BRINGING THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE TO STUDENTS
Our in-school adaptations of classic ballets provide unique opportunities to see professional dancers up close and personal. Designed specifically for young audiences, our 45-minute reimagined ballets provide students with invaluable opportunities to interact with professional dancers. Complete with music, a narrator, and a small cast of dancers, these entertaining, high-quality performances introduce students to the language of ballet through a combination of storytelling and dance.For the 2021-2022 school year, Richmond Ballet offers both an in-person and virtual performance option. Schools may choose an in-person or virtual adaptation of Coppelia or a virtual adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All performances, both live and virtual, are full of magical moments, engaging audience participation and, of course, incredible dancing.
A Teacher’s Guide: Extending The Experience
Richmond Ballet provides a Teacher’s Guide that includes student activities to do before and after the performance. In addition to a synopsis of the story, the guide offers suggested lessons that tie in with curriculum and Virginia SOL objectives, extending the performance experience into the classroom. Teachers can be as creative and in-depth as they wish.
CONTACT: Jennifer Chapman, Regional Engagement Coordinator