To vote, visit http://www.danceproms.co.uk
where videos of each dance can be viewed and votes can be cast between 6th and 15th June. Tickets for the event are now on sale from £14.74 . http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/dance-proms/default.aspx
Expressions Theatre Arts from Essex, Stenhouse School of Dance from Falkirk, Scotland and the Morgan Aslanoff School from London, are battling it out for a chance to perform at the UK’s biggest youth dance celebration at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 2nd November 2014.
Dance Proms, which is now in its fourth year, is a spectacular evening of entertainment designed to showcase the high standards of dance from around the UK and the rest of the world. The event covers an array of genres including salsa, street dance, cheerleading, ballet and ballroom and offers young dancers a unique chance to perform at one of the world’s most iconic venues, alongside celebrity dancers and patrons.
Every year, the final act is chosen via public vote. Expressions Theatre Arts, Stenhouse School of Dance and the Morgan Aslanoff School are all hoping to be in with a chance of performing alongside other talented young dancers from across the UK and around the world and are calling on their friends, family and dance fans to vote.
Expressions Theatre Arts, Essex comprises five dance students aged 14-17 who will be dancing a Contemporary piece called ‘Tears of an Angel’.
Choreographer and Principal Emma Felton said: ‘We are pleased to be chosen as part of the public vote however it would mean even more if we were chosen to perform at The Royal Albert Hall especially as we were in the public vote last year!’
The Morgan Aslanoff School, London, have a team made up of 18 students aged 10-18 performing a Musical Theatre piece called ‘The King of New York’.
Principal Michelle Smitten said: ‘We are thrilled to have been selected for the public vote. The students are all working so hard and are very excited.’
Stenhouse School of Dance from Falkirk’s team, Tartantastic, is made up of ten dancers aged 9-14, performing a piece entitled ‘Get Up’.
Principal Lisa Lake said: ‘The girls are really excited and thrilled as they have been working extremely hard to get their routine as tight as they can. They are determined to bring their Tartantasic troupe to the Royal Albert Hall and the prospect of selection will make them "Get Up"
Dance Proms Patron 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.’
To vote, visit http://www.danceproms.co.uk
where Videos of each dance can be viewed and votes can be cast between 6th and 15th June.
Entries for Dance Proms will have to be submitted online by video and will be judged by a panel of professionals including artistic directors and senior examiners from the world of dance. An online public vote will take place during June to find the final act to join the Dance Proms Company 2014.
Dance Proms was established to celebrate dance in all its forms and the unique relationship between students and their dance teachers. It is supported by dozens of top names from the dance world.
Dance Proms is organised by three of the UK’s leading dance organisations: the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), together with Britain’s most iconic venue, the Royal Albert Hall.
International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA)
The International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA) is one of the world’s largest examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale with over 8,000 members in 55 countries. The objectives of the Association are to promote knowledge and foster the art of dance in all its forms, to consult, to maintain and improve teaching standards, to offer a comprehensive range of professional qualifications in all dance genres, and to provide and maintain syllabi and technique in all dance genres to train dance for the profession. For more information about the IDTA, visit http://www.idta.co.uk
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is one of the leading dance examinations boards in the world. Formed in 1904, today it is a registered educational charity and covers the full spectrum of dance examinations on a truly global scale. ISTD dance teachers are highly experienced in teaching children and adults in a variety of dance styles ranging from Ballet to Ballroom, Modern to Tap, and South Asian Dance to Latin American Dance. 200,000 of their examinations in a variety of dance forms are taken each year. With over 7,000 members in more than 50 countries, the ISTD provides a range of syllabi, courses and events across the globe. For more information about the ISTD, visit http://www.istd.org
. To find a dance teacher in your area, visit http://www.dance-teachers.org
Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential ballet education and dance teacher training organisations. The RAD exists to promote and enhance knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally by educating and training teachers and students and by providing examinations to reward achievement, so preserving and extending the rich, artistic and educational value of dance for future generations. Their exams are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability through a systematic measurement of progress and attainment. Last year, over 230,000 young people entered RAD examinations worldwide. For more information about the RAD, visit http://www.rad.org.uk
Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world's most famous stage. Its breathtaking auditorium hosts over 370 shows a year by the world's greatest artists. The magical atmosphere combined with inspired artists creates legendary events. Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert's vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, it's a registered charity operating without public funding and remains true to his founding ambitions within a modern context. Extending the brand with over 130 events outside the auditorium, the Hall has broadened its appeal to younger, diverse audiences whilst still engaging its existing customers. It also works extensively with schools and young people through its Education programme, reaching over 100,000 participants each year.
As a charity, the Royal Albert Hall strives to contribute to and support the cultural life of the country to ensure a legacy for future generations. It actively engages with partners to champion youth education in the arts and sciences and with groups who might otherwise have little opportunity to experience live performance or visit the Hall. The venue is committed in offering access, education and opportunity in the arts which is a central part of its fulfilment of its obligations to the nation. For more information about the Royal Albert Hall please visit http://www.royalalberthall.com