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Birmingham International Dance Festival announces full programme

Birmingham is a young, diverse city, a place where anything is possible, where the extraordinary happens in the most unexpected spaces. Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF), produced by Birmingham-based DanceXchange, with a rich network..

Dance classes and art lessons 'should be on prescription'

Dance classes and art lessons should be available on prescription and health boards should help fund them, according to the Arts Council of Wales. A study of the health benefits to people who are unwell has recommended health board formalise..

200 youngsters get their first taste of ballet

The Royal Ballet School gave more than two hundred lucky Swindon children their first taste of ballet dancing in an innovative dance education project. Year three pupils, aged seven and eight, from five Swindon primary schools, gathered at Swindon

India 2017 Year of Culture with a joyous celebration of British and Indian music and dance

The deep cultural ties, partnership and the long relationship between India and the UK over the past 70 years were marked last night with a richly diverse showcase of the very finest dance and music from both nations.

Budding Billy Elliots can now get a ballet degree in Hinckley

A ballet school based in Hinckley is now offering students the chance to study for a degree in ballet performance. From September, The School of Ballet Theatre UK, based in The Borough, will be offering a BA (Hons) in Ballet Performance

Birmingham Royal Ballet Presents Free Ballet Introduction at Parson Street Primary School

On Tuesday 27 June, Birmingham Royal Ballet present Ballet? What's That? at Parson Street Primary School. This special lecture-demonstration is a fun and friendly way to find out what ballet is all about.

£250,000 on offer to talented Telford youngsters after Councillors' allowances cut

Talented and gifted young people can apply for a new bursary – started after a cut in councillors allowance saved almost £250,000. Telford & Wrekin Council has launched the Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Bursary, which it hopes will

Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet

Moves from Angry Birds and Minecraft as well as footballers' goal celebrations are being used to encourage more boys to take up ballet. Just 1.8% of ballet exam candidates are boys, says the Royal Academy of Dance. Now the RAD has enlisted help from

Birmingham Royal Ballet principal dancer brings live dance to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A dynamic new pop-up dance company led by Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Iain Mackay, will deliver three performances for the staff and patients of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham this June.

£2.3m to expand dance-based health initiative

The rollout of a dance-based falls prevention programme by arts and health charity Aesop will see 1,000 older people benefit from a new £2.3m investment.