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Full Line Up for Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Confirmed

August 23, 2016

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Full Line Up for Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Confirmed The line-up of celebrity contestants for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One is complete as the final three contestants were revealed on The One Show this evening (Monday 22nd August). Actress Lesley Joseph, best known for her role in Birds of a Feather, World […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet

February 11, 2014

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RNZB dancers in Bronte Kelly and Helio Lima in Don Quixote pas de deux TOWER Tutus on tour - credit Evan Li

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bronte Kelly, Royal New Zealand Ballet From Queensland, Australia, Bronte started dancing at the age of four and went on to train at The Australian Ballet School. She joined Royal New Zealand Ballet at the start of 2011 and recent highlights include appearing in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, performing the title role in […]

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Strictly Come Dancing with Torvill & Dean

November 14, 2013

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Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing with Torvill & Dean Performance photographs and a glimpse behind the scenes All photographs © BBC Pictures. No unauthorised reproduction.   I recently reported on rehearsals for BBC Children in Need’s Strictly Come Dancing Special, starring Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Today I’m able to release performance photographs from the show, which […]

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BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special

November 6, 2013

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Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special   The BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing Special features ice skating Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. On Friday 15 November the 2013 appeal night will come live from the brand new Children in Need studio and – for the first time – live […]

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BBC Children in Need 2012

November 6, 2012

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Nicola Wilson, Tina Cook and Zara Phillips from the Eventing Team let their hair down and do Gangnam Style to raise money for Children In Need. - (C) BBC Children in Need - Photographer: Jack Barnes

BBC Children in Need 2012 BBC Children in Need returns later this month – and there will be dancing ! Sir Terry Wogan will be joined by Fearne Cotton, Tess Daly plus Nick Grimshaw to host a bigger than ever, spectacular night of musical entertainment, sketches, special features, glitz, glamour and guest appearances. Around twenty […]

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Ballet Knitteds

September 4, 2012

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Ballet Knitteds There’s been a huge, fun trend sweeping the Olympic Park in the last month, with the wonderful Games Makers knitting – either each other or their favourite Olympians. There’s a facebook group, posting photographs of their knitted heros, including the Superhuman Paralympians. I thought it would be a great opportunity for Ballet Newsers […]

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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

August 27, 2012

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Behind the scenes at the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Olivia Devyea had a bumpy ride to the Olympics, but after being selected to dance along with hundreds of other ballet dancers and Darcey Bussell, the roller-coaster really took off. Devyea tells her story of how this amazing opportunity came about and what was involved. “I […]

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Scottish Ballet | AUTUMN SEASON 2012

August 20, 2012

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Scottish Ballet | AUTUMN SEASON 2012 From a glowing installation by Glasgow award winning artist to the erotic charged passions of a fiery tango, Scottish Ballet presents its first triple bill season under the Artistic Directorship of Christopher Hampson. Run For It Choreography Martin Lawrance / Music John Adams 5 Tangos Choreography Hans van Manen […]

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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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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony on a flaming phoenix

August 13, 2012

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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony Retired Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell spectacularly flew into the Olympic Stadium last night on a flaming phoenix to dance to a piece created by Christopher Wheeldon. As Bussell lands on the centre stage, she’s met by four male dancers – Gary Avis, Jonathan Cope, Edward Watson and Nehemiah Kish – […]

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Olympian Gold for You

August 12, 2012

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Olympian Gold for You Who wouldn’t love to have a Gold medal around their neck this summer ? Well, as that may not be entirely possible for the majority of us, Miu Miu has come up with a truly fab alternative. You CAN have Gold, Silver or Bronze about your person this summer – and […]

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Ballet meets The Olympics

August 11, 2012

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Ballet meets The Olympics Seb Coe, chair of the Olympic organising committee (LOCOG) is put through his paces by ballet dancers. Meanwhile, dancers from English National Ballet performed an extract from Swan Lake, which they are currently performing at the London Coliseum, at the O2 Arena ahead of the gymnastics competition.  Unfortunately it wasn’t broadcast […]

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Ballet News Selects | summer yellow

July 28, 2012

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Ballet News Selects | summer yellow At the height of summer it seems only right to celebrate with yellow and all things golden – the Olympics are underway and who isn’t hoping for gold? This Ethereal Pleat Maxi Dress from Oasis ticks all the right boxes.  It’s suitably yellow, in fact it’s positively radiant and […]

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English National Ballet return to the Lake | full casting announced

July 10, 2012

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English National Ballet return to the Lake Derek Deane’s Swan Lake makes a welcome return to the Coliseum for ten performances only during Summer 2012, offering visitors to London the chance to see this five star reviewed production. Dancing the lead role of Odette/Odile on opening night will be Daria Klimentová alongside Russian star Vadim […]

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BT ArtBoxes in London

June 17, 2012

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BT ArtBox Just as with the recent Faberge Big Egg Hunt, a new collection is springing up all over London but lacks a ballet theme.  We can’t have that ! The K6, or Red Phone Box to you and I – was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V’s Silver Jubilee. We’ve […]

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Ballet Business | Fundraising

June 11, 2012

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Ballet Business | the business of fundraising “It’s my dream. There’s nothing else I want to do.”  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that. Dreams are vital and if you’ve got to the stage where you need to be thinking about fundraising – well done! The transition of dream to reality begins […]

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Irek Mukhamedov joins the Schaufuss Ballet’s Award Winning Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum

March 20, 2012

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Irek Mukhamedov joins the Schaufuss Ballet’s Award Winning Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum 23 -28 July 2012   Olivier Award-winning choreographer, Peter Schaufuss, presents his powerful, innovative interpretation of three of Tchaikovsky’s immortal ballets – Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker and for this season, the prolific Tartar, Irek Mukhamedov, once entitled “best […]

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Ballet News | Dance GB – The UK’s three national dance companies create work and perform together for the first time in Summer 2012

October 24, 2011

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Dance GB – The UK‘s three national dance companies create work and perform together for the first time in Summer 2012 Tickets now on sale 19 – 23 June, Glasgow Theatre Royal 28 – 30 June, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 4 – 8 July, big top tent in grounds of Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich ‘Dancers are the athletes […]

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Ballet dancers needed for London 2012

October 6, 2011

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Ballet News | Talented pointe-trained ballet dancers are needed for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics next year.  Are you a strong on pointe ? Pro or amateur ? A UK resident, aged 18 years +?  Free for audition (date, tba) and then rehearsals in June and July next year ? Then this opportunity […]

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English National Ballet season 2011/12

July 23, 2011

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English National Ballet has released details of it’s 2011/12 season as follows : Strictly Gershwin on tour 6 – 9 October (preview week) 12 Oct-19 November (National tour) 14-18 February 2012 Bristol Hippodrome January 2012 London Coliseum The Nutcracker 7 December – 14 January 2012 London Coliseum Beyond Ballet Russes (The Rite of Spring/Ode:Meditation sur […]

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