Introduction

Welcome to our newest event! The CYD? TEACHERS CONVENTION! Dedicated to all the amazing teachers out there!

The CYD? Teachers convention is taking place on Sunday, March 8th in the award-winning eco-friendly building at the prestigious Northern Ballet, based in the dance quarter of Leeds. Northern Ballet is just 2 hours from London by train & easily accessible from the M1 & M62.

What to expect
Designed to unite & inspire teachers from across the UK, igniting fresh new ideas. This one day programme is aimed at teachers & student teachers, aged 16+. This is your chance to create your own timetable from a list of incredible classes & seminars. All classes are non-syllabus based, therefore we welcome teachers from all examination boards. Practical sessions will cover a variety of styles that are current, fresh and informative. The dance classes will be a mixture of both demonstrations and dancing but if you would prefer to just watch and take notes during these classes, then that is absolutely fine 🙂
“Our dance faculty are hand-selected for their teaching experience, not just their credentials.” – Tom Shilcock & Matt Flint
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Exhibitor Lounge

Our EXHIBITOR LOUNGE is specially designed for teachers, with hand-selected businesses that can help make your life easier. Whether you’re seeking the latest costumes, software or business tools, all will be available for you to browse all under one roof, throughout the day in the Exhibitor Lounge.

Cost

Tickets are priced at £80 per person for the day which should also be tax-deductible… bonus!

Classes

This convention will have open classes that you can select on the day. Please be aware each class has a certain capacity. To try and accommodate for popular classes, some sessions will be repeated during the day plus attendees can’t do the same class twice. Although we have solutions in place we still can’t guarantee class availability.

The practical sessions will be delivered by our CYD? faculty, please see our website for the calibre of our previous tutors. Seminars will be taken by specialists in those areas. Because the CYD? faculty are all working professionals within the industry, their schedules are subject to change therefore, as with all of our events, we aim to announce at least a month prior to the convention.

Click on the timetable below to find out more about your classes 👇🏻

Getting there!

The CYD? Teachers Convention is taking place at Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA

By Train

Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a fifteen-minute walk from Northern Ballet. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950


By Bus & Coach

The central bus and coach station is opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and two minutes from Northern Ballet. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester. National Express Enquiries: 0870 580 8080


By Air

There are two international airports located nearby – Leeds Bradford and Manchester.


By Road

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1 and just a few kilometres from the A1. When entering the City follow the brown road signs for West Yorkshire Playhouse at Quarry Hill just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs. Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. Northern Ballet is at Loop Junction 12.


Car Parking

There are two accessible parking bays alongside the building. Pay and display parking is available on Quarry Hill, though spaces are limited due to on-going building works. We have a discounted parking rate at Leeds markets multi-storey NCP car park (LS2 7EA) located just next to the bus station and Kirkgate Market. The Northern Ballet daily rate (a period of up to 24 hours) is £8. The NCP is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 6am to 11pm. 

To qualify for the discount, you must collect a discount card from Northern Ballet reception when you leave our building, when you’re ready to pay for your parking enter your original ticket in the NCP machine, when the machine prompts you for payment, insert the discount card and this will bring the amount down to £8. 

 

HOTELS

HOTELS

DISTANCE


HOTEL IBIS BUDGET LEEDS CENTRE

0.1 MILES -🚶🏻‍♀️ 3 min walk


42 THE CALLS HOTEL

0.3 MILES -🚶🏻‍♀️ 7 min walk


JURYS INN

0.3 MILES -🚶🏻‍♀️ 7 min walk


HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LEEDS CITY CENTRE – ARMOURIES

0.4 MILES -🚶🏻‍♀️ 8 min walk


RADISSON BLU HOTEL

0.6 MILES –🚶🏻‍♀️ 12 min walk


THE QUEENS HOTEL

0.6 MILES -🚶🏻‍♀️ 13 min walk