balletLORENT holds at its heart a strong commitment to offering high quality dance experiences to as wide a range of people as possible, through creating diverse and accessible work for all ages and by designing complementary learning and participation programmes to support each of our productions.
We deliver bespoke workshops, usually themed around our performance work, which can be tailored to suit any age range and can also target specific curriculum guidelines. Participants are encouraged to explore different movement styles and respond creatively to choreographic activities.
Teaching Resource Packs are available for each new production, providing background information, video clips, and dance exercises and workshop development ideas.
A short film about our Snow White workshops, which we took into schools in 2014
Creative Workshops for School Groups aged 6-11yrs
With a focus on play and creativity, these workshops will introduce children to dance and the repertoire of balletLORENT. The dance workshop may include learning new movement skills, partner skills and creative tasks devised from the themes of the current productions. With story-telling a strong element of balletLORENT’s work, children are encouraged to incorporate their own tales and ideas into the session. As well as developing physical and creative skills, the workshops are designed to build confidence, self-esteem, and trust amongst the participants.
Creative Workshops for School Groups aged 12-16yrs
As an introduction to contemporary dance and the performance work of balletLORENT, the dance workshop may include learning new movement skills, partner skills and creative tasks devised from the themes from our current productions. Pupils will be given the tools to develop and perform taught movement material. As well as developing physical and creative skills, the workshops are designed to build confidence, self-esteem, and trust amongst the participants. Pupils will be encouraged to participate in discussion and feedback sessions throughout the workshop.
balletLORENT is an Arts Award Centre, delivering Arts Award Discover and Explore to children involved with our Participation and Performance Programmes, Easter and Summer residencies, and Discover in a Day projects. All the children who complete the award receive a certificate from Trinity Laban, and are able to progress to higher level awards.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education.
balletLORENT is proud to be supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk
To find out how balletLORENT can support your Artsmark journey, contact Education and Projects Manager, James MacGillivray at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 233 1811
For more information about the opportunities on offer for schools, colleges and universities contact email@example.com
We thank Friends of balletLORENT Karen Trewinnard, Maureen Newall, Anna Story, Lynn Harman & Julia Daynes; Good Friends Joe Gamble, Patricia Ritchie & Kate Lorent; and Best Friends Derek Newall & Christopher Campbell for their continued support of the company.