NORTHERN
DANCE
CENTRE

Est  1948

Adult Tap is BACK! Thursdays 7.15pm


CLASSES FOR TINIES!


Little Acorns Classes for pre-school boys and girls

on Tuesday mornings! Ballet, Tap & Streetdance


Please check the Little Acorns Pre-Schoolers 

page for more info!

Congratulations to RUBY PICKEN on gaining a place with National Youth Ballet! Ruby will train with them this summer and dance at Sadlers Wells Theatre at the beginning of September.

Congratulations to ERIN BRAILSFORD on gaining a place with the Royal Ballet Junior Associates, and to VERITY PICKEN on gaining a place with the Northern Ballet Junior Associates!


Congratulations to Ulyana Rose (age 10) 

who has successfully auditioned for the C.A.T. scheme

 (Centre for Advanced Training) at Northern Ballet in Leeds!


This is the only Centre for Advanced Training (C.A.T.) 

in classical ballet in the UK. 


As a professional ballet company with a wealth of experience in training 

and nurturing dancers, Northern Ballet are perfectly placed to set aspiring young dancers on pathways to achieving rewarding careers in dance.


https://northernballet.com/academy/training-programmes/centre-for-advanced-training



Well done to Maisie Copping age 16 who has recently 

gained places at no fewer than three prestigious dance colleges!


She has been offered full time training places at 

The Hammond School in Chester, 

Northern Ballet School in Manchester, 

and Paul McCartney's L.I.P.A. in Liverpool.


Congratulations Maisie you have worked SO hard 

to achieve all this success and we are all extremely proud of you!


Congratulations to everyone on 
the most amazing exam results! 

Well done on your well-deserved successes, 
and a huge thank you to 
your wonderful teachers, 
Miss Heather,
Miss Fiona
and
Mrs Tiffany. 

Professional Ballet Workshops :: Sunday 25th June 2017


SLEEPING BEAUTY Ballet Workshops & Masterclasses for all ages!

We are delighted to welcome back Michael Berkin for a very special Sleeping Beauty weekend; a Summer term treat for dancers 

aged 6+ and a perfect present for an aspiring dancer!


Primary & Grade One :: 10:30am - 11:30am (One hour Workshop)


Grade Two & Grade Three :: 12:00noon - 1:30pm (90 minute Workshop)

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Grade Four + :: 2:30pm  - 5:30pm (90 minute Masterclass + 90 minute Workshop) GO TO DOCUMENTS PAGE FOR BOOKING FORM

Well done to everyone who competed in our inaugural NDC Choreography Competition! 

An amazing afternoon of talented choreographers and dancers aged 5 to 18; well done everyone! 


Thank you to Ellie Marsh for her astute adjudication and her words of wisdom to all the competitors, and to everyone who helped get this event up and running.


Thanks to all parents, families and friends for your support at this fabulous event. Photos of all the dancers on the Choreography Competition page. 

Congratulations to Isabella Chandler on being chosen to dance with Birmingham Royal Ballet in their forthcoming production of David Bintley's Cinderella! She will spend the Spring Term touring the UK with the company, and we are going to watch her when they come to the Lowry in March. 

Well done Isabella! 


Congratulations to Isabella Chandler on being chosen as the "Face of Elmhurst"!


She will be appearing in Elmhurst adverts

and promotions in dance magazines

and posters worldwide from 2017


Congratulations to Theo Francis who auditioned successfully for the part of John Darling 

in the Alhambra pantomime this year! 

He will be appearing in the production from 

December 17th 2016 to January 17th 2017


We are taking a coach to see him at his

final performance; message us for details.

Contemporary Dance Workshop!


go plastic dance company


FREE! Dance workshop for all senior students Grade Four upwards

Saturday 24th September 3:30pm till 6:00pm

It is free of charge but you must book your place in advance!

Please e-mail  [email protected]  to let us know if you want to come


Our New Head Girls for 2016-2017!

Congratulations to Hannah Eastham and Ellena Ball 

and thank you to outgoing head girl Hollie Wilson for all your help and hard work over this past year.

Hannah and Ellie have already started planning "Dance Movie Night" and sleepover..........

watch out they are going to be good!




Congratulations to Harry (seen here playing his violin, for his Bronze Medal 


Folk Studies exam last summer) upon gaining a place to study as a Junior 


Associate with Northern Ballet Theatre in Leeds! He will start his extra 


classes in September 2016. Well done Harry, you have done brilliantly! 



Congratulations to Isabella Chandler, seen here with her Folk Dance Studies project last summer, on gaining a place at Elmhurst, the associate school of Birmingham Royal Ballet. Isabella will train full-time at this prestigious ballet school from September 2016. A fantastic achievement, well done Isabella! xxx

Congratulations to Freddie Allen, Heidi Atack, Charlotte Cole, Tilly Dixon, Paige Earnshaw, Maggie Hudson, Imogen McCabe, Verity Picken, Emily Scott and Isabella Wright on gaining Scholarships to next year's Summer School! Three fabulous weeks of Dancing, Singing and Acting, lots of fun and lots of early nights! Thank you to all the wonderful teachers and helpers throughout the three weeks, you have been amazing! Lots more photos on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/northerndancecentre

Congratulations to Isabella Chandler on gaining a place 

with the Royal Ballet School Junior Associates! 


