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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.
2019-2020 School Year
Richmond Ballet will present an adaptation of Swan Lake. Children will be enchanted by the story of Odette, the beautiful maiden who is transformed into a swan by a sorcerer, and Odile, her evil counterpart. Incorporating humor and audience engagement, the Jester narrates this story of magic, mystery, and the power of true love.
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.
2018-19 School Year Teacher Guide: Cinderella
2017-18 School Year Teacher Guide: The Sleeping Beauty
2016-17 School Year Teacher Guide: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2015-16 School Year Teacher Guide: Coppelia
Book Your School Today
For more information on this special opportunity, please contact Jennifer Chapman at (804) 344-0906 ext. 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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