Perfect those pirouettes, jump higher than you ever have before and prepare to dazzle on one of the world’s most famous stages – dance students across the new city are being urged to apply for Dance Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.
Talented young dancers are being sought by the UK’s leading dance bodies – the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) – to perform at the venue this November.
Dance Proms is designed to showcase the high standards of dance from around the UK and the rest of the world.
The performance, which takes place on Sunday 2 November, will cover an array of genres including salsa, street dance, cheerleading, ballet and ballroom.
Patrons for Dance Proms 2014 include Darcey Bussell CBE, Angela Rippon OBE, Matt Flint, Chris Hollins, Arlene Phillips CBE and Lisa Riley.
Darcey Bussell 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.”
Teachers with budding choreographers and talented dancers studying work from one of the three dance organisations should video an original piece of choreography and submit it for consideration by a panel of dance industry professionals before 27 April 2014.
This can be a group dance, duet or a solo and can be in any genre.
A spokesperson for Dance Proms, said: “This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity for talented young dancers to perform in one of the world’s most iconic venues in front of top industry figures and celebrity dancers.
“We know that Milton Keynes is home to lots of the country’s most talented young dancers in many genres and we really encourage them to apply this year.”
More than 450 students enjoyed taking part in last year’s event – visit www.danceproms.co.uk to register and join in the dance extravaganza.