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Memories of Dancing in Leeds

Young at ArtsThe LEAF Partnership • Leeds Grand Theatre & City Varieties • Northern Ballet • Opera North • Phoenix Dance Theatre • West Yorkshire Playhouse • Yorkshire Dance • invites you to

Memories of Dancing in Leeds
for ages 55+
with Northern Ballet
June – July


Where have you danced?
Who have you danced with?
What are your most memorable moments of dancing?

It doesn’t matter if you have limited mobility, or if you haven’t danced for a number of years – we’d still love to hear from you!


During three visits to your home, Northern Ballet’s Leanne Kirkham and one of her colleagues will chat to you about any kind of dance in your life, whether it was a serious hobby or simply fun at the disco or dance halls.

They’ll help you create a ‘keepsake’ which might be a scrapbook, a collage, a film or a collection of music, based on your own memories and stories.

Leanne and her colleague have lots of experience of working with older adults in a variety of settings and they are subject to regular criminal records checks. They’re very friendly, they’re good listeners and they’ll respect your privacy and your personal space.

If you’d like to take part or find out more about Memories of Dancing in Leeds, please call Leanne Kirkham at Northern Ballet on 0113 220 8000 or e-mail leanne.kirkham@northernballet.com


A range of other Young at Arts programmes have been taking place in communities across Leeds since October 2015.


Big Lottery FundYoung at Arts is a two-year project, part of Time to Shine, a six-year programme delivered by Leeds Older People’s Forum and funded through Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better.

Time To Shine takes a city-wide approach to addressing the social isolation of older people. The LEAF partnership’s Young at Arts will create social opportunities through culture and the arts.