UK Dance

Where Are All The Female Choreographers?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Visit most town halls across England on a Saturday morning and you’re likely to find dozens of little girls dutifully standing with their feet in fi...

Who Are the Women Pioneers of Dance Music?

Carl Loben | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carl Loben

It's not a great look to have such a 'sausage-fest' (a load of forty- and fifty-something blokes), especially now that increasing numbers of women are DJing, producing, promoting, managing, running labels and so on more than ever.

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 ...

Building on Indonesia's Cultural Policy with the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

"The diversity of cultural expressions not only shows the identity of a nation, but also allows creative people to contribute towards their country by...

Why Dancing Is Good for our Mental Health

Annabel Abbs | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Abbs

Why don't we Brits dance? More importantly, why don't our children dance? Yes, I know a few lucky children learn to street dance or go to flamenco lessons. Some of us may even have been inspired by Strictly to have a stab at ballroom dancing. And this is great. But most of us never dance.

We All Need This Spin Instructor In Our Lives

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ktx 10am sat was on point I miss my sat crew they was readyPosted by KTX Fitness on Saturday, 14 March 2015 A good spin instructor can keep you ...

This Deaf Dancer Refuses To Let Disability Hold Her Back

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Lin Ching Lan was born deaf, but that hasn't stopped her from pursuing her dreams of becoming a dancer. Although she can't hear music being played, s...

Couple's Bollywood Wedding Dance Will Make You Want To Boogie

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most couples slow dance to a romantic ballad at their wedding, but not Alice Dixon and Michael Falk. The Australian couple, who now live in Kent, perf...

How Attraction Are Reinventing Theatre With Shadows

Olivia Petter | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

A play with no speech, no actors and not so much as even a glimpse of a human face? You can understand why I might have been skeptical about going to...

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...

These Dancers 'Get In Formation' Better Than Beyoncé

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Like fans around the world, we were blown away by Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance to her new track 'Formation'. Following its success, a group o...

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...

Science and Myth: The North West Premiere of 'Icarus at the Edge of Time'

Josephine | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Greene's narrative, a take on the old Icarus myth, depicts a boy on a journey through space. Rather than flying too close to the sun, this new Icarus defies his father's warning and flies too close to a black hole instead.

Amazing 93-Year-Old Proves It's Never Too Late To Start Exercising

SWNS | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 93-year-old has proven you're never too old to up your fitness by dancing his way to a national award for exercise. Ken Williamson takes dance cl...

#Sampled at Sadlers Wells. A Diverse Spectacle of the Dance World Buffet

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This month Sadlers Wells held their annual event titled #Sampled, which lets new and existing audiences the opportunity to see a wide range of dance at a specially reduced price. A wonderful sample, of short excerpts of dance shows, typical of those that will be performed there across the next year.

Mum Performed Salsa Dances While Nine Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who shared videos of herself dancing throughout her pregnancy has shared the first photos of her newborn son. Sharon Pakir, a professional...

Dad Totally Out Nae-Naed His Daughters In Epic Videobomb

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Mike Jones has redefined "dad dancing" forever more. The father-of-two recently videobombed his two daughters as they filmed themselves dancing to ...

Stunning Photo Series Captures Ballet Dancers' Strength And Sacrifice

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.01.2016 | 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 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...

People From Old Movies Dancing To 'Uptown Funk' Is Exactly What You Need Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Just what the world needed - yet another video set to 'Uptown Funk'. What next, a parody of 'Hello' by Adele? Well, we could be that cynical. But t...

Family-Of-Eight Win Christmas With Epic Dance Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget Christmas cards, this family's annual tradition is to dance - because nothing gets the festive times rolling like a bodypop (or ten). For th...

Should Free Time Be a Right?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Goulder

These people can be of any age, ethnicity or gender. They always put someone else's needs and welfare before their own, often without recognition or praise. Many have little chance to socialise, which can lead to isolation; and they have an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Who am I talking about? The UK's 'hidden workforce' of unpaid carers.

Awe-Inspiring Ballet Dancers Strut To Sam Smith In Pointe Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One dance school is out to prove that ballet is the most kick-ass genre of dance there is. Forget Tchaikovsky, the young dancers at the Chicago Mul...