THE SCHOOL OF ALBERTA BALLET

Alberta Ballet connects with the Alberta community in a wide range of ways. Read on to find out more. To book an event in your city, library, or school, contact:

Charlotte Nixon
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Ph: (403) 245-4222 ext 710
E:  charlotten@albertaballet.com


EMERGING ARTISTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Imagine children working with children, sharing experiences and fun where everyone learns together. The Emerging Artists in YOUR COMMUNITY program is designed with these goals in mind.

This program provides educational fundamentals and arts enrichment to elementary school aged children by engaging them through:

• literary arts
• physical activity
• creative thinking
• peer-to-peer learning

Our Emerging Artists will introduce ballet to elementary school aged children through storytelling and interactive creative movement. The children will be read a ballet story, such as The Three Musketeers or The Nutcracker, while the Emerging Artists perform the story using movement and dance. The children will learn the movement and dance and then be encouraged to create and perform their own stories.

Designed to accommodate any space, the program can be presented in elementary schools, community centres and libraries. Each presentation runs for roughly 60 minutes.

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EMERGING ARTISTS IN YOUR LIBRARY

This season, the School of Alberta Ballet has partnered with BMO Bank of Montreal to present Emerging Artists in YOUR Library. From July 2014 to June 2015 this program will be presented at each of the 18 Calgary Public Library branches.

The program lasts one hour and is a combination of interactive activities for young children as well as a short performance.

Our Emerging Artists will introduce ballet to the children through storytelling and interactive creative movement. The children will be read a ballet story, such as The Three Musketeers or The Nutcracker, while the Emerging Artists perform the story using movement and dance. The children will learn the movement and dance and then be encouraged to create and perform their own stories.

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EMERGING ARTISTS EN TOUR

The Emerging Artists EN Tour is an innovative outreach initiative that takes ballet on the road. Our Emerging Artists travel to communities across Alberta where the beauty and artistry of ballet is shared with audiences. This program provides a unique UP CLOSE opportunity to learn about ballet and experience and interact through a live performance.

Designed to accommodate any space, this presentation is best suited to school gymnasiums and community centres. Each presentation runs for approximately 60 minutes.

An updated Study Guide will be provided to all participating schools in January 2015.

2015 Emerging Artists EN Tour Dates:

April 27-30: Drayton Valley, Redwater, Mayerthorpe, Niton Junction

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May 4: Fort McMurray

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June 16-19: Cold Lake, Bonnyville

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"I have never been to a ballet before so this was really exciting for me!"

Jenn (Grade 5), Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

"We were thrilled to welcome everyone to our school. What terrific role models for young students. Thank you."
Linda (Teacher), Edberg, Alberta


EMERGING ARTISTS IN OUR STUDIO

This is an opportunity for smaller groups of students (max. 30) to be up close and behind the scenes with Alberta Ballet II dancers in the School of Alberta Ballet studios.

These hour-long presentations offer a unique glimpse into what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer and are geared towards students in grades K-6. Students will observe a demonstration of a ballet class, performances of different ballet variations, as well as a question and answer period.

A comprehensive study guide will be provided to all schools. Alberta Education Curriculum links include Drama, Music, Visual and Language Arts.

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EMERGING ARTISTS IN YOUR SCHOOL

This program provides your entire school with the opportunity to learn about the art of ballet from the Director of Alberta Ballet II and its dancers.

These hour-long presentations are best suited to school gymnasiums and offer a unique glimpse into what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer and are geared towards students in grades K-6. Students will observe a demonstration of a ballet class, performances of different ballet variations, as well as a question and answer period.

A comprehensive study guide will be provided to all schools. Alberta Education Curriculum links include Drama, Music, Visual and Language Arts.

Book your visit »