Education and Outreach
From Library Storytimes, to booths at various events around the community, to informative lectures and Q&A sessions by Ballet Aligned faculty and guest instructors, we strive to make this wonderful artform accessible to all with low cost or FREE programing! Don’t miss your chance to engage with ballet in YOUR community.
FREE "Ballet Magic" Story Time, Thursday, Sept 30, 11am, with ballerina guest, Hannah, the mechanical doll in this year's Nutcracker.
Free Presentation: "The Surprisingly Local Origins of the North American Nutcracker Phenomenon," Monday, Nov 8, 7-8pm, Location TBA. In this entertaining and inspiring presentation, Steffanie Casperson will take you on a delightful journey through Nutcracker's history, AND give you the inside, backstage scoop like no one else can! The presentation lasts one hour and is for everyone ages 8 and up!
Fall Semester Classes
Running Sept 13-Nov 19, Fall Semester Classes are offered for dancers ages 5-12. (See section below for dancers ages 2-6 classes.)
Mommy and Me Movement Classes and Mini Sessions
When dancers (and their attention spans) are small, Ballet Aligned offers 3-4 week classes serving as an introduction to ballet. Mommy and Me Movement and Story Times (age 2-5) are based on children's books and integrate imagination and movement to build physical skills. Mini Sessions (age 3-6) are based on the music, themes, and stories of famous classical ballets. As dancers engage with these masterpieces, they expand their dance skill and become familiar with simple ballet concepts. Mini Sessions are perfect as a stand-alone experience or can be an educational and delightful supplement to other dance training.
Geared for dancers of all ages, workshops are multi-day events that should significantly improve the dancing of every participant. They are taught by Ballet Aligned faculty and guest teachers and take place throughout the year during ballet school breaks.
TBA: "Auditioning For Summer Intensives" Workshop, Saturday, Dec 4. Check back on the Register page of BalletAligned.com.
Geared to the intermediate or advanced dancer, these classes are scheduled with top professional teachers, and with specific goals for the dancer in mind. Classes are usually 2-3 hours in length and may include a Q&A before or after class.
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See upcoming classes and availability.