Keep in touch

Get our e-newsletters

Recent updates

Romeo and Juliet casts

Northern Ballet partners with The Progeny Group


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.

Classes for young people. Photo Martin Bell.

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.

*Excludes Jazz classes.

Timetable September 2016 – July 2017

5.00 – 6.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+  
6.00 – 7.00pm Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
5.00 – 6.30pm Ballet 3 Age 12+
Intermediate standard
5.00 – 6.55pm Ballet 3
with Improver Pointe
Age 12+  
5.00 – 6.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+  
5.00 – 6.30pm Ballet 2
with Pointe
Age 10+  
6.00 – 7.00pm Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
5.00 – 6.30pm Ballet 3 Age 12+
Intermediate Standard
5.00 – 6.45pm Ballet 3 Beginner Pointe Age 12+  
6.00 – 7.00pm RAD Intermediate Age 11+  
7.00 – 8.00pm RAD Inter Foundation Age 10+ FULL
10.30 – 11.30am Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
11.00am – 12.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+  
11.00am – 12.30pm Ballet 2 with Pointe Age 10+  
11.30am – 12.15pm Jazz 1 – 2 Age 8+  

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.


Discover and learn a range of modern dance styles, from street dance to musical theatre.

These energetic classes build coordination and enhance natural rhythm. Jazz is an important dance style for any dancers to master.

£75 per term

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 £55 per term with an additional fee to take the RAD exams.


Download the registration form or call the Academy on 0113 220 8000.


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

Information handbook

Download the handbook as a PDF (1.3MB)