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Dance offers great learning opportunities for children throughout their school career, giving opportunities to learn new skills, be active, have fun, gain confidence and widen aspirations. It combines the elements of physicality, creativity and performance, and can be used to provide a variety of compelling learning experiences.

Birmingham Royal Ballet works on a variety of projects with schools and colleges in Birmingham, and in and around the towns and cities we visit on our UK tours. Current schools' projects are listed here when available.

We also offer a number of teachers' packs to support GCSE and A level course work (see below).

If you would like to find out more about working with us, contact the Department for Learning on 0121 245 3531, or sign up to our mailing list.


 

Teachers' packs

Birmingham Royal Ballet produces a series of comprehensive A-level and GCSE resource packs. All packs include detailed analyses, suggestions for workshops, choreographic breakdowns and information about the creative team behind each ballet.

PenguinTP.

'Still Life' at the Penguin Café

Welcome to the Penguin Café is a comprehensive, 98-page, GCSE resource pack, produced by Birmingham Royal Ballet as a teaching aid for David Bintley's 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café. The pack includes information about the choreographer, the music, steps, the history of the work and the designs. Photographs of the work in performance are used throughout the pack. Click here to find out more.

RomeoTP.

Romeo and Juliet

Bringing the ballet to life is a comprehensive, 110-page, GCSE resource pack, produced by Birmingham Royal Ballet as a teaching aid for Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet. The pack includes information about the choreographer, the music, steps, the history of the work and the designs. Photographs of the work in performance are used throughout the pack. Click here to find out more.

FilleTP.

La Fille mal gardée

Fille Face to Face is a comprehensive, 126-page, A-level resource pack, produced by Birmingham Royal Ballet as a teaching aid for Frederick Ashton's La Fille mal gardée, which became an A-level set work in September 2008. The pack includes information about the choreographer, the music, steps, the history of the work and the designs. Photographs of the work in performance are used throughout the pack. Click here to find out more.