Central School Of Ballet


Central brings dance to primary schools in Southwark and Hackney this June

Calendar Posted 26 June 2018

This June Central has expanded its successful primary school dance initiative to include 800 pupils at six new schools in inner London Boroughs.

Four of the participating schools have received free dance workshops this month, delivered by a Dance Education Specialist that consists of a dance focused PE class using bespoke resource packs. Dancers from Ballet Central have also assisted in several of the workshops, all accompanied by a live pianist.

As part of their weekly assembly, three schools in Southwark saw a short dance piece performed by Ballet Central dancers and also took part in a question and answer session with the dancers.

The Head Teacher of Michael Faraday Primary School, Karen Fowler said "We are always keen to provide our children with experiences they would otherwise not have. To work with Central School of Ballet was an amazing and very exciting opportunity that both children and adults really enjoyed. Probably the best outcome was to discover real talent in certain children who struggle academically - their confidence has soared! We want Central back!"

Heidi Hall, Director of Central said "Central has a long history of delivering outreach projects to children who may not otherwise get access to dance. Our aim is to widen the scope of dance, to ensure that it is accessible to all abilities and ages from all backgrounds. Our activities in Southwark and Hackney this June are a targeted extension of this work and we hope that the exciting addition of the attendance of our Ballet Central dancers, many of whom are about to embark on professional dance careers, will inspire pupils to continue to dance in school."

If you would like to learn more about Central's community projects, please email the Widening Participation and Access Team..

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