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Fort William

From the 16 - 18 November 2012 Scottish Ballet is visiting Fort William with Find Your Feet — a project designed to bring the Company’s activities to participants of all ages and abilities. In each area Scottish Ballet will offer a range of FREE workshops, talks, events and a taster performance by BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. We are also working with a range of local schools and groups.

Booking details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Friday 16 November

Wee Mice
(age 18mths – 3yrs and a parent or carer)
Spean Bridge Community Hall,
10–10.45am
Kilmallie Community Centre, Corpach
1.30–2.15pm

Wee Mice for parent and child is an enjoyable class where both can engage with games and imaginative play, exploring themes from some of Scottish Ballet’s well loved story ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
This class encourages confidence, creativity and imagination as well as developing co-ordination and balance. Wee Mice is designed for one adult working together with one child and participents should wear comfortable clothing and take the class in bare feet

First Encounter by Chris Marney 
Lochaber High School
Part of Dance Platform 2012
Lochaber High School, 7pm - doors open at 6.30pm

First Encounter is a new piece specially commissioned for the Find Your Feet project. Performed by BA Modern Ballet students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, it is a fast moving and exciting taste of ballet. Performance followed by Q&A with the dancers and Scottish Ballet staff.

Saturday 17 November

The Nutcracker Dance Mob
The Parade,
Fort William, 12.30pm
An exciting piece of al fresco dance based on Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker performed by Fort William’s young dancers

Behind the Scenes (age 18+)
Duncansburgh Memorial Church Hall, 7–9pm
Join Scottish Ballet for a relaxed social evening and hear all about your national dance company over a glass of wine.

Sunday 18 November

Wee Mice
(age 3–5 and a parent or carer.)
St Mary’s Hall, Fort William
RC Primary, Fassiern Road, 10.30–11.15am

Wee Mice for parent and child is an enjoyable class where both can engage with games and imaginative play, exploring themes from some of Scottish Ballet’s well loved story ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
This class encourages confidence, creativity and imagination as well as developing co-ordination and balance. Wee Mice is designed for one adult working together with one child and participants should wear comfortable clothing and take the class in bare feet.

Creative Dance Classes (S1–S6 pupils)

Dance Studio, Lochaber High School, 2.30–4pm
An entertaining and energetic class to get you moving. Learn some new moves and create some of your own.

Ballet Café (age 18+)
Duncansburgh Memorial Church
Hall, 2–4pm

Ballet Cafe is a sociable afternoon for adults aged 18 years plus. Participants will take part in a beginner’s ballet class lasting 45 minutes and then hear an illustrated talk on Scottish Ballet whilst enjoying tea and cake. Participants should wear comfortable clothes they can move in and take the class either barefoot or in soft ballet shoes.

Open Adult Creative Class (age 16+)
St Mary’s Hall, Fort William
RC Primary, Fassiern Road, 6–7.30pm

An entertaining and energetic class to get you moving. Learn some new moves and create some of your own.

Booking Details

All events are free apart from Dance Platform and some do require reservation. For all classes please wear comfortable clothing, bare feet or soft ballet
shoes.

To book for First Encounter Performance (part of Dance Platform):
Lochaber High School Office,
Tickets available from 5 November.

To book for all other events:
Fort William Visitors Centre,
15 High Street, Fort William
T 01397 701801

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