All In! Teacher Training Session
National Youth Ballet believes that ballet is for everyone and we aim to challenge perceptions about what ballet can be, who it is for and how to reach the widest audience.
Funded by Arts Council England, National Youth Ballet is excited to team up with Parable Dance to offer an inclusive teacher training session for ballet teachers in the South East.
If you are a ballet teacher based in the South East we would love to meet you. Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop is designed to widen the skills of ballet and dance practitioners and offer practical tips for incorporating inclusive practice into the ballet class and creative process.
Practitioners will learn:
- Tools, tips and techniques for working in an inclusive way
- How to use and explore the rich language of ballet and how to think of it in new ways
- How to work creatively with ballet as your language, exploring different creative approaches and broader ways of working
- How to adapt ballet vocabulary for different bodies.
South East CPD
Date: Thursday 31st August 2023
Times: 1pm-3pm – opportunity to observe young dancers, 3pm-5pm – opportunity to take part in CPD with Natasha Britton and Jo Meredith
Venue: Jamie Watton Creation Space, The Dance Space, South East Dance
Why is All In! important?
Ballet as an artform, both within the creative sector and further afield, is not traditionally perceived as being inclusive. All In! CPD will provide teachers with a rare opportunity to learn from experts and explore inclusive ballet practice, enabling teachers to work in a more responsive way within their class and developing a broader understanding of a range of young dancers.
A note from Parable Dance:
“We are really interested in further exploring inclusion across taught dance. The origins of inclusive dance developed largely in contemporary dance (creative and improvisation), therefore there has been far less exploration within ballet settings.
At Parable we are really keen to bring together our expertise in inclusive dance with NYB’s ballet expertise, to really investigate and promote ballet as an inclusive art form. Ballet with its focus on storytelling and rich descriptive words (to bend, to strike etc) has huge potential to be accessible to all. We are looking forward to applying our inclusive teaching methods to ballet and learning how these methods can adapt and evolve.”
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