UK Dance

Nightlife Isn't Dead; It's Evolving

Alan Miller | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK
Alan Miller

It is on the dance floor at night, or at a festival during the day that we fall in love, make friends that can last a lifetime, or share that special moment that becomes part of our psychological and emotional vernacular and a tapestry of the kind of world we want to see all together.

Dance Music Is Still A Boys' Club

Jess Readett | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Readett

We all know that sexism exists and that it neither starts nor ends in the world of dance music. Yet in a scene supposedly based upon values of equality and inclusivity, it seems odd that the world of dance music and DJing should still be such a boys' club.

Celebrity Choreographer Aicha McKenzie's Morning Fitness Routine Will Make You Rethink Yours

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrity choreographer Aicha McKenzie made her mark as a dancer after working with the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Madonna. She then...

Dancer's Proposal During Choreographed Routine Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A lot of planning goes into any marriage proposal proposal, but when one choreographer popped the question he made sure it was staged to precision. Ph...

Couple Knocked Each Other Unconscious After Practising 'Dirty Dancing' Lift For Wedding Dance

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A couple tried to practice a performance of the iconic lift from ‘Dirty Dancing’ ahead of their wedding - and both ended up in A&E. Sharon and An...

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...

I Gotta Feeling

Tina Medlock | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents
Tina Medlock

My parents may have had that ambition for me as I know they tried me with it when I was only three years old, yet the report card said "pleasant little babe but wants to do her own thing". This may not come as any surprise to some and maybe explains some of Joseph's own behaviour which is not apportioned to his autism. Just a genetic inheritance of strong-willed genes.

Watch Zendaya Dance Her Way Through 100 Years Of Fashion For Vogue

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Style

Zendaya Coleman has danced her way through 100 years of fashion for Vogue. The 20-year-old actress took on a fashion persona from every decade - from ...

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...

Club Tropicana: George Michael Was A Dance Music Pioneer

Tom Cridland | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tom Cridland

On going solo with the Faith album, however, we begin to see how creative he could be in his songwriting process creating hit dance records but whilst merging other genres.

'Drunken' Brawl Breaks Out During Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK

A brawl broke out at a theatre during a performance of Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance. Police scrambled to reports of eight people fighting in ...

Don't Make Your Kids Quit Dancing To Study

Karen Laing | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents
Karen Laing

Quitting all fun stuff doesn't encourage discipline. If anything, I'd argue we need to show our children how their dance or exercise can help with their exam revision. It can help manage stress and re-focus their brain.

It's Still A Man's World: Gender Inequality In The Arts

Nicky Goulder | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Nicky Goulder

Nicky Goulder working with a participant during a Create project Earlier this month it was inspiring to see high-profile and widespread recognition o...

How To Get Back Into The Dating Game At 70

Stella Ralfini | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

First on my list is to find a suitor. My challenge as a 70 year old is reeling in a man who still has fire in his belly as opposed to the 'been there, done that, let's watch TV' type. The challenge doubles because toy boys don't do it for me, and men my age want someone considerably younger.

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.

D Is For DJ Dan (An A-Z Index Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

"I am somebody who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous. Inconvenient. Consuming. Can't live without each other love" - Carrie Bradshaw said thi...

Great-Grandma Gets Her Groove On At Her 100th Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A great-grandmother has proven that age ain’t nothing but a number, by dancing on her 100th birthday party. The centenarian was filmed grooving to B...

These Dancers Just Took Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If your obsession with ‘Shape Of You’ is wearing thin, prepare to get back on that hype train. A duo have made us fall in love with Ed Sheeran’s...

This Dance School Got Girls To Bring Along Their Dads For Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents

No parent wants to imagine their child spending Valentine’s Day alone. So a dance school in the USA encouraged their students to invite their dad fo...

How To Be The Best Dancer In The Club, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you’re on a night out, be sure to channel your inner Shakira. New research has identified the moves that make women a “good dancer” i...

Dancing Police Officer Wows Internet After 'Fight' He Was Called To Break Up Turns Out To Be Dance Off

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A police officer has wowed the internet with his moves after a “fight” he was called to break up turned out to be a dance off. Constable Jarod Sin...

This Dance To JT's 'Cry Me A River' Blows Every Other Contemporary Routine Out Of The Water

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ may have come out in 2002, but a dance troupe has just given it a new lease of life. With contemporary chor...

You Need To Watch These Dancers Break It Down To Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Be warned, the above video will make you want to dance immediately, whether you’re sitting at your desk or chilling on the train. The clip shows a g...

Fancy A Dance?

Jo Manoukian | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Manoukian

I want to help these women and the women here in the UK at the same time. Hence, I have organised the #SheInspiresMeDance fundraising event, which will take place on Jan 25th at The Cafe de Paris, London. I am excited to bring together dynamic women to experience the adrenalin boost and feel good factor of this night of self expression.