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Dance instructor's last waltz after 23 years

It might be the last waltz for Shobdon’s (in Herefordshire, UK) dancing instructor Mike Evans, but the show will go on. The inspirational Mike, who founded the MiJen Dance Club 23 years ago with his late wife Jenny, has just celebrated his 80th


Shake your stuff with the return of the Big Splash Dance

People of all ages and abilities are being invited to shake their stuff when The Big Splash Dance returns to Priory Park, Malvern, next month. The free event, previously known as the Flash Mob, will be held at noon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6.


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