Resources based around ballet offering flexible possibities for a performing, listening and composing project.
Ballet is a huge topic and gives us many beautiful, interesting and exciting examples of orchestral music and choreography. What I have provided here is a collection of flexible resources that can be used to deliver a project encompassing performing, listening and composing and putting all three within the context of ballet as an art form, drawing on students’ prior knowledge and broadening their musical and cultural horizons along the way.
I have provided some ideas about how you could run it as a cross-curricular project with your dance department, or you could introduce some of the dance and movement ideas yourself. You may find that ballet is not covered separately in dance until Key Stage 4 in your school: if this is the case, the project would still work as a cross-curricular venture which explores the links between dance and music in a more general way.