In addition to bringing the full-scale production of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling to Shetland, Orkney, Oban and Lewis throughout Spring 2018, Scottish Ballet will also be delivering a series of free talks, workshops and classes for all ages and levels of ability.

Our education team is currently reaching out to individuals and groups interested in receiving either a talk, class or workshop:  ie parents and toddler groups, primary and secondary schools, 60+ groups, Parkinson’s support groups, dementia support groups, community groups (lunch clubs, exercise classes etc) and local ballet schools.

Dance for Parkinson’s workshop

The workshops for secondary school pupils and older will be using the themes, characters and music of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling as inspiration. The younger pupils’ workshops will be linked to Scottish Ballet’s recent popular and colourful production of The Nutcracker.

Some of the secondary schools talks will be from Scottish Ballet dancers, trained by the Winning Foundation to deliver motivational talks specifically to young people, focusing on the commitment and determination required to succeed as a professional.

Other talks available will be on the creation of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, including the set and costume designs, and a Day in the Life of a Dancer.
The company will also offer fun and gentle adult absolute beginners ballet classes for members of the public. Stay tuned for details!

To find out more about these free events or to register interest, please content education@scottishballet.co.uk