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Exam season special – how to tie ballet shoe ribbons

Calling all ballet parents, dance teachers and dancers! It’s a crucial question dance teachers get asked time and time again; how do you properly ties the ribbons on ballet shoes? It’s so important to ensure the ribbons are positioned, tied and secured adequately to ensure the dancer has the maximum comfort and support while dancing. The last thing a student … Continue reading

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What Is the Nation’s Favourite Dance Scene?

What Is the Nation’s Favourite Dance Scene? We all have our favourite cinema memories. The big screen has inspired countless people to imitate their heroes by doing something extraordinary. Dance sequences are a massive part of this. A recent UK survey conducted by Dancewear Central asked the nation what their absolute, bonafide favourite movie dance-scene is from 100-plus years of … Continue reading

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**Now closed** WIN Swan Lake tickets this Christmas!

Dancewear Central is giving one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Russian State Ballet’s production of Swan Lake at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester this Christmas. As well as a pair of tickets to see the magical Christmas ballet, Dancewear Central will also provide an overnight’s stay and breakfast for two in the … Continue reading

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When is Blackpool Week on Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

It’s finally arrived! This weekend (17th – 18th November 2017) the final eight couples of series 15 will compete to get to week 10 of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing competition at Blackpool Tower’s Ballroom. Every year the Strictly Come Dancing team relocate to Blackpool to wow the audience in the stunning Tower Ballroom. What makes Blackpool so special to … Continue reading

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What do ballerinas eat? We asked Isabelle Brouwers of the English National Ballet

Isabelle has been dancing since she was 7 and has been a professional dancer with the English National Ballet for the last 3 years. We caught up with her to chat about the dos and don’ts of ballet nutrition… What do you eat and drink on a typical day of classes and rehearsals? I always start the day with a … Continue reading

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How should dancewear and ballet shoes fit?

How should your child’s dancewear and ballet shoes fit? And why does it matter? We spoke to dance teacher Grace about getting the right fit and why it’s so important for your little dancers… Dancewear is an integral part of every dancer’s life. From tutus to pointe shoes, leotards to ballet tights, these are all items that a dancer cannot … Continue reading

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Introducing our catalogue model Precious Adams

Precious has been dancing professionally with the English National Ballet for the last 3 years and has had a love of ballet since she was 10. We caught up with her while she was on tour with the company in Japan to discuss her career and her dance bag essentials… When did you start dancing? I started because my mother … Continue reading

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How does ballet benefit the older learner?

Ballet. You might think of athletic young dancers, leaping and twirling, all with seemingly endless energy. But recently, there has been a new wave of dancers: the over 55s. The importance of exercise for both mental and physical wellbeing has been explored by several newspapers and TV programmes in recent years, such as Angela Rippon’s BBC documentary How to Stay … Continue reading

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Video: Watch Nadia review the NEW Capezio leotard

Would you like to know how a dancer rates the new cap sleeve mesh leotard from Capezio’s Skylight Breeze collection? Watch Dancewear Central model and Northern Ballet and Elmhurst graduate Nadia Staley, review this lovely new leotard. She professes to owning between 20 and 25 leotards – a dancer can never have too many! We understand that when it comes … Continue reading

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What to wear to ballet class

Congratulations on enrolling your daughter for ballet lessons! Even if they don’t become the next star of the Royal Ballet, we guarantee they will gain so much more than simply learning to dance by attending these classes. As we approach the new term, many parents will have children attending dance classes for the first time. To help you with the … Continue reading

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