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It’s never too late to learn to dance! These classes are a great way to socialise, keep fit and improve posture and flexibility.

Whether you have danced all your life or simply want to try something new, our gentle ballet classes will keep you moving in a social and friendly class. 

The Northern Ballet Learning team also offer classes and workshops for over 55s at some theatres on Northern Ballet's national tour.

All adult classes take place at our headquarters in Leeds LS2 7PA, unless otherwise specified. 

Over 55s 1 

A beginner level class for dancers with very little or no experience of beginner ballet vocabulary and steps. This weekly class will build on your understanding of the foundations of the ballet technique with beginner level exercises to start building your balance, strength, and coordination in a friendly environment.

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Over 55s 2 

For dancers with beginner experience in ballet who are looking for the next step to further their technique through a gentle progressive class. The weekly sessions will focus on your balance, strength and coordination improving your technique and understanding of the ballet principles. 

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Over 55s 2/3

For dancers with level 2 or 3 experience, this class combines improver level 2 technique whilst introducing more challenging exercises to help benefit dancers' overall skills and ballet principles. This class gives dancers the chance to work on their foundation technique whilst also pushing their confidence and broadening their understanding.

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Over 55s 3 

For improver level dancers with experience in ballet who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Dancers will continue to work on the foundations of balance, strength and coordination, whilst working on more challenging and varied class exercises.  

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Timetable from September 2023
Day Time Class Price
Tuesday 10.05-11.20am Over 55s 3 £8 / £7.50 concession
Tuesday 11.30am-12.45pm Over 55s 2 £8 / £7.50 concession
Thursday 10.05am-11.20am Over 55s 2/3 £8 / £7.50 concession
Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm Over 55s 1 £7.75 / £7.25 concession


Our concession rates are available to those with a valid student ID or those with disabilities.  


All courses will be held at our studios in Northern Ballet unless stated otherwise. 

What to wear

Clothing should be loose and comfortable so that you can move easily. No denim please. Ballet shoes are required for all classes for admittance to class.

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You must register for 2023-24 before you can book a class.


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A man stood smiling, holding onto the ballet barre

Photos Emily Nuttall