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

 Timetable

September 2017 – July 2018

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.

All classes are held at Northern Ballet, Leeds LS2 7PA unless otherwise stated.

Mon
11.00am – 12.00pm Over 50s Beginners (Drop-in class)  
This class is based at Dancing House in Gomersal. Payment made weekly.
12.15 – 1.15pm Over 50s Beginners (Drop-in class)  
This class is based at Dancing House in Gomersal. Payment made weekly.
4.30 – 5.15pm Pre-Ballet 1 Ages 6 – 7  
5.00 – 6.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+ FULL
5.15 – 6.00pm Pre-Ballet 2 Ages 7 – 8 FULL
6.00 – 7.00pm Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
6.15 – 7.00pm Boys Only Age 8-11  
Tue
10.10am – 11.25am Over 55s Improvers (Drop-in class)  
11.25am – 12.25pm Over 55s Beginners (Drop-in class)  
5.00 – 6.30pm Ballet 3 Age 12+
Intermediate standard
 
5.00 – 6.55pm Ballet 3
with Improver Pointe
Age 12+  
5.15 – 6.00pm Creative Movement 2 Ages 5 – 6  
7.00pm – 8.30pm Adult Ballet 3 Intermediate/Advanced
(Drop-in class)
 
Wed
11.00am – 12.00pm Over 50s Beginners (Drop-in class)  
This class is based at Yoga Barre in Ilkley, classes begin on 1 November.
Runs until 6 December 2017, cost £55.
5.00 – 6.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+ FULL
5.00 – 6.30pm Ballet 2
with Pointe
Age 10+ FULL
6.00 – 7.00pm Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
7.00 – 8.30pm Adult Ballet 2 Improvers (Drop-in class)  
Thu
9.45 – 10.25am Mini Movers Ages 18 months – 3 years
with accompanying adult
 
10.30 – 11.00am Moving Minis Ages 3 – 4  
11.10am – 12.25pm Over 55s Improvers
(Drop-in class)
 
5.00 – 6.45pm Ballet 3 Beginner Pointe Age 12+  
5.15 – 6.00pm Pre-Ballet 2 Ages 7 – 8  
6.00 – 7.00pm RAD Intermediate Age 11+  
6.00pm – 7.00pm Adult Ballet Course
Level 2
Improvers  
7.00 – 8.00pm RAD Inter Foundation Age 10+  
7.00pm – 8.00pm Adult Ballet Course
Level 1
No experience required  
7.00pm – 8.15pm Adult Ballet 1 Beginners (Drop-in class)  
Sat
9.00 – 9.45am Creative Movement 1 Ages 4 – 5  
9.00 – 9.45am Pre-Ballet 1 Ages 6 – 7  
9.45 – 10.30am Creative Movement 2 Ages 5 – 6 FULL
9.45 – 10.30am Pre-Ballet 2 Ages 7 – 8 FULL
10.30 – 11.30am Ballet 1 Age 8+ FULL
11.00am – 12.15pm Ballet 2 Age 10+ FULL
11.00am – 12.30pm Ballet 2 with Pointe Age 10+ FULL
11.30am – 12.15pm Jazz 1 – 2 Age 8+ FULL
12.15 – 1.00pm Creative Movement 1 Ages 4 – 5 FULL
1.00 – 1.45pm Pre-Ballet 1 Ages 6 – 7  

FULL: Fully Booked

Class details and timetable are subject to change.


Classes

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

Contact us and Registration

To access any of the Academy of Northern Ballet classes please complete a registration form and return with the £5 registration fee which entitles you to register for as many classes as you wish throughout the year. Spaces in all classes are issued on a first come first served bases.

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.

Contact the Academy on 0113 220 8000.


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

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