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Relevé (pronounced rel-uh-VEY) is a ballet term that means “to rise” in French.
The Milwaukee Ballet Relevé program is one of our cornerstone Community Engagement programs, providing ballet training to 280 students from three Milwaukee Public Schools. These students, in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, participate in a three-year ballet training program with weekly classes at Baumgartner Center for Dance. In addition to their ballet classes, the young dancers watch our Company dancers in class and rehearsal, giving them the chance to see what a professional dancer’s day is like. Each student receives their own pair of ballet shoes and students in 4th and 5th grades are loaned ballet dancewear. Additional enrichment activities round out the program, such as free tickets to our Student Matinee Series, as well as a Ballet-in-a-Box performance featuring the Milwaukee Ballet II dancers and end-of-year recital at their schools.
Dedicated, focused and talented students are invited to attend the Relevé Summer Program or Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy’s summer maintenance program. Once they graduate from 5th grade, they have the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy for as long as they would like to dance.
Participating schools in the 2020-21 season are ALBA Elementary School, Allen-Field Elementary School, and Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts.
Milwaukee students are invited to attend up to four weeks of free summer ballet classes with our Relevé 2021 Summer Program!
¡Los estudiantes de Milwaukee están invitados a asistir hasta cuatro semanas de clases gratuitas de ballet este verano con nuestro Programa de Verano Relevé 2021!
About the Program | Acerca del Programa
Students will spend a week rising up as dancers, learning ballet technique, building
self-confidence, and making new friends!
Each program is Monday-Friday, 5:00-7:30 PM at Milwaukee Ballet’s Baumgartner Center for Dance; 128 N. Jackson Street in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
Students may register for as many weeks as they would like. These sessions are open to all students in the city of Milwaukee.
¡Los estudiantes pasarán una semana viviendo como bailarines, aprendiendo técnica de ballet, desarrollando confianza en sí mismos, y haciendo nuevos amigos!
Cada programa es de Lunes-Viernes, 5:00-7:30 PM a Baumgartner Center for Dance; 128 N. Jackson Street
Los niños pueden registrarse tantas semanas como deseen. Estas sesiones están abiertas a todos los estudiantes de la ciudad de Milwaukee.
Transportation | Transporte
We have two options for families:
Tenemos dos opciones para familias:
Session Information | INFORMACIÓN DE LA SESIÓN
QUESTIONS | PREGUNTAS