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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More