The Royal Ballet School is offering young boys who have never tried ballet before an exclusive chance to learn about what is involved from some of our best teachers and students.
Boys aged 8 to 9 by 31 August 2014, as well as parents and teachers, are invited to come to our Covent Garden site on Sunday 13 October to take part in a workshop where the boys will learn some basic ballet movements in a creative and fun way.
They will also have a unique opportunity to watch some of our youngest and oldest students sharing aspects of their ballet training.
The day will also be of value to Primary School and ballet teachers with an interest in encouraging and introducing dance to Primary School aged children.
In addition to observing the day there will a Professional Development Workshop for teachers to participate in a model dance lesson and a discussion on identifying and encouraging children with a talent for dance.
Anyone interested in signing up for the workshop can request an application form from firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7845 7064.
For more information please contact:
Annalise Cunild, Marketing & Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 7074 Email: email@example.com
Notes to Editors
Each teacher attending the day will receive a copy of The Royal Ballet School’s primarySTEPS Resource which comprises:
• A scheme of work for teaching dance as part of PE at Key Stage Two
• Detailed suggestions for planning connections between dance and other curriculum areas
• Electronic and paper resources to support lesson delivery
The Royal Ballet School would encourage schools in receipt of PE and School Sports Premium to consider using it to enable boys and teachers to attend this day.
One of the key aims of The Royal Ballet School’s Outreach Programme is to reach out and enrich the lives of as many as possible. We have eight Associate Centres around the country: Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, Totnes, Eastleigh, Newcastle and London and there are currently 468 Royal Ballet School Associates.
In any one year, the School’s Outreach Programme engages with over 3,500 aspiring young dancers and dance lovers from all over the country.
The Royal Ballet School’s Summer School is a major fixture in the international dance calendar. 1,511 dancers from 60 different countries applied for 350 places in 2013.
Dance Partnership & Access
The Dance Partnership & Access Programme was launched in 2005 with funding from the Government’s Department for Education. Each year, its projects reach approximately 2,400 young people in 38 schools nationally. Most of these young people will have had little or no previous access to the arts.
primarySTEPS is The Royal Ballet School’s national junior school programme which aims to provide Year 3 (7-8 yrs) class groups with a positive introduction to ballet; and initial creative ballet training for selected children, who would not otherwise have the opportunity. primarySTEPS focuses around a cluster of 5 or 6 primary schools in one area.
The Royal Ballet School
The Royal Ballet School is one of the world’s greatest centres of classical ballet training which for generations has produced dancers and choreographers of international renown – from Margot Fonteyn, Antoinette Sibley, Anthony Dowell, Anya Linden, Darcey Bussell and Kenneth MacMillan, to a new generation currently making its mark on the world stage – Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae, Edward Watson and Christopher Wheeldon to name but a few.
Admission to the School is based purely on talent and potential, regardless of academic ability or personal circumstances, and 90% of current students rely on financial support to attend the School.
Our mission is to train and educate outstanding classical ballet dancers for The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and other top international dance companies, and in doing so to set the standards in dance training, nationally and internationally.
The School offers an eight-year carefully structured dance course, aligned with an extensive academic programme, giving the students the best possible education to equip them for a career in the world of dance.