s e s s a l c e c n da 2012-13 Classes for all ages and abilities from tiny tots to adults Register online at northernballet.com/classes or call 0113 220 8000
nd the right class fi We believe that there is a dancer in everyone so now is your chance to shine! Children walking – 8 years
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 ages 8 – 16
Our classes for young people aim to develop the dancer’s technical ability whilst enhancing their presentation skills and musicality. Students from Ballet 2 and above must 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.
It’s never too late to learn to dance and our adult classes, from beginners up to advanced level, are a great way to keep fit and improve posture and flexibility in a social atmosphere. If you wish to fully grasp the basics of ballet then we recommend that you enrol on one of our 10 week Ballet Courses (highly recommended for complete beginners). This will guide you through the key principles in a relaxed and informative class providing you with a sound knowledge of the basic classical technique, movement vocabulary, coordination and confidence needed to progress on to level 1 of our drop-in classes.
A fun weekly class for children from walking – 3 years and their parents /carers involving dancing, music, stories and props.
School children aged 4–6 who love to dance can discover their musicality and coordination in a friendly environment where imagination is encouraged.
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 or carers.
Introduction to Ballet (ages 11–16)
For students with no or little 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 and 3 experience needed
The next step for all budding ballet dancers. This class will focus on correct posture as well as creativity, musicality and coordination.
Learn a range of different modern styles from street dance to musical theatre. This energetic class will build coordination and natural rhythm. Jazz is an important style for any dancer to master.
New for 2012–2013
There is also a 15 or 25 minute pointe work class available after Ballet 2 and 3 which students can join on approval from their teacher.
Boys aged 8 – 12 are invited to attend this class. It allows our male students to be inspired by our wonderful male faculty and work on their dance technique in this energetic class. Boys in this class must take either Ballet 1 or Ballet 2 on Monday nights.
We have drop-in classes for all levels.
Dancing for the over 55s
Whether you have danced all your life or simply want to try something different our gentle Ballet exercises will keep you moving in this social and friendly class. Open to anyone 55 and over – no previous experience required.
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. These classes are designed to get you moving and your heart pumping. A combination of ballet, Pilates and cardio, Ballet Fitness blends body toning, posture and alignment work, flexibility exercises with cardio in a fun and energetic class.
Body Control Pilates teacher Viki Westall-Eyre has been qualified for over 10 years. Pilates improves your posture, strengthens your core, is effective in relieving back pain, helps rehabilitation from injury and improves athletic performance.
For all classes and courses participants must pay a yearly £5 registration fee Children’s classes
Mini Movers & Moving Minis £65 per term (10 week term enrolment only) Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet £59 per term
Young People’s classes £65 per term
Adult classes (drop-in)
£6.50 per class (£5.50 for student card holders)
Adult Ballet courses
£65 per course (10 week term enrolment only)
£85 per course (10 week term enrolment only)
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Buy 10 drop-in classes and get 2 extra free. Valid for all adult drop-in classes until the end of July 2013. £65 per card plus receive a 10% discount at Northern Ballet Café Bar (exclusions apply).
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Pre-Ballet 1 Pre-Ballet 2 Ballet 1 Boys only! Ballet 2 Adult Ballet 3 Mini Movers Dancing for the over 55s Pilates Course Moving Minis Creative Movement 1 Creative Movement 2 Introduction to Ballet Ballet 3 Jazz 3–4 Adult Ballet 1 Pre-Ballet 2 Ballet 1 Jazz 1–2 Ballet 2 Adult Ballet Course Adult Ballet 2 Mini Movers Moving Minis Pre Ballet 1 Ballet 3 Adult Ballet 2 –3 Adult Ballet Fusion Adult Ballet Course Creative Movement 1 Creative Movement 2 Pre-Ballet 1 Pre-Ballet 2 Ballet 1 Ballet 2
Ages 6 – 7 Ages 7 – 8 Ages 8+ Ages 8 – 12 (must do Ballet 1 or Ballet 2) Ages 10+ (with experience) Intermediate / Advanced From walking – 3 years Ages 55+ Mixed ability Ages 3 – 4 Ages 4 – 5 Ages 5 – 6 Ages 11 – 16 Ages 12+ (Intermediate standard) Intermediate+ Beginners Ages 7 – 8 Ages 8+ Beginners / Improvers Ages 10+ (with experience) Beginners Improvers From walking – 3 years Ages 3 – 4 Ages 6 – 7 Ages 12+ (Intermediate standard) Intermediate Mixed ability Beginners / Improvers Ages 4 – 5 Ages 5 – 6 Ages 6 – 7 Ages 7 – 8 Ages 8+ Ages 10+ (with experience)
16.15 – 17.00 17.15 – 18.00 18.00 – 19.00 18.30 – 18.55 17.00 – 18.15 19.00-20.30 10.00 – 10.30 10.30 – 11.30 12.15 – 13.15 15.30 – 16.00 16.15 – 17.00 17.00 – 17.45 17.45 – 18.45 17.00 – 18.30 19.00 – 20.00 18.45 – 20.00 17.00 – 17.45 17.00 – 18.00 18.00 – 19.00 18.00 – 19.15 19.15 – 20.15 19.00 – 20.30 10.00 – 10.45 10.45 – 11.15 16.30 – 17.15 17.00 – 18.30 19.00 – 20.30 19.00 – 20.00 18.00 – 19.00 09.00 – 09.45 09.45 – 10.30 09.15 – 10.00 10.00 – 10.45 10.30 – 11.30 11.00 – 12.15
Photos Martin Bell, Matt Bunn, Jo Dean, Gavin Joynt
To access any of Northern Ballet Academy classes a registration form must be completed first and returned with a £5 registration fee.
Spaces in all classes, including drop-in, are issued on a first come first served basis.
Children and classes for young people 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 Ballet Courses 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 ahead. Students are required to enrol in advance for the Adult Courses and must commit to the full 10 weeks in order to see improvement.
Latecomers will not be admitted into class after the first 15 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.
Details and timetable may be subject to change
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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