to be eliminated from the competition in last night’s Strictly Come Dancing semi-final. They found themselves in the dance-off for the first time, where they competed against Mark and Karen […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Semi-Final

December 13, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | Semi-Final Who would have thought it ? After a shaky start with their “not quite flawless” (Len) Foxtrot (35), Caroline & Pasha score a perfect 40 for their “hot salsa” (Darcey) and lead the scoreboard before the public vote. Jake & Janette went from Happy Hour at the Queen Vic in […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Results | Quarter Finals

December 7, 2014

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Pixie & Trent take their final dance Trent Whiddon, Pixie Lott - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing Results | Quarter Finals Pixie Lott is the tenth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2014   Pixie Lott and professional partner Trent Whiddon found themselves in the dance-off in this week’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing: The Results alongside Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff.   On Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing Quarter Final, the six remaining couples in […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Quarter Finals

December 6, 2014

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Trent Whiddon, Pixie Lott - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing | Quarter Finals Strictly Come Dancing introduced the Waltz-a-thon into the quarter finals; a chance to see all the couples on the dance floor together, dancing the same dance. But first, they each have their first dance to contend with, and this is how it went : Simon & Kristina opened the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing results | Around The World

November 30, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing results | Around The World Sunetra Sarker is the ninth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing 2014   Sunetra Sarker and professional partner Brendan Cole found themselves in the dance-off in this week’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing: The Results alongside Mark Wright and professional partner, Karen Hauer.    On Saturday night’s ‘Around […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Around The World

November 29, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | Around The World Did you agree with the scoring this week ? Caroline and Pasha’s Charleston is top of the leader board with 39 points, with Darcey saying the dance was “amazing.” Was it ? Simon & Kristina danced a beautiful Waltz that was “fabulous” (Len) and “so fine, almost Princely” […]

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Strictly Come Dancing results week 9

November 23, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing results week 9   Steve Backshall is the eighth celebrity to depart Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV presenter Steve Backshall and professional partner Ola Jordan found themselves in the dance-off for the first time in this week’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing: The Results alongside star of Casualty Sunetra Sarker and her professional partner, Brendan Cole. On Saturday night’s show, […]

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Strictly Come Dancing week 9

November 22, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing week 9 This was the week that : Mary Berry was in the audience along with a Hairy Biker Claudia Winkleman made a welcome return to the show Eight Celebrities remain It’s four weeks to the final   Which means that : Steve & Ola opened the show with their American football […]

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