UK Dance

Ballet Review: Natalia Osipova Wows at the Ardani 25 Dance Gala

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There is a reason why Natalia Osipova is the dancer everyone wants to see. And the star delivered on her box office draw for the Ardani 25 Dance Gala with performances full of her trademark visceral, emotional intensity blended with impressive technical excellence.

The Best Dance Classes In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2015 | 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...

Misty Copeland Just Made History As A Black Ballerina

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Misty Copeland is living proof that you should never give up on your dreams. The American ballet dancer has just been named as the first female bla...

Couple's Dance Routine On Subway Platfrom Will Knock Your Socks Off

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Be warned: this video will change the way you look at the London underground. Forever. It shows dancers Phillip Chbeeb and Renee Kester performing...

60-Year-Old Teacher Nails Hip-Hop Dance Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Shirley Clements, a 60-year-old dancer teacher from Canada is proof that age ain't nothing but a number. To mark her retirement later this year fro...

Watch This Man Perform The Same Dance Routine In 100 Locations

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man has filmed himself doing the same dance routine in 100 different places and we have to say, it's certainly put a smile on our faces. The feel...

Which Is Better For You Zumba Or Salsa?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Zumba classes now available in gyms and town halls across 180 countries, there's no denying the workout has become something of a worldwide pheno...

Brighton Fringe 2015 sees 50% sales increase in opening weekend

Julian Caddy | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

[Camille O'Sullivan - Credit: Peter Williams] There were already high hopes, but the scale of the first weekend's ticket sales took us all by surpri...

Size XXXXXXXXL Man Loses Half His Body Weight With Zumba

PA Real Life | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 38-stone man, who became too big to work, has waltzed off more than half his body weight after taking up Zumba. Squeezing into a men's size XXXXX...

102-Year-Old Former Dancer Sees Herself On Film For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Back in the day, 102-year-old Alice Barker was something of a dancing queen. She even shared the stage with the likes of Frank Sinatra. At the Bro...

What 19 Years Of Tap Dancing Has Taught Me About Fitness

Rachel Moss | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I come from a family of dancers, so my mum wasn't all that surprised when, after hearing about this wonderful game called "ballet and tap", I asked her if I could begin dance lessons at the grand old age of three and a half.

Notes From a Housesit: Barcelona, Part Two

Roberta Verdant | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Last week, I fell in love with Barcelona. Some cities just make beautiful sense. Barcelona is one of them. Long, straight Roman roads to follow, squares thronged by palm trees. Great architecture, café culture, the beach.

This Is What Happens To Your Thighs When Ballet Meets Yoga

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve been doing ballet since I was four years old, and although I may not be as fit as I was when I did a class every day, I can still complete a ba...

This Is What A Computer Sees When You Dance

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

If there's one unsung hero in the tech world it is Microsoft's Xbox Kinect sensor. Resigned to being the personal butler for millions of gamers it's a...

Men Need to Man Up to Ballet and Embrace This Very Masculine Art Form

Karis Scarlette | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karis Scarlette

Football socks. Tracksuit bottoms. Old t-shirt. No this isn't the attire of someone languidly sat on the sofa on a Sunday. This is the uniform I have suggested my Male Adult Beginner wears for his first ballet class with me!

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

Images: 20 Years, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia, Flamenco Festival 2015

Carole Edrich | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carole Edrich

Flamenco at its best communicates at both visceral and intellectual levels. Good flamenco holds me despite obstructions and irrespective of where I sit. It transports me or absorbs me totally.

Woman Who's 40 Weeks Pregnant Performs 'Thriller' Routine To Induce Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Bonnie Northsea is nine months pregnant. But rather than turn to spicy food to induce labour, she tried out something a little different. The 32-ye...

Male Ballet Dancer Smashes This 'Take Me To Church' Dance In Nude Tights

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The world may be caught up in Fifty Shades madness but we'd rather spend an evening with ballet dancer Sergei Polunin than Christian Grey after seeing...

Rachel Moss

This Is What It's Like To Be A Pregnant Ballet Dancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pregnant women are usually encouraged to take things easy and enjoy "eating for two" by well-meaning friends and family. But for ballet dancers, pu...

Rachel Moss

Tried And Tested: Dancing Like A Lunatic Sober Is More Fun Than You Think It Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When I first heard about Clubbercise - billed as the exercise class "that feels more like a night out", I have to admit, I was more than a little bit ...

Bleach Blood: Against All Odds

Clara Cullen | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

What Bleach Blood is exactly is difficult to define. Dance punk? Electro-rock? Forget genres, they often make things unnecessarily confined, and Bleach Blood were never going to fit neatly into a box anyway.

Rachel Moss

Pineapple Dance Studios Founder Debbie Moore: 'I Didn't Have Any Credibility As A Woman'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you own a pair of leggings or ballet pumps, you have Debbie Moore to thank. The owner and founder of Pineapple Dance Studios revolutionised fash...

How Do Ballet Dancers Recover From Injury?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Years ago, ballet dancers wouldn’t talk about their injuries, suffering in silence through fear of not being cast. Thankfully, times have changed...