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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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National Dance Company Wales’ new double bill

National Dance Company Wales has kicked off 2017 with a UK-wide Spring Tour, performing two works; one by internationally renowned choreographer Roy Assaf, the other a brand new piece by the company’s artistic director, Caroline Finn. This double bill gives an insightful flavour of both the talent of the company, and the inventive and ambitious direction in which National Dance … Continue reading

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Mind, body, power

The mind can be a powerful thing for dancers, regarding the importance of goals and dreams, listening to yourself and aiming for the top. To gain confidence and success this way is often aided by the tool of visualisation, to strengthen both mind and body in order to succeed. Many dancers find that during injury, they work to visualise their … Continue reading

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Focus on…Ballet Rosa

Ballet Rosa combine beautifully romantic patterns with sophisticated elegance to create truly show-stopping designs. So if you’re looking to stand out in class, read on. And for the next week we’re offering 10% off our full Ballet Rosa range. Patterned leotards Why we love them… Exquisite patterns and designs High elastane content gives stretch and helps retain shape Eye-catching dramatic … Continue reading

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WIN Dance, Dance, Dance Chrissy’s look

WIN Dance, Dance, Dance #DDDUK Chrissy’s look! Win a pair of Capezio FootUndeez Foot Protectors and a Bloch Aries Ladies Camisole Bodysuit. Simply like our competition post on Facebook, Instragram or Twitter to enter and we’ll pick the winner on Friday 10th February. We loved Chrisssy Brooke’s Sia Chandelier performance. Watch it here        Good luck!   Here’s everything you need … Continue reading

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Project Polunin

Internationally acclaimed dancer Sergei Polunin returns to the Sadler’s Wells stage with Project Polunin, from 14-18 March. Bringing together world-class artists for this new production, Project Polunin aims to challenge perceptions of dance through live performance, and act as a catalyst for a new generation of dancers to explore what the future of the art form may hold. Many regard … Continue reading

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BalletBoyz return to the stage

Following two successful tours in the spring and autumn of 2016, the iconic dance company BalletBoyz will return to the stage in 2017, with a third leg of their UK tour of Life. New tour dates have recently been announced for this critically acclaimed production, with the tour running from 6 March to 25 May. The production received its world … Continue reading

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Focus on…Só Dança

Só Dança know dance! Specialising in innovative dancewear and dance shoes they are renowned for the originality of designs, combinations of technological fabrics and attention to detail. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite and bestselling Só Dança lines. And for the next week only you can get 20% off all Só Dança items, including this gorgeous leotard modelled by first … Continue reading

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Focus on…ballet shoes

We pride ourselves on stocking the best selection of ballet shoes offering comfort, durability and fit. We can help you make the right choice for your ability and individual needs >> Starting out? Look for… A full sole to support growing feet Soft, durable leather that moulds to the foot Pre-sewn elastics A shoe that fits like a glove Taking … Continue reading

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