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The Dancers arrive in Xiamen

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The 11 hour and 15 minute flight from Amsterdam to Xiamen was pretty uneventful other than the fact that none of the requested special meals materialised. I have now seen the movie of The Great Gatsby and am looking forward to seeing our version again in the Autumn... The Immigration line was pretty long so it took quite a while to get everybody through and on the bus to our hotel. Check in was relatively painless and then it was time to count the 265,000 Yuan and distribute the per diems to everyone.

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The long road to China – Sunday 12 January 2014

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China - The day is nearly upon us

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After nearly a year of planning, the tour to China is upon us. Tomorrow the Technicians set off followed by the rest of us on Sunday - 57 people in total plus a contingent from Leeds and Partners, Leeds City Council and sereval Leeds businesses. The planning for a tour of this scale is a major undertaking but we are now as well prepared as we can be.

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Meet Karen and life on Northern Ballet reception

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Many people know our dancers but there are lots of people in our head quarters who are important to life at Northern Ballet and Karen Dixon, one of our Receptionists, is one of them. I had a quick chat with Karen to find out what life is like in our busy reception.

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I started at Northern Ballet in June of 2006.

A look at our social media in 2013

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It is now 2014 and we are excitedly preparing for the Spring tour but before then I had a look at the top posts from 2013. Here is an inforgraphic to reveal all

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Ballet funnies

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There are so many ballet funnies, aphorisms, puns and memes that have made us laugh and smile this year we thought we'd share them with you... And make a few of our own!

Tour Narrative

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Often I find the excitement of traveling in savoring the anticipation. I love to imagine what lies ahead - what the people are like, where are the busiest streets, how will I end up spending my time?

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