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Open House 2012

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre's Open House 2012 - 12 May, 11.30am to 4.30pm

Join Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre as they throw open the doors of their multi award-winning powerhouse for dance on Quarry Hill in Leeds city centre for a day of FREE events.

Saturday 12 May 11.30 - 4.30

Photo Jonathan Taylor

Enjoy performances from both companies; take part in classes; watch dancers of the future in training; gain an insight into the world of dance through talks, demonstrations and films; receive a dance physiotherapy consultation or take part with your family in storytelling, crafts and face painting sessions.

All open house events are FREE but some require you to book your place. All drop-in events will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Open House 2012 Timetable

Ticketed (booking essential)
Performance
Taster dance class
Physiotherapy assessment
Drop in (not ticketed)
Talks & demonstrations
Family fun
Training class - open to watch
Time Event Where Book
11.30 - 12.00 Northern Ballet dancers - Company class Studio Theatre book now
11.30 - 12.30 Northern Ballet Academy students ages 10 – 12 Studio 3 Open to view
11.30 - 11.50 Northern Ballet Academy students ages 12 – 14 Studio 4 Open to view
11.30 - 3.00 Physiotherapy assessment of dance related injuries (20 min slots) Health Suite (2nd Floor) book now
11.30 - 1.25 Northern Ballet Academy – Contemporary dance Studio 5 Open to view
11.30 - 11.45 Phoenix Dance Theatre Saturday students (ages 9 - 12) Contemporary dance Studio 6 Open to view
11.30 - 11.50 Taster Class Mini Movers (parents/guardians & tots from walking – ages 3) Studio 7 full
11.50 - 12.15 Taster Class 9 - 12 years Phoenix Dance Theatre Saturday School Contemporary Class Studio 6 book now
12.00 - 12.20 Taster Class Creative Movement (ages 4 – 6, no previous experience required) Studio 7 full
12.00 - 12.30 Story & craft time - The Nutcracker & make a Sugar Plum Fairy wand or Mouse mask 3rd floor Green Room Open to all
12.00 - 1.00 Talk from dancers & Academy staff about progression routes in dance Board Room Open to view
12.15 - 12.45 Northern Ballet Academy students ages 14 – 16 Studio 4 Open to view
12.30 - 12.50 Taster Class Pre-Ballet (ages 7 – 10, no previous experience required) Studio 7 book now
12.30 - 1.00 Phoenix Dance Theatre Saturday students (ages 13 - 16) Contemporary dance Studio 6 Open to view
12.30 - 1.00 Performance 1 Theatre book now
12.30 - 1.00 Talk about Phoenix Dance Theatre's costumes from initial designs to final fittings Phoenix Meeting Room Open to view
12.45 - 4.30 Northern Ballet Academy - Professional division Studio 4 Open to view
1.00 - 1.30 Family music and singing session 3rd floor Open to all
1.00 - 1.20 Taster Class Teen Ballet (ages 11 – 16, no previous experience required) Studio 7 book now
1.00 - 1.30 Talk by Northern Ballet's Stage Management - an insight into the people you don't see Board room Open to view
1.10 - 1.40 Taster Class 13 - 16 years Phoenix Dance Theatre Saturday School Contemporary Class Studio 6 book now
1.30 - 1.50 Taster Class Jazz ( ages 8+, no previous experience required) Studio 7 book now
1.30 - 2.00 Talk from Mark Skipper, Northern Ballet Chief Executive Officer Board room Open to view
1.30 - 2.00 Performance 2 Theatre book now
1.30 - 2.30 Northern Ballet Academy – Professional division – Contemporary dance Studio 5 Open to view
1.45 - 2.15 Phoenix Youth Academy class demonstration Studio 6 Open to view
2.00 - 2.30 Story & craft timePeter Pan & make a pirate hat or Tinkerbell wand 3rd floor Open to all
2.15 - 2.45 Taster Class ADAD - African Dance Fusion session (all ages, no experience needed) Studio 6 book now
2.30 - 3.00 Performance 3 Theatre book now
2.30 - 3.00 Talk about Phoenix Dance Theatre's costumes from initial designs to final fittings Phoenix Meeting Room Open to view
2.30 - 3.00 Talk from Andy Waddington, Northern Ballet Technical Director about taking a Ballet from the studio to the stage Board Room Open to view
2.30 - 4.30 Northern Ballet Academy – Professional division - Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary Studio 5 Open to view
2.50 - 3.20 Taster Class Phoenix Dance Theatre Creative dance (ages 6 - 8, no experience needed)  Studio 6 book now
3.00 - 3.30 Family music and singing session 3rd floor Open to all
3.00 - 4.00 Talk from dancers & Academy staff about progression routes in dance Board room Open to view
3.15 - 4.00 Taster Class Adult Ballet Fusion (age 18+, no previous experience required) Studio 7 book now
3.30 - 4.00 Performance 4 Theatre book now
3.30 - 4.00 Taster Class Phoenix Dance Theatre Contemporary dance (18+, no experience needed) Studio 6 book now
4.00 - 4.30 Story & craft timeBeauty & the Beast & make a beast mask or beautiful rose 3rd floor Open to all
4.00 - 4.30 Wardrobe Demonstration by Lorna Clayton from Phoenix Dance Theatre Board room Open to view
4.10 - 4.30 Taster Class Dancing for the Over 55s, no previous experience required Studio 7 book now

Watch the video from our 2011 open day...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWhmiuxe11k