Big Ballet at Northern Ballet

Published on Thursday 13 February, 2014

Did you love meeting all the people involved in Channel 4’s Big Ballet project? Tonight’s episode follows the dancers as they begin their training at our place! We got to know the Big Ballet dancers really well when they trained at our stunning studios several times a week throughout the project. Some of them loved our place so much they still come to our adult ballet classes.

If you know Northern Ballet, you will know that we have a long-established reputation for offering high quality dance experiences for everybody. We perform our ballets throughout the UK and we offer classes in dance for everyone from very young children, to adults and older people.

If you don’t know Northern Ballet and haven’t been to our HQ on Quarry Hill in central Leeds, or if Big Ballet has inspired you to take up dancing, this Saturday is the perfect opportunity to come and see for yourself.

We’re having an open day on Saturday 15 Feb from 11am – 4.30pm and you are invited to come and have a look round the home we share with Phoenix Dance Theatre, watch rehearsals, visit our wardrobe department and give dance a go. Some events you need to book but you can also just turn up. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about Big Ballet or anything else.

Broadcast on Channel 4 the 3-part series Big Ballet follows a group of plus-size amateur dancers as they train with Wayne Sleep and prima ballerina Monica Loughman to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake.