UK Ballet

This Project Hopes To Inspire More Boys To Do Ballet, With The Help Of Dabbing And Cricket

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents

“My four-year-old son has been laughed at by grown men and told he’s not a ‘proper boy’. His crime? Taking ballet lessons.” It’s five year...

The Role Of Creativity And Technology In Dementia Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This Dementia Awareness Week we have seen incredible first-person accounts of how creativity and technology can make living with dementia more manageable. Although we don't have a cure for the disease, there are still innumerable ways to bring as much joy as possible to the lives of those living with dementia.

Watch Five CrossFit Athletes Try (And Fail) To Keep Up With A Ballet Dancer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Professional dancers may make ballet look easy but don’t be fooled, a standard barre sequence will challenge even the toughest of athletes. To prov...

My Son, The Ballet Boy

Emma Clarke | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Clarke

I danced when I was younger. My mother was a dance teacher, so dance is in his blood, in his body. I felt that rather than force him to go to a lesson, I'd wait and let things unfold. My worry was that if I pushed him too soon, he'd be put off. He had to feel ready. He had to be enthusiastic. He had to want to do it.

Ballet Dancers On Why 'Christmas Wouldn’t Be The Same Without The Nutcracker’

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For dance lovers around the world, nothing says Christmas quite like ‘The Nutcracker’. Last year, more than 73,000 people went to see English Nati...

Review: Giselle, English National Ballet 'Spellbinding, Revolutionary'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The rage of the Wilis is intoxicating. The ferocious stamping of their sticks in hypnotic rhythm, their wrath, their malevolence... There is black magic in the air. The audience as one were forward in their seats, completely hypnotised, utterly immersed in this dark sea of revenge and anger.

This Ballet Dancer's Insane Flexibility Will Make Your Pelvis Hurt

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ballet dancers are known for their incredible flexibility, but one dancer has still managed to boggle our minds with her insane stretching. A short vi...

This Is A Different Kind Of Ballet Class

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother and ex-professional dancer who gave up ballet for decades has started up classes for a new generation - over 60. Claire Tracey, 54, was ...

This Video Of Ballet Dancers Strutting To Jason Derulo Is Mesmerising

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget white tutus, pink shoes and Tchaikovsky because a group of dancers from Chicago have given ballet a totally kick-ass makeover. In the video abo...

Mum Says Ballet School Made Daughter Feel ‘Singled Out For Her Skin Colour’

SWNs | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum claims her daughter was excluded from a ballet school performance because of her braided hairstyle. Lara Evans, 29, said her nine-year-old daugh...

Holograms Aren't a Gimmick, They're a New Art Form for Our Age

Adam Donen | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Donen

What does it feel like for one's entire world to shatter before one's eyes and, in a moment, be replaced by a new one? Holograms allow us to depict this experience more accurately than can any stage set.

Dancer's Instagram Reveals The Brutal Side Of Professional Ballet

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On stage, ballet dancers make the most physically demanding choreography look like a walk in the park. But in reality, pirouetting en pointe for days ...

These Ballet Dancers Take Their Adorable Dogs To Work Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Head down to the studios of American Ballet Theatre and you won't just find dancers. The company has encouraged its dancers, choreographers and adm...

Ballet Dancer's Perfect Pirouettes At 6 Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

A ballet dancer has proven nothing will stop her performing pirouettes - not even being six months pregnant. Ashley Bouder, 32, a full-time dancer...

Everyone Is Freaking Out About This Gymnast's Near-Perfect Hip-Hop Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sophina DeJesus is a gymnast. A very, very good one. She's also presumably a big fan of hip-hop and when she combined the two at the weekend someth...

This Teenager Dreams Of Becoming The World's First Hijab-Wearing Ballerina

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Like many young girls Stephanie Kurlow, who had been dancing since she was two, dreamed of becoming a ballerina. But, in 2010, she stopped performing ...

Stunning Photo Series Captures Ballet Dancers' Strength And Sacrifice

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ballet dancers may appear light as a feather as they sashay across the stage, but beneath their tutus and tights they have bodies to rival the world's...

Ballet Dancers Absolutely Nail Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' In Incredible Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Earlier this year we brought you an utterly mesmerising rendition of Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit Take Me To Church performed by "bad boy of ballet" ...

Ballet Dancers Perform Mesmerising Routine To 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop what you're doing and watch this video of two ballet dancers performing to Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The video features two talented (and ...

'The Nutcracker' Just Got A Glorious Hip-Hop Makeover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A group of hip-hop dancers have made our Christmas by performing a spectacular routine to music from traditional ballet 'The Nutcracker'. Cyrus "G...

The Winter Rosé Wine Revolution!

Helena Nicklin | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helena Nicklin

A cool glass of rosé may not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning your meal for Christmas day, but there's actually something rather wonderful about drinking pink at this time of year. There are many styles to go for, but my heart's in Provence...

Why Technology Needs to Listen to Dance

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I am the first digital artist-in-residence at the leading contemporary dance company, Rambert. I had my induction week earlier this month, and have been spending so a lot of time watching and thinking about the dance world in relation to tech culture.

Review: Lest We Forget, English National Ballet 'Devastating, Unforgettable'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Lest We Forget is a powerful and extraordinary collection of three dance pieces that English National Ballet (ENB) premiered in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Universally critically acclaimed, the show went on to win The South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Dance.

The Best Dance Classes In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's ballet, tap, contemporary or hip hop that's your bag, London is packed full of classes for dance fans - you just have to know where to fi...

This Dance Studio Proves Children With Disabilities Can Do Ballet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a parent learns their child may have a disability, they often have to go through months or even years of assessments. When the gruelling diagnost...