Community workshops

Published on Tuesday 11 April, 2017

The stage is set, the lights are up and our company dancers are busy performing Goldilocks & the Three Bears across the country as part of our Short Ballets for Small People tour. But before the dancers arrive at the venues, our Dance Education Officers visit each town to engage local children with the story and develop audiences.

Every year we work closely with each venue to organise workshops at local schools, nurseries, community groups and dance schools where we explore the story of the ballet through creative movement. As well as introducing children to dance, the workshops help build their confidence and get them excited about the upcoming production which they are encouraged to see and enjoy with their families.

This year we hosted workshops all over England, from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Weymouth and everywhere in between and worked with over 6,000 people! The feedback has been fantastic, with children and teachers getting in touch to say thank you and express enthusiasm for the workshops and their new found love of ballet.

The views expressed in blogs are those of the author and not necessarily of Northern Ballet.