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In Motion – Dance for wheelchair users

Let your creativity flourish and gain the confidence to move in new ways through our specialist wheelchair dance programme, In Motion.

Classes are designed to develop your strength, flexibility and creative expression through Northern Ballet’s unique training methods. Working in a supportive environment with our expert dance artists, you can explore movement either in or out of a wheelchair and be inspired to create your own movement.

Classes are suitable for wheelchair users of any ability (manual or powered) from age 8 years to adult. Carers are welcome and are invited to join in the class. 

You can dance in your own chair or use one of our specialist dance wheelchairs if you prefer.

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Spring 2024 Term Dates
Date Time
Sunday 5 May 10am - 12pm
Sunday 12 May 10am - 12pm
Sunday 19 May 10am - 12pm
Sunday 26 May 10am - 12pm
Sunday 2 June 10am - 12pm
Sunday 9 June 10am - 12pm
Sunday 16 June 10am - 12pm
Sunday 23 June 10am - 12pm
Sunday 30 June 10am - 12pm
Sunday 7 June 10am - 12pm
The course exceeded my expectations... it’s brilliant to be able to whiz around in a wheelchair at some speed and in much more interesting ways that I usually do at home... The standard of teaching is high and staff have been supportive, flexible and adaptable to our needs. The course has challenged me and enabled me to improve so many things!


Attendance costs £8 per class, or £7.20 if you have a Breeze Pass.

We offer a free space for carers to join in with the class. We ask that you let us know via the booking form if a carer will be attending the sessions with you. You do not need to book an additional ticket for them.

Please note that bookings will close to new participants after Sunday 2 June. This is in order to facilitate the creation of a group choreography by the end of the 10-week course.


Booking information

Tickets are sold per session. We encourage you to book for the full course where possible to ensure that you don't miss out on sessions. 

After you have made your booking, you will receive a booking form which must be completed to secure your place. You will receive this as a digital form. If you would prefer to receive this as a word document, or to complete the form in a different way, please contact us using the details below.

Bookings will open on 22 January.

Sports wheelchairs

We have a limited number of sports wheelchairs available to borrow during the sessions. If you'd like to use one, please include this in your booking form. Wheelchairs will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Contact us 

For more information please contact the Learning Team by emailing or call us on 0113 220 8000. 

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