Expressions (Northern Ballet)

Expressions is an accessible dance platform which brings together inclusive community dance groups from across the region, giving talented disabled dancers the chance to  showcase their skills to an audience on a professional stage.

Expressions is the only event of its kind in Leeds and the wider region specifically catering for, and celebrating dancers with disabilities

Northern Ballet hosted the event on Wednesday 22 June 2016, with 16 groups performing across matinee and evening performances.  The event was fully accessible and inclusive, with short, Relaxed Performances ensuring that the shows are suitable for disabled performers and audience members alike.

The groups that performed are:

Yorkshire Dance’s Raised, Leaps and Bounds and Mind the Step
Down’s syndrome training and support services’ Dance 21
Greenacre School
Dazl with The Vine cheerdance team
TINArts

Flamingo Chicks’ Chellow Chicks
Magpie Dance’s Highfliers
Mesh dance’s ME2 inclusive youth dance company
Tees Valley Inclusive Dance Company

Northern Ballet’s Ability and In Motion
Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Illuminate
Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s Adult Creative Group
Mind the Gap Dance Academy