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Northern Ballet In Motion: Dance Classes for Wheelchair Users

The In Motion project, run by Northern Ballet in Leeds, is a series of dance classes for self propelling wheelchair users, designed to develop your strength, flexibility and creative expression through unique training methods, let your creativity flourish and gain the confidence to move in new ways.

Working in a supportive environment with their expert teachers, you can explore movement either in or out of a wheelchair and be inspired to create your own movement.Specialist dance/sports wheelchairs are not required as Northern Ballet have a number available to use in classes should you wish.

Fancy giving it go? Come along to our FREE taster sessions at Northern Ballet:
For 8 – 19 years: Sunday 18 March from 10am – 12pm
For 19 years and over: Sunday 18 March from 1pm – 3pm

The cost of each class is £6.50 per person.

Classes will take place at Northern Ballet (Leeds city centre) on Sundays through the Summer term, starting on 29 April. View dates for the 2018 course here .

For further details or an informal chat about the project, please contact Lauren Prydderch (Learning Project Manager) on 0113 220 8000 or email lauren.prydderch@northernballet.com



  • Cath Sorsby:

    14 Mar 2018 16:59:37

    I went to the classes in 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed every single minute so I’m going again. Forget any preconceptions about Ballet as there was nothing ‘airy-fairy’ about it at all. The core exercises that modern dancers do are a very effective workout for anyone. We were encouraged and supported to try them, but with no pressure to perform. Must admit I made myself work much harder than I’ve ever done in Physio sessions! Our tutors were brilliant – very skillful at adapting things to our individual needs – and great fun to be with. Modern music and sound effects allowed our imaginations to run wild and we could be so creative in our own little worlds. Activities and simple sequences ranged from dynamic to dreamy and it was exciting to have so much space to move in and no restrictions at all. The sports wheelchairs were a bonus as they were so light and easy to propel, but unfortunately they are on the small side for adults. Honestly, I’d love to be in classes like these every day. Just need to persuade my husband to move to Leeds now!

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