Classes for Young People

For ages 8 - 16

Our classes for young people are accompanied by live music* and develop each dancer’s technical ability whilst enhancing their presentation skills and musicality.

We strongly recommend students in Ballet 1 attend two classes per week. Students in Ballet 2 and above must take a minimum of two classes per week in order for them to make progress.

*Except the RAD classes

Timetable September 2018 – July 2019

5.00 – 6.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+ FULL
6.00 – 7.00pm Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
6.15 – 7.00pm Boys Only Age 8-10  
5.00 – 6.30pm Ballet 3 Age 12+
Intermediate standard
6.30 – 6.55pm Ballet 3 Improver Pointe  
5.00 – 6.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+ FULL
6.15 – 6.30pm Ballet 2 Pointe preparation FULL
6.00 – 7.00pm Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
5.00 – 6.30pm Ballet 3 Age 12+  
6.30 – 6.45pm Ballet 3 Beginner Pointe  
6.00 – 7.00pm RAD Intermediate Age 11+  
7.00 – 8.00pm RAD Intermediate Foundation Age 10+  
11.00am – 12.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+ FULL
12.15 – 12.30pm Ballet 2 Pointe Preparation FULL
10.30 – 11.30am Ballet 1 Ages 8+ FULL

Class Registration Form (PDF)

Ballet (ages 8 - 16)

Tailored classes designed to take young dancers from their earliest steps to an advanced level of study.

  • Ballet 1 (age 8+) No experience required
  • Ballet 2 & 3 (age 10+) Experience required

£75 per term

Pointe Work

We offer specialised pointe work classes for suitable students in Ballet 2 and 3. Ballet 2 students are offered a pointe work prep class which is all inclusive. Ballet 3 students will attend an appropriate level pointe class on recommendation of their teacher.

These classes are subject to an additional fee of £15 per term for Ballet 2 students and Ballet 3 Beginners, and £30 per term for Ballet 3 Improvers.

Boys Only Classes

New for our 2017/18 timetable we now have Boys Only classes. These offer boys aged 8-11 the opportunity to be inspired by our wonderful male faculty and work on their dance technique in an energetic and exciting class tailored for them.

RAD Class

Intermediate / Inter Foundation

Academy students have the opportunity to take their RAD Intermediate exam with teacher and former Northern Ballet Dancer Jane Tucker. Students must first take part in an assessment class before registering for the course.

Classes are £60 per term with an additional fee to take the RAD exams.


Download the registration form or call 0113 220 8000.


For all classes and courses participants must pay a yearly £5 registration fee.

Information handbook

Download the handbook as a PDF

Wed 27 Jun 2018
Back by popular demand we have a number of additional Over 55s and Adult Drop-in classes taking place over summer. …
Tue 1 May 2018
Former Northern Ballet Soloist Jessica Morgan will run a four week course, ‘BarreFit – Get fit for the Summer’ adult class. …
Mon 30 Apr 2018
This August, the Academy of Northern Ballet’s International Senior Summer School gives participants an invaluable insight into the life of a professional dancer. …