During this trip, the West Australian Ballet team delivered dance workshops to schools and community organisations and showcased the talents of the newly formed Port Hedland Youth Dance Collective.
The Roy Hill Community Foundation forged the partnership with the West Australian Ballet to help address the fact that students in remote areas do not always have access to experienced dance teachers or role models in the performing arts.
The 2021 West Australian Ballet season is well underway, and tickets are selling fast! Use the code RHCF for a 15% discount on your tickets. For more information on the season, click here.
The Foundation’s commitment to providing young people in the Pilbara with access to the arts extends beyond dance. The Hedland Amateur Theatre for Children (or HATCh) was formed this year by Elise Batchelor, a teacher at St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School. The Foundation has sponsored two productions written by Elise which inspired her to continue providing youth in Hedland with opportunities to be involved in the arts through HATCh.
These partnerships give young people in the Pilbara meaningful opportunities to participate in the arts, allowing them to access creative outlets and opportunities to form new connections within the community.