England’s National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), formed of 38 dancers, closed its tour of Botis Seva’s MADHEAD at Sadler’s Wells in London on 19 July. The work premiered at DanceEast in Ipswich in spring, followed by showings in Plymouth, Newcastle, Essex, Brighton and Birmingham. It’s a shame that they only performed in London one evening, but their […]

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Ladies – isn’t the most important criteria of a bra, particularly any sports bra, excellent support for your ladies? After reading about the new Fabletics sports bra styles, I was very excited to join their ‘bra camp’ at the London POPfit studios to put their clothing to the test – because if anyone understands comfort and functionality, it should […]

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Innovative dance troupe Another Kind of Blue presents Flirt with Reality, a fascinating evening of dance enhanced by technology. Their mixed programme includes narrative pieces (like those that propelled them to fame on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent) as well as more abstract pieces – with small video clips of their dancers and rehearsals thrown into the […]

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At the beginning of July, Londoners were treated to an exciting evening in Spain, courtesy of the Royal Opera House. The prestigious arts organisation broadcast their performance of Carmen for free at outdoor venues around the city – and across the UK. The famous opera with music by French composer Georges Bizet premiered in 1875, […]

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Thanks to both America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent, dance group Another Kind of Blue became a household name. Their stirring dance performances incorporate moving projections in a way that creates exciting illusions and helps viewers to understand the moving stories. Another Kind of Blue is currently touring their mixed bill, Flirt with Reality. […]

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When you travel to super high-tech Tokyo, you can take a step back in time to learn a traditional Japanese dance, called Nihon Buyo, with Grandma Shizuko.

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If you easily get bored at the gym while counting weight lifting sets or pounding the treadmill – you should shake up your cross-training routine. A session like the Bear Grylls fitness classes at London’s Oxygen Freejumping trampoline parks could be more your style. Say good-bye to monotony as you test and increase your strength, […]

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Dubrovnik, famous for its picturesque old town that features in The Game of Thrones, has its own local show. This live show of traditional Croatian dance and music is presented by the Lindo Folklore Ensemble.

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Admittedly, I rarely danced ballet every day; but I did dance regularly. From the age of 10 I took weekly ballet class from my small, local studio. The 30-minute sessions, paired with another half hour of another dance genre, stretched into longer class as I trained to earn my first pair of pink satin pointe […]

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K-pop is huge – and not just in Korea, so I ventured into a K-Pop dance class to see what the fuss is about.

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The London Southbank Centre along the Thames was constructed for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and it is currently the UK’s largest arts centre. This massive arts venue welcomes more than six million visitors each year, hosting more than five thousand dance, theatre, music, literature, art and debate events. To learn more about this […]

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London is one of the world’s finest capitals of culture, but buying tickets to attend extraordinary shows in the city’s divine venues can cost a pretty penny. While London’s Royal Opera House leads the pack in terms of quality and price, they have found a way to increase accessibility to their productions: live screenings of […]

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