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It’s never too late to learn to dance! These classes are a great way to socialise, keep fit and improve posture and flexibility.

Whether you have danced all your life or simply want to try something new, our gentle ballet classes will keep you moving in a social and friendly class. 

The Northern Ballet Learning team also offer classes and workshops for over 55s at some theatres on Northern Ballet's national tour.

Over 55s 1 

A beginner level class for dancers with very little or no experience of beginner ballet vocabulary and steps. This weekly class will build on your understanding of the foundations of the ballet technique with beginner level exercises to start building your balance, strength, and coordination in a friendly environment.

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Over 55s 2 

For dancers with beginner experience in ballet who are looking for the next step to further their technique through a gentle progressive class. The weekly sessions will focus on your balance, strength and coordination improving your technique and understanding of the ballet principles. 

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Over 55s 3 

For improver level dancers with experience in ballet who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Dancers will continue to work on the foundations of balance, strength and coordination, whilst working on more challenging and varied class exercises.  

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Over 55s 3 (online) Barre and Strengthening 

Our weekly online class is for improver level dancers. The class will focus on barre work, strengthening and improving the ballet principles. The sessions are led from our studios in Leeds with exercises being created with smaller spaces in mind, so dancers can join us comfortably from their own home! 

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Timetable from September 2021
Day Time Class Price
Tuesday 10.15-11.15am Over 55s 3 £7 / £6.50 concession
Tuesday 11.30am-12.30pm Over 55s 2 £7 / £6.50 concession
Thursday 10.15-11.15am Over 55s 1 £7 / £6.50 concession
Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm Over 55s 3 (online) B&S* £7
Thursday 1-2pm Over 55s 3 £7 / £6.50 concession

*Barre & Strengthening 


Our concession rates are available to those with a valid student ID or those with disabilities.  


All courses will be held at our studios in Northern Ballet unless stated otherwise. 

What to wear

Clothing should be loose and comfortable so that you can move easily. No denim please. Dancers should wear ballet shoes.

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You must register for 2021-22 before you can book a class.


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Photo Kathie Tiffany.