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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
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.
Academy graduates have gone on to study at many of the top vocational dance schools around the world.
Jessica Morgan
Northern Ballet would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and here are a few messages from the dancers and team.


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