Isabella is ten years old and currently studying Intermediate Foundation R.A.D., 

and recently gained Distinction with 93 marks out of 100 

in her Grade Four I.S.T.D. Ballet exam. 


This week Isabella is studying full-time at the Yorkshire Ballet Seminars in York (www.ybss.co.uk)




Congratulations to Ruby Picken on gaining a place with 

Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT)

on their Junior Associate Programme.

She will now undertake additional training with NBT every week. 

Ruby is aged ten years old and attends classes 

in Skipton and Ilkley, and is currently studying Grade Four.

April 2015

Congratulations to Maggie, Rachel, Maisie, Sabrina, Izzy, Isabella and Ruby on gaining places with English Youth Ballet this year! The magnificent seven will perform with the company in their forthcoming production of "Giselle" at St George's Hall, Bradford. The girls had to get through a gruelling audition on stage at St George's, in front of parents, teachers, families and friends, along with the dancers and directors from EYB. Isabella also gained a Scholarship with the company. We have a coach trip booked to see the girls on June 6th; please contact us ([email protected]) if you would like to come!



It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that our Founder and Patron, 

Margaret Jaffe, has passed away after a short illness.


Tributes from all over the world are pouring in to our Facebook page, as we all struggle to come to terms with the news, and Margaret is being described again and again as a true legend and an inspiration to all who knew her, and we are blessed to have known her.

 https://www.facebook.com/northerndancecentre

March 2015



Congratulations to everyone who has recently passed 

Ballet, Modern and Tap exams with flying colours!

Lots of Distinctions and some excellent results.

Well done and keep up the good work!

Photo shows Alex, Imi, Sabrina and Maisie - Grade Four Tap
The Great Gatsby

Congratulations to Poppy Newton (pictured left with sister Daisy!) who will be 
appearing with Northern Ballet Theatre in The Great Gatsby at the Alhambra in November! 
Aged only 6 years old, this is a fantastic achievement and will be valuable 
experience for Poppy who will be playing "Daisy Buchanan's daughter"
Please ask for details of Poppy's performance times and days so you don't miss her! 

Congratulations to

Freddie Allen, Annalise Baines, Ellena Ball, Charles Bechelet, 

Grace Hey, Sophia Mitchell, Sabrina Osborne & Tallulah Williams 

on gaining FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to Summer School 2015!

Another fantastic Summer with the best Showcases ever!


ADULT BALLET - All welcome, no experience necessary;

e-mail us in advance and we can even sell you the shoes!


T H U R S D A Y S  


7:30pm till 8:45pm

   £5 per class payable on the door 


Please register your interest in advance: 

e-mail [email protected]


Happy New Year 


and CONGRATULATIONS 


to our Founder and Patron Margaret Allenby-Jaffe


upon being awarded a British Empire Medal

in the New Year's Honours List!

  • Grade One Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lilia, Maggie, Ruby and Emily
    Grade One Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lilia, Maggie, Ruby and Emily
  • Primary Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Jasmine, Annalise, Emily and Jessica
    Primary Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Jasmine, Annalise, Emily and Jessica
  • Primary Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Bethan, Katy, Tara and Amy
    Primary Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Bethan, Katy, Tara and Amy
  • Grade One Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lily, Lucy and Charlotte
    Grade One Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lily, Lucy and Charlotte
  • Grade One Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lily, Lucy and Charlotte
    Grade One Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lily, Lucy and Charlotte
  • Charlotte and Lucy
    Charlotte and Lucy
  • Grade Two Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Daisy, Allegra and Ben
    Grade Two Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Daisy, Allegra and Ben
  • Grade Two Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Eva, Daisy and Ruby
    Grade Two Ballet Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Eva, Daisy and Ruby
Grade One Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lilia, Maggie, Ruby and Emily
Grade One Ballet Exam 20/10/13 :: Lilia, Maggie, Ruby and Emily

Congratulations to pupils Gabriel Williams and Joseph Williams

who will be joining the cast of "Scrooge The Musical" 

at the Grand Theatre, Leeds 

from November 19th to December 7th!

Starring the legendary Tommy Steele, the boys will be appearing throughout the run, 

with Gabriel playing the part of Tiny Tim and Joseph featuring as Peter Cratchit.

Tickets are selling fast - https://www.leedsgrandtheatre.com 

(Please check which performances Gabriel and Joseph are doing first!)



Congratulations to everyone who has taken Ballet, Modern and Tap exams over the past few hot weeks!


We have now had our final exam sessions for this year. Next exams will be October 20th (Ballet) and October 27th 

(Modern & Tap)


Congratulations to Heather and Howard Bullock 

on the birth of their daughter Beatrix Violet, 

a sister for Eliza Willow!


Beatrix arrived at 2:38pm on Monday 24th June weighing 7lbs 10oz


Photo shows Beatrix 

with Mrs K!



Emma, Kirsty, Emily, Jem and Aaron in their leaver's pressies, NDC onesies! 

What a fantastic farewell Cabaret on Saturday and a wonderful party!



Congratulations to Emily Paul and Hannah Eastham on their success in auditioning for EYB.


The girls were chosen to audition during half-term for the English Youth Ballet production of Coppelia, which will take place at the Grand Opera House, York on June 7th and 8th