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This prospectus relates to 2013 and is kept here for archive purposes only. As the official training school of Northern Ballet our Academy offers expert training to all regardless of age or previous experience. Whether you aspire to become a professional dancer or want to dance for fun we have something for you.
It’s never too late to learn to dance! Our adult classes are accompanied by live music and are offered from beginner to advanced level. These classes are a great way to socialise, keep fit and improve posture and flexibility. Open class timetable September 2016 – July 2017 All classes are held at Northern Ballet, Leeds LS2 7PA unless otherwise stated.
These fun-filled classes accompanied by live music* are the perfect introduction to the basics of dance. Children are encouraged to express themselves through dance and music and build on their natural ability. There is a clear progression route through our children’s classes to our classes for young people. *Excludes Mini Movers and Moving Minis
Under the guidance of Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director and Academy Director, David Nixon OBE, our classes are led by our highly experienced teaching faculty in the same state-of-the-art building in which Northern Ballet’s Company Dancers train.
“ 'Our building is a centre of excellence for dance in the North of England, a place that will complement the best dance spaces and training schools in the UK.'
The Academy has a dedicated Student Support team all of whom have had DBS checks, Child Protection training and hold Professional Chaperone licenses.
“ 'Yoko's teaching methods didn't just develop my technique, they changed my way of thinking and prepared me both physically and mentally to face the challenges of a career in dance.'
Photo Martin Bell
Inspiring the dancers of tomorrow, the Northern Ballet Academy embodies a 21st Century approach to training. Under the direction of David Nixon OBE and Yoko Ichino, students receive the highest quality training that captures the talent and imagination of individuals and nurtures their passion for dance, creating balanced and healthy dancers who excel in technique and knowledge.
Read more about the Academy of Northern Ballet directors, teachers and pianists.


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