s e s s a l c e c n da 2011-12 Develop your passion for dance in Northern Ballet’s new state-of-the-art facilities in Leeds City Centre. Whatever your age or ability – from tiny tots to the over 55s, beginners to advanced – Northern Ballet Academy has a class for you. All classes are taught by fully trained and experienced dance professionals. Get involved – enrol today!
Register online at northernballet.com/classes or call 0113 220 8000
s s a l c t h ig r e h t d n fi We believe that there is a dancer in everyone so now is your chance to shine! Children walking – 8 years old
These classes are designed to introduce children to the basics of dance and encourage their natural ability and enjoyment. There is a clear progression route through our children’s classes to our classes for young people.
Young People 8 – 16 years old
Our classes for young people aim to develop the dancer’s technical ability whilst enhancing their presentation skills and musicality. We recommend that students from Ballet 2 and above take a minimum of two ballet classes per week with us in order to really see their progression. If students wish to take three classes with us per week then they will receive a 50% discount on the cost of their third class.
We believe that dance is an experience to be shared by all. It’s never too late to dance and our adult classes are a great way to keep fit and improve posture and flexibility in a social atmosphere. Classes start from beginner’s level up to advanced level.
A fun weekly class for children from walking to 3 School children aged 4-6 who love to dance years and their parents / carers involving dancing, can discover their musicality and coordination in a friendly environment where imagination is music, stories and props. encouraged. Moving Minis A continuation from Mini Movers this class is for children aged 3-4 who are ready to take their dancing to the next level without their parents / carers.
Introduction to Ballet (ages 11–16)
There is also a 15 or 25 minute pointe work class available after Ballet 2 and 3-4 which students can join on approval from their teacher.
For students with no previous experience of ballet this is the class for you. Have you always wanted to train in ballet but not yet had the chance? Well now you can!
Ballet (ages 8–16) Designed to take young dancers from their earliest steps to an advanced level of study. Ballet 1 – no experience needed Ballet 2, 3 and 3-4– experience needed
The next step for all budding ballet dancers. This class will focus on correct posture as well as creativity, musicality and coordination.
Jazz Learn a range of different modern styles from street dance to Fosse. This energetic class will build on students’ coordination and natural rhythm. Jazz is an important style for any dancer to master.
Whether you are a beginner or a professional dancer we have a class for you. Ballet classes will improve your fitness, help you tone up and improve your flexibility and posture. We have drop-in classes for all levels. We recommend that complete beginners enrol in the Adult Beginners Ballet Course first as they will be guided through the key principles in relaxed and informative classes which provide students with a sound knowledge of the basic classical technique, movement vocabulary, coordination and confidence needed to progress on to level 1.
The Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party™. Feel the music and let loose. Come and join us for this fun workout. Open to all abilites.
Dancing for the over 55s Whether you have danced all your life or simply want to try something different our gentle exercises and dance steps will keep you moving. Open to anyone 55 and over with enthusiasm – no previous experience required.
Body Control Pilates teacher Viki Westall-Eyre has been qualified for over 10 years in mat work, studio equipment and also reformer work. Pilates improves your posture, A fitness class based around ballet technique and strengthens your core, is effective in relieving back pain, Pilates-based exercises but designed to keep your aids rehabilitation from injury and improves athletic heart pumping and your body sweating! Open to performance. Whatever level you choose to take it to, all abilities. Pilates is for you.
Cost Children and classes for young people From £4.50 per class. Fees can be paid in one instalment or by monthly Direct Debit. Mini Movers and Moving Minis run in 10 week blocks and cost £65 per term.
Adult classes (drop-in) £6.50 per class (£5.50 for student card holders)
Adult Beginners Ballet Course (10 week course enrolment only) £60 per course
Pilates (10 week course enrolment only) £85 per course
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Buy 10 drop-in classes and get 2 free. Valid for all adult drop-in classes until the end of July 2012 – £65 per card – plus receive a 10% discount at Northern Ballet Café Bar (exclusions apply).
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Pilates Mat Pre-Ballet 1 Ballet 2 Pre-Ballet 2 Ballet 1 Pilates Mat* Adult Ballet 3-4 Mini Movers* Dancing for the over 55s Moving Minis Creative Movement 1 Creative Movement 2 Ballet 3 Intro to Ballet Jazz 3 ZUMBA© Ballet 1 Jazz 2 Jazz 1 Ballet 2 Adult Ballet 1-2 Adult Ballet Fusion Mini Movers Moving Minis Ballet 3-4 Adult Beginners Ballet Course ZUMBA© Adult Ballet 2-3 Creative Movement 1 Pre-Ballet 1 Creative Movement 2 Pre-Ballet 2 Ballet 1 Ballet 2
*starts January 2012
Beginners / intermediate Ages 6-7 Ages 10+ (with experience) Ages 7-8 Ages 8+ Mixed ability Advanced From walking - 3 years old Ages 55+ Pre-school age (3-4) Ages 4-5 Ages 5-6 Ages 12+ (intermediate) Ages 11-15 Ages 12+ (intermediate) Mixed ability Ages 8+ Ages 10+ Ages 8+ Ages 10+ (with some experience) Beginners & improvers Mixed ability From walking - 3 years old Pre-school age (3-4) Ages 12+ (intermediate - advanced) Beginners Mixed ability Intermediate / advanced Ages 4-5 Ages 6-7 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 8+ Ages 10+ (with experience)
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To access any of Northern Ballet Academy classes a registration form must be completed first and returned with a £5 registration fee.
Attendance Children and classes for young people Spaces in all classes are issued on a first come first served basis. Classes run as courses and students must commit to attend the class each week. The first class acts as a trial to make sure that it is at the right level for the child or young person.
Adult classes All classes other than the Adult Beginners Ballet Course and Pilates run on a drop-in basis. Payment for classes is made on arrival (either by cash, card or Dance Card) but we ask dancers to book a place in the class beforehand by calling 0113 220 8000. Bookings can be made from 10am on Saturday mornings for the week aheadlts . Places in adult classes will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You must enrol in advance for the Adult Beginners Ballet Course and Pilates and must commit to the full course in order to see your improvement. Courses are 10 weeks long.
Latecomers Latecomers will not be admitted into class after the first 10 minutes to prevent injury and disruption to the class. No refunds are available unless a class is cancelled.
What to wear Our children’s classes and classes for young people have a set uniform (a handbook detailing this is available on our website). For all adult classes clothing should be loose and comfortable so that you can move easily. No denim. Footwear is dependent on each dance style but on the whole we recommend that students have bare feet or flat ballet shoes.
To register for classes please download a registration form from northernballet.com/academy or call the Academy on 0113 220 8000
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New for 2011-2012 – workshops and master classes Keep checking our website for exciting one-off workshops and master classes
Northern Ballet Café Bar Open Monday - Saturday serving a range of delicious food and hot and cold drinks
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