In 2020, the NO&B Fund contributed € 10,000 to Dutch National Ballet for the development of the Balletbox Coppelia for children in special education. The Balletbox consists of a series of dance lessons that have been developed in collaboration with special education and a student advisory group of the University PABO. During these lessons, children are introduced to various aspects of dance. The dance workshops are adapted to the level and experience of the group.
The Balletbox is loosely inspired by the performance of Coppelia by Dutch National Ballet, in which various dance styles are performed, from classical to rock & roll and from Spanish to hip-hop. In connection with the dance workshops, connection lessons have been developed to use in the classroom. The project mainly serves to support children in their social-emotional development.