Dancewear Central

24/03/2020
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Advice for dance teachers during COVID-19

It’s with great sadness that, as of Friday 20th March 2020, all dance schools in the UK have been forced to close until further notice. We understand that many dance teachers are self-employed and how concerned you must feel about the lack of information and support available from the Government. We’re constantly checking any announcements and hoped that we’d hear something more last night particularly with regards to those of you who are self-employed. We’re hoping that there’s more support for the dance teacher community coming soon, and we’ll keep... Read More

23/03/2020
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Practising dance at home

How to stay fit at home during a long break can be a big worry for dance students, and even more so with the uncertainty of when dance schools will re-open. However, while you can’t physically attend a dance class, there is lots that you can still do at home to keep active and in good shape for your return. Try to put a positive spin on what is a difficult. This could be the perfect opportunity to work on areas you feel are slightly weaker, such as flexibility or... Read More

27/02/2020
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Life at the English National Ballet by Precious Adams

Having fallen in love with ballet at the age of 10, Precious Adams has been dancing ever since. Precious has been dancing with the English National Ballet for over 5 years. We caught up with her at our latest photoshoot about her life as a professional ballerina with one of the world’s leading dance companies. What’s your current level within the company and what does this involve? I’m a First Artist with is like a corphyee. But at ENB you can get opportunities and dance any different level of a... Read More

30/01/2020
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Meet our model Ellie Fergusson

Since winning the BBC’s inaugural dance talent show, The Greatest Dancer, back in February 2019, Ellie has been on quite a journey! We caught up with Ellie on our photoshoot in London. When did you start dancing? I was 3 years old when I started asking to go dancing. I loved it straight away and I’ve been dancing ever since. How often do you dance? Every day! I go straight from school and dance until around 9.30pm most nights. What’s your favourite style of dance? I love most styles but... Read More

18/12/2019
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The best Dance and Musicals on TV Christmas 2019

Whether you’re looking for something to occupy the kids or just fancy staying in on a cold winter’s night, gather your family and friends, curl up in front of the TV and take a look at the best dance and musicals being shown on TV this Christmas. This Christmas, there’s something for all dance fans on TV, ranging from ballet to hit musicals such as ‘Cats’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’ Friday 20th December 6.00am Sky Arts – Les Patineurs This beautiful, short ballet is set in a Christmas scene on an... Read More

08/12/2019
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⁠Ballet positions of the arms

There are many different names for ballet arm positions depending on which ballet method you are learning. It must be mentioned, however, that only the name changes, not the position. Good ballet technique is still good ballet technique, regardless of your chosen method or the name of the position. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you with the correct placement of arms in ballet, along with the positions’ different names in each ballet method. Bras bas – RAD, Imperial Ballet Fifth en bas – Cecchetti Preparatory position –... Read More

Puzzle with Glitter Ball hidden among ballroom shoes 05/12/2019

Spot the Glitterball in Strictly 7 Seconds or Less

Who doesn’t love a good brain teaser? And inspired by our favourite Saturday night dance show, this one is sure to get your brain cells bopping. Hidden somewhere in the image above is the one and only sparkly glitter ball. Will you be able to find it amidst the sea of ballroom dance shoes? And how long will it take you? Here at Dancewear Central HQ the fastest time we’ve recorded is just 7 seconds! Let’s see how quick on your feet you are when it comes to cracking this... Read More

05/12/2019

Sleek MakeUP – WIN Isabelle’s make up look worth over £40

To celebrate the introduction of Sleek MakeUP to our site, we’re giving away a make up bundle. Sleek MakeUP are well known for their strong pigmentation and staying power. Their collection of contour kits, highlighters, eye & lip paints, fixing mists & biodegradable glitters make for a showstopping performance look. You can win Isabelle’s make up look by liking and sharing our competition posts on Facebook or Instagram here. Tell us what you’re most excited about trying from our new SleekMakeUp collection. The perfect treat before Christmas! ❄️ WIN Isabelle’s... Read More

20/11/2019
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Ballet positions of the feet

In ballet, there are five main positions of the feet: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. All five positions of the feet in ballet use turnout. Turnout is a rotation of the entire leg coming from the hip joint. The femur head rotates in the hip socket and is controlled by your Gluteus Maximus (or glutes for short) and deep outward rotators (such as Piriformis, Quadratus Femoris). Turnout never comes from the feet or knee, as this puts great pressure and stress on the joints. Additional pressure is placed on... Read More

14/11/2019
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*NOW CLOSED * WIN tickets to see Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker this Christmas

We have a very festive pre-Christmas treat for you! We are giving away a pair of tickets to see The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker this December. The performance will take place at 1pm on Saturday 14th December 2019. To be in with the chance of winning 1 pair of tickets, find us on Facebook or Instagram. Simply like and share our competition post and comment with all your favourite Christmas emojis! Please ensure you are able to attend the performance (details above) before entering the competition. For more details... Read More