Welcome to Richmond Ballet Outreach Programming
Welcome to Richmond Ballet Outreach! As we embark on the start of a new school year, teaching artists, musicians, dancers and production artists are preparing to bring unforgettable experiences to thousands of students across Virginia and across the Atlantic in Israel. An adaptation of The Sleeping Beauty is in the works with our exceptional Lecture Demonstration performances. Youth Performances of The Nutcracker and the full story ballet of The Sleeping Beauty will create opportunities for students to experience the artistry of our professional dancers during their school day. Minds In Motion will be enriching students’ understanding and articulation of historical thinking skills through our partnership with The American Civil War Museum. Looking back with an inquisitive mind to some of our country’s history spurred me to return to Richmond Ballet’s own Outreach Vision:
Richmond Ballet aspires to help transform the world through the unique and special power of dance by training dancers and presenting performances that inspire us. Through a commitment to the ongoing practice of universal respect for the value of human life, Richmond Ballet seeks to bring the joy of existing in a compassionate community to audiences, students, staff and artists.
It is my sincere hope that you’ll connect with our program offerings this year. Browse our site to see what’s coming and how you can connect to dance.
It’s September, and that means time for students to hit the books. It also means that for about 1300 4th-graders in the Richmond and Charlottesville area, it’s time to get out on the dance floor, because Minds in Motion is back in session. For some, it’s a dream come true. For others, it’s a little scary. (Dance is kindof like science class that way). But that’s the beauty of Minds in Motion: it doesn’t matter if you have perfect coordination or three left feet. Or even no left feet. All…
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Youth performance reservations are now being accepted. Teachers bring your students pre-K through 12th grade for a memorable field trip to Chrysler Hall in Norfolk on December 1st or Carpenter Theatre in Richmond on December 13th. Students and teachers alike will enjoy the pre-performance preparations by the production crew and dancers and be treated to a beautiful performance. More information and reservation forms can be found here. We’ll see you at the theatre!
Your support allows us to provide a great opportunity for the students. Please consider making an online donation to support Minds In Motion.