Swan Direction Creative Dance Project for Key Stage 2, Salford, Sunderland and Plymouth
These Key Stage 2 workshops offered pupils a unique opportunity to explore themes and characters from the classic ballet. The project introduced pupils to the ballet’s steps and mime, and gave children the chance to create their own motifs to music.
Dancers Liz Foster, Colin Sangster and Susie Tate led the workshops in Salford and Sunderland, accompanied by pianist Helen Watkinson. Company dancer Jonathan Payn led the workshop in Plymouth, where the project even made it into the school’s newsletter, which can be viewed by clicking here.
'The children had a wonderful time and certainly used "learning muscles" like imitation and collaboration in their learning' Head Teacher, College Road Primary School, Plymouth
'Some of the boys were sceptical about a ballet class... but they really enjoyed it!' Teacher, Bridgewater Primary School, Salford
'It was elegant and educational and I enjoyed it so much!' Pupil, Dukesgate Academy, Salford
'WOW! That ballet teacher was fabulous!' Pupil, Hilton Lane Primary School, Salford
The project was delivered in partnership with Hulton Education in Partnership Action Zone (Salford), Sunderland Empire and Theatre Royal (Plymouth).