Free Dance Inset Training Day

November 4, 2009 at 11:29 am (Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , , , , , , )

Yorkshire Young Dancers Centre For Advanced Training

Yorkshire Young Dancers Centre For Advanced Training

The Yorkshire Young Dancers (YYD) Centre for Advanced Training scheme, are inviting both primary and secondary school teachers to attend a free and motivating teacher training day hosted by Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT) and Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD).

The day will be aimed at both primary and secondary level teachers, who are leading or aiming to run dance sessions within their school. The programme will:

  • Introduce teachers to the Yorkshire Young Dancer Scheme and how their students can become involved.
  • Offer advice on how to spot and nurture ‘Gifted and Talented’ students within your school / class.
  • Concentrate on creative ideas suitable to Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 National Curriculum.

Teachers of Key Stage 2 will work primarily with Northern Ballet Theatre and teachers of Key Stage 3 & 4 will work mainly with Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Participants will experience a practical dance session, from their student’s point of view, this will aid in the development of creative lesson planning which can be tailored to suit individual groups. We will also be looking at safe and effective warm up exercise and techniques.

Date: 20th November 2009
Time: 09.00-16.00
Where: Northern Ballet Theatre Studios, West Park Centre, Spen Lane, Leeds, LS16 5BE

To book a place on the day, contact Becki at Northern Ballet Theatre on 0113 274 5355 or

We hope you will be able to join us.

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More money for dance

April 3, 2008 at 9:38 am (Classical Training, General Information, Marketing and PR News, Northern Ballet Theatre Academy) (, , , , , , )

NBT Centre for Advanced Training

In March, the Government announced that it would be investing a further £5.5 million in dance following the publication of the Dance Review, written by the Royal Opera House Chief Executive Tony Hall.
The funding would be invested in, amongst other schemes, six new Centres of Advanced Training (CATs) between now and 2011. NBT, in partnership with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, set up the first CAT in the UK and remains the only CAT for classical dance.

David Nixon has responded to the announcement:
“An investment in young people is an investment in the future. As the very first Centre for Advanced Training, Northern Ballet Theatre has seen first hand the effect this kind of funding can have on young people. I feel strongly that we must develop high standards and quality access across the country and this announcement makes huge steps towards achieving these goals.”

Read the full announcement

Read a dance industry responce by Dance UK

Read about our Centre for Advanced Training

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