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5 things you need to know about Elves & the Shoemaker

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1. Our ballet is inspired by the 1806 Brothers Grimm story. The tale has been adapted many times, including a version by The Muppets featuring Kermit The Frog as the shoemaker, who’s saved by a group of entertainers (The Elvises) who, naturally, make only blue suede shoes.

Academy student reviews Sapphire Gala

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Academy of Northern Ballet student Grace Whitaker, reviews our 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala...

On the 14 of March, students from the Centre for Advanced Training programme levels 3-6 watched Northern Ballet’s 45th anniversary Sapphire Gala at Leeds Grand Theatre. The dress code was black tie so, as expected, we wore our finest dresses and suits for the occasion. Once we had found our seats and taken countless selfies, the performance was ready to start.

Elves & the Shoemaker on CBeebies

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Watch on CBeebies on 6 April at 11am and 5pm!

Sapphire Gala review

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On the 14 March, the CAT Programme levels 3-6 watched Northern Ballet’s 45th Anniversary Sapphire Gala at Leeds Grand Theatre. The dress code was Black Tie so as expected we brought out our finest dresses and suits for the occasion. Once we had found our seats and taken countless selfies, the performance was ready to start.

7 things you need to know about Wuthering Heights

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1. Now considered a classic, Emily Brontë had to pay the substantial sum of 50 pounds to have Wuthering Heights published following constant rejection from publishers.  The book didn’t receive any acclaim in her lifetime and she died believing it to be a failure.

Don't miss out this Easter!

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We still have places available on our Easter Course 2015, which this year will be inspired by Northern Ballet’s production of Elves & the Shoemaker.

On his 75th Birthday

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Christopher Gable CBE was born 13 March 1940 and in his career danced with the Sadler's Wells Opera Ballet, Covent Garden Opera Ballet, was a Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet where he created many roles and in 1982 he founded the Central School of Ballet.

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