Relevé: To Rise

Relevé (pronounced rel-uh-VEY) is a ballet term that means “to rise” in French.

The Relevé program is one of Milwaukee Ballet cornerstone Community Engagement initiatives, providing ballet training to 250 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students from three Milwaukee Public schools. Students participate in the year-long ballet training program with weekly classes at Baumgartner Center for Dance, showcasing their growth at an end-of-year performance share at their school. Students receive their own pair of ballet shoes as part of the program. Once students graduate from 5th grade, they are eligible to receive a scholarship to attend classes through Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy for as long as they would like to dance.

Participating schools in the 2021-22 season are ALBA Elementary School, Allen-Field Elementary School, and Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts.

Relevé Summer Program

Milwaukee students are invited to attend up to three weeks of free summer dance camps with our 2022 Releve Summer Program. The Relevé Summer Program allows dedicated and interested students to begin or continue their dance training. Participants develop their technical skills in ballet, get a chance to experience other forms of dance and performance, and have an opportunity to express themselves through dance.

Los estudiantes de Milwaukee pueden asistir hasta tres semanas de campamentos de baile de verano gratuitos con nuestro programa de verano Releve 2022. El programa de verano de Relevé brinda a los estudiantes dedicados e interesados ​​la oportunidad de bailar. Los participantes desarrollan sus habilidades técnicas en el ballet, experimentan otras formas de danza y se expresan a través de la danza.

About the Program | Acerca del Programa

Students will spend a week rising up as dancers, learning different styles of dance and movement, including ballet, hip-hop, and yoga in a full day camp experience! Camps are open to all students in the city of Milwaukee in 3rd through 5th grade.

Students must have completed 3rd grade by Summer 2022 to register. Students may indicate interest for as many weeks as they would like. Space is limited, and spots in the camp are not guaranteed.

Los estudiantes pasarán una semana levantándose como bailarines. Los estudiantes aprenderán diferentes tipos de danza, incluidos ballet, hip hop y movimientos como el yoga. ¡Todos los estudiantes que viven en la ciudad de Milwaukee en los grados 3 a 5 pueden unirse!

Para inscribirse en el campamento, los estudiantes deben haber completado el tercer grado antes del verano de 2022. El espacio es limitado. No podemos garantizar que cada niño que se registre pueda asistir al campamento.

  • Program Dates and Times | Fechas y Horarios del Programa

    Each camp is Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM  |  Cada programa es de Lunes-Viernes, 9:00-4:00 PM

    Baumgartner Center for Dance
    128 N. Jackson Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Session 1
    June/Junio 20-24

    Session 2
    June/Junio 27 – July/Julio 1

    Session 3
    July/Julio 11-15

  • Transportation | Transporte

    We have two options for families:

    1. Bus transportation is available to and from our partner school locations. Pick-up and drop-off times will be determined weekly, based on registered students. Partner schools are:
      • ALBA Elementary (32nd Street)
      • Allen-Field Elementary (W. Lapham Blvd.)
      • Parkside Elementary (Howell Ave.)
      • St. Marcus Elementary (N. Palmer St.)
    2. Students may be dropped off directly at Milwaukee Ballet by 9:00 AM and picked up at 4:00 PM.

    Tenemos dos opciones para familias:

    1. Un autobús escolar recogerá y dejará a los estudiantes en cuatro lugares. Los horarios de recogida y entrega dependen de los estudiantes. Las escuelas son:
      • ALBA Elementary (32nd Street)
      • Allen-Field Elementary (W. Lapham Blvd.)
      • Parkside Elementary (Howell Ave.)
      • St. Marcus Elementary (N. Palmer St.)
    2. Se puede dejar a los estudiantes directamente en el Milwaukee Ballet a las 9:00 AM y recogerlos a las 4:00 PM.
  • Clothing | Ropa

    Students will choose between the required uniform of tights, leotards, shorts and a t-shirt for daily wear. These items will be provided for your student on the first day of camp and left at school at the end of the day. Students may supplement the uniform with socks and long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts if temperature is an issue. If your student does not have ballet shoes, Milwaukee Ballet will provide them, free of charge.

    Los estudiantes elegirán entre el uniforme requerido de: mallas, leotardos, pantalones cortos y una camiseta. Esta ropa se le proporcionará a su estudiante el primer día del campamento para que la tome prestada durante la semana. Los estudiantes pueden usar camisas de manga larga o sudaderas si la temperatura lo requiere. Si su estudiante no tiene zapatos de ballet, Milwaukee Ballet se los proporcionará gratis.

  • Food | Comida

    Lunch and a snack are provided; students can bring their own food if they prefer.

    Milwaukee Ballet ofrece almuerzo y merienda en el campamento. Los estudiantes pueden traer su propia comida si tienen alergias.



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