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Artists of the Ballet in La Bayadère 

Activities & Project Ideas

Colouring Book

The National Ballet of Canada is proud to present our Colouring Book!

Printing Instructions

  • Click on the image you want to color.
  • Press Ctrl-P (Command-P on a Mac) to print the image.
  • The National Ballet of Canada Colouring Book (Title Page)

    The National Ballet of Canada Colouring Book (Title Page)

  • The dancers attend class where a ballet teacher helps them improve their form.

    The dancers attend class where a ballet teacher helps them improve their form.

  • The wardrobe department is busy building costumes for a new show.

    The wardrobe department is busy building costumes for a new show.

  • The dancers practice every day so that they can do their best on stage.

    The dancers practice every day so that they can do their best on stage.

  • Members of the orchestra practice the music for each show.

    Members of the orchestra practice the music for each show.

  • Scenic artists and a construction crew build and paint sets for a new show.

    Scenic artists and a construction crew build and paint sets for a new show.

  • The National Ballet's dancers share the stage with students from the National Ballet School in the holiday favourite The Nutcracker.

    The National Ballet's dancers share the stage with students from the National Ballet School in the holiday favourite The Nutcracker. 

  • Life backstage is as exciting and fun as it is on the stage.

    Life backstage is as exciting and fun as it is on the stage.

  • The conductor co-ordinates the music and the dancing.

    The conductor co-ordinates the music and the dancing.

  • Dressers assist a ballerina with a quick-change behind the stage.

    Dressers assist a ballerina with a quick-change behind the stage.

  • The "Wilis" dance in a scene from the ballet Giselle.

    The "Wilis" dance in a scene from the ballet Giselle.  

  • The audience cheers for a dancer at the end of the show.

    The audience cheers for a dancer at the end of the show.

  • The company is travelling to perform for audiences around the world.

    The company is travelling to perform for audiences around the world.

Project Ideas

Why not try some of these other fun projects?

Write A Story

Using the sentence below as a starting point, write a creative story about your visit to see The National Ballet of Canada. You can also draw a picture to accompany your story.

It all began when I sat down in my seat to see The National Ballet of Canada perform... 

If you would like to share your story with us, we would be happy to post it on our website. You may email your story to svanderlinde@national.ballet.ca or mail it to:

The National Ballet of Canada
470 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5V 3K4
Attention: Education Department

Word Scramble

On a blank piece of paper unscramble the letters below to reveal the ballet related words.

eopitn oseh
hreercaphorog
declianerl
labanleri
eth rtnecurkrac
getas

Make a Tutu

Following the directions listed below you can make your very own simple tutu.

  1. Buy 2 metres of tulle (a net-like material)
  2. Fold in half length-wise
  3. At the fold sew across length (leaving 1 inch from folded edge)
  4. Buy 1 metre of ribbon (less than 1 inch wide)
  5. Attach a safety pin to one end of the ribbon. Pull the pin through the opening created at the fold.
  6. Bunch the material to the centre of the ribbon (leaving equal length on both ends of the ribbon)
  7. Sew across both ends where the ribbon enters the material tube
  8. At the bottom edge of the tutu cut small triangles to create a zig zag effect
  9. Using sequins, beads, feathers, etc, continue to decorate your tutu
 

Download Illustrated Instructions PDF