In 2011, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) joined forces with the Royal Albert Hall to launch Dance Proms. A unique and exciting collaborative project, it has been a true celebration of dance, dancers and dance teachers across the world.
So, it is with some sadness, that we have to announce today that the Royal Albert Hall has decided not to continue its support for the event. And, after discussion, the two remaining partners, the ISTD and the RAD, have decided that last night’s performance will in fact be the last Dance Proms.
But this decision also allows us to look back with an immense sense of achievement. Over the last seven years, more than 1,800 young dancers have had the privilege of dancing at one of the world’s most iconic venues – a memory that will stay with them forever.
We would like to thank all of the performers and their teachers for making the last Dance Proms a hugely inspirational and memorable event; it was a fitting end to a truly wonderful project. We would also like to thank everyone that has taken part or supported Dance Proms since the beginning.