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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PIC: Simon Hulme

History’s most notorious lover comes to perform in Leeds

Lock up your daughters – Casanova has come to town.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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Swarm Sculptures by Lucy Suggate.

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.

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