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How to sew ballet shoe elastics

Calling all ballet parents, dance teachers and dancers! It’s a question we get asked time and again. How do you sew the elastics on to ballet shoes? It’s so important to ensure the elastics are positioned correctly and sewn securely to ensure the dancer has the maximum comfort and support while dancing. We have created this simple Go To guide … Continue reading

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4 ways to prepare for dance competitions

For aspiring dancers, there is always a competition around the corner. When competition season ramps up, every weekend for a few weeks might be taken up with competitions, so there is never a bad time to start prepping to make your next competition the best one yet… 1. Embrace the team spirit If you are competing alongside other dancers from … Continue reading

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**Now closed** WIN a Ballet Rosa rucksack & accessories worth over £63!

Want to win this fabulous bundle for dance class? You could win a Ballet Rosa rucksack, LikeG diary, Like G pencil case, Dancewear Central cotton shopper and Dancewear Central water bottle, worth over £63! Simply like our competition post on Facebook or Instagram, comment with #livelovedance and share. We’ll pick a lucky winner on Wednesday 21st June. See below for … Continue reading

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Watch Nadia review the Ballet Rosa Lyman leotard

Would you like to know how a dancer rates the Ballet Rosa Lyman leotard? Watch Northern Ballet and Elmhurst graduate Nadia Staley, review the stunning Lyman leotard from Ballet Rosa. Nadia has recently completed the Northern Ballet Professional Graduate programme, where she performed in their production of Beauty and the Beast and their childrens’ ballet, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. … Continue reading

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5 ways to find a balance between school exams and dance

The run-up to exams can be stressful. Trying to find time for dance classes can sometimes feel like a near-impossible task. It’s understandable that, for many parents and children finding themselves in this situation, their first thoughts will turn to quitting dance classes. But this is a drastic step that will be difficult to reverse, especially given how many classes … Continue reading

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What to wear for tap dance class | Dancewear Central

What to wear for a tap dance class Tap is one form of dance that has transcended the ages and remains popular among all today. Anyone can learn to tap dance, and regardless of your age or fitness level, there’s no right or wrong time to indulge your love of dancing and start tapping away. Learning, practising and performing tap … Continue reading

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6 things children learn in dance class that aren’t dancing

Behind every young dancer is a parent or two whose responsibility it is to write cheques for dance classes, buy ballet, tap or jazz shoes and leotards, sew costumes, and play taxi driver to and from lessons. But it’s actually about so much more than that. Parents from all over the UK recently took to the Dancewear Central Facebook page … Continue reading

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Why choose a split-sole ballet shoe

In this post we discuss the merits of a split-sole canvas ballet shoe and why you may choose this type of ballet shoe over others. If you are looking for full sole or ballet shoes made from leather or satin, we have a huge range available online here. Why choose a split-sole canvas ballet shoe A split-sole ballet shoe is … Continue reading

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Dance Consortium’s touring

There is no doubt that many international dance companies tour the UK as a result of the work of Dance Consortium. The organisation has 17 members which are all large-scale theatres. Since its formation in 2000 it has presented 40 tours by 22 different dance companies to the UK, companies which have traveled across the globe and performed to over … Continue reading

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An American in Paris extends

Christopher Wheeldon’s reinvention of the Oscar-winning film An American in Paris opened at the Dominion Theatre on 21 March 2017. Since then the smash hit production has received rave reviews and huge audience support, and has now extended booking until 27 January 2018. London’s new musical is about following your heart and living your dreams. Jerry Mulligan is an American … Continue reading

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