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Young dancer wins world title, for the second time

Hours of training every week have paid off for a young dancer after she won a world dance title - for the second time. Amelia Knight, 13, has been crowned World Irish Dancing champion after beating off competition from 35 other girls in her age


Nafisah Baba named as BBC's Young Dancer 2017

Nafisah Baba has been named BBC’s Young Dancer 2017. The contemporary dancer, 20, was crowned the winner on stage at Sadler’s Wells theatre in London by former Royal Ballet principal ballerina Darcey Bussell during a live grand final.


Street dance group’s competition success and Twist and Pulse visit

A Thetford dance group are recovering after an action-packed and exciting couple of weeks. Urban Street Dance Crew came away with a number of trophies at a local dance competition hosted by LK School of Dance in Eye.


Lexy Dawbarn and William Davies claim victory at UDO World Street Dance Competition

A young dancing duo has claimed victory after facing off with pairs of street dancers from across the world. Seven-year-old Lexy Dawbarn and William Davies, six, came up trumps in the under eight duos at the UDO World Street Dance Competition


Teen ballet dancer wins one of just 10 places at prestigious dance school

A talented young dancer from Bournemouth is a step closer to her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer after being accepted into one of the UK’s most prestigious dance schools.


Dance youngsters step out to shine for West End stars during Darwen Dance Live

More than 2,000 Darreners danced their socks off with West End stars this weekend at the third instalment of Darwen Dance Live.


Gabriella fulfils Granny's last wish by collecting Youth Ballet founder's CBE

A 10-year-old ballerina has carried out one of her late grandmother's final wishes by picking up a CBE on her behalf at Buckingham Palace.


Newbury man crowned world champion in Irish dancing

A Newbury man has been crowned world champion in Irish dancing. Joshua Ruddock won the senior men’s championship, held in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, on Easter Sunday. Mr Ruddock had to perform two rounds in front of judges before performing


Director and Choreographer Matthew Bourne awarded knighthood

The choreographer and director Matthew Bourne has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours List. Of the news Mr Bourne commented “This news has come as a great surprise to me, but I couldn’t be more thrilled and honoured


National Dance Awards 2015 nominations: ice dance, flamenco and independent companies celebrated

Life for independent dance artists is getting harder, as funding cuts bite deeper, rents for rehearsal space rise and regional theatres reduce their programmes.