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We're celebrating this year with our favourite ever ballet photos that we've taken at Move Dance over the years - view them at the bottom of this blog post! Want to get in on the celebrations? Find your hidden 10% off EVERYTHING discount code in this post. 

 What is World Ballet Day?

World Ballet Day is back for it’s 5th consecutive year on 2 October 2018! The 20 hour stream has already begun, so don’t miss this massive celebration of the beautiful art form that is ballet! World Ballet Day takes you behind the scenes of some of the world’s best ballet companies, giving you an insight into their warm-up routines, rehearsals and glimpses of their awe-inspiring choreography. The Australian Ballet are kicking off today’s exciting behind the scenes footage for you dedicated ballet fans who fancy watching a recital late-night (UK time). Bolshoi Theatre of Russia are then taking the ballet baton, treating us to their warm-up routine.  beginning the day. Royal Opera House live streaming from 12pm, bringing World Ballet Day back to England. You’ll most likely be too stunned by the gorgeous and impeccable ballet dancing to dance along, but see if you can pick up some tips for improvement on your ballet technique from some of the world’s best whilst watching. Here's a look at what to expect based on last year's streaming...


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Too busy to watch the live stream? Click the button on the upcoming Facebook live stream link to get notified when your favourite ballet dancers will be taking to the floor. The footage is usually shared on YouTube anyway if you don't get chance to catch any FREE live rehearsals today.


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Which Ballet Companies Are Taking Part in World Ballet Day 2018? 

Here’s a full list of the fabulous companies taking part today:


Scottish Ballet, Glasgow - 11:00-11:30 BST (UTC +1hr)

Birmingham Royal Ballet - 13:00-13:30 BST (UTC +1hr)

English National Ballet, London - 14:00-14:30 BST (UTC +1hr)

Royal Academy of Dance, London - 14:30-15:00 BST (UTC +1hr)

Northern Ballet, Leeds - 16:00-16:30 BST (UTC +1hr)



The National Ballet of Japan, Tokyo - 11:00-11:15 JST (UTC +9hrs)

West Australian Ballet, Perth - 14:30-14:40 AWST (UTC +8hrs)

Queensland Ballet, Brisbane - 15:00-16:00 AEST (UTC+10hrs)

Royal New Zealand Ballet, Wellington - 15:00-16:00 NZST (UTC +12hrs)



Nasjonalballetten UNG / Norwegian National Ballet 2, Oslo - 14:00 - 14:30 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

The Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen - 14:15-14:45 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich - 14:30-15:00 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

Das Stuttgarter Ballett, Stuttgart - 15:00-15:30 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

Wiener Staatsballett, Vienna - 15:15-15:45 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, Paris - 15:30-16:00 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

Het Nationale Ballet - Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam - 16:00-16:30 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

Kungliga Operan, Stockholm - 16:15-16:45 CEST (UTC +2hrs)

Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa, Warsaw - 17:00-17:30 CEST (UTC +2hrs)



Ballet Concierto De PR, San Juan - 10:00-11:00 AST (UTC -4hrs)

Carlos Acosta Acosta Danza, Cuba - 12:00-12:40 EDT (UTC -4hrs)

Houston Ballet, Texas - 12:30-13:30 CDT (UTC -5hrs)

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle - 11:00-11:30 PDT (UTC -7hrs)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York - 15:00-15:30 EDT (UTC -4hrs)

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal - 16:00-17:00 EDT (UTC -4hrs)


Move Dance's Favourite Ballet Photos


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Ballerinas en pointe in windowen pointe crouch posewhite and black tutus worn by ballerinas chattingchild_ballerina_tutu_leotardBallerinas en pointe at barrekids' ballet uniformPink skirted leotards and pink ballet shoes kids in mirrorPink skirted leotardsBehind the scenes - Male_Ballet_Dancer_Holding_Female_Ballet_Dancer

Ballet dancer tying pointe shoe ribbonPointe shoes in a rowBallerina en pointe wearing red leotardthree ballerinas wearing pointe shoesballerina knitwear pointe shoesLittle ballerina wearing pink tutu leotard at dressing table

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