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  1. Here's an older thread that may give you some ideas of where to start looking:
  2. That is a pretty large area! I am currently of the feeling that many courses may be offered online. ENB has a page about intensives but just says that the pages will be updated when they come available. If you look through the forum you can see where previous intensives have been held and perhaps see if any are planned. If by winter you mean October half-term you've left it very late to be looking. If you mean over the Christmas holidays then there seem to be far fewer on offer but I think Ballet Boost have offered courses during that period before now. T
  3. I've just had a look at the website and there is the same message for spring and summer too. I've noticed quite a few of the websites I look at are not being updated regularly (presumably because of the C-19 pandemic) so it may be worth trying to contact them.
  4. Hello Dancer13 and welcome to the Forum! Where in the country are you looking for a course?
  5. Some of the memes on FB and twitter are hilarious but probably too political to be published here.
  6. I believe it is quite an old ad but the timing of its resurrection is appalling in the extreme.
  7. 12 October 2020 English National Ballet returns to the stage English National Ballet returns to the stage with performances of Nutcracker Delights at the London Coliseum this Christmas and, as previously announced, Reunion: An Evening with English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells in November. During the festive period, English National Ballet will present Nutcracker Delights at the London Coliseum (03 December 2020 – 03 January 2021). This special version of the Christmas classic sees the Company perform a selection of the ballet’s most popular moments and iconic scenes acc
  8. The two companies I follow (Northern Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet) have very diverse groups of dancers and that is what I particularly like about them.
  9. On Thursday, I published a link to a newly issued BluRay - a documentary about Rudolf Nureyev called I Am a Dancer, which was originally shown in 1972: http://thedigitalbits.com/item/i-am-a-dancer-film-movement-2020-bd
  10. The only other people I could see on a quick perusal: CBE: Richard William Gleave - ballroom dancer for services to dance BEM: Kathleen Anne Forsythe - for services to the Northamptonshire Festival of Dance Congratulations to them both.
  11. Lovely news today. Congratulations to Dame Siobhan Davies. Here's the full list. The first part of the list is for honours awarded to people for their work during the C-19 pandemic. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/925349/Queen_s_Birthday_Honours_List_2020.pdf
  12. I'm a dance-watcher and I don't have any family or friends who are dancers. As an outsider looking in it seems that people see the Royal Ballet School and the Royal Ballet as the holy grail ... but is that the right choice for your child? As far as I am aware all the well known vocational schools provide an education for your children that sets them up in so many ways for their adult lives and that some schools seem a better fit than others for the needs of particular children. As a moderator I read the vast majority of the posts made on the forum and I can remember many people i
  13. The conductor was Jonathan Lo, who became Music Director at Northern Ballet last year. I first saw him as a guest conductor with BRB and have also seen him conduct RB. He conducted two performances of Fille on one day for BRB 2 years ago and what impressed me most was that the 2 casts were very different and he was able to adapt for both of them without ever compromising the music. If you ever hear him giving a talk he is incredibly passionate and erudite about music. Here's his biography: https://northernballet.com/biography/jonathan-lo Just going back to the performance, it
  14. What can I say. It was such an emotional evening to actually watch live ballet, albeit on my laptop, and hear a LIVE audience really loving it. I was quite overcome. I thought the format of the evening worked really well as an introduction back to live ballet and it was worth every penny of the £16 for a full 3 hour performance. I loved the whole evening from the overture (looking back to the first performance of the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden) to the joyous, glorious, wonderful and outstanding ending performance of Elite Syncopations (quite amazing for
  15. Links - Saturday 10 October, 2020 Live/Streamed Review - Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London: Debra Craine, The Times Feature - Yasmine Naghdi, Royal Ballet: Zoe Paskett, Standard Feature - Natalia Osipova, Royal Ballet: Oksana Khadarina, Dance Magazine Feature - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet: Alyson Lowe, Vogue Feature - Francesca Hayward & Cesar Corrales, Royal Ballet: Jennifer Ruby, Mail News Feature - Royal Ballet returns to the stage: BBC Cinema P/review - Bolshoi Ballet, Romeo & Jul
  16. I've just come across this on FB: https://www.facebook.com/olivia.pickford.33
  17. Links - Friday 09 October, 2020 Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Dances at a Gathering: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Feature - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet: Annabel Davidson, Vanity Fair News - Sadler’s Wells announces socially distanced season for Autumn 2020: News Desk, Broadway World Live Review - Ballet Preljocaj, Swan Lake, Clermont-Ferrand: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times Streaming Review - Jordan James Bridge/Danial de Andrade/Gay Clarke & Dancers, Locked down, Locked in, But living: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs
  18. Here's an earlier thread: Various schools have been discussed over the years at both lower and upper levels. You should be able to find some of them if you search. How fees and feasible entrance will be after we are finally out of Europe in January is anyone's guess.
  19. And the press release: Press release: Thursday 8 October 2020 Sadler’s Wells announces a special socially distanced season for Autumn 2020 Today Sadler’s Wells is excited to announce a special new season of live dance and digital content for Autumn 2020, including further performances for socially distanced audiences at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and new details for online programme, Digital Stage In Focus: Live dance continues at Sadler’s Wells this autumn with more performances for socially distanced audiences annou
  20. I've just seen on Facebook that more tickets have been released for the performances at Leeds Playhouse.
  21. Hello Zeebashak and welcome to the Forum! Although we do have adult dancers who post on the Forum many of our members in the Doing Dance section are parents of dancing children. There is a section within the Acceptable Use Policy which covers research but would also tie in with your aims: "Contacting members for research We have a large constituency of dancers on the Forum so people may come here to find guinea pigs for their academic research. It is best that people seeking subjects should go through the dance schools so that bona fides can be checked, rath
  22. Please note that Cinderella is also touring to Southampton, The Lowry and Plymouth before the performances open in Birmingham. Details are on the website: https://www.brb.org.uk/whats-on/event/cinderella
  23. While I'm thrilled to bits and, of course, have booked I was a bit surprised that the seating plan is the full theatre with no social distancing at all. I have queried what will happen if we are still (heaven forfend) having to socially distance in April next year. I absolutely love SDB's traditional Cinderella and can't wait to see it again.
  24. I was a bit surprised by this streaming. The way it was touted on social media it sounded more like performances rather than coaching sessions. Nevertheless I enjoyed the stream very much (when the problems had been resolved) and have actually watched it a couple of times. It was interesting to see Carlos in "coaching action" with the younger dancers and it was good to watch the younger members of the company showing off their skills. I think my favourite piece with the pdd from Concerto with Tessa Hogge and Lennert Steegen. I absolutely love everything about that se
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