Tomorrow is the Big Day - will Powerhouse Ballet fly?
Author Richard Harvey
Licence Creative Commons Attribution-3.0 unported
Tomorrow we shall know whether we have enough support in the North of England to establish an amateur ballet company in the North. I have received 20 registrations for Jane Tucker's class in Huddersfield Leisure Centre at 15:00 tomorrow though some have withdrawn. The room will take another five so you can still come if you let me know in advance.
I have notified the RAD, Northwest and Yorkshire Dance, Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet School and many others and have received some lovely messages of support from around the wold. I am particularly grateful for the messages that I received today from my teachers, Annemarie Donoghue, of Northern Ballet and Karen Sant of KNT, I should like to thank everyone else who has expressed interest in the project. I acknowledge in particular the advice I have received from Marion Pettet of Chelmsford Ballet, Terence Etheridge of Duchy Ballet, Gillian Barton of Ballet West and Michelle Richer of Lincolnshire.
I look forward to seeing those who wish to attend the class at Kirklees Leisure Centre, Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield HD1 4BP at 15:00 tomorrow. I will be at the reception desk of the Leisure Centre from 14:30 to make sure that the staff let you all in. I have hired the dance studio from 14:15 to 16:45 if you wish to carry out your own stretches, warm up and cool down exercises in addition to those that our teacher will direct.
The Leisure Centre is a large new building with plenty of parking just to the west of the Castlegate ring road which is within easy reach of the M62 motorway. If you use public transport it is a short walk from the bus and railway stations. Huddersfield is on the mainline between Leeds and Manchester and there are good road and rail links to Ashton. Barnsley, Bradford, Halifax, Oldham, Rochdale, Rotherham and Sheffield.
After the class I shall invite those who attend the class to a short meeting in the canteen where we shall decide whether we want to form a company and, if so, elect a small steering committee to draw up a business plan and constitution for the company.