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Hidden Tutu and Watermelons Puzzle 06/05/2020

More Activities for little movers

Activities to keep dancers busy We’ve pulled together some activities to keep your dancers busy this weekend. Why not have a go at our printable wordsearch? And can you work out all the famous ballet dancer anagrams? Click on the wordsearch to open a printable pdf. Can you solve these anagrams? They are 7 famous ballet dancers, past and present. Just for fun! Can you spot the tutu skirt amongst the watermelons? You can find more activities here

22/04/2020

How to practice safely in dance shoes at home

In lockdown, it can be difficult for dancers to find an appropriate space with suitable flooring to dance in – especially as many dancers don’t have special dance flooring in their home. The way dance shoes react can change drastically from flooring to flooring. This can affect weight placement and ease of movement. We’ve compiled a guide to talk you through the limitations – or even advantages – of different shoe styles on common home floorings, along with helpful tips. Remember that dance shoes should never be worn outside. Dance... Read More

08/04/2020
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Win a Suzi Bird minishoot styled by Dancewear Central

We thought we’d give a little something to look forward to once lockdown is over. Would you like to win a photoshoot with Suzi Bird and £75 worth of dancewear provided by Dancewear Central? Simply visit our Instagram or Facebook pages then follow these steps to enter; Follow Dancewear Central on Facebook and Instagram Tag your dance besties into the competition post Tag us into your favourite dance shot and use #dwcdancer Good luck! Terms and conditions The prize includes: 1 x 30 minute photography session at Suzi’s studio in... Read More

07/04/2020
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Fun Dance Activities

Activities to keep dancers busy Print off these activity sheets, fill in the blanks and colour in the dancers. If you need a bit of help with the answers you can find the answers on other posts in our blog. Good luck! Spot the ballerina amongst the flamingoes Can you spot the hidden ballerina? Once you’ve found her, visit our Facebook or Instagram and comment with an emoji to let us know you have found her.

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