For Schools

For Schools

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS AT HIS MAJESTY THEATRE

West Australian Ballet presents special matinee performances for primary and secondary schools, Ed Support Centres, home schools and dance schools, performed at the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre.

 

Students: $15 each (one teacher free per every ten students)

Additional chaperones: $20 (maximum 4 adults for every 10 children).

Bookings open 12 October 2015. If you would like a Booking Form sent to your school please call us on (08) 9214 0707.

 

Most performances are suitable for children aged 7 and up. Please see below for specific performance suitability.

 

Teachers Resource Packs are available for all Schools’ Matinees, including extra information and pre- and post-performance activities.

 

Curriculum Links – Responding

  • Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

 

To book please complete and return a WAB Education Booking Form 2016

 

Beauty & the Beast

 

In a land far away, in a strange forest, an ugly creature lived in misery. Once a handsome prince the curse of an evil fairy forces him to hide from the world; for who could ever love a hideous animal? Soon enough a beautiful girl, lured by a beautiful rose, stumbles upon a castle and its frightening owner. When only true love can break the spell, is there hope that a Beauty can ever love a Beast?

 

The world of fairies, goblins and magic mirrors is brought to life in this unforgettable story.

 

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Choreography: David Nixon

Date: Wednesday 25 May 12 noon

Who: Yrs 3 – 12

 

 

Romeo and Juliet

 

Euphoric with love and forgoing the approval of their families, Juliet and her Romeo play by their own rules, and soon hatch a dangerous plot that ends in heart-breaking tragedy. On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death WAB presents this acclaimed international production by Youri Vàmos.
Set in the 1930s and featuring an evocative set and costumes, Romeo and Juliet is perfect for Dance, Drama, English and History students. ‘Only those who move the heart will change the world – this is the goal I am trying to achieve’ says Vàmos.

 

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Choreography: Youri Vamos

Date: Tuesday 20 September 12 noon

Who: Yrs 3 – 12

 

 

The Nutcracker

 

By resounding popular request, WAB presents a brand new, lavish production of the all-time Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. This traditional ballet, set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky, will capture student’s imaginations and transport them to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing sugar canes. Follow Clara on a journey filled with colourful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery.

 

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Choreography: Jayne Smeulders, Aurélien Scannella & Sandy Delasalle

Date: Wednesday 7 December 12 noon

Who: Yrs 1 – 12

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IN-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Ballet Moves Workshops and Ballet Unveiled Presentations

 

A visit from WAB’s Education Team to your school will engage, inspire and educate your students. Whether they learn about the process of putting on a production and the life of a dancer in a Ballet Unveiled Presentation, or learn the physical elements of dance in a Ballet Moves Workshop, there’s an affordable activity for all year levels.

 

Both activities can be organised either as an incursion or excursion, and both can be tailored to suit educational interests at primary or secondary levels. Teacher resources are available for these activities.

 

Curriculum Links – Making

  • Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Ethical understanding
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability

 

Where: At your school or at WABC, Maylands

Cost: $250 ($200 if booking with a Schools’ Matinee group)

 

To book please complete and return a WAB Education Booking Form 2016

 

BALLET UNVEILED

 

Who: PP – Yr 12

 

Ever wondered how many hours a day a professional dancer trains? Or how special effects are achieved on stage? And just what is the difference between Romantic and Classical ballet? Ballet Unveiled is an engaging and insightful presentation designed to give students a greater understanding of the history of ballet, the life of a dancer, and all the elements that come together to create a ballet production. Sessions involve costume displays, movement demonstrations, discussions, and question and answer times.

 

Ballet Unveiled can be tailored to suit educational interests at primary or secondary levels.

 

 

BALLET MOVES – PRIMARY

 

Who: Pre-Primary – Year 6

 

Students work with professional teaching artists from West Australian Ballet, learning basic ballet positions and movements designed to enhance coordination, flexibility, musicality and creativity. Workshops generally run for 45-60 minutes and include a warm-up, centre work and creative movement exercise with a focus on basic ballet technique but also encompassing other forms of dance.

 

 

BALLET MOVES – SECONDARY

 

Who: Year 7 – Year 12

 

With poise, alignment, flexibility, musicality and co-ordination at the heart of the technique, classical ballet forms a solid foundation for all current genres of dance. Students work with WAB’s professional teaching artists on movement and choreographic exercises linked to the Company’s current repertoire. Content can be tailored for beginners through to advanced students.

 

 

All our sessions are conducted by WAB’s highly-skilled teaching artists, all of whom possess current Working With Children Checks.

 

 

For more information contact (08) 9214 0707 or drobertson@waballet.com.au or rsneddon@waballet.com.au or complete a WAB Education Booking Form 2016

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SCHOOL EXCURSIONS AT THE WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET CENTRE

Visit us at the West Australian Ballet Centre and see how WA’s State dance company works first-hand.

 

 

Activities include:

 

Ballet Moves Workshop (see information above)

 

Ballet Unveiled Presentation (see information above)

 

Watching company class or rehearsal

 

Sometimes students need to see for themselves how hard a professional dancer works. Watching how WAB’s dancers train is an inspiring experience for students of all ages. Bring a group to watch company class on one of the Open Friday (hyperlink) dates, or talk to us about a time that suits you.

 

Cost:

Students $10 per person

Great Leaps members $5 per person

Teachers Up to 2 teachers free for every 30 students

Additional adults $10 per person

 

Tour of the WABC

 

Take a personalised tour of our heritage-listed home. Formally the Institute for the Blind, the building became home to West Australian Ballet in 2012. Now housing 4 state of the arts studios, a large wardrobe department, and a walk-in cupboard just for shoes, a tour of the WABC is the ideal way for students to gain a deeper understanding of the workings of a professional ballet company.

 

Cost: $5 per person, up to 2 teachers free for every 30 students.

 

To book please complete and return a WAB Education Booking Form 2016

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