Bees ballet aims for STEAM mastery
The Australian Ballet made a stopover at Bees Creek Primary School today.
The visit by STEAMDANCE, the ballet’s Education and Outreach team, was a promotion of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) through dance.
Assistant Principal Sharon Chin said the company worked to boost the STEAM literacy of years 4 to 6 students through choreography training.
“Using movement in dance workshops, about 150 students learned about angles, balance, spatial contexts and shape,” she said
“STEAM education included warm-ups, creative dance construction, movement games and cooling-down.
“The program addresses intercultural understanding, literacy, numeracy, problem solving, individual and cooperative learning, health and well-being.
“Our students were exposed to an art form not regularly accessible in the Territory.”
The company presented Wilaygu Ngayinybula // Possum’s Two Minds, the story of a brushtail possumwith a cheeky fun mind, and a serious, smart and organised mind.
The Australian Ballet began its association with the school in 2016.