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David Nixon first created this version of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Northern Ballet in 2003, a witty and imaginative production in which the original story is adapted and set in a ballet company in the 1940s. This resource pack is designed to give you more information about the production and an insight into how it was created.
When Northern Ballet produced A Christmas Carol in 1992 it was the first time that the Dickens novel had been performed as a ballet. Produced under the then Artistic Director Christopher Gable, the first performance was on 26th September 1992 at the Theatre Royal, Bath, and has since proved an extremely popular ballet. This resource pack is aimed at teachers of Key Stages 2 and 3 with the option to use the information and ideas presented for other Key Stages.
We are delighted that the Summer Course has almost sold out. We still have 5 places available for the older group (10-14 year-olds) so make sure you book now as the last places will fill up quickly!
The snow had gone as we prepared for the third week of our dance project based around the Earth, Sun and Moon. With only two sessions left before our big celebration open day, we had to be eager to refine and practice our routines before our parents would get to see the show.
Northern Ballet are currently delivering a project at Hawksworth Wood Primary in Leeds, who we have enjoyed working with many times over the years. Here's what some of the pupils have been saying about the project.
We've had another wonderful START project this term where we have worked with seventeen schools from all over West Yorkshire.
Last Friday was the last day of term on our Ability course for adults with learning disabilities. The course is a new venture for Northern Ballet and has got off to a great start.
Let us know what you thought if Ugly Duckling by tweeting us @northernballet or leaving a comment below... Enjoyed the Ugly Duckling at @northernballet today, dancing was great #impressivedancing
I am going quackers with excitement! It's the premiere of Ugly Duckling tomorrow and I am looking forward to it so much I think I might pop!
This resource pack is designed to give teachers an insight into Northern Ballet’s production of Beauty & the Beast, and to provide creative ideas and tasks that can be used in the classroom. It is particularly suitable for teachers working with pupils in dance and drama. It also provides some signposts for links with other areas of the curriculum.

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