Dogs Don't Do Ballet

We were very lucky to host the hilarious production of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams in our wonderful theatre last Monday.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
This adaptation of a popular and very funny book by Anna Kemp called 'Dogs Don't do Ballet' proved to be a great theatre production. The story contains a subtle growth mindset message for children, that it is ok to have a dream and to follow that dream, no matter what others think.
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Children from pre-nursery all the way to Year 3 were enthralled and mesmerised for a full hour with a hugely energetic and fast-paced performance. They were taken on a roller coaster of emotions as they, hopefully, empathised with the main character, a little girl's dog called Biff who had a seemingly impossible dream, to become a ballet dancer. Unlike normal dogs, Biff likes music, Tutus, moonlight and walking on tiptoes. The little girl's father and ballet teacher are not so accepting of Biff's dream, however in the end the dog saves the day at a performance of the Royal Ballet by stepping in to take the place of an injured ballerina - who said, ‘Dogs don't do ballet?’
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It was clearly a hit with the children, as one commented, ‘I laughed so much I almost fell off my seat!’. What better way to promote our literacy-led curriculum ….