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The International Summer School got off to a great start yesterday as over 100 eager faces arrived.

Students have come from all across the country as well as further afield - we have students from Canada, Geneva, the US, Brazil, Czech Repuplic, Japan and Finland.

It may be the holidays but that does not mean that we all have to stop dancing.

Over the summer we be running a number of master classes for adults wanting to dance in the sunshine, get fit, learn the basics or dance with the professionals.

In the past month Northern Ballet has generated over £500,000 of financial support from private donors, companies, trusts and foundations: an encouraging and impressive start to a campaign that sees the Company fundraising to fill a substantial gap in its government funding.

Our new Academy Pastoral Assistant, Emma Rodriguez-Saona, has her first experience of Academy end of year performances:

What a way to start my time at Northern Ballet. With the Academy’s calendar full to the brim, I was instantly immersed. 

I’ve found my first few weeks to be a hubbub of activity, hard work and enjoyment (my first challenge was learning lots of names!). Highlights that just cannot go unmentioned include the fantastic end of year Academy shows.

Colours of Bollywood

Zoobin Surty Karma Dance SAAUK is a dance troupe that educates, enriches and inspires through Indian Classical, Contemporary and Bollywood dance culture. The Company encourages others to dance by creating performance opportunities for all ages in the region.

Do you want to try something different?
Do you want to be part of a wheelchair dance group?
Then come along to our workshops and give it a try!

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.

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On 17 & 18 June The Stanley & Audrey Burton Studio Theatre at Northern Ballet will play host to a very special showcase, one where Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre dancers have turned choreographer to create brand new and exciting work.

Kenneth Tindall, Ben Mitchell, Victoria Sibson and Tobias Batley relaxing after a hard day's rehearsal.

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Fabulous Opportunity for volunteers to work on a new Festival for Leeds

Quarry Hill Festival - 2 July

Gifted & talented primary school project in partnership with Artforms, Children’s services Leeds.

16 June will see 30 talented young dancers from six primary schools across Leeds will have their first experience at dancing in one of Northern Ballet’s first-class studios when they come together for a day of dance designed to challenge and expand their dance abilities.

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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