Adam Lambert to headline Pride in London concert

Pro Dance News 11th June 2023

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Adam Lambert to headline Pride in London concert, releases official song.

Dincwear Dancewear News: Adam Lambert to headline Pride in London concert, releases official song

Adam Lambert has been announced as the official headliner of this year’s Pride in London concert and has also released the event’s official song.

The former GAY TIMES cover star teamed up with producer Sigala on the track, which is a cover of the 1978 anthem ‘You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ by Sylvester.

He will take to the stage on 1 July, with further performers to be announced in due course.

Pride in London’s CEO, Christopher Joell-Deshields, said: “We’re thrilled talented pop vocalist and Queen collaborator, Adam Lambert, has chosen to launch his latest single, ‘You Make Me Feel Mighty Real’, as the official song for this year’s Pride in London.

“Adam’s songs are all about inspiring others to be who they truly are, which couldn’t be more fitting following the launch of our campaign, ‘Never March Alone’, which shows allyship for the trans community.

“We cannot wait to see Adam and other talented artists from the LGBT+ community come together on 1st July live across our stages.”


Disney+ Hotstar to present new season of dance reality show – ‘Dance+’.

Disney+ Hotstar to present new season of dance reality show - ‘Dance+’

The dance reality show is welcoming back director and choreographer Remo D’Souza as the super Judge.

Dancing reality show, Dance+ is all set to return and entertain audiences with its new season on Disney+ Hotstar.

The dance reality show is welcoming back director and choreographer Remo D’Souza as the super Judge.

D’Souza said, “Dance+ is like my second home and I am happy to be back here each time. Every year, the talent we get on the show grows phenomenally and it makes me proud to see this level of love and passion for the art of dance in today’s generation. In this new season on Disney+ Hotstar, we will showcase the future of dance and I am confident that what India imagines as the dance of tomorrow is what Dance + will showcase today.”


Johannes Radebe to tour the UK in 2024 with new show HOUSE OF JOJO.

Johannes Radebe to tour the UK in 2024 with new show HOUSE OF JOJO

TV dance sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is presenting a brand-new production Johannes Radebe: HOUSE OF JOJO, following the phenomenal success of his first two sell-out UK and Ireland tours. Johannes Radebe: HOUSE OF JOJO will open on 29 March 2024 and run through to 2 June 2024, performing across the UK and will play a special performance at the London Palladium for the first time on 4 May 2024.

Join Johannes Radebe and a host of eclectic characters in this brand-new theatrical celebration jam-packed with roof-raising music, dazzling costumes and of course, world class dance.

The doors to the HOUSE OF JOJO are open – and you are invited.

Johannes said, “Give the people what they want and need. Swirl, sip and knock it back. It’s palatable, rich in taste and flavour. Served by yours truly… you’re all invited down glamour street. Kindly RSVP to LOVE. Leave all your expectations at the door and welcome to the HOUSE OF JOJO!”

Born in the township Zamdela Sasolburg, South Africa, Johannes Radebe started dancing when he was seven. He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin. Over the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions, climbing up the Latin ranks with top honours, and eventually adding Ballroom and other dance styles, such as African Contemporary and Jazz. He became a finalist at national dance competitions and received an invitation to compete internationally in St Petersburg, Russia.

At the age of 21, Johannes left South Africa to work on the internationally renowned Italian cruise liner Costa. Persistence and experience saw this young, vibrant South African given more responsibilities including choreographing, teaching new dancers, and then eventually being promoted to Dance Captain. In 2018, he was invited to join the debut season of the international hit show, Dancing With The Stars, in South Africa.

Johannes toured the world in the international dance show Burn The Floor before being headhunted by Strictly Come Dancing. He moved to the UK to dance on the flagship BBC show. In his second series, he was partnered with Catherine Tyldesley and danced the first same-sex routine with fellow Strictly star Graziano Di Prima. In 2021, he and his celebrity partner, John Waite, made history by being the first all-male partnership to compete on the show. The pair made it to the final and recently won the British LGBT Award for Media Moment of the Year. In 2022, he was partnered with comedian and actress Ellie Taylor. Johannes will return to the ballroom for his sixth series in September. His first book Jojo: Finally Home will publish on 7 September 2023.

