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Tickets: £24, £22 plus booking fee*

English Youth Ballet: Sleeping Beauty - Aurora's Wedding & Ballet Etudes

Tickets: £24, £22 plus a booking fee*

 *8.5% per transaction booking fee applies

EYB celebrates its twentieth anniversary year, English Youth Ballet has gained in popularity and has an established  formidable reputation for classic and dramatic productions of the famous classical ballets.

 With professional dancers, dancing the leading roles, the company gives young dancers throughout the UK a wonderful performance opportunity to dance alongside the principals in solo and corps de ballet roles.  EYB brings its fabulous double bill to its first visit to The Sands Centre.



Aurora has been placed in the palace grounds in a cryogenic state with Cryonites (ice fairies) to protect her. Prince Alexander and his scientist colleague are drawn to a Cold Spot to investigate this frozen phenomenon. The good Aunt Lilac shows the Prince a vision of Aurora but they are confronted by the wicked Aunt Carabosse Good is triumphant over Evil and her malicious spell is broken.
Aurora is awakened by the Prince's kiss and the Duke and Duchess host Aurora's wedding celebrations by presenting a divertissements of dancers in honour of their daughter and her Prince.


Ballet Etudes is a one act homage to classical ballet training. It is an exceptionally choreographed ballet class, beginning with barre exercises and ending with spectacular bravura displays of dancing. EYB's professional  principals give virtuoso performances backed up by the young dancers and accompanied by the orchestration of the beautiful arrangements of Carl Czerny's piano studies.



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