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.
‘Five out of five stars!’
‘We are all really looking forward to seeing the Goldilocks production at Middlesbrough Theatre next month. This has given the students a great preparation to get the most out of the visit.’ - Wendy Rush at Beverley School, Middlesbrough
‘Loved every minute!’ - Emma Parks, manager at Busy Bears in Durham
‘We had lots of laughing, running, jumping, hiding’ - Lynne White, manager at Little Acorns in Harlow