Create and Dance

National Theatre Connections

The Royal Opera House’s Create and Dance is a creative learning programme, created with teachers, for primary schools across England.

The Royal Opera House’s Create and Dance programme is FREE for schools to take part in and provides: 

A FREE creative learning programme, created with teachers, for primary schools across England.
FREE classroom-based and digital activities, with strong curriculum links, to give children a better understanding of dance, and unlocking their imagination and creativity.
FREE teacher training, classroom films, lesson plans and resources to use in ways that suit the needs of the teachers and their students. Teachers do not need any previous dance knowledge in order to take part.

Create and Dance is a creative learning programme for KS1, KS2 and KS3 teachers, specially designed to develop children’s understanding of dance and the wider curriculum; unlocking their imagination and creativity. 

Teachers do not need previous dance knowledge to take part.



Create and Dance is now recruiting the next cohort of schools to take part in 2019/20. 

Click here to sign up to our FREE CPD Sessions, to join Create and Dance today.

Here's some more information about our upcoming CPD sessions:


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland provides the stimulus for a Create and Dance scheme of work that can support cross-curricular learning, particularly literacy, for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 teachers. The schemes of work include a series of films featuring Karim Zeroual from CBBC, who journeys down the rabbit hole with Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Lauren Cuthbertson, to understand the basics of creating dance.


Everybody Dance!
KS1, 2 and 3.
Everybody Dance! invites you and your students to become honorary members of The Royal Ballet’s corps de ballet in Doncaster no matter what your age, experience or ability. Designed for teachers who have participated in the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland scheme of work, this INSET will support their developing knowledge of creative dance and the creation and performance of a mass-movement choreography – exploring ways of working with large groups of students and maintaining engagement throughout.