National dance bodies join forces to tackle inactivity

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24 Mar 2017

A strategic collaboration between One Dance UK and People Dancing will focus first on encouraging primary schools to spend more on high quality dance.

Dancing with the long cane

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23 Mar 2017

An outdoor performance project featuring blind and visually impaired dancers and musicians has pulled passers-by into a world of ‘sonic vision’. Isabel Jones shares the effects on performers and audiences.

Job ladder – Franck Bordese

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23 Mar 2017

The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

Dancers can deliver effective healthcare programmes, report finds

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03 Mar 2017

Aesop’s falls-prevention classes were both an enjoyable artistic challenge and faithful to their healthcare objectives.

Juggling and jigsaws

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02 Mar 2017

As a small company with no permanent dancers, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance productions are tricky to coordinate but ultimately rewarding. Amanda Skoog explains how they manage it.

A new dawn of dance

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23 Feb 2017

What’s behind the current rise in interest in dance for older people? Hannah Osmond has been finding out.

Dance sector adopts data-driven approach to dancers’ health

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17 Feb 2017

The Royal Ballet has committed to sharing its expertise in caring for dancers by partnering with the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science.

Job Ladder – David Massingham

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16 Feb 2017

As he leaves DanceXchange, David Massingham reflects on his journey from distributing Christmas hampers to establishing Birmingham as an international dance city.

How to… get boys dancing

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19 Jan 2017

How do you get a room full of sniggering teenage boys enthusiastic about dance? Helen Ganberg says it’s not easy, but experience shows it is possible.

London Mayor to assess dance in the capital

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13 Jan 2017

An assessment of the affordability, accessibility and spread of dance facilities across London comes ahead of a wider plan for culture in the city.

From transactional to philanthropic

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12 Jan 2017

When member benefits proved uneconomical, Northern Ballet decided to stop offering them. Crys Whitewoods explains how the decision is paying off.

Learning to dance

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05 Jan 2017

As a growing number of children are being home-educated, Christopher Connolly explains how Dance Manchester is reaching out to this community.

If I were 22: Botis Seva

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23 Nov 2016

Hip hop dancer and choreographer Botis Seva says start saving the pennies and always keep an eye out for talent.

Dancing in Derby

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17 Nov 2016

Working in a professional dance house helps dance students in Derby prepare for life after university, writes Clare Limb.

Dancing with the stars

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10 Nov 2016

Can you teach astrophysics through dance? Academics and dancers in Manchester have been giving it a go. And tackling gender inequalities to boot, says Deb Ashby.

Never too old to dance

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27 Oct 2016

Age shouldn’t be a barrier to dancing or performing, says Vicky Thornton. She shares the story of DANCE SIX-0, a contemporary dance company for the over 60s in Salisbury.

My Gurus – Brendan Keaney

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27 Oct 2016

If it wasn’t for Ziggy Stardust’s mime skills, Brendan Keaney might not be working in dance. The DanceEast chief reveals who has inspired his career.

Job ladder – Mhora Samuel

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20 Oct 2016

As she leaves the Theatres Trust, Mhora Samuel looks back on her career in theatre, dance and cultural regeneration. 

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