Full listings can be found here.


National Dance Awards 2023: the winners in full.

National Dance Awards 2023: the winners in full.

The creators of the show Ruination and Scottish Ballet’s Coppélia are among the winners of this year’s Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

The winners of the National Dance Awards have been unveiled at a ceremony held at the Coronet in Notting Hill Gate, London. The awards are voted on by 60 dance critics who are members of the Critics’ Circle and are for performances seen in 2022.

The winners in full:

Dancing Times Award for best male dancer
Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet)

Best female dancer
Laura Morera (Royal Ballet)

Stef Stefanou award for outstanding company
Scottish Ballet

Best mid-scale company
Lost Dog

Best independent company
Alleyne Dance

Best classical choreography
Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple for Coppélia (Scottish Ballet)

Best modern choreography
Ben Duke for Ruination (Lost Dog)

Emerging artist award
Musa Motha (dancer, Rambert)

Outstanding female modern performance
Zeleidy Crespo in 100% Cuban (Acosta Danza)

Outstanding male modern performance
Israel Galván in La Consagración de la Primavera (Compañia Israel Galván)

Outstanding female classical performance
Constance Devernay-Laurence as Swanilda in Coppélia (Scottish Ballet)

Outstanding male classical performance
Marcelino Sambé as Pedro in Like Water for Chocolate (the Royal Ballet)

Outstanding creative contribition
Bob Crowley (designer, for Like Water for Chocolate)
Paco Peña (director and guitarist for Solera)

The De Valois award for outstanding contribution
Jonzi D


Dates and details announced for Sunset Boulevard with Nicole Scherzinger.

Dates and details announced for Sunset Boulevard with Nicole Scherzinger

The new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, starring Nicole Scherzinger as the iconic Norma Desmond, has revealed its on sale and performance dates.

Presented by the Jamie Lloyd Company in collaboration with Ambassador Theatre Group and Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals, the production is set to play at the Savoy Theatre from September for a 16-week run.

The Jamie Lloyd Company is offering afforable pricing opportunities for under 30s, key workers, and those receiving government benefits. Throughout the run, a total of 5,000 stalls and dress circle tickets will be made available at the price of £20. These tickets will be released on a weekly basis from September, with further details to be announced soon.

Scherzinger said today: “It is always such an honour working with the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, and I have so much respect for the incomparable, innovative, cutting edge director, Jamie Lloyd. To be able to work with both of them on such an iconic musical feels very special. This is a pinnacle role in the theatre world, and I’m excited for me and Jamie to think outside the box and to explore and create something new; to breathe a whole new life into the character – and the musical itself.”

Performances will commence on Monday 18 September, and conclude on Saturday 6 January 2024. Opening night will take place on Thursday 5 October.

Tickets for this highly anticipated production will go on sale on Tuesday 13 June at 10am for ATG Theatre Card Members and priority booking subscribers. General booking will open the following day, Wednesday 14 June at 10am.

Sunset Boulevard follows Norma Desmond, a former movie star longing for a return to the silver screen, and a young scriptwriter who falls under her spell. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score is accompanied by book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Iconic songs in the show include “With One Look,” “The Perfect Year,” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye”.

The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Sunset Boulevard is co-produced with Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Michael Harrison for Lloyd Webber Harrison Musicals, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Wessex Grove. It is produced by arrangement with the Really Useful Group Ltd and based on the original Paramount film by Billy Wilder.


Cast set for Life of Pi UK and Ireland tour.

Cast set for Life of Pi UK and Ireland tour. 

Full casting has been revealed for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Life of Pi.

Telling the story of a teenager marooned on a lifeboat with a variety of animals (including a Bengal tiger), it is adapted from Yann Martel’s celebrated novel by Lolita Chakrabarti (Red Velvet), with direction by Max Webster (Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse). The production was recently nominated five Tony Awards, with the winners being revealed on Sunday.

