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Expressing emotions

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Explore and share emotions expressed through dance...

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.

Supporters peek behind-the-scenes

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On Tuesday 8 August we were delighted to welcome over 65 Friends, Patrons and invited guests to a full day of rehearsals at our world-class studios in Leeds.

Those who attended were treated to exclusive extracts from Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria, and a preview of David Nixon’s The Little Mermaid ahead of its world première next month.

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.

Arts Council Funding

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The Arts Council England announced its National Portfolio: 2018-22 on Tuesday 27 June. We are delighted that our application for this period was successful and we will continue as a National Portfolio Organisation, with our funding level remaining constant.

Adult Summer Classes 2017

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After popular demand we are holding a number of summer classes over our summer break.

You will be able to book the summer classes from 12 noon, Saturday 24 June. Just call our reception team on 0113 220 8000 to book – first come first served!

All classes will be taught by former Northern Ballet dancer and Academy Teacher Jane Tucker

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.

Jane Eyre nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards

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We are delighted to share that Jane Eyre has been nominated in the dance category at this year's South Bank Sky Arts Awards.


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