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Big Ballet at Northern Ballet

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Did you love meeting all the people involved in Channel 4’s Big Ballet project? Tonight’s episode follows the dancers as they begin their training at our place! We got to know the Big Ballet dancers really well when they trained at our stunning studios several times a week throughout the project. Some of them loved our place so much they still come to our adult ballet classes.

Feeling the burn

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Hot. Hot is how I would describe the Leeds 10k yesterday. Team NB had 17 runners from staff, Friends of the Company and our Academy's parent's association - all running to raise funds for Sponsor a Dancer.


Steve Hanson, a brilliant photographer

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Photo HANSON. The boys from Swan Lake.

Northern Ballet Family Workshop

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Ok, so hands up – I work for Northern Ballet and I have danced in the past, so I’m quite confident with this sort of thing but this was my first experience of one of Northern Ballet’s family fun workshops so I wasn’t sure what to expect. There were about 30 of us in the workshop and the children’s ages ranged from 4 to 11 years old. I took my son Douglas, aged 5, who suffers from the affliction that seems to affect lots of young boys - the inability to sit still!

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