Have you visited the Ballet dancers in the Library these holidays?

RNZB Image smallWe are very lucky to have the Royal New Zealand Ballet running special dancing story times in the libraries during the July School Holidays.

You can find the times at dates at the Children’s Events Page.

Legendary dancer and performer Sir Jon Trimmer will perform ‘Tales from the Ballet’ – six great stories that have inspired generations of dancers around the world.

This is a chance to learn about ballet steps and positions – and to try them out– explore the art of mime and gesture, and hear some of the wonderful stories of the world’s greatest ballets, from an icon of New Zealand dance who has performed them all.

Come along boys and girls! These events are free and bookings aren’t required.

Want to read some ballet stories? Check out these fiction and non-fiction books.


Fun fact: Did you know that there is a warehouse in Upper Hutt that is full of ballet costumes and stage sets from RNZB performances from the last 60 years? Wow! read all about it in this article on the Dominion Post website.