Today Y5s, across the collaboration, visited Leeds Grand Theatre to watch Beauty and the Beast.
We arrived in the morning and took part in several workshops to build on our knowledge and understanding of the performance we would see later on.
All of the children took part in a movement workshop which contained some of the Ballet movements from the show. The children were very excited to see the professions performing them on stage.
They also had the opportunity to watch one of the ‘company classes’ where the performers warmed up, stretched and choreographed some small routines. The children were all very shocked at how quickly the dancers responded to their teacher.
Before the show, the children had the chance to see some of the costumes used in other Northern Ballet performances and then designed their own alternative costume for the Beast!
Finally, it was show time. We were all settled in our seats ready for the curtain to go up. The show was spectacular and all the children enjoyed the whole day.