Behind every great dancer is an inspirational dance teacher.
Dance Proms is a partnership project between two of the world’s leading dance training and awarding bodies: the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), as well as the Royal Albert Hall, working together in celebration of dance and inspiring creativity.
Dance Proms 2017 will be held on Sunday 5 November. Watch our case studies to find out what the Dance Proms experience is about.
DANCE PROMS 2016
Dance Proms 2016 certainly lived up to its strapline as a fantastic celebration of dance! The Royal Albert Hall stage was awash with fantastic talent, from both our hundreds of talented performers and our stunning guest acts too.
The event is truly international, welcoming both old and new dance groups from across the world. There were some dazzling displays on the evening of 30 October, and the audience buzzed with anticipation as they were welcomed by our Dance Proms host, Matt Flint. From the stalls to the rafters rapturous applause rang out in celebration of the dancers on stage, with many stars of the future being born.
Treating both the Dance Proms Company and the audience too, our guest acts for 2016 were icons of professional dance. The Royal Ballet’s Meaghan Hinkis and Luca Acri delighted in a Flames of Paris pas de deux, and World Ballroom Champions Warren and Kristi Boyce swept across the stage, joined also by their son Glenn Richard Boyce and his dance partner Caroly Janes.
Every performer, dance teacher, patron, guest act and sponsor cannot be thanked enough for making this glittering event a success. Roll on Dance Proms 2017!
'Every year I am amazed at the young dancers who wow us with their skill, creativity and extraordinary talent.'
Darcey Bussell CBE, Dance Proms Patron
Patrons supporting Dance Proms 2016 include Darcey Bussell, Arlene Phillips, Akram Khan, Flawless, Shobana Jeyasingh, Lukas McFarlane, Matt Flint, and Karen & Kevin Clifton.
Visit the official Dance Proms website.