Juncture 2016: Countdown to dance festival in Leeds

Scores of people are limbering up to take part in an innovative dance festival in the city.

Strictly Come Dancing judges.

Tickets set to go on sale for Strictly Come Dancing in Leeds

STRICTLY COME Dancing head judge Len Goodman will appear in Leeds on the show’s tenth anniversary live tour next year, even though the upcoming series of the dancing competition will be his last.

Northern Ballet is to create a record three new full-length ballets for 2017, including The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Three brand new ballet productions set to be performed in Leeds in 2017

Northern Ballet is to perform three brand new productions in Leeds in 2017.

Strictly Come Dancing ex-champs Lilia and Darren

Yorkshire's Strictly ex-champs to give free dance lessons at City Limits

Yorkshire's Strictly Come Dancing ex-champions Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova will quick step back home this weekend - to give free dance lessons to fans.

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Georgia Williams (left) and Sophie Bowes pictured taking part in the course. PIC: Simon Hulme

Following in footsteps of top Leeds ballet dancers

these youngsters have certainly got a spring in their step.

Martha Leebolt and Tobias Batley in Northern Ballet's adaptation Wuthering Heights. Photo Guy Farrow

Wuthering Heights to be danced in Leeds

IT IS one of English literature’s most treasured stories of passion and love inspired by the Yorkshire landscape.

A dancer from Phoenix Dance Theatre

Leeds theatre unveils autumn dance show dates

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in Leeds has launched a new season of dance for autumn 2016.


Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen welcome ‘beautiful baby girl’

Kristina Rihanoff and Ben Cohen have become parents together for the first time.

Choreographer Edward Lynch (second from left) and dancers in Nightlife at the Flamingo 1983. PIC: Terry Cryer

Leeds’s own Phoenix Dance Theatre to revive work

A Leeds dance company will stage a major revival of one of its earliest works from 1983 as part of its 35th anniversary celebration.

Northern Ballet in Jonathan Watkins' 1984. PIC: Emma Kauldhar

Leeds’s own Northern Ballet jumping for joy with award

NORTHERN BALLET’S success for its production of 1984 in the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Awards will be televised tonight. (June 8)


Northern Ballet leaps to small screen success

NORTHERN BALLET’S success for its production of 1984 in the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Awards will be televised tonight.

The dress rehearsal for Jane Eyre at the Cast theatre in Doncaster. PIC: Simon Hulme

Jane Eyre takes centre stage

Leeds-based dancers are waltzing into the spotlight with their latest production of Jane Eyre.


Northern Ballet’s children’s centre session reaching more than ever before

MORE children than ever before are getting the chance to try dance through creative play sessions that bring stories for life.

Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby. Tobias Batley as Jay Gatsby with Martha Leebolt as Daisy in David Nixon's The Great Gatsby. Northern Ballet photo by Jason Tozer.

Ballet stars dance different tune

Their artistry and dynamic dance partnership has wowed ballet lovers in productions as diverse as Cleopatra and The Great Gatsby.

Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely with Meanwood CofE Primary pupils.

Leeds pupils win tips from TV talent show stars Diversity

Schoolchildren were treated to a street-dance master class with TV talent show stars Diversity for their efforts in a competition.

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Nic Green in Quarantine's Wallflower. PIC: Simon Banham

Bid to raise festival funds for Yorkshire Dance

Yorkshire Dance has launched a campaign to raise money to bring innovative artists to its Juncture festival later this year.

Max Cookward.

Tragic Leeds teacher’s legacy helping children to fulfil their dreams

It is two years since teacher Ann Maguire was murdered. A fund set up in her memory is helping promising children achieve their dreams. Catherine Scott reports.

Pat with Barney Colehan in Leeds.

The Yorkshire lass in a polka dot dress and a famous 50s seaside photo

Pat Stewart was the Yorkshire dancer whose captivating smile helped make a photograph famous. She talks to Chris Bond about the iconic image and her own remarkable story.

Your leeds

Riverdance hotfoots into Leeds for 21st birthday

It burst onto stage 21 years ago and became a global phenomenon.

Swan Lake by Northern Ballet.

En-pointe with vision of Leeds dance

Dance groups in Leeds have leapt into action to help put the city on the map as a centre of excellence for dance.

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