The new tour will open in Sheffield, the very city where the show first premiered in 2019 (going on to win the 2020 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Play), from 29 August to 16 September 2023, before visiting Milton Keynes, Norwich, Woking, Southend, Cardiff, Canterbury, Bradford, Chichester, Salford, Leeds, Bristol, Newcastle, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Plymouth, Leicester, Bromley, Hull, Northampton, Coventry, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Liverpool, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Truro, Cheltenham and Glasgow before concluding in Edinburgh in June 2024.

Set to lead the show is Divesh Subaskaran, who will make his professional debut in the central role of Pi.

He is joined by Antony Antunes, who performs as Tiger Hind / Cook / Father Martin, Adwitha Arumugam as Pi alternate, Bhawna Bhawsar as Lulu Chen / Mrs Biology Kumar, Ralph Birtwell as Mamaji / Admiral Balbir Singh, Kriss Dosanjh as Father, Sebastian Goffin as Tiger Head, Akash Heer as Tiger Head, Romina Hytten as Tiger Heart and Hind, Katie Kennedy-Rose as Tiger Heart and Hind, Aizah Khan as Tiger Heart and Hind, Chand Martinez as Pandit-ji, Keshini Misha as Rani, Goldy Notay as Amma, Sharita Oomeer as Lulu Chen / Mrs Biology Kumar, Kate Rowsell as Tiger Heart and Hind, Lilian Tsang as Mrs Okamoto / Zaida Khan / Ship’s Captain, Peter Twose and Tiger Head / Voice of Richard Parker / Cook / Father Martin.

Caldwell, the puppet and movement director is Caldwell, the video designer is Andrzej Goulding, the lighting designer is Tim Lutkin, the sound designer is Carolyn Downing and the composer is Andrew T Mackay, while dramaturgy is by Jack Bradley, the casting director is Polly Jerrold, the associate director is Leigh Toney, the associate puppetry and movement director is Scarlet Wilderink, the associate set designer is Ross Edwards, the associate puppet designer is Caroline Bowman, the costume supervisor is Sabrina Cuniberto and the props supervisor is Ryan O’Conner.

The show is also currently running on Broadway


General News & Sighting

  • The National Dance Awards announced its winners: among these were Rambert’s Musa Motha who won the Emerging Artist Award, Laura Morena of the Royal Ballet won the award for Best Female Dancer and Constance Devernay of the Scottish Ballet won the Outstanding Female Classical Performance for her role as Swanilda in “Coppelia”.
  • Underbelly has acquired the lease for the soho venue The Boulevard and is set to open in September. The space also includes a rehearsal room for hire and daytime hire for events.
  • Lillianna Clifton, a 13 year old dancer, was runner-up in this years “Britains Got Talent”.
  • The Place in London announced the 2023 cohort of Choreodrome Artists. This is the Place’s annual artist development programme for independent artists.
  • “The Little Big Things” musical will open in London on the 2nd of September at Soho Place. The choreography is by Fay Fullerton and casting is by Jill Green.
  • New musical “Then, Now & Next” has announced its full cast. It will open at the Southwark Playhouse on the 28th of June (previews from the 23rd of June).
  • Full casting has been announced for Chichester Festival theatre’s staging of “Rock Follies” at the Minerva Theatre from the 24th of July until the 26th of August. Zizi Strallen will play Q. Also in the cast are Collette Guitart, Carly Bawden as Anna and Marie Hurst as Dee. The choreography is by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille.
  • The full casting has been announced for “Lord of the Rings” which will open at the Watermill theatre in Newbury on the 25th of July. Bridget Lappin is the dance captain and the choreography is by Anjali Mehra.
  • The London premiere of “Flowers For Mrs Harris” will take place at the Riverside Studios on the 30th of September. Jenna Russell will star as Ada Harris. The casting is by Jane Deitch.
  • “The Lion King” and “Frozen” have both extended their West End runs – the former until the 11th of February 2024 and the latter until the 7th of January 2024.
  • A new West End concert will celebrate the 75th birthday of Stephen Schwartz. It will take place at the Lyric theatre on the 17th of September.
  • Elizabeth Greasley has been appointed Principle of the Icelandic Art Dance School.
  • “Kimberly Akimbo” has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Musical. The show’s Victoria Clark won the prize for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Casey Nicholaw won the Best Choreography award for “Some Like It Hot”.

