Activities for primary education
We organize a combination of activities for primary school children (Kindergarten and grades 1 through 6) that focus on modern dance and NDT. The goal of the activities is to acquaint young children with the art of dance. The point of departure is: to experience dance not only by looking at it and talking about it, but also by moving and creating dance.
All educational activities by NDT are programmed by the Talent Development and Education department. For more information on our activities for primary school, please contact us at 070 - 88 00 144 or onderwijs(at)ndt.nl
Dancer in the Class -
A school visit from a professional dancer
This special project involves a classroom visit from NDT. The dancer will perform a solo piece for the class, which is seated in a surrounding circle. The dancer’s visit is preceded by an introductory class and followed by a dance workshop taught at the school.
NDT School Performances -
Visiting the theatre
Twice every season, NDT stages a performance featuring highlights from NDT 2 performances (some beautiful, some humorous). These performances are created especially for students in the upper years of primary school (Years 6, 7 and 8 in the Dutch education system, or the international equivalent depending on your country). Schools have the option to enhance the performance experience by adding a behind-the-scenes tour or a dance workshop taught at the school.
NDT App - Parade
A fun and educational dance app created for teachers interested in creatively bringing the world of dance into their classrooms. The app is centered on the ballet Parade by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite. Read more
'Danswaaier' - A dance curriculum for schools
This is a curriculum (comprising five classes in all) to introduce pupils to NDT and modern dance. The curriculum is adapted to the learning goals in primary schools and suits the various stages of development of children in the various years/levels.
'NDT op Bezoek' -
A workshop at your school
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‘NDT at your school’ serves as an introduction for schools, mainly to the art of dance and to modern dance at NDT in particular. The one-off workshop for schools can be enhanced with other activities upon request.