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The clouds are gathering, the temperature’s dropping and rain is on the way – that’s right, it’s festival time! But before you pack up your tent and pull on your wellies, you should check out what’s happening right here at Northern Ballet’s new home on Quarry Hill on 2 July: for good, clean, mostly dry and not to mention FREE fun for all your family and friends, you won’t beat the Quarry Hill Festival.

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.

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Only 6 places remain for Northern Ballet’s annual senior level International Summer School, Mon 1 to Sat 13 August 2011.

Claim a place while you can for this fantastic opportunity to work with Northern Ballet artistic staff and internationally renowned guest teachers.

The course is for full-time dance students aged 16 and over, who are already in professional training, and takes place at Northern Ballet’s new state-of-the-art studios in Leeds city centre.

Sessions include

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre – a Six Month Review, After Eight Months

Ballet Master, Daniel de Andrade talking to a rapt audience in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Alea iacta est. So said Caesar before he crossed the Rubicon and led his troops on Rome. With this pronouncement, the annals tell us, did Caesar march against the might of Pompey. Alea iacta est, he said, let the die be cast.

Northern Ballet Sinfonia Orchestra Leader, Geoffrey Allan, tells us about the forthcoming String Trio Concert at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre at Northern Ballet. From the players, through the tight rehearsal schedule to a behind-the-scenes insight into life on tour...

Summer is here and it’s time to get fit, tone up and get dancing with Northern Ballet Academy’s Open Classes.

For the rest of this term Northern Ballet Academy are offering half price classes in contemporary and jazz to get the people of Leeds up and dancing and ready for the beach! That means classes are just £3.25 each.

Saturday 2 July 2011

10.00am – 6pm

Quarry Hill Festival, 2 July 2011

Quarry Hill Festival is a day of free performances, workshops, classes and behind-the-scenes insights from some of Leeds’ leading cultural organisations all based on and around the Quarry Hill area of the city.

Photo Bill Cooper

Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre dancers are turning their hands to choreography for their first ever showcase of work at their home on Quarry Hill. The Choreographic Showcase will be performed on 17 and 18 June at 7.30pm in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre.

Vote Now

Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s landmark powerhouse for inventive dance has reached the semi-finals of the Best Arts Project category in The National Lottery Awards 2011.

Magical, incredible, spellbinding Cleopatra in the words of Ed Vazey

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