    Future Dance Events News

    • “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” will embark on a UK tour from April 2024, opening in Southampton on the 30th of April 2024. The choreography is by Karen Bruce.
    • “Shucked” will open in the West End in 2024. The choreographer is Sarah O’Gleby.
    • The musical “Bonnie & Clyde” will be heading off on a tour of UK and Ireland in 2024, opening in Manchester on the 19th of March. It is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston.
    • “Come From Away” announced a UK and Ireland tour beginning in Leicester on the 1st of March 2024. The production is being cast by Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher. The choreography is by Tara Wilkinson and Kirsty Malpas with Richard Hinds.
    • Manchester’s Hope Mill theatre will stage the world premiere of “To Wong Foo – The Musical”, based on the 1995 film, on the 21st of October. The cast and creative team is to be announced. The casting is by Sarah Leung.
    • “Hadestown” will open at the Lyric Theatre in the West End on the 10th of February 2024. The choreographer is David Neumann.
    • The Chaka Khan musical “I’m Every Woman” announced plans to open in London. It will workshop in the West End in November. The director will be Racky Plews.
    • The new musical “Starter for Ten” will premiere in Bristol next year at the Old Vic theatre from the 29th of February until the 30th of March 2024.
    • “The King And I” will return to the West End in early 2024 starring Helen George and Darren Lee.
    • “Sister Act – The Musical” will return to the Dominion theatre in the West End on the 15th of March 2024. It will star Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke. The choreography is by Alistair David.
    • A musical based on the songs produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman called “I Should Be So Lucky” will open in Manchester on the 1st of November.
    • A new musical based on the life and work of Frank Sinatra will open at the Birmingham Rep on the 23rd of September. The director and choreographer is Kathleen Marshall.
    • The lead cast has been unveiled for “We Will Rock You” opening in the West End. It will star Lee Mead and Brenda Edwards.
    • The upcoming “Wicked” tour has announced its lead casting. Laura Pick will play Elphaba. The show will open in Edinburgh on the 7th of December. The choreography is by Wayne Cilento.
    • “Jesus Christ Superstar” will tour the UK in 2023/4 opening in Manchester this September. The choreography is by Drew McOnie.
    • “The Wizard of Oz” will embark on a UK tour at Liverpool Empire on the 13th of December. The choreography is by Shay Barclay.
    • The musical version of “Rebecca” will play at the Charing Cross theatre in London on the 4th of September.

    Auditions & Vacancies

    • Devika Dance Theatre is looking for dancers interested in traditional Indian dance styles. The audition is at the University of Leeds on the 17th of June from 10.00 – 11.00am. The deadline for applications is the 15th of June. For more information, contact:
    • Birmingham Royal Ballet is looking for a repetiteur. Have a look at the company website for details.
    • Ballet Black is auditioning in America for new dancers for the 2023/4 season. For more information, contact: with “US Audition” in the heading.
    • Bird College is looking for a Tap tutor, with a focus on Musical Theatre, to begin in September. Have a look at the website for more details.
    • Emil Dale Academy is looking for freelance Ballet teachers. There is more information at:
    • Sonia Sabri is looking for Indian dancers for a touring production. For more information, contact:
    • Bird College is looking for a Musical Theatre tutor to work 3 days a week in September. Contact the College for further details.
    • Thursford Christmas Spectacular is auditioning for dancers on the 19th & 20th of June at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London. To register your interest, go to:

