Schools & Community Workshops
Scottish Ballet offers a range of workshops and talks alongside each of its tours.
Schools workshops are aimed at either early years, primary or secondary schools, or colleges, depending on the themes and choreographic content of the current production.
Workshops for community groups are tailored to their level of experience.
All of these practical dance workshops are taught by our Creative Engagement Officer and, depending on the production, accompanied either by a musician or recorded music. The length of the workshop varies from 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the age and level of experience of the group.
Charges for these sessions are determined by the size of the team and are scheduled around the tour to keep costs as low and as accessible as possible.
Talks to schools or community groups on the current production, or on other subjects linked to the company or dancers’ work, are available and would also be fitted around our touring schedule.
Which workshop type is right for your group?
Our Early Years workshops introduce young children to dance through music, storytelling and multi-sensory play, closely linked to a Scottish Ballet production. Taught by our Engagement Officer, these workshops encourage children to move freely and expressively in this fun and energetic class.
Workshops can also be delivered to community groups of pairs of one adult and their 3-5 year old child. (For this we do advise that there is one adult per child.) These sessions are 45 minutes in length.
These are fun and practical dance workshops in which pupils learn the basic elements of dance, inspired by the current Scottish Ballet production. Taught by our Engagement Officer, these workshops offer participants a chance to learn some of the movements from the ballet as well as to create their own. Depending on the year these sessions are either 45 minutes, one hour or 1.5 hours
In these fun and more challenging practical dance workshops students will learn the basic elements of dance, inspired by the current Scottish Ballet production. Taught by our Creative Engagement Officer, these workshops offer the chance for participants to learn some ballet basics, some of the more energetic movements from the ballet, as well as to create their own choreography. (No previous ballet experience is necessary to enjoy any of these sessions.) These workshops are 1.5 hours.
Taught by our Engagement Officer, these workshops offer a chance for the dancers to learn some of the movements from the current Scottish Ballet production and to develop their own creativity. The content of the workshops is determined by the group’s level of experience and ability.
Special Education Needs
A tailored experience for every group, these workshops introduce participants to dance through music, storytelling, and multi-sensory play inspired by a Scottish Ballet production. Taught by a small team of experienced staff, including a musician, these workshops explore themes from the production and encourage participants to move freely and expressively. Depending on the group, members of the team might come to the school in advance to meet the students, before returning later in the week to deliver the session.
Led by our Creative Engagement Officer, this insightful-behind-the-scenes session invites participants to discover the secrets of a production from the initial concept and designs, to the rehearsal process and touring. This is often delivered following a school or community workshop.