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The Academy of Northern Ballet is delighted to be working in collaboration with The Dancing House in Gomersal to offer classes for the over 55s on the doorstep of people in our local community. Commencing from 25 January 2016, classes will be held every Monday from 10.30am - 11.30am at The Dancing House on Moor Lane, Gomersal. This will be the first time we have offered a regular Over 55s class outside of our Leeds city-centre base where the Over 55s classes are currently held three times a week and are one of the most popular in the timetable.
I’m not sure if you’re aware of our ‘spotted’ scheme delivered in partnership by Learning and the Academy to ‘spot’ and nurture potential ballet talent in Leeds?
Charlotte Tonkinson. Photo Emma Kauldhar
We'll have many special guests performing in the 10th Anniversary Gala, here are just a few... Matthew Topliss Matthew was born in Boston, Lincolnshire but has lived in Yorkshire for the past 11 years. He graduated from the Academy of Northern Ballet in 2009 and continued his training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He joined Northern Ballet in 2012.
The Academy of Northern Ballet is not funded except by pupil subscription – this celebratory Gala is to highlight the successes of the Academy and to help raise funds so we can continue delivering world-class training to the stars of the future. Former CAT student Charlotte Tonkinson. Photo Brian Slater.
Northern Ballet gains some new faces after student successes on Academy’s Graduate Professional Programme
Fees The Professional Graduate Programme costs £3,000 for the 2015/16 year. Funding A flexible payment plan and limited bursaries are available. For more information or for a Bursary Application Form, contact Annemarie Donoghue, Academy Programme Manager, call 0113 220 8000.
Alice Bayston. Photo Martin Bell.
The next intake on the course will be for the full-time course running through to late June 2017. Entry Requirements To apply to the Professional Graduate Programme dancers must be at least 18 years old by September 2016 and have completed vocational training. Applicants must also have completed their AS Levels (or equivalent) before the course start date. International applications are welcome subject to obtaining appropriate visa.
Big Ballet may have seen their last curtain call but the stage door is always open with Northern Ballet  
Adult ballet student Mel Wong answers questions about taking classes at Northern Ballet. 
The Academy of Northern Ballet will be hosting an open day on 16 February at its home in Quarry Hill for local youngsters interested in pursuing their passion for ballet with professional training. The open day is the chance for 9 – 13 year olds from Leeds and Yorkshire to meet Academy staff and find out more about the training programmes on offer.


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