STUDENTS from Treetops School were visited by the Royal Opera House on Friday 20 April when dance artist Danielle Teale came to run a Create and Dance workshop. The workshops were for Years Three, Seven and Year Ten students. The theme of the workshops was Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Year Three students at the school have already taken part in the Royal Opera House’s Create and Dance: Nutcracker programme and were keen to do more. They looked at the magical animals found in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Year Seven studied the character of the Queen of Hearts and Year 10 explored chance choreography using a deck of playing cards.
Hayley Ryan, ROH Create and Dance Project Manager, said: ‘We were delighted to visit Treetops School after hearing about the fantastic work they were doing using our Create and Dance: Nutcracker resources. We are really pleased to be working with them via the Trailblazer programme and hope that this continues as we launch our next scheme of work, exploring Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’
Create and Dance is the Royal Opera House’s national online learning programme. It aims to give children a better understanding of ballet; developing new physical skills and unlocking their imagination and creativity.
The Create and Dance programme provides teacher training, classroom films, lesson plans and resources for teachers to open up the potential of dance in the classroom. Teachers do not need any previous dance knowledge in order to take part.
To find out more Create and Dance, please go to http://www.roh.org.uk/learning/learning-platform/ballet/