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Dance and Creative Wellness Forum

Dance and Creative Wellness Forum
Berlin Staatsballett
31st March & 1st April 2017

We are pleased to announce we will once again be supporting The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation’s ‘think tank’ day of professionals and ‘movers and shakers’ from across the arts hosted at StaatsBallett Berlin.

31st March sees professional representatives from Staatsballett Berlin, Rambert Ballet, Konzert Theater Bern, Compañia Nacional de Danza, Ballet Preljocaj and Mark Morris Dance Company, New York amongst others, interface and brainstorm with representatives of innovation in health and wellness. 

1st April will be a day of ‘free’ Dance & Creative Wellness Professional Development, hosted by The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation and Tamed with guest teaching artists and practitioners from Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.

There are a limited number of places available. For more information or to attend e-mail:

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Dancing Wellness – the role of dance in lifelong healthy living

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Dancers warn against en pointe for young children

Dancers have issued a warning about the dangers of pressurising young ballerinas into going en pointe too soon.

Performers from the Royal Ballet, Washington Ballet and Staatsballet Berlin have joined forces to call on parents not to push their children into starting pointe work too soon.

The plea comes after the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) received several complaints from parents, whose children weren’t dancing en pointe at the same age as their peers. The organisation stressed that starting earlier doesn’t signal a “better dancer”.

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Introducing One Dance UK

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