Community Outreach Programs
The Corps of 4 in "Dr. Injury Returns"!
Photo: Jenn Mazza
Straight from Danceopolis, where King Louis XIV, mastermind of ballet, rules the heavens and the clouds with his cupids and dancing angels; where the curtain never comes down and the orchestra always plays. It is here where King Louis XIV, the Sun King and creator of ballet, has the power to help fight crime and destruction, laziness and low self-esteem, gloom and doom, with the help of his most trusted super heroes, the Corps of 4! The dancers will defy gravity and take flight in a show that addresses healthy living, physical activity, confidence building and power of dance. You'll see their superhuman strength at work as they fight the evils of injuries and save the day with thier out-of-this-world talents.
Milwaukee Ballet turns a gym, library or community center into a theatre complete with special dance flooring, a sound system, costumes and dancers of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program.
To book a performance of Ballet in a Box for your local school or library, contact Lori Flanigan at 414.902.2126 or lflanigan [at] milwaukeeballet [dot] org.
Grades Pre-K through 8 | $500 - touring prices available upon request
Available January 28-February 19, 2014
STUDENT MATINEE SERIES
Lights, costumes, orchestra - ballet! Students can attend discounted matinees designed specifically for them in Milwaukee's Magical Holiday Tradition, "The Nutcracker."
This season there are three opportunities for students to experience world class ballet, elaborate scenery, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes and a live orchestra!
Prior to the show, teachers receive a comprehensive study guide which includes a synopsis of the performance and fun activities related to the show. Study guides utilize Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and Milwaukee Public Schools' Learning Targets.
"The Nutcracker" is, in every way, like a dream. Clara, Fritz and Marie’s journey is a magical mix of familiar feelings and fantastical spectacle. Everyone recognizes Tchaikovsky’s indelible score and the characters’ sense of childlike wonderment. But dancing flowers and snowflakes? Toys coming to life? These could only come from one’s wildest imagination or deepest subconscious. But The Nutcracker isn’t a dream. You’ll know, simply because you cannot shut your eyes.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11am (Final Dress Rehearsal)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 11am
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11am
Click here to download an order form.
Prior to attending the performance, Milwaukee Ballet can provide a crash course on the production which includes information about pointe shoes and partnering, answers to the questions Why do boys wear tights? and When do I applaud?, and gives groups behind-the-scenes facts about the show.
Grades Pre-K through 12 | $75
Preps are for groups attending a performance.
Must be scheduled no later than one week prior to show.
Up, down, right, left, act, react! This is a fun and physical workshop in which improvisational movement games teach the basics of choreography, exploration of the dance space and artistic expression.
Grades 4 through 8 | $150
Available year-round; includes one instructor and dancers
ATHLETICISM & DANCE
Flex those muscles through exercises focused on strength, balance, flexibility, agility, speed and coordination! This workshop addresses the importance of health and exercise, demonstrating that a dancer’s work is just as demanding as a professional athlete’s—and it’s a lot tougher than it looks!
Grades 4 through 8 | $150
Available year-round; includes one instructor and two dancers
Spice up storytime hour by bringing ballet books such as Brontorina by James Howe or Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp to life with the help of dancers to teach ballet basics addressed within the stories.
Grades Pre-K through 2 | $75
Available year-round; includes two dancers
Know what tulle, tiger balm and jet glue are? You will after this tailor-made introduction to ballet with a trunk full of artifacts, from pointe shoes to Marley flooring. Gain a sense of what ballet is about and what the life of a dancer entails.
Grades 3 through Adult | $150
Available year-round; includes one instructor, two dancers
IN THE STUDIO
A unique field trip where students visit Milwaukee Ballet, watch dancers warm-up and rehearse in the studio and visit the costume shop to learn how costumes are made.
Grades 1 through Adult | $3 per person
Available September through May
Spend the school year learning about ballet step-by-step in our residency program, ResiDANCE. For $1500, two classrooms receive three workshops, a studio visit, a Ballet-in-a-Box performance and tickets to a one of our Student Matinees!
- ResiDANCE curriculum works for students in kindergarten through high school with age-appropriate curriculum.
- Call to find out how this year-long residency will introduce your students to ballet in a step-by-step format that is fun, interactive andeducational!
For questions or to make a reservation to any of these programs:
Lori Flanigan, Community Outreach Coordinator
(414) 902-2126 or lflanigan [at] milwaukeeballet [dot] org
“It is a special and unique opportunity for our urban Hispanic youth to have access to dance and ballet. Every time you've come, the playground is full chassés, prancing and the occasional grand jeté. ¡Mil gracias!”
Deidre Garcia, Greenfield Elementary School