Continuing professional development

Everyday is a school day, and learning new skills and updating old ones is important for teachers to keep fresh and ahead of the pupils! And for pupils to truly benefit from dance activity, regular participation is needed.

Northern Ballet can help by giving teachers the confidence and skills to deliver movement activity on their own through teacher training programmes that are specifically tailored to your school or cluster’s needs.  The programme will inspire teachers to develop dance within an educational setting and will focus on how to use dance to teach the National Curriculum, creating performance pieces and using dance to promote healthy activity.

All training packages are supported by written resources including lesson plans.

To discuss your specific training needs please contact the Learning team on 0113 220 8000.

CPD session for KS1 & 2 Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Weds 21 May or Thur 3 July

Be inspired to use dance as a learning tool with Northern Ballet, one of the UK's leading dance companies.

During the session you will build on your skills and grow in confidence as our Dance Education Officers break down the new National Curriculum to help you to think creatively and give you ideas for delivering dance with your pupils.

Learning objectives

  • Learn a selection of movement games, warm-up tasks and exercises
  • Improve your confidence to teach dance and explore movement
  • Refresh and improve your subject knowledge of dance in the Curriculum
  • Gain the skills to plan and deliver high quality dance
  • Learn to take a subject and explore it using movement

Join us

Wednesday 21 May, 9am - 3pm at Northern Ballet, Leeds

An introduction to delivering dance in schools

Thursday 3 July, 9am - 3pm at Kala Sangam, Bradford

An introduction to delivering dance in schools
Discover ways to celebrate cultural diversity through the dance curriculum.
Delivered in partnership with Kala Sangam

Booking information

£100 per person per session incl. lunch , refreshments and resources.

To book please call Shelley Firth on 0113 220 8000 or email