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Dance Proms goes global for 2013!

Dance Proms goes global for 2013!

3 April 2013

Don't miss out on performing at the Royal Albert Hall - enter before 30th April!

Wherever you are in the world - you can take part in Dance Proms 2013!

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 2012 - finale (photo by Elliott Franks)







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


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 7,000 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 www.idta.co.uk

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, Salsa to Tap, and Classical Indian Dance to Latin American Dance. 250,000 of their examinations in a variety of dance forms are taken each year. With over 7,500 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 www.istd.org. To find a dance teacher in your area, visit www.dance-teachers.org

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential ballet education and dance teacher training organisations. The RAD promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally, and seeks to accomplish this through promoting dance, educating and training students and providing examinations to set standards and reward achievement. 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 www.rad.org.uk

The Royal Albert Hall, built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert, has been in continuous use since it was opened in 1871 as a multipurpose building to host music concerts, dance spectaculars, exhibitions, public meetings, scientific conversations and award ceremonies. It is a registered charity held in trust for the nation and is considered as one of London’s most prestigious performing venues. As a charity the Royal Albert Hall is dedicated to giving access to all by running a thriving Education and Outreach programme working with children, teachers, young people, families and community groups.  For more information about the Royal Albert Hall, visit www.royalalberthall.com



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