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Light Night Leeds 2017 Blog

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On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October, Quarry Hill was alive with performance, workshops and projection as Light Night Leeds illuminated the city. As part of the commission by Leeds Dance Partnership and Leeds College of Music, our Ability group and Centre for Advanced Training students performed in unusual spaces around our building.

Artsmark Celebration Week

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This week is the first ever Artsmark Celebration Week, which shines a light on the importance of cultural education and fantastic schools putting arts and culture at the heart of young people’s education.

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, and Northern Ballet’s Learning team have been busy working with schools throughout Hull to support their Artsmark journey, enabling them to deliver a more creative curriculum.

Summer course 2017

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This August, 33 young people joined us for four days of fun on our Summer Course. This annual course is an opportunity for young people aged 7-11 to develop their ballet technique and creativity. Our dance artists work alongside a collaborative artist to introduce participants to something different and to develop new skills.

Expressions 2017

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Last month we were delighted to host Expressions 2017, our annual accessible dance platform which brings together inclusive dance groups from across the region and beyond.

Apprenticeship Project

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My name is Ebony and I am the Dance Education Apprentice at Northern Ballet. I have been in my role for nearly a year now, and as the apprentice I have been observing, supporting and co-delivering workshops with the Dance Education Officers, which will help guide me towards my goal of becoming a dance teacher.

Can Older People Dance?

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Yes they can!

As a Dance Education Officer, I spend a lot of my time teaching dance workshops in schools, however this term I’ve been doing something a little different. Together with artists from Opera North, I’ve been going into Manor House Care Home in New Farnley every Friday afternoon to do some seated ballet and singing.

Expressions 2017

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We’re busy making final preparations for Expressions, our annual accessible dance platform which brings together inclusive dance groups from across the region and beyond. Expressions will take place on 5-6 July at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre at our home in Leeds.

Get ready for summer!

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The summer is almost here and we’re sure that children and adults alike are looking forward to their holidays. We’re crossing our fingers for more sunny weather!
 
If you are looking for something fun, creative and active for your child to do this summer, look no further than our Learning Summer Course from 21 August – 24 August, suitable for those aged 7 – 11 years.
 

In Motion

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‘If I could describe In Motion in one word, it would be ‘epic’!’ (Daisy)

Community workshops

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The stage is set, the lights are up and our company dancers are busy performing Goldilocks & the Three Bears across the country as part of our Short Ballets for Small People tour. But before the dancers arrive at the venues, our Dance Education Officers visit each town to engage local children with the story and develop audiences.

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