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Ballet Statistics UK – Arts Council Ballet Funding in England

Arts Council Ballet Funding in Decline English ballet organisations who rely on Arts Council funding to operate could very well have felt the pinch in recent years, as data we obtained under the Freedom of Information act confirms a significant drop in funds invested. We requested information from Arts Council England about the total funding allocated to ballet organisations going back several years and then also for information around funding for specific organisations. Here are the findings: Total Arts Council Funding into Ballet Year Arts Council England Funding to Ballet... Read More

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Tap Shoes: A Buying Guide

Choosing the right tap shoes can be confusing with so many choices available. Read ahead for some helpful advice and tips. Did you know that some tap dancers refer to themselves as musicians and their tap shoes as musical instruments? And so, just as a violinist would want the best quality sound from their violin, it’s important to choose the correct tap shoes. One of the most important elements of a tap shoe is the plates, but there are many other factors to consider when buying tap shoes, too: they... Read More

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Dancewear Central is giving one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at The O2 Arena in London in February. How to enter our competition Look out for our Boxing Day Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour competition posts on our Facebook and Instagram pages Like the post and tag/comment with who you’d like to take with you Share your Strictly Come Dancing dance inspired photos and videos The winner of the pair of tickets will be randomly selected and contacted after 9am on Tuesday 8th January 2019.       ... Read More

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The rise of adult ballet classes

The 5 main benefits of adult ballet classes Ballet is often thought of as an activity primarily enjoyed by children, teenagers and young adults – however, ballet can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Adult ballet is popular because of its many benefits, and it attracts a wide range of people. Some may have danced as a child or might even be ex-professional dancers. However, adult ballet always has a significant attraction for people who, for one reason or another, never had the opportunity to dance as a child.... Read More

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Best Dance Schools in the UK – A Guide

The UK’s Best Dance Schools – A Guide Each year, thousands of children from across the world audition for full-time ballet schools and colleges. We are fortunate in the UK to have some of the best training available in the world, producing top-class dancers. Applying for and choosing ballet schools can be difficult and expensive – even before the lengthy audition processes. The application process for ballet schools usually involves sending in an application form, audition fee and photographs in certain ballet positions. From here, applicants are offered an initial... Read More


*NOW CLOSED* Win a £150 cinema gift voucher for your dance school

We are so excited about the launch of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms so have decided to give away an amazing prize! We’re giving you the chance to win a £150 cinema gift voucher for your dance school! All you need to do is like our competition post on Facebook or Instagram, tag your dance school (or comment with the dance school name and town) and tell us why you love dancing there. The winner will receive a £150 cinema voucher on behalf of their dance school, for either... Read More

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*NOW CLOSED* WIN a dance teacher bundle worth over £70

Win this dance teacher bundle worth over £70!  The prize includes a wrap top, skirt, teaching shoes, tights, keyring & notebook. Perfect for class! To enter, simply like our competition post on Facebook or Instagram, and tag/comment with your dance school name. We’ll pick a winner on Monday 29th October. Prize includes the following items: Bloch Paris teaching shoe in pink worth £29.95 Intermezzo wrap top in black worth £18.45 Rumpf chiffon wrap skirt in black worth £10.95 Bloch Contoursoft tights worth £6.95 So Danca keyring in purple worth £4.95 Danzarte... Read More

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*Now closed* WIN 2 x tickets to Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

We have a lovely back to class treat for you! We are giving away 2 tickets to see Roald Dahl Matilda The Musical this October in Manchester, worth £134. The RSC are touring the UK with their production of Matilda and we have 2 tickets for 1 lucky winner to attend the 2.30pm showing at The Palace Theatre on Saturday 27th October 2018. Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect: To be in with the chance of winning a set of 2 tickets, find us on Facebook or Instagram. Simply like and... Read More

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*Now closed* WIN a back to dance class bundle

We have a great competition to put a smile on your little dancer’s face! Choose from 2 back to class bundles, both worth over £40. We’re giving away 4 bundles (2 of each) and will pick our 4 winners on 26th September 2018. Good luck! Little dancer bundle Teen dancer bundle Enter here! Simply select your bundle and like our Facebook page below. Little dancer bundle > a Rafflecopter giveaway Teen dancer bundle > a Rafflecopter giveaway What’s in the bundles? Little dancer bundle, worth over £47 Bloch sparkle ballet... Read More

Hidden Tutu and Watermelons Puzzle 28/08/2018

Can You Find the Tutu Skirt Amongst the Melons?

We love a good puzzle and it’s been a little while since we created one of our own. So we’ve put together this quick brain-teaser for a weekday morning. Hidden in the sea of watermelons in the photo below (there’s a sentence we never thought we’d write) is a tutu skirt. Can you find it? Speed is everything. The fastest in the team at Dancewear Central HQ picked it out in an impressive 8 seconds. Let us know how you get on.