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Pro Dancer News Week Ending 21st March 2021

With over 50 % of the UK population having received their first vaccination, the dance world is preparing to re-open with many shows and venues giving updates on progress this week. This is what the team at Dincwear Dancewear have seen.

General Sightings

  • Scottish theatres look at re-opening in June after Nicola Sturgeon outlines the roadmap of easing Corona restrictions.
  • Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, said that he is exploring the idea of Covid Certification as a possible solution to getting mass events without social distancing back up and running.
  • The Northern Ballet announced that the world premiere of “Merlin“, a new ballet by Drew McOnie, will take place at the Royal Nottingham Theatre on the 25th of September 2021. Rehearsals began this week.
  • Anything Goes” at the Barbican will begin its 12 week run on July the 23rd.
  • Billionaire Boy” by David Walliams is opening at The Garrick Theatre from the 17th of July to the 22nd of August. Choreography is by Rae Piper & Paul Chantry.
  • Jersey Boys” will re-open at the New Trafalgar Theatre in July.
  • The Lion King” will re-open on the 29th of July.
  • Pretty Woman” will re-open in the West End on July the 18th at The Savoy Theatre with the same cast.
  • Studio productions of “Little Shop Of Horrors” & “Avenue Q” will open at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham in the Summer.
  • Can You Dance” announced that its regional shows will be going ahead this year and that the dates will be released later this week.
  • The Swan“, starring Constance Devernay & dancers from the Scottish Ballet, won Best Experimental Film at the Manchester Film Festival. Choreography by David Dawson.
  • Sadlers Wells announced an open call for its new Artist Residencies Programme available to:

1/ Artists recently embarked on a career in dance. (A grant of £800 and a bursary of £200)

2/ Artists with 5 years experience or more in dance. ( A grant of £2,000 and a bursary of £500)

Further details on the Sadlers Wells website.

Future Dance News

  • On Saturday the Chantry Dance Company launches its new dance film in collaboration with the Guildhall Art Centre at 9.00 on the Guildhall Arts Centre Facebook Page.
  • On the 25th of March, the Dutch National Ballet will stream Hans Van Manen’sIn And Out” danced by the Junior company and available on its YouTube channel.
  • BOP Jazz UK will Livestream its dance performance from the Curve Theatre, Leicester, on May the 5th.
  • The Rambert is performing “Rooms” online from the 8th – 11th of April. Further details on the Rambert website.
  • The Dutch National Ballet presents the programme “Spring Special” on Monday the 5th of April. This is a programme of duets featuring the company’s principal dancers.
  • Akram Khan’sJungle Book Reimagined” is to premiere at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, in April 2022.
  • The first “Women In Dance” awards will take place on Friday evening presented by Graham Watts. It is available to watch on: www.awadance.org
  • An Evening With Arlene Phillips” will take place at the Duchess Theatre on the 7th of June.
  • The “Magic Mike” arena tour will open in Belfast on May the 6th 2022. Choreography is by Alison Faulk, Teresa Espinosa & Luke Broadlick.
  • The “Choreographic Casting Initiative” is launching in July produced by Philip Joel in association with the Platinum Academy. It is looking “for 10 up & coming talented choreographers from underrepresented ethnicities to participate in a choreographic showcase in July.


  • The West End production of “Moulin Rouge” has put a call out advertising a variety of backstage roles ahead of opening in the Autumn.
  • The Rambert School is looking to appoint a Head of Marketing.

Online Dance Classes

  • Jenny Finney has an open Commercial dance class on the 29th of March at 6.00 for £5. This is aimed at the Intermediate/Advanced level. Message Jenny on her Facebook page to book.
  • Nafisah Baba is holding a Contemporary class at Danceworks on Saturday from 1.00 – 2.30. There is a link in Nafisah’s Instagram Bio to book.

Film And Video

  • We spotted Sophie Gamble, Emily Langdon, Bethany Huckle & Sarah Marie Maxwell on ITV’s “All Star Musicals“. The choreography was by Bill Deamer and Kylie Anne Cruickshanks.
  • Jazz Peters worked as a stunt woman on the film “Cruella“.


So lots of things are definitely underway – as our weekly newsletter keeps getting longer! We hope that you have seen something that is of interest to you and we will be back again next week.

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That is all for this week from the news team at Dincwear Dancewear, See you all next week!

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