Northern Ballet’s latest ballet for children at Hunslet Club


Northern Ballet’s latest ‘Short Ballets for Small Children’ will be performed at The Hunslet Club next Sunday (14 September 2014).

Elves shoemaker balletNorthern Ballet’s much-anticipated new ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker, will have its World Première in Leeds this autumn before touring to 16 venues across the UK in spring 2015, including performances alongside Northern Ballet’s national tour.

Children from St. Anthony’s Primary School in Beeston, Leeds have been involved in retelling the famous Brothers Grimm story about a poor and hard-working shoemaker who receives some much-needed help from two elves, this enchanting, colourful and heart-warming production will last approximately 40 minutes. Elves & the Shoemaker will be set to an original score composed by Philip Feeney with set designs by Ali Allen.

Elves & the Shoemaker, choreographed by Northern Ballet’s Ballet Master Daniel de Andrade, is the latest in Northern Ballet’s award-winning series of Short Ballets for Small People which already includes the hugely popular Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs.

The short ballets have been seen live by more than 53,000 people and on TV by more than 300,000 people in the CBeebies TV adaptations, for which Ugly Duckling received a Children’s BAFTA. The series of ballets have been created to introduce families and young children across the UK to live dance, music and theatre.

Selina McGonagle, Director of Learning at Northern Ballet, said:

“We are delighted to be giving young children and families the opportunity to experience our latest children’s ballet.”

There will be three shows at The Hunslet Club at 2:30pm, 4pm & 5:30pm on Sunday 14 September 2014. Tickets, £5 adult, £4 children are available from the club, or book online here: