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Pro Dancer News Week Ending 31/01/21

To reflect the ongoing pandemic, the team at Dincwear Dancewear have started a new category in this week “Pro Dancer News” for Online Dance Classes – featuring the world’s best dancers and choreographers.

General Sightings

  • Rachel Baker will be choreographing the film version of the new musical “In Pieces” by Joey Contreras. The film is due to be released on the 23rd of April.
  • Akram Khan announced an Artist Development Programme to “provide support and mentoring to three UK based dance artists“. Each artist will receive a financial subsidy of £6,000. Applications have to be received by the 15th March.
  • Northern Ballet announced that it had received £600,000 from the Weston Culture Fund to create and capture two ballets.
  • Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian has died aged 83.

Future Dance News

  • The Chantry Dance Company presents its “Space Oddity” – playing on the Guildhall & Stamford Arts Centre Facebook and YouTube channels from Saturday the 6th of February.

Online Dance Classes

  • Ashley Shaw, the Principle dancer with Sir Matt Bourne’s New Adventures Company, will be giving a class on Wednesday the 3rd of February at 12.00. This will be available on the New Adventures Webpage.
  • The “Move It Shake It” Online Convention will take place on February the 15th from 8.30 – 5.00.
  • Karen Hauer, star of BBC1’s “Strictly”, launched her online 4 week Salsa Styling class.
  • The Loft Studios in Coventry has a special online class with choreographers Adam Scott & Hamilton Evans (from the Millenium Dance Studios in the USA) on Saturday the 13th February at 6.00. Contact: Karl Herbert at the Loft Studios for details.

Film & Videos

  • Disney is to film a new musical set in Ireland and they are looking for professional dancers to take part. Applicants can email with a dance CV, a headshot, a dance reel, location, phone number and email address.
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet will be releasing a film of its “The Nutcracker” at the REP. The cast is led by Laura Day dancing the role of Clara.
  • Little Grasses Crack Through Stone” by Anjuli Mehra will be shown on the Sadlers Wells Facebook page on Wednesday the 3rd February at 12.00. This short film stars: Cordelia Braithwaite, Estela Merlos and Charlotte Alexander.
  • We spotted Jazz Peters dancing in the new video for Joe McElderry’s: “Baby Had Your Fun“.

Hope you are all keeping safe and we will update you with any further news next week.

This post is by the Dincwear Dancewear Team.