Dance Activities Update — March 2021
Dance Activities in EnglandSince the Prime Minister set out the Roadmap for England on 22 February and Ofqual released information on how qualifications will be awarded on 25 February, we are now planning for the return of bbodance Graded Examinations…Read More
Celebrating a life of dance — Poppy Harris, daughter of bbodance Registered Teacher, Melanie Holley
We're very sad to hear of the passing of Poppy Harris, Assistant to the Melanie Holley School of Dance.Poppy passed away recently at the age of 29, having suffered from metastatic cancer. She had already fought and survived childhood cancer…Read More
Beyond Syllabus — Dance Teachers’ Conference 2021
On 10 and 11 April 2021, we're hosting our first-ever conference for dance teachers, Beyond Syllabus.The conference is comprised of talks by industry experts and surprise events that will be announced in the following weeks.All dance teachers, regardless of affiliation,…Read More
Parents, fancy a dance class?
Parents, does your child dance? Have you ever tried it?Darren, the father of Duncan, a bbodance Ballet Scholar, says:"The bbodance online Ballet classes for adults have given me a great appreciation of the skill and hard work young dancers put…Read More
Strictly session with Joanne Clifton!
Dance lovers, learn a dance from Strictly with Joanne Clifton!Joanne is the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2016 with Ore Oduba and the choreographer of their most beloved dances together. Their amazing American Smooth to Singing in the Rain, choreographed by her, was…Read More
Creativity Unlocked — Judges send encouragement
Thank you to our Creativity Unlocked Judges for these messages of encouragement during the third UK lockdown!“Since March, dancers, students, choreographers and dance teachers have had to pivot to work in some incredibly challenging situations. Most artistic people thrive on…Read More
How to teach effectively on Zoom: Creative ideas for non-syllabus classes
This February half term we're offering teachers the opportunity to explore new ideas for delivering non-syllabus classes online. Your students will also have the chance to take part for free.The classes will take place online on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.In…Read More
Creative Coaching to enter the challenge!
If you'd like to enter our multi-genre dance challenge, Creativity Unlocked but don't quite know how to create dance at home, you can attend one or two coaching sessions to help you get started. The sessions are free and focus on…Read More
Lockdown update — January 2021
Due to the current pandemic, all parts of the UK are under strict restrictions. The message is clear — Stay Home — and there are very few exemptions to the rule that dance classes must cease.At bbodance, these restrictions currently affect: Our headquarters: …Read More
Introducing bbodance Scholarships
At the end of a year that has tested the endurance, dedication, and passion for dance we all share, we're delighted to announce our first-ever financial scholarships for bbodance Scholars. The scholarships for the academic year 2020-21 are generously funded by…Read More