Northern Ballet produces first performance for children

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Leeds-based Northern Ballet has produced its first performance aimed at a child audience.

The company said its production of Ugly Duckling would now go on tour.

Northern Ballet dancer Dreda Blow said: "According to my parents, I saw my first ballet when I was only two years old and was absolutely riveted.

"If our production of Ugly Duckling inspires children to start ballet lessons then that's great, but most importantly I hope it awakens in them a love and appreciation for the magic of dance and theatre in general."

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