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Applications open for BBC Young Dancer 2017 competition

This is only the second time this talent search has been run and this year it is open to dancers aged 16-21 in four categories – Ballet, Contemporary, South Asian Dance and Street Dance. BBC Young Dancer is a fully inclusive project and positively welcomes applications from deaf and disabled dancers, for whom the upper age limit is 25.

Dancers can apply for the award by downloading the entry brochure from the website. Closing date is Sunday 2 October 2016.

If you love dance, then why not check out some of amazing new dance shows that are coming to The Grand?

Following the huge success of Last Man Standing in 2014, James Wilton Dance return to Blackpool Grand Theatre with a stunning new production, Leviathan. Featuring a cast of 7, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, LEVIATHAN will have you on the edge of your seat. It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill 2016 showcases three engaging works in celebration of their 35th anniversary. Co-commissioned with the Royal Ballet, Dutch/Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili reworks his piece Until.With/Out.Enough, an emotional abstract journey filled with intimacy, athletic power and tension. To follow, audience favourite Melt by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Sharon Watson sees the elements collide as dancers swoop and glide across the stage in a breathtaking mix of aerial dance. Finally, the quirky and playful Bloom by award-winning choreographer Caroline Finn explores the darkly comic expressions of life and humanity.

If you’re interested in both those shows, buy tickets to both and save money with our LINK TICKET £25 with Phoenix Dance & LEVIATHAN (Just enter PhoenixLink on booking).

Ballet lovers should not miss one of the most renowned ballet companies, performing The Nutcracker, Coppelia and Swan Lake accompanied by The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet and conducted by Anatoly Tchepurnoi. The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns to Blackpool, bringing to life three of the worlds most powerful and evocative seasonal ballets. We have an amazing Link Ticket Offer for our Jan 2017 Ballets, see three shows for £71 or all three for £100.50 (valid on The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Swan Lake)

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