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World Parkinson's Day

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Here at Northern Ballet, we are showing support for World Parkinson’s Day, as organisations come together on an international scale to raise global awareness and #UniteForParkinsons.

Working with school teachers - CPD

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As part of the Learning Department’s busy programme of work, our Dance Education Officer Philippa Ranger has been delivering some Continued Professional Development (CPD) sessions for school teachers. Here she reflects on her experiences.

I have been lucky enough to work with the teachers at Green Lane Primary School in Bradford this term to deliver some bespoke CPD sessions. After meeting with the Head of Performing Arts at the school to discuss how Northern Ballet could support their school improvement plan, we decided to run two Twilight CPD sessions.

International Wheelchair Day 2018

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Did you know that Thursday 1 March is International Wheelchair Day? This annual day enables wheelchair users from across the world to celebrate the positive impact that their wheelchair has on their lives.

Ability to perform at Diverse Fest, Bridlington Spa

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This Saturday 13 January, Northern Ballet’s Ability dancers will perform at Diverse Fest. This fantastic performance festival will take place at Bridlington Spa and is a great platform for those with learning disabilities to take to the stage and show their talents.

Ugly Duckling Community Performances

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This month, we were delighted to perform our children’s ballet Ugly Duckling at the Bangladeshi Centre and Nightingale Primary Academy, both based in Harehills, Leeds.

START matinee performance

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More than 800 young people attended the START matinee performance of The Little Mermaid at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Ugly Duckling at the Bangladeshi Centre

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Northern Ballet are bringing ballet to Harehills with special performances of Ugly Duckling at the Bangladeshi Centre this Saturday 9 December.

When Ability Met Anjali Dance Company

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Ability, Northern Ballet’s course for adults with learning disabilities, has had a great start to the new academic year. We have welcomed three new members to the group, and in September we worked with choreographer Tanya Richam-Odoi to create and perform a fantastic piece as part of Light Night Leeds.

Ugly Duckling takeover at Northern Ballet!

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It’s a very busy week here at Northern Ballet headquarters as the Company are performing Ugly Duckling, a ballet for children, at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre from Monday until Saturday. As well as fitting 17 performances into just one week, our family friendly foyer will be open for business, with lots of craft activities, treasure trails and even a chance to try your luck with hook-a-duck!

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.


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