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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...

DAZL, Beauty Workshops & START ending

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There were a few tears as Butterfly danced her final dance and the sound of over 500 young people clapping and cheering for the company brought a tear to my eye. I think it’s safe to say that for those whose first visit to the theatre it was will most definitely be returning!

START Project 2012

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Friday was a day of recovery for the Learning team as the START project came to an end for another year.

Photo Brian Slater.

On Thursday we had 550 young people (plus their teachers) watching the performance of Madame Butterfly at Leeds Grand Theatre and the atmosphere in the theatre was electric.

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Academy Open Classes for w/o 5 March

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The classes running this week are...

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