Dancewear Central

11/07/2019
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9 things you need to take to Summer dance school

Are you lucky enough to be off to a dance school session or workshop this Summer? Want to make sure you have everything you’re likely to need for 1 or 2 weeks away from home? Fear not! We have pulled together a list of items that need to be in your bag >       Water bottle As essential item for any dancer. Hydration is key! Make sure you have a BPA-free non-glass water bottle that you refill throughout the day. Check out our new Live Love Dance water... Read More

09/05/2019
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**NOW CLOSED**WIN £250 towards your summer dance school

Are you currently applying for or have you already been accepted onto a dance Summer School or Intensive for this year? Then this is the competition for you! Simply find us on Facebook or Instagram, like the competition post & tell us why you should win. Dance teachers are welcome to nominate a student. Please check the details below. We’ll select a winner on Monday 10th June 2019. Good luck! Here’s everything you need to know… Terms and conditions Enter our competition to win; £250 towards your Summer school application To enter the... Read More

01/05/2019
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At What Age Can Children Start Ballet Lessons?

At What Age Can Children Start Ballet Lessons? Finding out the best age to enrol your child onto ballet lessons can be tricky, as different dance schools often have varying age recommendations for their classes. To help you to decide which age is best for your child, we’ve created a guide to answer the frequently asked question ‘What age should my child be when they start ballet lessons?’. In this guide, we discuss the variety of options available for toddlers and children, and also provide you with some important considerations... Read More

01/05/2019
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At What Age Can You Start Tap Dance Lessons?

Tap is a style of dance in which the dancer wears shoes that are fitted with ‘taps’. Heel and toe taps are metal plates on the bottom of tap shoes, which create a variety of sounds as different parts of the shoe strike the floor. Tap dancing has many benefits, such as improving coordination, balance, rhythm, cognitive abilities and fitness levels – not forgetting how much fun it is too.   If you’re interested in starting tap lessons either for yourself or your child, we’ve put together a bit of... Read More

30/04/2019
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How Many Calories Do Different Types of Dance Burn?

Dancing is a whole body workout. As well as being a fun, energetic way to lose weight, dance classes can also improve our coordination, stress levels and even reduce the risk of heart disease. In this article, we investigate the average number of calories that different styles of dance burn to help you discover which types of dance are best for weight loss. Contemporary Dance Calories Contemporary dance may seem like a dance style that’s filled with slow-paced movements which don’t really give you much of a workout. But in... Read More

25/03/2019
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How to Choose your Perfect Dance Class : A Useful Guide

It’s time to get moving people! According to a British Heart Foundation report of 2017, 39% of adults in the UK do not meet physical activity recommendation (https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/publications/statistics/physical-inactivity-report-2017). That’s a total of 20 million inactive adults who do not take care of themselves and their body when all they need is a fun and dynamic dance class to go to every week. From Dancing on Ice to the upcoming BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer, TV programs encourage us to enjoy dance…through our screens, from the comfort of our sofa. And... Read More

12/03/2019
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Marketing Tips for Dance Schools and Dance Schools

Marketing Tips for Dance Schools and Dance Schools So you’ve done it! You’ve finally set up your own dance school. All that hard work and you’ve got classes running, students signed up and you’re running things the way you always wanted to. Congratulations! But what next? Growing your business will depend on marketing your dance school to the right audiences with the right messaging. So here’s our advice on marketing for dance teachers. Marketing Your Dance School – The DIY Way You could, of course, bring in the professionals. Agencies... Read More

07/02/2019
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Meet our model – Interview with English National Ballet’s Precious Adams

Want to know more about life as a professional ballerina? We recently caught up with English National Ballet’s First Artist Precious Adams about her life as a professional ballerina. Read on to find out more; What performances/tours have you been involved in over the last year or so? I have performed Macmillan’s Song of the Earth in a mixed program with La Sylphide in the U.K. National tour, Elite Syncopations and Song of The Earth again at the Royal Opera House, Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, a mixed bill at... Read More

07/02/2019
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WIN tickets to MOVE IT 2019

Dancewear Central is giving 2 dancers the chance to win 2 Saturday or 2 Sunday day passes to this year’s MOVE IT, the UK’s biggest dance event. We have 2 day passes to give away for MOVE IT 2019 on Saturday 9th March and 2 day passes for Sunday 10th March 2019, taking place at the ExCel in London. And it couldn’t be simpler to enter… How to enter our competition Look out for our MOVE IT competition posts on our Facebook and Instagram pages Follow our Facebook and/or pages... Read More

30/01/2019
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Meet our model – Interview with Royal Ballet First Soloist, Tierney Heap

We recently caught up with Royal Ballet First Soloist Tierney Heap about her day-to-day life as a professional ballerina. Read on to find out more; How often did you dance when you were younger? I started dancing at the age of two, and I had a few dance classes a week, possibly tree hours a week. I trained in lots of styles when I was younger: song and dance, tap, ballet, jazz, modern and character. How long have you been a professional ballerina? I’ve been at the Royal Ballet company... Read More