    Dance Classes

    • Lowri Amelia Jackson has a Commercial workshop on the 13th of August at Pas De Deux Studios. Contact Freedom Dance to book.
    • Paige Golding & Tink McClay have a dance class at the Husky Dance Studios on the 30th of June from 8.00 – 10.00pm. You can book on Eventbrite.
    • Anna Maria Barber is doing a Choreography class at Flow Dance in Oval every Tuesday from 7.00 – 8.30pm.
    • Nicolette Whitley has an adult contemporary class for beginners and improvers on Mondays (from the 5th – 26th of June) at 11.30am – 12.30pm at Inner Space in Nelwyn. Contact Nicolette on:
    • Sian Murphy, dancer with the Royal Ballet, is doing a company masterclass on the 18th of June at the Royal Opera House from 11.00am – 2.00pm. Contact:
    • Hannah O’Brian is giving a Heels class on Wednesdays from 7.00 – 8.00pm in Chelmsford. DM Hannah on her Instagram for details.
    • Gemma Hoddy is giving a class at Base Studios on Thursdays from 5.30 – 6.55pm.
    • The TGS Summer Intensive 2023 will take place from the 24th until the 28th of July at Hemingford Pavilion. Guest teachers include: Ebony Clarke, Michael Naylor, Isaac Edwards, Travis Kerry & Jordi Guitart. You can book on:
    • Leonie Sian is offering a Contemporary class on the 2nd of July from 1.00 – 2.30pm at the Base Dance Studios in London.
    • Nicolette Whitley is offering a dance class on Thursdays from 6.15 – 7.15pm at the Inner Space in Nelwyn for £7. Reserve your space on:
    • Anita Mannings has a Contemporary Jazz Class (Int) on Wednesdays from 8.30 – 9.55pm at the Flow Dance Studios in Oval.
    • Emma Levene is offering a General Ballet Core and Stretch Contemporary class at Forest Gate Community School on Thursdays from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Email to book:
    • Michael Naylor is teaching a class on Thursdays at the Base Dance Studios from 2.30 – 4.00pm. Book via the Base app.
    • Alexandre Novelli is offering a Beginners Commercial for Adults class every Tuesday at her Novelli Studios from 6.00 – 7.00pm.
    • Amy Ireland has a Commercial Tap class at Pineapple Dance Studios in London on Thursdays at 12.15pm and a Contemporary Jazz class at 1.15pm. On Fridays Amy teaches Beginners Tap at 10.15am.
    • Nafisah Baba is teaching a weekly Lyrical Contemporary Intermediate / Advanced class at Danceworks in London every Tuesday from 8.00 – 9.30pm.
    • Lucy Jane Adcock is teaching a Show Tap class at Base Dance Studios on Wednesdays at 11.30am.
    • Poppy Tremlett is offering an Improvers Choreography class at Base Dance Studios on Tuesdays from 8.30 – 10.00pm.
    • Rachel Bolsworth is teaching an Absolute Beginners Heels class from 7.00 – 8.00pm on Tuesdays and an Improvers Beginners Heels class on Monday from 8.30 – 9.30pm at Pineapple Dance Studios.
    • Hannah Cleeve is giving a Heels Technique class on Wednesdays from 1.00 – 2.30pm each week at the Base Dance Studios.
    • Kamila Zalewska is teaching at the Base Studios in London on Mondays from 4.00 – 5.25pm for intermediate/advanced level. Book on the Base app.

     Film & TV

    • We spotted Sarah Seville and Charlotte Kate Anderson performing with Lisa Scott Lee at the Mighty Hoopla. The choreography was by Mark Jennings and the contract was with Mass Talent.
    • We spotted Chloe Barney dancing with Jamelia at the Mighty Hoopla.
    • We spotted SJ McKenzie on the front cover of “Society” magazine in Marbella.
    • We spotted Abbie Rose Mason in the latest Lego advert.
    • We spotted Kibrea Carmichael in the latest Bimini music video for “When The Party Ends”. The choreography was by Nat Zangi and the contrack was with AJK.
    • We spotted Anders Nielson performing with Kelly Rowland at the Mighty Hoopla. The contract was with AMCK.
    • We spotted Sophie Hind performing with James Arthur on “Britain’s Got Talent”.

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