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Dance training: Dancers are not born, but made

Northern Ballet School has recently featured in an article about the importance of dance training on The Stage's website by Nouska Hanly entitled "Dance training: Dancers are not born, but made."

"In the UK, there are 26 accredited dance schools, 21 of which are outside London. Choosing the right place to train is one of the most important decisions you will make as a dancer. Pragmatic issues such as finance and location may sway your decision, but you should also pay careful attention to the course programmes and the ethos of the schools you're considering. Make sure the training and the school's approach resonates with the kind of dancer that you want to become.

You will need to consider what you are aiming for: what makes a dancer great? What kind of dancer do you want to become? What is the industry is demanding? Dancers are made, not born. However great the innate attributes are, people don't become dancers overnight. Training is everything."

Read more on The Stage website here.
Download the article in PDF format here.

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