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The Nutcracker returns to Leeds

Leeds-based Northern Ballet has announced it will return to the city with festive favourite The Nutcracker for the autumn 2018 season.

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Lucky children with Ashley Banjo get a visit from Mickey Mouse during a Disney On Ice Fit To Dance workshop

Disney On Ice youngsters get Fit To Dance with Diversity star Ashley Banjo

THESE lucky Disney On Ice youngsters had lots to sing and dance about after they won a Fit To Dance workshop led by Diversity star Ashley Banjo.

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Sharon Watson.

The XX factor in Leeds

After research showed a lack of female choreographers, Phoenix Dance’s Sharon Watson tells Yvette Huddleston why she is determined to put women centre stage.

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Moving ballet tells of boys’ relationship across barbed wire of Auschwitz

The story of two nine-year-old boys who form an unlikely friendship across the barbed wire of Auschwitz is set to be transposed into dance in the first in a series of performances in Leeds.

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Nadine Senior

Gala at Leeds theatre is tribute to dance pioneer

West Yorkshire Playhouse is to stage an evening of dance in tribute to Yorkshire-born dance pioneer Nadine Senior MBE.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Dancing into the future

these talented youngsters were given the chance to let their creativity shine – and to dance in the footsteps of the professionals – as Northern Ballet launched its special carnival-themed summer school yesterday.

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Calyx by Sandrine Monin for Phoenix Dance Theatre. PIC: Brian Slater

Leeds’s Phoenix Dance Theatre soars to new heights

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to its home stage in September with a performance that celebrates the exceptional female talent within the company.

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DANCING QUEEN: Jamie Leigh Turner at the event. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Leeds students on song at Northern Ballet workshop

Leeds-based Northern Ballet held a workshop for students with hearing loss.

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Hazel & Michelle at the Miss Dance of GB Finals in Blackpool.

Leeds dance school celebrates its 50th anniversary

A Pudsey dance school which has taught talented youngsters who have gone on to perform in West End shows is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Amanda Holden and Junior Frood sharing a curtain call

Junior makes West End debut thanks to Amanda Holden

A young dancer from Leeds has achieved his dream by ‘Stepping Out’ with Amanda Holden for his West End debut.

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Natalie Lowe with Louis Smith (left) and Jay McGuiness who will tour in the new show, Rip It Up. PIC: PA

Strictly star Natalie Lowe to Rip It Up in 1950s-themed stage show

Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe has announced she will be touring with two of the show’s former celebrity champions now she has left the competition.

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History’s most notorious lover comes to perform in Leeds

Lock up your daughters – Casanova has come to town.

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Ian Kelly.

Ian Kelly: A life in dance

As Northern Ballet’s latest work, inspired by the life of Casanova, opens in Leeds next month, Yvette Huddleston spoke to the great lover’s biographer.

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Yorkshire gymnast turned performer Emily McCarthy, aged 21, in her Slippery Surface Flyers scene, straight after the interval - one of the show's many highlights.

The Leeds girl who ran away with the circus - and now stars in Cirque du Soleil

West Yorkshire lass Emily McCarthy says she would have bent over backwards to be in Cirque du Soleil – and now she does exactly that every night.

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STAR TURN: Presenter Anita Rani has joined Northern Ballets board of directors. PIC: James Hardisty

Anita Rani joins Northern Ballet’s board of directors

BBC and Strictly Come Dancing star Anita Rani has proven she is en pointe by joining Northern Ballet’s board of directors.

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WORK:  Transmission was conceived by Becs Andrews during her time as DARE cultural fellow.

Leeds features in shortlist for inaugural DARE Art Prize

Opera North and the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute have announced the shortlist for their inaugural DARE Art Prize.

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Open days for budding dancers

Open days for budding dancers

budding young dancers can find out more about the training programmes on offer at The Academy of Northern Ballet at two open weekends.

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OPERA: Mozarts darkest work Don Giovanni will hit the stage at Leeds Grand from February 17, 2018.

A taste of the opera in Leeds... for a tenner

Opera north has unveiled its lavish productions for the year ahead and beyond.

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He’s back! Ed Balls confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing tour’s visit to Leeds

Here’s some news that will score a perfect 10 with fans of Strictly Come Dancing left dismayed by the exit of Ed Balls from the competition.

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