Lecture Demonstrations


Contact Guinn Baker
804-344-0906 x289

Lecture Demonstrations

Exciting and educational performances for elementary students

Richmond Ballet brings the language of dance into schools across Virginia. 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 story ballets provide students with invaluable opportunities to interact with professional dancers. Complete with music, a narrator, and a small cast of dancers, our interactive, high-quality performances introduce students to the language of ballet through a combination of storytelling and dance.


2016-2017 School YearMidsummer

During the 2016-17 school year, Richmond Ballet will present an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Journey with mischievous Puck. Change day into night. Dance for Titania, Queen of the Fairies, and laugh at her silliness as she falls in love with a man who has been turned into a donkey. This delightful romp is full of magical moments, engaging audience participation and, of course, incredible dancing.


Extending the experience

A teacher’s guide

This teacher’s guide includes student activities to do before and after the performance. The guide offers suggested lessons that lend themselves to differentiation and encourages teachers to be as creative and in-depth as they wish. The lesson ideas tie in with curriculum and Virginia SOL objectives; extending the performance experience into the classroom.

Last year’s lecture demonstration teacher guide: Coppelia


Book Your School Today

For more information on this special opportunity, please call Guinn Baker, Education and Outreach Coordinator at (804) 344-0906 ext. 289.

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