On Friday 2 September Northern Ballet held it's third annual Ballet on Briggate bringing dance into the heart of the city. Performing on stage were Northern Ballet dancers, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet Academy students, Phoenix Youth Academy students, the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Kala Sangam and Manasamitra. The event was compered by Jon Hammond. Filmed & edited by Johnny Walton.
Check out our new advert for the Northern Ballet Dance in the City Summer School that's taking place from 22 -- 26 August. Find out a bit more about what will be happening on the course, get an insight into what our summer school will be like and see where you will be dancing when you join us for a week of movement, creativity and fun. The course is open to anyone aged 7 to 16 with an interest in dance.
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.
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.
At the end of March Northern Ballet played host to nearly 500 children from all around Leeds as paart of the START project. The project, supported by the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, enables young people who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to access the arts, to take part in dance activities and to visit local theatres. In this podcast you can hear their feedback on their day with us and see lots of photos of them taking part.
The Learning department is running a Wheelchair Dance project in Leeds, and Dance Education Office Caroline Burn tells us how the first session went.
Sunday 13 February at John Charles Centre, Aquatics Centre Diving Pool
A short excerpt from the pre-performance notes and audio description of Peter Pan.
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For the last couple of weeks I’ve been traveling up to Durham on a Wednesday to work with The Flex Dance Company. Run by TIN Arts, The Flex is a company of 9 artists with learning disabilities who come together to create, devise and perform new contemporary dance work. TIN Arts is quite an inspirational organisation who deliver arts programmes for people of all ages and abilities over the North east so for me it’s a brilliant opportunity to work other experienced artists who are experts in this field. I was immediately made to feel very welcome and quickly got to know everyone.