UK Dance

Black Ballerina Receives Countless Rejection Letters, But That Doesn't Stop Her Dancing Her Way To The Top

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At some stage, most of us will experience rejection - but one ballerina is showing us all that when the powers that be say you're not good enough, yo...

This Woman's Indian Dance With Her Pit Bull Dog Really Is Something

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Stop everything! We've found a dancing duo to rival our very own Ashleigh and Pudsey. Check out Olga Dudareva and her pit bull's Indian-influenced ...

How I Learnt To Dance Like Beyoncé In An Hour And A Half

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"By the end of the class you will be dancing like Beyoncé". That was the guarantee that Seen on Screen founder Bonnie Parsons made me before I tr...

Asking for Help IS Okay

Maria Senise | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

The other day, I showed my middle school students in my Girls' Lifestyle Camp a few clips from the show So You Think You Can Dance. I thought it was important for the girls to see these dancers who followed their passions and dreams through hard work and dedication despite the obstacles and difficulties.

St Rocco's and Penketh High School Team Up for Charity

Sam Mercer | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Mercer

You may have been told before that the best reason to study for your exams is that it is fulfilling, teaches the value of work ethic, and prepares you for the dreaded 'world of work.' But when you have a team of teachers this dedicated to making lip-dub parodies of popular songs, why would you not study?!

Elza Soares... Reigning Queen of Samba

Gilles Peterson | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gilles Peterson

The Queen of Samba... A survivor. Now in her seventies, she was born and raised in the Favelas, and has had a turbulent life. She is notorious in Brazil not only for her music but for her long affair with Mané Garrincha, the legendary Brazil player. Their son was tragically killed in a car accident...

INTERVIEW: 'We Are Creating The Blueprint For The Next Generation And A New Diversity'

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Back in 2009 dance group Diversity blew everyone away with their bold style of dance by body-popping their way into the final of 'Britain's Got Talent...

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

The Pajama Game Steams Up The West End

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

For a 20 week limited run, The Pajama Game moves into London's West End, and boy is it a welcome visitor. With theatreland have a tricky time, and new shows not fairing so well, it's time to send in a classic to reignite what the West End is all about.

Aakash Odedra: Man in Flight

Ben Mirza | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Aakash Odedra a dancer who formerly trained in the styles of khatak and Bharatanatyam, is now causing a stir with his own distinctive style of dance, something which he has fashioned from years of studious performing and training.

Why Burlesque Is Empowering, Not Demeaning, to Women

Zoe Charles | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Charles

Women usually take burlesque classes for one of three reasons: they want to feel cheeky and have fun, they want to improve their body confidence and how they feel about themselves, or they want to become a professional burlesque performer. When asked about their experience of learning and performing burlesque the majority of our students will use the word 'empowering' in their answer.

WATCH: Student Does Best Single Ladies Dance Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Doug Bolton | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student wowed the audience at a university charity event by performing a Single Ladies dance that's even better than Beyonce's. The sassy Newcast...

Get Into the Groove: Why Pussy Riot Should Start Doing Disco Songs

Neil Durkin | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova's campaigning in Russia has always involved a recognition of the need to properly respect women's and LGBTI people's rights and with the Sochi Winter Olympics and its extremely gay-unfriendly backdrop just days away, I hope that Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova can be enticed to knock out a few disco tunes.

An English DJ in America

DJ Fresh | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
DJ Fresh

The EDM parties I play are like American culture on steroids (or 'Molly' as Madonna apparently calls it). American youth is out in its untamed force... in the wild! A sea of happy faces swimming in an ocean of bright neon fabric under an LED sky.

Exploring the East End: The BoxPark, TEA Building, RichMix, and London's Tech City

Jesse Seaver | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jesse Seaver

London has the reputation of being extremely expensive, and fair enough, in some parts it really is. However, there are plenty of deals to be found, and plenty of locals who demand to have a good time without spending all their wages.

Getting Your Diet Back on Track for the New Year

Hayley Newton | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Newton

So Christmas is over and if like me you're feeling like you've eating one too many mince pies or had a few too many party cocktails, here are some tips to get you back on track.

Surviving a Ceilidh and Loving It

Andrew Matthews | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Facing a Ceilidh and feeling a bit lost? I am here with some handy pointers to a non-humiliating experience. I have intrepidly gone there before, been a newbie, not known my Campbell from my Caledonian, skirled when I should have birled and felt the cold contempt of a thousand seasoned Celts on my feeble South African merrymaking.

Beautiful Movements

Kimberly Wyatt | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kimberly Wyatt

I continue doing my part to slay the Dragons of Mediocrity by being proactive. I concentrate my energy and thoughts on what I'm passionate about and try my best to help others along the way. I create opportunities for dancers while mentoring them along their journey. I wake up each morning, I get out of bed, and chase after my dreams.

Nature's Invisible Dances

Dr David R. Glowacki | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr David R. Glowacki

Understanding the invisible dances taking place on tiny scales in nature has profound impacts for our everyday lives. For example, understanding the dances of cells, molecules, atoms, and electrons allows us to make strides developing important technologies in areas like medicine and mobile communications.

Broken (Motionhouse) - Review

Paul Guest | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

Last night, I found myself in the most unlikely of places, Watford. A friend asked me to join him for an evening of dance at the Watford Palace. This wasn't just dance, it was an earth-shattering work of art, entitled Broken by dance company Motionhouse.

Should Pole Fitness Be Banned?

Gemma Parry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Attempting to link pole fitness classes and societies with violence against women is both completely wrong and very dangerous. To blame violence against women by men on the actions of these women who choose to partake in pole fitness classes is effectively buying into the rape culture of passing blame onto women.

Europalia Brings India's Cultural Heritage to Europe

Stuart Forster | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Over the coming months Belgium will be the focal point for Europalia India, a major festival celebrating aspects of Indian culture, art and history.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Slaves, the Sea, Kieran Daly and Lemaitre

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Each week we like to offer a hit of fresh new tunes to inspire that spark of musical discovery in everyone. It's the excitement of unearthing a sound ...

Lessons From the Bolshoi Ballet and How to Never Be a Dance Diva

Dolly Williams | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dolly Williams

To be the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet is certainly a role that requires all of the attributes, along with an ability to manage the demanding personalities of the company whilst keeping the company's artistic vision and integrity.

Mesmerised By Women, but for One Notable Exception: 2013 Edinburgh Festival Review

Bidisha | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bidisha

In my 10 days at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, which closes this weekend, I've tried to see as much as possible in between my presenting commitments. So far, the bigger ticket events have been a little disappointing.