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More Boys into Ballet

More Boys into Ballet

A lot of people when they think of ballet they picture girls in tutus leaping across a studio floor but in reality boys enjoy the elegance of dance and the feeling it gives them. “Just 1.8% of ballet exam candidates are boys!” says the Royal Academy of Dance. But why is this? Many boys are […]

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Ruby’s Top Ten Tips to be a Dancer

Ruby’s Top Ten Tips to be a Dancer

    Ruby, a Year 5 at Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, is a very keen gymnast and dancer. Here she gives her 10 top tips to succeed as a dancer.       Dancing is one of my favourite hobbies… here is some of the most important tips if you are thinking of joining. Always […]

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Dance Studio Developments at One NK

Dance Studio Developments at One NK

The new One NK Leisure Centre site is continuing to develop at an exciting pace, and the latest edition to the huge range of facilities there are two state of the art dance studios that will be used by the pupils of NK School and the local community for dance and fitness classes.

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YJA Exclusive: Inside Ballet Central

YJA Exclusive: Inside Ballet Central

During half term, YJA had exclusive access to the world-renowned Central School of Ballet. There are other ballet centres in our capital, such as The Royal Ballet and The English National Ballet, but it is only Central School of Ballet that offers A-Level courses and an Honours Degree to compliment their extensive professional touring experience.  An amazing 80% of their dancers […]

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Central School of Ballet at The Guildhall

Central School of Ballet at The Guildhall

Following on from YJA’s trip to London to meet William Glassman YJA heads to the Guildhall in Grantham to see the next stage.

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Going En Pointe

Going En Pointe

It’s a big moment when the teacher decrees that a dancer’s ankles are strong enough for Pointe Shoes or, as it’s often known, En Pointe.

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The Young Americans

The Young Americans

The Young Americans are world renowned and arguably the inspiration for the phenomenon Glee.

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Las Americas

Las Americas

The dancers seemed to span several generations, ranging from very cute five year olds to adults, tap-dancing to an incredible routine to Tango Di Roxanne from Moulin Rouge.

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Soft option?

Soft option?

The A Level combination that you offer now needs to include at least two subjects from; English Literature, Maths, Further Maths, a science, a modern (or ancient) foreign language, Economics, RS, Geography or History.