Create and Dance Nutcracker Immersive
Join Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, as he goes on a ten-week journey with The Royal Ballet into Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker. During this course you'll take your class through motif-development, character dancing and performance skills - completing the programme with your very own piece of choreography to submit for the Creative Challenge.
This ten week programme has been created to give Key Stage 2 pupils an introduction to dance. With strong curriculum links, the programme aims to give children a better understanding of dance, build their physical skill and unlock imagination and creativity.
Teachers do not need any previous dance knowledge in order to take part. The Royal Opera House provides teacher training, classroom films, lesson plans and resources and the guidance and support you need to complete the programme. You will find references in this scheme of work to information provided at the teacher training sessions. (For more information on these days, check The Project tab) If you have not attended the INSET days hopefully you will still find this course a useful introduction to ballet and The Nutcracker.
The aim of the programme is to create a short dance, inspired by a theme from The Nutcracker and linking to curriculum topics or school projects. The themes include 'Let the battle commence', 'Transformed by magic' and 'Travelling to far-away lands'.