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How dance classes help sufferers of Parkinson's disease

In 1817, Dr James Parkinson published "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy", in which he described "resting tremor, abnormal posture and gait, paralysis and diminished muscle strength" and went on to outline the progress of a disease, as yet un-named.


Lloyd Webber Foundation offers £630,000 boost for emerging artists

Musical theatre composer Lord Lloyd-Webber has said his charity’s latest round of grants seeks to help increase diversity in the performance arts. The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded 22 grants worth a total of £630,000 to Performances arts


Carlos Acosta on his new Cuban dance company: 'I want to bring them to the world..

The career synopsis of the Cuban born dancer Carlos Acosta reads like a fairy tale. As a dark-skinned boy from an especially poor part of Havana, he was forced to audition for the national ballet school by his father, who wanted him off the streets.


Royal Ballet: Bernstein Centenary review – McGregor and Wheeldon at the top of their game

There’s a kinetic kick and theatrical flair to Leonard Bernstein’s dance scores that have, rightly, made them beloved by choreographers. Yet the composer suspected that every piece he wrote was “theatre music in some way”, and one of the revelations


V&A museum acquires Nijinsky ballet costume designed by Léon Bakst

A silk costume designed by Léon Bakst and worn by Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the greatest ballet dancers, has been acquired by the V&A museum.


How Hull became Britain's hotbed of ballet talent

Hull is being recognised as a centre of world-class ballet talent after producing some of Britain's top dancers. One ballet school has trained many of them. What's its secret? On the wall of Skelton Hooper dance school, which is tucked behind


A visit from Brittany Cherry

We recently had the pleasure of Brittany Cherry visiting us from California to give some dance classes in the U.K. Brittany is one of the stars of the T.V show “Dancing With The Stars” in America (its version of “Strictly Come Dancing”)


Oxford physicist and professional ballerina battles to become astronaut in new BBC show

Merritt Moore is not the only small child to dream of becoming an astronaut, ploughing through story books and learning the constellations from her back garden. But she may be the only one on the cusp of realising that dream via a career as a prof


Dance pupil earns spot at Royal Ballet School

A pupil from Drusilla Duffill Theatre School has been offered a place at the Royal Ballet School in London starting in September. Anna, 10, successfully auditioned before being offered a prestigious place on the junior associate programme.


Central School of Ballet Launches New Professional Choreographer Training

Central School of Ballet has launched a new initiative that aims to provide innovative skills to professional choreographers through immersive training days and access to a network of like-minded experts to support career progression.