Pro Dancer News

Dincwear Dancewear Pro Dancer News Week Ending 7/02/21

The team at Dincwear Dancewear have captured all the latest dance news in this weeks “Pro Dancer News“.

Dincwear Strictly Pro Dancers

General Sightings

  • There was an advert in “The Dancing Times” that the Stuttgart Ballet is looking for 2 full-time teachers starting on the 13th September 2021. Applications have to be submitted by March the 15th.
  • Taira Foo was spotted filming “Sick” – a dance piece about one man’s struggle through depression.
  • Strictly star Janette Manrara was spotted on both the BBC1’s “Good Morning Show” and, later that day, the “Jeremy Vine Show“.
  • It was announced that James Wilson will be choreographing “Theatreland” for Curtis Productions, which will take place this April at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
  • We spotted pro dancers Kate Thompson, Kelechi Nwanokwu & Gracie Gledhill performing on “The Masked Singer“. The choreography was by Beth Honan.

Future Dance News

  • Audition Alert – Phoenix Dance Company in Leeds are recruiting professional dancers with at least 2 years experience. The application deadline is Friday the 26th of February. For information: visit the Phoenix Dance Theatre website.

Online Dance Classes

  • MTS will hold its February Half Term Intensive Week from Wednesday the 17th – Friday the 19th of February. This will feature 3 days of workshops with professionals from the world of stage and screen. For information: contact Annie Guy on [email protected]
  • Devon Young is holding a Commercial Dance Class via Zoom on Saturday the 13th February from 5.00 – 6.30. The cost is £5. Contact Devon on [email protected]
  • Tring Park announced it’s Senior Intensive Ballet Weekend on the 20th & 21st of February from 9.45 – 1.35. The workshops are designed for students aged 13 -18 and the teachers are, Antony Dowson, Sarah Mcllroy, Daisy Hulbert & Clare Wilders. Contact Janet Devenish for further details.
  • Charlotte Tonkinson, the dancer with The Royal Ballet, has a half-term workshop on Saturday the 13th of February – a dance-based Pilates Ballet Class plus a Q&A about company life. This is designed for students aged10 -14 and costs £26.
  • AYAW Studios have an online masterclass with Brian Friedman on Monday the 15th of February at 7.00 for £20. For information, contact Craig Wharmby at AYAW Studios.
  • There is an open Jazz Class with Ryan-Lee Seager on Saturday the 27th of February from 10.30 – 12.00 for £7.
  • Bethany Kingsley-Garner, the Principle dancer with The Scottish Ballet, brings a half-term dance workshop learning the role of the ballerina in “The Nutcracker“. Designed for 9 – 13-year-olds, the course is on Friday the 19th of February from 4.30 – 5.30. Book online at, online@danceforward.

Film & Videos

  • Harrison Dowzell and Cameron Flynn of The New Adventures Dance Company have released a short dance film titled “Unskilled”.
  • Northern Ballet has launched a new digital Season Of Dance, including “What Used To, No Longer Is” – an original dance film by Olivier Award-winning Mthuthuzeli November. In addition, the company will premiere two more original films: “Northern Lights” and “Have Your Cake” by Kenneth Tindall.
  • We spotted Kieran Daly-Ward & Mukeni Nel in the new video of Priya Ragu’s: “Chicken Lemon Rice“.

That is it for this week and with the amazing roll-out of the vaccine, it does look like there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Audi RS6 ECU Remapping

1,000 HP Audi RS6 Hits 220 MPH

People probably never asked for a station wagon with supercar performance levels, but that did not stop Audi from making one. And they still say the Germans do not have a sense of humour.

In stock form without any modifications, tunning or ECU Remapping, the RS6 Avant produces 600 metric horsepower and a staggering 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, all channelled through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to all four wheels via the proprietary Quattro all-wheel-drive system.

For most people, that should be more than enough, especially when you consider the rest of the package. We are talking about five full seats and a huge trunk that, ironically enough, makes the RS6 quite useful for a family with up to three kids. Three kids and two very cool parents.

In terms of actual performance, we’re looking at a typically German electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) and a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint of 3.6 seconds. If it weren’t for Tesla’s Model S Performance, these numbers would have probably topped the list of family-friendly cars, but a close second place is still perfectly honourable.

However impressive the numbers are, though, they’re far from the actual full potential of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. As it turns out, despite having half its engine, the Audi RS6 Avant can be pushed to match the performance of the original Bugatti Veyron, and that’s without messing with the engine block at all.

The guys over at MTM managed to get over 1,000 hp and 922 lb-ft (1,250 Nm) – the exact specifications of the first modern Bug – by upgrading to larger turbochargers, installing an open-air filter, using a larger air intake, replacing the exhaust system, and, of course, remapping the engine’s ECU.

The result is simply breath-taking, especially if you happen to love the new RS6‘s exterior design – which we do. The 0-62 mph sprint now takes 2.8 seconds, whereas the top speed… well, it’s still limited, but not electronically limited. As it turns out, the only two things holding it back right now are the tire specifications and the risks of doing 220 mph (354 km/h) on open roads, even if we are talking about an unrestricted segment of the Autobahn.

Information shared with kind permission from “autoevolution”.