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U.Dance

The exciting National Youth Dance Festival, U.Dance 2017 programme is creating dance opportunities for young people no matter where they live. The next national U.Dance 2017 youth dance festival will take place from 13-16 July in Birmingham. This year’s U.Dance will showcase the strength and talent of young dancers from across the country, and enable the hundreds of young dancers … Continue reading

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Audition classes from a cheerleading crew

Over in the United States, audition preparation classes are being offered by The Jets Flight Crew, a professional cheerleading squad for the New York Jets of the National Football League. For dancers aspiring to join the squad, audition preparation is just one way in which they are helping potential members to reach their goals, at various venues like the Broadway … Continue reading

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WIN Northern Ballet Goldilocks & The Three Bears tickets this Easter!

We have an early Easter treat for you! We are giving away 3 sets of tickets to go and see Northern Ballet’s ballet for children, Goldilocks and the Three Bears this Easter holidays. The Northern Ballet are touring the UK this Spring with their child-friendly 40 minute production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. What a fabulous introduction to live … Continue reading

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Dancewear Central sponsor One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards category

The One Dance UK Dance Teaching Awards nominations are now open and Dancewear Central are delighted to be sponsoring the Outstanding Primary School Teacher award. Dancewear Central feel that encouraging a love of dance from an early age is of huge benefit to children; enriching and inspiring their young lives. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Outstanding Primary Dance … Continue reading

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Company Wayne McGregor and Paris Opera Ballet

Tree of Codes, the much-anticipated collaboration between choreographer Wayne McGregor, artist Olafur Eliasson and musician Jamie xx receives its London premiere at Sadler’s Wells from 4–11 March, following critical acclaim at Manchester International Festival in 2015. The contemporary ballet is inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of the same name, inspired by the text of Bruno Schulz’ Street of Crocodiles. … Continue reading

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Focus on…Roch Valley

Roch Valley are renowned for their dancewear essentials, offering long-lasting quality and the perfect fit. Having manufactured dancewear for over 30 years, they have become a much-loved and trusted UK brand. We’ve highlighted some of their must-have items. And for this weekend only, we are offering 20% off their complete range. So hurry! Leotards Why we love them… – All … Continue reading

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As dancers, should we pop our hips?

All humans’ joints are fairly similar in shape, but how tight or loose the soft tissues are around the joint depends on the individual. For hips specifically, this will determine whether or not someone can ‘pop’ or ‘snap’ them, something which is common amongst dancers particularly. For many dancers, cracking joints are part of everyday life and dancers often pop … Continue reading

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What makes a successful musical?

Following a number of musical theatre shows opening and closing in quick succession over the past few years, is there is a successful musical theatre model on which to base a new Broadway or West End show? With some exceptions – namely The Book of Mormon and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – it seems new shows are more … Continue reading

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Minimising injury when returning to dance

When term holidays are over and you’re back to the studio, it’s easy to return with free abandon, high-kicking as you go. However, after a break from dance the return to class can put lots of pressure on the body as it has to quickly adjust back to the demands of dance. As a result, an injury in those first … Continue reading

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Focus on…Merlet

Think dance shoes, whether it be Ballet, Ballroom or Jazz, and Merlet springs to mind. Masters of dance footwear since 1974, the French shoemakers are recognised internationally for their innovations and advancements in dance shoe comfort. Read on for our key ranges and favourites. And we are offering 20% off our complete Merlet range for the next week >> Jazz … Continue reading

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