Category Archives: Dance

Croydon Youth Theatre classes: Act, Sing, Dance and Tech

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Youth theatre brightens the gloom with amazing technicolour

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There are ways, safely, to break out of lockdown, as KIRSTIE SMITH, pictured right with her sons, discovered when they visited a local kids’ theatre One of the (many) things I’ve missed over these strange times is the … Continue reading

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Cherrystars’ little actors showcase their talents on screen

For nearly a decade Cherrystars have run their Saturday early years community performing arts classes at the BRIT School in Selhurst. But covid-19 has forced them to take their show from the stage… and using Genie-like magic, put it on … Continue reading

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Croydon Night of Dance sets a world’s first – with bells on

The Croydon Night of Dance will take place this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, with the Morris groups and folk dancers taking to the streets virtually for “MorrisoVision” (geddit?), all in aid of Rotary charities. The event, being held on … Continue reading

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Virus sees council turn Fairfield into a £43m rehearsal space

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, reports on how the council has belatedly come up with a handful of measures to see the Fairfield Halls at least partially come out of its covid-induced ‘hibernation’ A month after the venue management laid … Continue reading

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Lily Pad Appeal’s Flower Fairy Ball, Braithwaite Hall, Mar 28

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Do you have the Wright stuff? CYTO’s seeking new members

JANE NICHOLL visited the Shoestring Theatre in South Norwood to discover a community arts group that has survived a decade of austerity, yet is thriving thanks to hard work and, in some part, the generosity of a former member The … Continue reading

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Street Dance classes, CYTO South Norwood, from Mar 5

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Croydon Mela 2020, Wandle Park, Jul 19

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Croydon is named London’s ‘Borough of Culture’ for 2023

Croydon has been named London Borough of Culture for 2023. Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, announced the decision at City Hall this morning. The “prize” is an additional £1.35million funding from the Mayor towards the borough’s cultural programme. At … Continue reading

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Newman plays a numbers game and exposes his short-comings

Could a Town Hall chamber boast by the bungling council leader have managed to reveal that the Fairfield Halls’ prestigious panto struggled to sell tickets? Oh yes it did… Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, reports Tony Newman gets yet another … Continue reading

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Audition for Younger Generation Theatre Group annual show

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Exclusive competition: WIN £60 tickets for Dance To The Music

Inside Croydon has a pair of VIP tickets to give away – completely FREE – to see Strictly Come Dancing‘s Kristina Rihanoff and singing host Jake Quickenden live on stage in Bromley next month in their Dance To The Music … Continue reading

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Ahoy there! Lucky readers are off to see Sinbad The Sailor

Congratulations to the three loyal readers, who together with a guest, will be going to see the Sanderstead Dramatic Club’s annual panto next week. Readers Michel Prudon, Kate Workman and Priya Chandrasena have all won a prize of a pair … Continue reading

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Croydon’s night-time music scene could be entering new Phase

New Year’s Eve should be the biggest night of the year for the local club scene. RORY KELLY paid a visit to Phase, a new venue hoping to transform Croydon’s night-time feel Clubbing in Croydon has a problem. Despite being … Continue reading

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Slide’s charity Burns Night Ceilidh, Stanley Halls, Jan 25

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Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris open evening, West Croydon, Nov 19

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Dick Whittington the Panto, Upper Norwood, Nov 23-30

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New Pauline Quirke academy opens its doors this Saturday

Kids aged from six to 18 have their big chance to take to the stage this Saturday, with a free open day at a new performing arts academy in West Croydon. Birds of a Feather and Broadchurch actress Pauline Quirke … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Night of Dance, The Oval Tavern, Aug 20

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2019 Dance Festival Croydon, The Brit School, Sep 7

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Freedom! Are Crystal Palace residents ready for breakaway?

The week-long Crystal Palace Festival gets underway tomorrow with a weekend of music and dance in the park. But because of the local borough geography, the organisers and other groups have to deal with five, even six, local authorities, which … Continue reading

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Talented teens wanted to audition for Fairfield Halls takeover

If you’re aged 14-19, live in Croydon and are an aspiring dancer or music-maker, you’re invited to audition for Assemble on Sunday, June 23. The auditions will take place from 1pm to 4pm at Oasis Academy Shirley Park School, Shirley … Continue reading

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Croydon Mencap Just For Us Disco, New Addington, Jun 7

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Croydon Dance Festival, Stanley Halls South Norwood, Jul 20

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