FAIRY TALE BALLET
Once Upon A Ballet™ DANCE CURRICULUM
In Fairy Tale Ballet, children learn their first dance steps through fairy tales and classical ballet stories. But what, exactly, does this mean? When children come to ballet class, their dance activities take them through a fairy tale story, allowing them to be part of the fairy tale.
Many childhood care facilities and schools teach theme-based curriculums in their classrooms. One week it’s farm animals, the next week it’s food, after that it’s automobiles. In our Once Upon A Ballet lesson plans, it’s fairytales. We use fairy tale stories young children are familiar with and already love as we teach them something unfamiliar: ballet. Teaching dance through fairy tales makes it more accessible for kids, enabling them to be more successful in learning new steps while, most importantly, making new friends and having fun.