The Royal Academy of Dance launches new classes inspired by children’s animation ‘Ballerina’

The Royal Academy of Dance has partnered with new film Ballerina, in cinemas now, and is celebrating the release of the enchanting new film by launching a nationwide series of Ballerina classes to inspire children to get involved in dance through acting, storytelling and characterisation.

Ballerina follows young orphan Felicie, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer in Paris. With the help of her best friend Victor, Felicie must learn from her mistakes and fight like she never has before, but learns that nothing is impossible when it comes to achieving one’s dreams.

The Royal Academy of Dance’s Ballerina-inspired classes are available exclusively from RAD registered teachers and will explore the themes of friendship and never giving up on your dreams, as inspired by characters in the film. The classes also explore French culture through music and imagery and introduce young dancers to classical ballet repertoire. From acting out Felicie and Victor’s chores at the orphanage to imagining dancing on stage at the Paris Opera Ballet, children will be taken on a creative journey through movement and dance to realise Felicie’s dream of becoming a ballet dancer.

Lynn Wallis, Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Dance, said: “Storytelling is a wonderful way to inspire children about the world of dance, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Ballerina to take children on a dancing journey with Felicie and Victor in a series of nationwide classes.”

The classes, which will run from late November to January, will be available for children aged 4–7 and 8–13 across the country. Further details about upcoming Ballerina classes can be found here:

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