NBT Dancers Spread Festive Cheer on School Roadshow

December 10, 2009 at 10:32 am (Events, General Information) (, , , , , )

Pupils at Armley Primary School in Leeds got a special treat on Tuesday when dancers Anna Blackwell and Daniel Clarke came along to speak to pupils as part of Northern Ballet Theatre’s School Roadshow. The Armley pupils were delighted to meet the dancers and were especially excited to see them in costume and even demonstrating a few ballet moves.

Anna said, “It’s great to come and meet school children in Leeds, especially when they are coming to see the performance like these children are on Thursday. They all seemed to learn something new about ballet, it was lovely to meet them all and speak to them about life as a professional dancer.”

Anna Blackwell & Daniel Clarke with pupils from Armley Primary School, Leeds

Anna Blackwell & Daniel Clarke with pupils from Armley Primary School, Leeds

The School Roadshow is now in its third year and Catherine and Stephanie (from NBT’s Communications department) have visited more than 100 schools, introducing more than 8,000 children to the world of ballet.

  • For further information on the NBT School Roadshow please get in touch with Catherine Mullany, 0113 274 5355

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School Roadshow Feedback

November 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm (General Information) ()

Since September Catherine Mullaney and Stephanie Bell from Northern Ballet Theatre’s (NBT) Communications Department have been visiting primary schools across Leeds with the Schools Roadshow. Using footage from NBT rehearsals and interviews with the dancers this free assembly aims to give pupils an introduction to the world of dance and ballet.

So far this year the Roadshow team have visited 14 schools speaking to a total of 3300 children. But the biggest audience so far was at Headfields Junior School who have 600 pupils! Having already visited the NBT studios and watched rehearsals, Headfields School were big NBT fans but this was the first time all the pupils got to see and hear more about the Company. Following the visit they decided to say thank you by sending some beautiful drawings and letters to the Roadshow team.

Picture: Amna Ditta

Picture: Amna Ditta

by Khadija Kara

by Khadija Kara

by Maani Mahmood

by Maani Mahmood

Catherine and Stephanie are now taking roadshow bookings for 2010, please call 0113 274 5381 or email.

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