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Open House 2012 in pictures

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On Saturday 12 May 2012, along with Phoenix Dance Theatre we held our second Open House inviting everyone to come in, take a look around our home, gain an insight into the workings of two dance companies, take part in taster classes and watch free performances.

Brian Slater was on hand to photograph the day, the activities and the fun being had by visitors and staff alike.

Kenneth Tindall Nominated for Choreography Prize

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Kenneth Tindall has been invited to compete for an award at the 26th International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover for his debut choreography Project #1.

Northern Ballet dancers in Kenneth Tindall's Project #1, photo Brian Slater

Getting ready for the Open House

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We are about to fling open our doors to the public for our Open House 2012.

Looking in on an Adacemy class

Gershwin for Beginners

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Coming to prominence in the 1920s, the music of George Gershwin was the soundtrack to glamorous flappers, prohibition cocktails and the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Later in the century with the rise of technicolour his music was used to score the lush 1950s Hollywood musical An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly. During the 1970s Woody Allen used Gershwin’s music in the opening scene of Manhattan. As a result, the sound of Gershwin is part of the popular history of America. 

Age restriction for 'in motion' scrapped!

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Just thought I’d keep you up to date with ‘in motion’ as it’s been a very exciting week!

In Motion 2012 - Wheelchair Dance Project

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Were you inspired by Strictly Wheels performance on BGT this weekend? I certainly was as I am preparing for our ‘in motion’ taster session on Sunday.

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Japanese Tea & Biscuits

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I'm having a good day today – not only because the sun is shining but because I have just been to a lovely Japanese tea morning at John Jamieson School which is a school for pupils with learning difficulties in East Leeds.

Thank you card given to Jo by the pupils of John Jamieson School

Academy Classes for w/o 26 March & Easter opening

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The last open classes before the Easter break are on Saturday 31 March and start again on the week of 16 April. CAT classes break up on Friday 30 March.

Associate classes return on week of 23 April.

The classes running this week are...

The Great Gatsby - more information

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Northern Ballet is thrilled to announce an exciting new full-length ballet for 2013.

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The Great Gatsby

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Click here to go to The Great Gatsby production page.

This just in - we are producing a brand new ballet for 2013 - The Great Gatsby.

It will première on Sat 2 March, 2013 at Leeds Grand Theatre. That's all we can say for now but keep checking back for updates!

We're really excited about this - let us know what you think in the comments below...

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