For Schools

Classroom Resources for each of our Seasons

RNZB makes resources relating to upcoming RNZB ballets available for teachers and community members to download. The materials underpin our performances and workshops, to ensure students and the community get maximum educational value is derived from the total experience.

The Piano: the ballet resource available here.
Drawing on the rich inspiration of the film The Piano and developed especially for the RNZB, The Piano: the ballet offers senior children the chance to explore a new New Zealand dance work, inspired by an iconic New Zealand film. Our resource is filled with dance activities and some wonderful insider secrets!

Please note that due to the adult content of the story, The Piano: the ballet is not recommended for children under 12 years.

What is Ballet? DVD Resource – $25 The Royal New Zealand Ballet has created a new dance education DVD for schools. Former company dancer, Shannon Dawson works with a group of students at Maidstone Intermediate School over a series of lessons. Shannon teaches some of the basics of ballet: foot and arm positions, plies, balances, lifts, etc. He also teaches some of the RNZB’s repertoire, including excerpts from Peter Pan and La Sylphide. Students are then guided into their own dance, making use of the material Shannon has taught them.

For all enquiries, please contact RNZB Education and Community Manager Pascale Parenteau, pascale@rnzb.org.nz / 04 381 9001

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