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Create and Dance with Royal Opera House - Key Stage 1

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Course Types
Course (twilight)
Led by the Royal Opera House, these two hands-on twilight sessions will equip Key Stage 1 teachers with the skills and confidence to empower their pupils to create dance pieces of their own, and inspire cross-curricular learning.

Session 1 will provide a clear language and structure for creating movement, introducing ‘Building Blocks' of dance - i.e. actions, body, space, dynamics, relationships.

Session 2 will explore The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as a stimulus for literacy and creative writing exercises, as well as other areas of the curriculum.

Activities are designed to develop children’s creativity, resilience, communication skills and many more transferable skills. They will be interspersed with moments of discussion, lesson planning and an online tour of the learning platform.

If schools decide to implement their learning from the sessions into their spring term planning, they may be offered follow up support from Royal Opera House in the spring term.

This CPD is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered in partnership with Islington Council Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams.
Learning outcomes

  • gain confidence in the planning and delivery of creative dance workshops with a large group of students 

  • gain ideas for increasing the impact of their work in and through the arts, ranging from enjoyment and enrichment to developing core learning and teaching 

  • explore fresh approaches to suit different learning styles 

  • acquire the skills needed to deliver creative dance as a way of exploring different curriculum subjects – particularly literacy 

  • gain an understanding of ballet and insights into a specific work in the Royal Ballet’s current repertoire

Additional information
About Create and Dance at the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House’s Create and Dance programme offers creative learning for schools across England. The programme has been designed with teachers, maintaining strong curriculum links to develop children’s understanding of dance; stimulating their imagination and creativity. With dedicated teacher training, classroom films and lesson plans, these resources suit the needs of teachers and their students.
Course categories
School Improvement
Target Audience
KS1 Teachers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
No dance experience is required. Teachers need to commit to attending both sessions
Hanover Primary School, Noel Road
Course organised by
Cultural Enrichment Team
Event Trainers
Islington Cultural Enrichment
Internal cost
External cost
Start Date
Tuesday 26 November 2019
End Date
Tuesday 3 December 2019
16:00 - 18:30