Pioneering dance project to help those with Parkinson’s

Yorkshire Dance is involved in a pioneering project aimed at encouraging people with Parkinson’s disease to join a new exercise programme. Chris Bond reports.

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Yorkshire Dance will roll out a host of programmes to help benefit those affected by Parkinson's

Yorkshire Dance to celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Week with special new programme

In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Week, Yorkshire Dance is calling for people living with Parkinson's to join them this weekend as part of an exciting new training programme.

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre set to premiere new show ‘Windrush: Movement of the People’

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre set to premiere new show ‘Windrush: Movement of the People’

LEEDS-based Phoenix Dance Theatre’s ‘Windrush: Movement of the People’ – a contemporary dance piece commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush from the Caribbean in 1948 – will be premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse this week.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Vince Pang and Prentice Whitlow in Windrush.

Leeds’s own Phoenix Dance Theatre honours migrant ship

The Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre will premiere a new production at the city’s West Yorkshire Playhouse to mark the 70th anniversary of a ship’s arrival to the UK.

Anton Du Beke

Big interview: Anton Du Beke - ‘The only time I’ve been star-struck is by Bruce Forsyth’

He might not be in tonight’s grand final, but Anton Du Beke tells Duncan Seaman why he will always consider himself a winner after more than a decade in Strictly.

Who is Max Evans?

Who is Max Evans?

As he enters the 2018 ITV Dancing on Ice competition, we ask: who is Max Evans?
Abigail Prudames becoming The Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid: Behind the scenes at the Leeds Grand

It became a hit for Disney, but as Northern Ballet returns to the dark heart of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, Sarah Freeman goes behind the scenes to discover the making of The Little Mermaid.


Watch: Leeds dancers join world record ‘tapathon’ bid

Happy tappers in Leeds joined dancers from across the nation for a charity-boosting world record ‘tapathon’ attempt.

FESTIVE FAVOURITE: Northern Ballet has announced details of its 2018 autumn season.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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