Although it may not seem like it with this weather, the summer is here and so our regular classes are drawing to a close for the summer holidays.
To mark the end of term and to celebrate a couple of significant birthdays (I obviously can’t give their ages away, but you wouldn’t believe me anyway as their youthful looks belie their years), our Dancing for the Over 55s class held a picnic lunch after their class this week.
Friday was a day of recovery for the Learning team as the START project came to an end for another year.
On Thursday we had 550 young people (plus their teachers) watching the performance of Madame Butterfly at Leeds Grand Theatre and the atmosphere in the theatre was electric.
On Friday 2 September Northern Ballet held it's third annual Ballet on Briggate bringing dance into the heart of the city. Performing on stage were Northern Ballet dancers, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet Academy students, Phoenix Youth Academy students, the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Kala Sangam and Manasamitra.
The event was compered by Jon Hammond.
Filmed & edited by Johnny Walton.
Check out our new advert for the Northern Ballet Dance in the City Summer School that's taking place from 22 -- 26 August. Find out a bit more about what will be happening on the course, get an insight into what our summer school will be like and see where you will be dancing when you join us for a week of movement, creativity and fun.
The course is open to anyone aged 7 to 16 with an interest in dance.