Coppelia Ballet Workshop with Miss Simpson.

Our current topic is Toys.  This week, we have read the story of Coppelia and were fascinated by the inventor, Dr Coppelius.  He invented lots of toys and robots.  We were able to watch a performance of the ballet, thinking carefully about how the story was told without words.  Following this, we were lucky enough to be visited by Miss Simpson, a ballerina and ballet teacher.  She told us all about ballet dancers and how strong they need to be.  It was fascinating to watch her stand on the points of her ballet shoes.  Miss Simpson helped us to think about how we could use our bodies to retell a section of the story.  It was a fabulous workshop and it made us realis

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e just how difficult it is to be a dancer!

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