Dance Proms goes global!

Third year of the UK’s premier youth dance spectacular now open for international entries

Dance Proms is inviting entries from dance teachers around the world for the 2013 showcase of young dance talent at the Royal Albert Hall, London on November 3rd. It is the first time that this multi-genre dance spectacular has been opened up for international entries.

The event, which is now in its third year, offers young dancers a unique chance to perform at one of the world’s most iconic venues. After many requests from dancers and teachers alike, Dance Proms has decided this year to add an international dimension to the event. Online registration is now open at www.danceproms.co.uk.

Last year’s event involved twenty-six acts from around the UK. More than 450 dance students performed ballet, ballroom, salsa, street dance, jive and jazz dance, alongside guest dancers including Strictly Come Dancing stars Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova as well as Top Hat’s Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen.

Dance Proms is a collaborative partnership between three of the world’s leading dance organisations, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA) along with the Royal Albert Hall.

Members are invited to film and submit a short dance piece, which features dances choreographed by themselves or their students in any dance genre, either as a solo, duet, or group performance. A variety of acts will then be chosen by an esteemed panel of professionals and through a public vote to perform live at the Royal Albert Hall.

Dance Proms is designed to showcase the high standards of dance and dance teaching of the partner organisations and their members, to raise standards and increase participation in and appreciation of dance around the world.

Dance Proms Patron 2012 Darcey Bussell CBE said: “It’s so important that young talent has a chance to see what other talented people are doing at this national event. I know from my own experience how important it is to see what your peers are up to while you’re training. For a student, performing at the Royal Albert Hall is out of this world. They learn so much and it will affect them for the rest of their lives.”

Registration is open until 30th April 2013. A panel of professionals from the dance industry will then view the video entries and select the line-up for Dance Proms 2013. They will also agree a shortlist of dance pieces to be uploaded to the Dance Proms website and put to a public vote to decide the final act to join the line-up.
For more information, to register and for terms and conditions, please visit: www.danceproms.co.uk

For further information and to request images, please contact:
Becky Short/Penny Clifton, Midas PR, tel: 020 7361 7860, becky.short@midaspr.co.uk

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