Category Archives: Dance Training

New ballet class in Cardiff: Gemma Brannigan’s Ballet Academy

For the past two weeks I have been going back to my classical roots, attending Gemma Brannigan’s Sunday morning ballet classes at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

The trouble with ballet classes is when you first go along, you never know what to expect. Ability can range so massively that it can be difficult to know what you’re letting yourself in for – you can find yourself in an adults advanced class with a room full of beginners, or perhaps worse, attend an advanced class strictly for professionals… and find yourself struggling to attempt a triple pirouette en pointe.

Ballet class 4

Photo: Peter Voerman, the Oude School

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REVIEW: Ballet Central 2011 Tour at ADC Theatre, Cambridge

On their fourth stop on their 2011 tour, Ballet Central gave Cambridge a solid reason why arts funding should not be cut.

With a medley of classical ballet, contemporary and jazz, the final-year students of the ballet school offered something for all tastes at the ADC Theatre on Tuesday.

Central School of Ballet. 2010/2011 tour

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RAD, ISTD and IDTA to launch first Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall

Three of the leading dance boards are to collaborate to launch the first ever Dance Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in November this year.

The event will feature UK members from the RAD, ISTD and IDTA from across the country, with the dancers performing original choreography either as a solo, couple, trio or group performance. Those who wish to enter are required to send in a video of the performance to a judging panel of professionals, who will then select a variety of acts to perform at the event.

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