The full-time Central School of Ballet in London offers a three-year course for 16- to 19-year-olds from Britain and around the world, with students going on to have careers in classical ballet, contemporary dance and musical theatre. In the final year, students join the school’s graduate touring company, Ballet Central, and work towards obtaining the BA (Hons) degree in Professional Dance and Performance.
Dancers competed in the 2017 Pacific Pole Championships at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on April 9, 2017. Combining dance and acrobatics, pole dancing, originally entertainment in strip clubs, soon became mainstream as a form of exercise and expression. Competitions are now held in countries throughout the world, and pole dancing has a participant level estimated at over 30,000 in the US.
Bubble artist Deni Yang performed his Mega Bubblefest Laser Show Thursday at the Discovery Cube Science Center in Santa Ana, California. Deni, the son of famed bubble master Fan Yang, has followed in his father’s footsteps and travels the world performing his bubble shows. His family holds the world record for largest soap bubble, measuring 167 feet long, that was created in Beijing, China in 2009.
Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal city of Jeddah. The three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia, which bans alcohol, public cinemas and theater.