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Schools & Teachers
Virtual Theatre Visit
We are delighted to launch our new interactive virtual theatre visit, which is now available to use online as preparation for a trip to the theatre or as a fun activity for a school class. This colourful, informative feature shows children what to expect when visiting the theatre and gives them an insight into a venue that they might not be familiar with.
Why not explore the feature during an IT lesson, or as part of their arts provision. The feature includes a quiz on how to behave at the theatre, so is the perfect preparation for their visit to the theatre.
Previous dance experience is not required for any of our workshops and they are the ideal way to involve your pupils/students more in Northern Ballet Theatre productions and to unleash their creativity. Workshops give a deeper understanding of narrative dance and the company’s repertoire and can be used to enhance your existing provision of dance in your school. All our workshops are designed to be fully accessible.
School workshops are currently available to schools in the Belfast, Edinburgh, Llandudno, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Milton Keynes and Yorkshire/surrounding areas (Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield and Sheffield). If you are outside these areas it may be possible to arrange schools workshops or projects, subject to resources.
Click the links for information on the following:
Currently the following information packs are available to download for use in the classroom (PDF format):
Projects and Residencies
As well as one-off school workshops we can offer residencies, projects and partnerships for schools who want to work further with Northern Ballet Theatre. We design and undertake projects with schools, colleges and community groups who wish to work with Northern Ballet Theatre over a number of days (or weeks) to achieve specific aims and objectives. Examples of projects undertaken can be seen by clicking on the case studies below.
Moving Words is an exciting poetry project that we have developed for primary schools in Leeds, exploring literacy and dance. Click here to read about the 3 week project.
Montagu Junior School
Ongoing continual professional development with staff and cross curricular creative music and dance work with this primary school in Mexborough
Symbiosis at Beckfoot School
An ambitious multi faceted exploration of science and dance; challenging teaching methods and involving a creative laboratory, student residency and digital resource development.
Bradford Girls Grammar
Annual dance residencies both in curriculum time (cross curricular exploration of stories) and outside school hours with the schools’ dancing groups.
A unique piece of action research examining the transference of creative behaviour and group-working skills from one curriculum area (dance & music) to another (science).
18 months of creative dance work with young people with autism and leaning disabilities (2006/7)
Gifted and Talented
Talent identification and professional development with a cluster of five primaries in East Leeds (2006)
Crawshaw School An 8 day project on the theme of ‘conflict’ with 30 students creating a piece of dance with original musical score performed live. (2006)
All Saint’s School
Elements. A two year transitional project with a cluster of one secondary and six primary schools in Mansfield. (2004 - 6)
Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary
CARA A creative action research project on literacy, dance and music with year 3 and 4 pupils in West Leeds (2005)
Lecture demonstrations and workshops in schools in East Leeds with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.
Dance and music work with asylum seekers in Hull integrating with local school pupils and Hull College dance students. (2004)
Dancing By Numbers
A one day exploration of maths through dance and music (2003/4)
For teachers who are interested in developing dance in the curriculum or exploring stories through movement. Whatever you or your students level you will be able to take away ideas and techniques to put into practice in the classroom.Acquiring fresh ideas for warm-up exercises, creative tasks, choreography and music, teachers will be able to use Northern Ballet Theatre repertoire as an example to generate dance ideas which can be transferred directly to their class room settings. The majority of each session is practical and teachers are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing which they can move in.