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Northern Ballet’s Physio team to the rescue

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Preparations are well underway for our Open House 2014 on Saturday 15 February and we can’t wait to welcome you to explore our home and discover more about life behind-the-scenes at Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

During the day our resident Physiotherapists are on hand to offer completely free mini-Physiotherapy consultations. Chartered Physiotherapist Liz Atha tells us what to expect.


Summer Course 2015: Summer picnic

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Here in the Learning office, we have been busy tidying up after last week’s jam-packed Summer Course.  43 children aged between seven and eleven from across Yorkshire took part and explored different ideas on the theme of a ‘Summer Picnic’.

1984 Buzz

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1984 opens this weekend at West Yorkshire Playhouse and the buzz is building...

The Independent talk with Jonathan Watkins (choreographer), Tobias Batley (Premier Dancer), and Alex Baranowski (composer) about creating the ballet. read on Independent

Jonathan Ollivier

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At Northern Ballet we have been shocked to learn of the tragic death of Jonathan Ollivier.


Me and My Piano

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This summer Leeds International Piano Competition is presenting Me & My Piano, an exciting art installation coming to the city of Leeds. Running from 22 August - 10 September 12 pianos will be placed around the city free for the public to play and engage with.

Introducing our new dancers

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This year we welcomed 10 new dancers to the Company...


Summer holidays are here!

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The summer holidays are upon us again and we’re sure that children and adults alike are looking forward to a well-deserved break!

Here in the Learning Department, our work continues throughout the holidays and we’re busy planning for our Summer Course for 7 – 11 year olds, which will take place from 24 – 27 August.

Adult Summer Courses 2015

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Just because the sun comes out (fingers crossed!) doesn't mean we have to stop dancing! Over the summer we will be running extra classes for adults wanting to dance in the sunshine.

Booking available now – email address must be provided at time of booking for communication and reminder of class place. 


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After weeks of discussing, planning, filming and refining, our film Introducing…Ability is finally complete. Creating a dance film was completely new to all the dancers and it was the first time Sophie and I had worked this way with a group together. Sophie said, 'It was a learning curve for all of us and a process we’d all like to repeat.' 



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