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Sharing the joy of dance with your students.


Help share the world of dance with your students by bringing West Australian Ballet to your school or studio. Learning directly from our highly-skilled Teaching Artists will inspire, engage, excite and challenge any misconceptions. 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. Which one of your students will be the next prima ballerina, choreographer, costume designer or enthusiastic audience member?

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.

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

For more information, or to book, contact (08) 9214 0707 or email learning@waballet.com.au

School Matinee Performances

Designed just for schools, these performances during school hours provide the perfect opportunity for students to experience the wonderment of professional ballet at the theatre. Woven into every performance are additional insights into choreographic practice, music, and stage design, alongside aspects specific to each production.

Performances for Schools

The Sleeping Beauty School Matinee

11.​45am Tuesday 30 November 2021 (Week 8, Term 4)
Suitable for Years 1 – 12.

Designed for students to experience the magic of live professional ballet. A beautiful fairy tale ballet for princes and princesses of all ages. A shortened version of the performance will be presented alongside additional insights about performance and music.

Approx. running time: 2 hours

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Performances for Schools

ALICE (in wonderland)

11.45am Thursday 19 May (Week 4, Term 2)
Suitable for Years 1-12

Feel the excitement and energy of this traditional adaptation. A feast for the eyes that boldly marries ballet with theatre and puppetry. Journey with us as Alice takes another crazy tumble down the rabbit hole.

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Performances for Schools

STATE

11.45am Wednesday 29 June (Week 10, Term 2)
Suitable for upper primary and secondary students

Join us as the dancers of West Australian Ballet embody powerful artistic expression in this bold showcase. Three world renowned and influential choreographers present contemporary and neo-classical works of remarkable beauty and innovation. Choreographers include: Craig Davidson, Li Sze Yeung Justyne & Wong Tan Ki and Nils Christe.

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Performances for Schools

Swan Lake

11.45am Wednesday 30 November (Week 8, Term 4)
Suitable for Years 1-12

We are proud to present a breathtaking new production of ballet’s greatest masterpiece, Swan Lake. This unique Western Australian telling weaves ancient music and dance performed by Noongar artists into the iconic classical ballet. A significant world premiere you will want your students to experience.

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Ballet Moves

For all ages. Maximum 35 students per class.

Through creative physical learning a Ballet Moves Workshop can unlock students’ physical and cognitive abilities in just one session.

Taught by WAB’s specially-trained Teaching Artists, a Ballet Moves Workshop can expose students to a new art-form, encourage discipline and teamwork and enhance coordination, musicality and creativity.

Cost:

$180 – 1 hour session
$200 – 90 minute session
$250 – 2 hour session

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Storytime Adventures

For ages 3 – 7. Maximum 30 children per session.

Children watch words leap and twirl out of the book and loveable characters are brought to life through movement. We bring dance and text to your classroom, library or private function.

Cost: $150 – 45 minute session

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Ballet Unveiled

For Years 1 – 12. Unlimited numbers.

Through discussion and demonstration, the presentation explains the world of ballet to curious minds of all ages. Tailored to suit any age and experience, sessions can cover any of the following; the history of dance and ballet, production and rehearsal processes, costumes and ballet shoes, how a professional dancer trains and prepares for performances and career pathways.

Cost:

$180 – 1 hour session
$200 – 90 minute session
$250 – 2 hour session

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In-School Residencies

Who: Years 2 – 12. Maximum 35 students per residency program.

Cost: $1,500* for 5 x 90 minute sessions, including a presentation for the whole school.

If you want a fully-immersive arts learning experience for your classroom – we can come to you! Professional Teaching Artists from WAB expose students to the physicality and artistry of ballet over five sessions. Students then showcase their own world premiere to friends and family.

*Additional costs may apply outside the Perth Metro area.

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Watch Company Class

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

Costs:

Students: $15 per person

Junior Members: $10 per person

Teachers: Up to 2 teachers free for every 30 students

Additional adults: $15 per person

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Tour West Australian Ballet Centre

Who: For Years 3 - 12. Maximum 30 children per session.

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 four state-of-the-art 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 their State Ballet Company.

Costs:

Students: $5 per person

Teachers: Up to 2 teachers free for every 30 students

Tour is approximately 45 minutes.

For more information, or to book, contact (08) 9214 0707 or email learning@waballet.com.au

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