Movement and dance for youngsters in Leeds

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Press release date 
Thu 29 Jul 2010

Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT) is encouraging tiny tots and young children to find their dancing feet, with early childhood classes for kids from 2 to 8 years old. The classes provide the perfect opportunity for youngsters to have fun, stay healthy, try something new while learning more about ballet from the UK's favourite ballet company.

Mini Movers is a movement class for parents/carers and children from 2 to 4 years of age that encourages children to experience music and dance through free play. The class includes movement, singing and rhythm instruments. Classes start in September and are a perfect opportunity to have fun with your little ones in a new and exciting environment.

Creative Movement classes are for children aged 4-6, and aim to help them learn to love dance through individual expression and discovery. Simple movement sequences are introduced enhancing the students' musicality and co-ordination in a friendly environment where imagination is encouraged. These classes will commence in January 2011.

The Pre-Ballet classes are aimed at children aged 6-8 and develop strength and flexibility through age-appropriate exercises. The class focuses on correct posture and alignment as well as creativity, musicality and co-ordination. Classes start in September.

Classes commence week commencing 6 September 2010 and will take place on Thursday and Saturday mornings and Monday and Tuesday evenings. They range in price from £90 per term (approx 11 classes) for Mini Movers to £175 per year for Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet (approx 35 classes). Initially classes will take place in the West Park Centre, Spen Lane, Leeds LS16 5BE before transferring to NBT's new home in the centre of Leeds in October. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and additional information is available from Northern Ballet Theatre on 0113 274 5355 or email

[For up to date information on Academy Classes for adults, young people, and children visit the Academy Open Class pages. ~Ed]

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