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Northern Ballet supports Love Arts Festival. Love Arts Festival explores and celebrates the role of the arts in relation to mental health and well-being.
On Friday 2 September Northern Ballet held it's third annual Ballet on Briggate bringing dance into the heart of the city. Performing on stage were Northern Ballet dancers, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet Academy students, Phoenix Youth Academy students, the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Kala Sangam and Manasamitra. The event was compered by Jon Hammond. Filmed & edited by Johnny Walton.
Check out our new advert for the Northern Ballet Dance in the City Summer School that's taking place from 22 -- 26 August. Find out a bit more about what will be happening on the course, get an insight into what our summer school will be like and see where you will be dancing when you join us for a week of movement, creativity and fun. The course is open to anyone aged 7 to 16 with an interest in dance.
In March and May, the Learning team held taster sessions for the Wheelchair Dance project, offering young people in Leeds who are wheelchair users, the chance to try some dance.
Join Northern Ballet this summer for a week of exciting dance and look at the city of Leeds from a whole new angle. Our Dance in the City summer school takes place from 22–26 August and offers a new perspective on Leeds through creative dance sessions which will have you dancing in the streets. Based in the heart of the city at Northern Ballet on Quarry Hill our state-of-the art dance studios provide an inspirational setting for all aspiring dancers.
Last Thursday saw a spectacular end to a 5 week project with Kippax Ash Tree Primary. Funded by Creative Partnerships through Cape UK, the aim of the project was to look at how dance could be used to build trust and co-operation between the children in two year 4 classes.
At the end of March Northern Ballet played host to nearly 500 children from all around Leeds as paart of the START project. The project, supported by the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, enables young people who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to access the arts, to take part in dance activities and to visit local theatres. In this podcast you can hear their feedback on their day with us and see lots of photos of them taking part.
Some of the 470 young people who are involved in the START project have given us feedback on our Days of Dance which took place at Northern Ballet at the end of March. The START project, supported by the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, enables young people who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to access the arts, to take part in dance activities and to visit local theatres.
The first of three taster sessions has taken place at our previous home in West Park. This is our second wheel chair dance project in partnership with Artforms. The taster sessions have been set up to give young wheelchair users in Leeds an opportunity to be creative and experience the freedom of movement and dance in a safe environment.
Sunday 13 February at John Charles Centre, Aquatics Centre Diving Pool

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