Builders Try Ballet

September 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm (General Information) (, , , , , , )

The construction team building the new Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT) headquarters in Leeds city centre put on their dancing shoes yesterday to take part in a sponsored ballet lesson to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.

15 of the site team were taught to plié, jete and pirouette by one of NBT’s dance education officers, Caroline Burn, as part of Wates Construction’s annual Community Day, which sees employees ditch their day jobs for local community and fundraising projects.

The builders learnt ballet moves and explored some of the themes from A Midsummer’s Nights Dream before putting their work together to share with colleagues and NBT Academy students. More used to lugging bricks and concrete, the bending and stretching proved tutu much for some.

BBC Look North was on hand to capture the builders doing ballet… [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8262012.stm]

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