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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.


The builder who is also training as a ballet dancer

By day Becky Sleap can be found traversing the rubble and uneven surfaces of several building sites. After work, however, those steel toe caps make way for ballet shoes with rigid toe boxes to protect her toes when she dances en pointe.


Arlene Phillips plans dance gala in aid of Grenfell Fire victims

Former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips is arranging a special dance gala to raise funds for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.


Iconic Saturday Night Fever disco dance floor up for grabs for £1.1m

It's the dance floor which launched a million boogies and finger-pointing poses. Now the iconic surface upon which John Travolta strutted his stuff in the disco blockbuster Saturday Night Fever is going up for auction for just over £1million.


Lord Puttnam and Darcey Bussell issue ‘wake-up’ call over children excluded from the Arts

Leading arts figures including Lord Puttnam and Darcey Bussell have warned that a decline in the number of children taking arts subjects in schools could condemn a generation of young people to poverty.


The Royal Ballet's Edward Watson: 'I still come in every day and want to be better'

"I’m not a natural performer really,” says Edward Watson, despite being the highest-ranking British male ballet dancer. “I don’t really get off on the idea of being the lead in the show.”