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Dance in the City Summer School - August 2011

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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 few places for international summer school

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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

Alea iacta est

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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.

String Trio - Concert Series Blog

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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...

Get fit for Summer!

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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.

Choreographic Showcase

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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.

National Lottery Awards 2011: Vote for us

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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.

Ed Vazey on Cleopatra

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

Star Reviews for Cleopatra

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Through the night of the London premiere the stars told us what they thought of the production...

Frances Barber, photo Ryan Hopkinson

Frances Barber

I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Absolutely stunning. I have played Cleopatra so I followed every single moment and wish that in my dreams I could have ever been as elegant as the Cleopatra tonight. It was absolutely marvellous. Loved it.


Sinophobia and Me

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Or How the Yak Nearly Ruined the Hole in Stacy’s Heart


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