Open Classes for All

Under the guidance of Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Academy Director, David Nixon OBE, our classes are led by our highly experienced teaching faculty in the same state-of-the-art building in which Northern Ballet’s Company Dancers train.

From tiny tots to adults, find the right class for you...

To access any of the Academy of Northern Ballet classes please complete a registration form and return with the £5 registration fee. Spaces in all classes are issued on a first come first served bases.

To register download the registration form or call the Academy on 0113 220 8000.


Registration costs just £5 per person which entitles you to register for as many classes as you wish throughout the year. You will also receive our Academy Newsletter which will give you regular updates and information on our classes and programmes, Company productions, as well as special offers and prize draws. Download a registration form here.

Classes at Northern Ballet offer

  • Opportunities for all ages and abilities from mini movers to adult classes everyone who wants to dance can
  • Inspiration from training alongside Northern Ballet dancers
  • Excellence through tuition from world-class professionals
  • Innovation with seven state-of-the-art studios, 200-seat studio theatre and café
  • Variety with Ballet and Jazz classes
  • Accessibility with evening, weekend and lunchtime classes
  • Balance by way of Northern Ballet's unique curriculum concentrating on healthy training and happy bodies
  • Music played live in most classes
  • Progression for those wanting to pursue dance as a profession including our Centre for Advanced Training Programme (CAT) and International Summer School

Timetable Classes for Children Classes for Young People Classes for Adults

Photos by Justin Slee, Emma Kauldhar, and Martin Bell.

Contact us

To register for classes contact the Academy on 0113 220 8000.