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Centre for Advanced Training Open Day — Sunday 16 January 

FREE to attend 

Do you have a child who loves to dance, but you're not sure what their next step could be? Join us on Sunday 16 January for an insight into the Academy of Northern Ballet’s Centre for Advanced Training programme (CAT).  

The CAT programme identifies and assists young people with exceptional potential, regardless of their personal circumstances, to benefit from world-class specialist ballet training – whilst they continue to live at home and attend their mainstream school education. 

"I am so proud to have joined the CAT scheme this year. The teachers are so friendly and helpful and I have made so much progress already. I love the hard-working atmosphere which has given me an insight into being a professional ballerina. It is great to rehearse in the main company building and we have been lucky enough to get some advice from them."
Level 3 student

Sound interesting? Then the free Open Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the programme. Prospective students will take part in a taster class, meet the teachers and watch some of current students perform, as well as meet other young people who are as passionate about ballet as they are.  

If that's not enough to sweeten the deal, goodie bags will be available and a tasty treat! 

Parents/Carers are welcome to watch the taster classes. Students are welcome to bring 1 parent/carer to observe. 

The day includes: 

  • Welcome Chat 

  • Technique Class for the following age groups; ages 8-9 and ages 10-12. We also welcome students ages 13-14 who are welcome to observe the taster class and meet current students and staff. 

  • CAT demonstration by current students 

  • Presentation and Q&A 

To register for our free open day please complete the online application form: 

Apply now

You will receive the details of the schedule for the day in an email shortly after registering  

Take the first step on your dancing journey. Your future starts here. 

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Photo Emily Nuttall.