• Julie Bowers becomes Director of Artistic Development

    Julie Bowers becomes Director of Artistic Development

    In recognition of her contribution to bbodance, we're delighted to announce that, from January 2020, at the start of our 90th year, Julie Bowers has become our Director of Artistic Development. As far as our members are concerned, her role will remain much the same, and she will

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  • New structure for TQ courses

    New structure for TQ courses

    Demand for our in-depth Dance Teaching Qualifications courses is increasing. To make them more accessible to prospective international students, we are excited to let you know about the following changes. Starting this September, we will be offering a Graduate Pathway through our Levels

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  • John Travis — A Lasting Legacy

    John Travis — A Lasting Legacy

    It is with great sadness that we report the death of our former CEO and Artistic Director, John Travis, who passed away on Sunday 2 February. John devoted his life to dance and will be remembered fondly by all those

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  • John Travis

    John Travis

    We are sad to announce the passing of former CEO and Artistic Director, John Travis, after a long illness. John was the CEO and Artistic Director of bbodance for over 20 years. He was extremely passionate about dance and our organisation,

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  • Safeguarding students online

    Safeguarding students online

    We all love to see stories of exam success on social media and congratulate our students. Of course — they truly deserve it! However, in recent months we've noticed a concerning trend — photos and/or videos of students are being posted that show

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  • New prizes added — 90th Auction!

    New prizes added — 90th Auction!

    Exciting prizes have been added to our 90th Gala auction! You'll be able to bid for... A day in the life of Brandon Lawrence — spend a day observing training and rehearsals at Birmingham Royal Ballet alongside our youngest Patron!  West

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  • Liam Francis & Leanne Cope to teach at Dance Days 2020!

    Liam Francis & Leanne Cope to teach at Dance Days 2020!

    Exciting news! Two amazing Guest Teachers are joining us for Dance Days 2020: Rambert Principal, Liam Francis, and the star of An American in Paris, Leanne Cope! Liam will teach Contemporary, while Leanne, who was First Artist with The Royal Ballet prior to

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  • Coming this February — Musical Theatre Weekend in Ireland!

    Coming this February — Musical Theatre Weekend in Ireland!

    Teachers and students, join us for our first-ever event in Ireland!To celebrate the 90th year of bbodance, the co-creator of our Musical Theatre syllabus and our new Chief Examiner, Garry Clarke will showcase the syllabus for teachers and students. Read all about

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  • Student feedback — Cameron Bailey

    Student feedback — Cameron Bailey

    We've recently received a feedback letter from former bbodance student, Cameron-James Bailey, who is currently in his second year at English National Ballet School. Cameron says training with us as a young student helped him develop a sense of performance and musicality. Here's

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  • 90th Auction prizes announced!

    90th Auction prizes announced!

    Exciting news! The first prizes that can be won at the 90th Anniversary Gala Auction on 8 April have just been announced.The Auction will be a part of our 90th anniversary celebrations at the end of our biggest event of next

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