Bees ballet aims for STEAM mastery

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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.

Bees ballet aims for STEAM mastery

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