Bees Creek ballet STEAMs ahead


The Australian Ballet’s Education and Outreach team enthralled Bees Creek Primary School students with an online version of their magical movements.

The performers, who would normally visit the school, offered the computer-generated workshop as a social distancing alternative.

The 3 June cyber presentation involved years 4 and 5 students in the company’s STEAMDANCE program.

Assistant principal Sharon Chin said STEAMDANCE uses dance to explore science, technology, engineering, arts and maths, and includes warm-ups, creative dance construction, movement games and cooling-down.

“STEAMDANCE also addresses intercultural understanding, literacy, numeracy, problem solving, individual and cooperative learning, health and well-being,” she said.

“The 90 upper primary students involved in the 60-minute workshop were exposed to an art form not regularly accessible in the Territory.

“The children learned movement techniques and saw how ballet can be combined with different subjects."

The workshop marked the Australian Ballet’s three-year association with the school.

Bees Creek ballet STEAMs ahead
Students take ballet instructions from the large monitor.

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