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Dance Proms Merc available to buy today at door 6


Water bottles £4.00

6 T-shirts £12.00 The following sizes are available: small, Medium, Large and extra Large in classic Fit or slim Fit.

And finally, Good Luck!

Photo Credits: Elliott Franks, Marcus Ginns

Button badges £1.00

Vest tops £12.00 The following sizes

Pens £1.00

Our Guest Acts Congratulations to all of the dance teachers and students who will be taking part! Here is the line-up: We are delighted to announce our exciting guest acts for Dance Proms 2012 and would like to thank them all for their involvement. Performing alongside our young dancers will be...

Darren Bennett & Lilia Kopylova from Strictly Come Dancing


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And the evening will be hosted by TV presenter Chris Hollinss!


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Have you booked your tickets? 450 young dancers • 25 original pieces • 10 dance styles – from Street to Tap to Ballet Join us and the nation’s most talented young dancers to celebrate the diversity, energy and colour of Dance Proms! With only a week to go until our gala performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 4th November, we hope you have booked your seats. If not, it’s not too late – just call the Box Office on 0845 401 5045 or book online at: Tickets start from only £12 so you can bring the whole family! Don’t forget – IDTA, ISTD and RAD members receive a 10% discount on tickets! Simply email to request your offer code. We can’t wait to see you there and we hope you enjoy the show!

Dance Proms provides young dancers from all genres with the opportunity to dance in a truly inspirational setting and I am honoured to be a patron of the project. It is important that young dancers have as many opportunities as possible to experience performing in productions, so that they learn how to perfect their beautiful art form. Darcey Bussell CBE, Dance Proms Patron

Photo Credits: David Tett, Elliott Franks

Digital Green Room Technology has been instrumental to the project from the very beginning when the first videos were submitted by dance teachers all over the country, to an online public vote which saw more than 3,000 votes cast, to the ongoing activities in our Digital Green Room. As part of the Dance Proms Company all participants have been able to access the Digital Green Room – a private, online forum created to host key information, resources, tips and advice for both the students and teachers in the run up to the event. It has been fantastic to see them all getting to know one another through the forum and working together as a team on activities leading up to 4th November. In each of our monthly Activity Weeks we have included interesting articles and produced videos on everything from choreography to lighting design to help stimulate online conversations. We have had question and answer sessions with a wide range of industry professionals and students were also able to view a series of video master classes to give them an insight into a day in the working life of a dance professional and what to expect when performing in such a huge venue as the Royal Albert Hall. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Photo Credits: Elliott Franks

Buy Official Dance Proms Merchandise Wear your Dance Proms T-shirt or vest with pride! Official Dance Proms merchandise can be bought from

Dance Proms Merchandise

Choose from Dance Proms T-shirts (Classic or Slim Fit), vest tops, canvas bags, water bottles, button badges, notebooks or pens.

available to buy today at door 6

Water bottles £4.00

Canvas bags £4.00 T-shirts £12.00 The following sizes are available: small, Medium, Large and extra Large in classic Fit or slim Fit.

Button badges £1.00

Vest tops £12.00 The following sizes are available: small, Medium, Large and extra Large

Pens £1.00

Notebooks £5.00

Visit for a full list of merchandise and Photo Credits: David Tett to place your order online. Or call in your order on 020 7326 8080

Good Luck To All Our Dancers! We would like to say a huge good luck to all of the students who will be performing at the gala performance and to their teachers who have taken them up to his exciting point. Also a big thank you to everyone else without whom the event would not be possible, from our patrons, sponsors, mentors, chaperones, backstage crew and all the staff who have been involved in co-ordinating the project.

Save the date!

A Dance Proms is planned for Sunday 3rd November 2013

Watch our good luck messages from the patrons! Click the image below

Photo Credits: David Tett, Elliott Franks Photo Credits: David Tett

Who We Are The International Dance Teachers’ Association’s (IDTA) objectives 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 dancers for the profession. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) was formed in 1904 and is today a registered educational charity. The ISTD 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, Street to South Asian Dance, and Latin American to Tap. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential education and dance teacher training organisations. A registered charity, the RAD promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally, and seeks to accomplish this through promoting dance, educating and training students and teachers and providing ballet examinations to set standards and reward achievement. The Royal Albert Hall, built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert and promote both the arts and the sciences, has been in continuous use since it was opened in 1871. It is a registered charity that is held in trust for the nation and does not receive any public revenue funding. As one of the world’s most famous stages, it hosts music concerts, dance spectaculars, scientific conversations, sporting events and award ceremonies, as well as offering an extensive education programme and around 120 events a year in the Elgar Room and Café Consort to welcome younger artists and audiences into the building.


Dance Proms is a partnership project between the IDTA, ISTD, RAD and the Royal Albert Hall working together in celebration of dance and inspiring creativity.

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