Community Outreach Programs


PERFORMANCES

BALLET-IN-A-BOX: A SUPERHERO SEQUEL
starring
The Corps of 4 and Ballerina Karina!
KatirinaPhoto: Petr Zahradnicek
 

Ballerina Karina battled her nerves against Dr. Injury and his evil minions last year. For her courage, she is being promoted to join the Corps of 4 in their continuing mission to help people everywhere through the power of ballet and the arts. They are back in a new episode, still being developed in Milwaukee Ballet's secret laboratory. Stay tuned for this new adventure and in the meantime, don't forget, "The arts are a powerful force!"

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.

A study guide will be available November 1, 2014, and will incorporate Common Core State Standards.

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. Appropriate for families. |  $500 - touring prices available upon request

Available January 26-February 20, 2015
 

Alvin and Marion Birnschein Foundation Brewers Woman's Club

Classical to Contemporary - NEW LISTING!
The talented young artists of the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program perform classical and contemporary repertoire, showcasing their talent in
an intimate setting. Hosted by Director of Community Outreach Director Alyson Chavez, this show features technically challenging work, diverse choreography, group pieces and solos - something for everyone! Each show is followed by a Q&A with the dancers wherein you can ask them anything!

Milwaukee Ballet brings special dance flooring, a sound system, pipe and drape curtains, if needed, gorgeous costumes and vibrant, athletic MBII dancers.

Grades 5 through High School. Perfect for Senior Centers | $500

Available November through May, best to book at least one month in advance.
 

STUDENT MATINEE SERIES

Lights, costumes, orchestra - ballet! 
Students can attend discounted matinees and celebrate the classics with Milwaukee Ballet this season. The treasured holiday tradition, "The Nutcracker" and the timeless tale of "Cinderella" will be offered for students. Experience world class ballet, elaborate scenery, stunning choreography by Artistic Director Michael Pink, 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 Common Core State Standards - NEW THIS SEASON!

The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky's magical score, magically performed by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, leads you through one incredible scene after another of a spectacular journey where mice battle soldiers, toys spring to life and children are swept away in delight.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11 a.m. (Final Dress Rehearsal)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11 a.m.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11 a.m.

Cinderella
A fairy godmother, the glass slippers and a pumpkin carriage all conspire to deliver Cinderella to an unforgettable world of fantasy, love and beauty. Featuring Sergei Prokofiev's beautiful score performed by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11 a.m.

Click here to download an order form for The Nutcracker or Cinderella.
Click here for a reminder sheet with more information on the student matinees.

•    All performances take place at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
•    Tickets are $8, $10 and $12 per person – a 5.6% sales tax will be added to your order, sales tax will be waved with a copy of your sales tax exempt certificate
•    Student Matinees are for elementary through high school student groups only, including public, private and homeschooled students

 

BALLET PREPS

Prior to attending the performance, Milwaukee Ballet can provide a prep 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.

Both the Study Guide and Ballet Preps will incorporate Common Core Standards for Kindergarten through 5th grades. Examples include: CCSS.ELA.SL.2.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally through other media. CCSS.ELA.SL.5.2 Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

 Israel Garcia Chenge and Child

 

ACTION/REACTION

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 1 instructor and 2-4 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 1 instructor and 2-4 dancers


BALLET STORYTIME 

Storytime

Spice up storytime hour by bringing ballet books such as "Talulah's Tutu" by Marilyn Singer 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 1-2 dancers


BALLET TO-GO

Dancers take the audience through their day with a demonstration of ballet class and a pointe and partnering demo. Hear the music used in ballet class, feel a section of Marley flooring and fain a sense of what the life of a dancer entails with a Q&A featuring the dancers.

Grades 3 through Adult - Perfect for Senior Centers! | $150
Available year-round; includes 1 instructor and 2-6 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 | Minimum of $30/group. $3 per person for groups larger than 10.
Maximum 30 people. Available September through May

 

Resi-DANCE

Super Hero

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 and educational!
  • Grades 2 though high school.
  • Residency designed for up to 90 students.
  • Available second semester, must book program by November 1, 2014
Herzfeld Foundation Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation

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