Ballet Theatre of Maryland, the state's premier professional ballet company, offers special mini-shows of select performances for schools and homeschool groups during its season. Professional dancers (and some gifted student dancers) perform classical ballet in costume at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St, Annapolis. Mini-shows offer students the experience of a live ballet performance in the theatre setting at a discounted rate. All performances take place during school hours and each performance is approximately one hour long and is preceded by a brief talk to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation.
Mini-shows offer valuable arts integration lessons in language arts, social studies, science, physical education, visual art and music. There is ample parking for buses and Maryland Hall is accessible for persons with disabilities. Tickets are general admission at a flat price of $10 per person. In the past, many PTA groups and school boards have helped pay for the tickets and for bus transportation, especially if you plan ahead.
To reserve space for your students via check, please download and fill out the ticket order form. If paying by check, please submit a deposit of one-half the total cost at the time of reservation. The balance will be due 2 weeks before the performance. Please note that you will not receive tickets for the performance; you will check in at the lobby prior to the performance.
We hope you will take advantage of this cultural learning field trip for your students, and we look forward to your participation.
Beauty and the Beast
A tale of love that is more than skin-deep between a lovely, selfless young woman and a conceited prince under a monstrous enchantment.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 9:30am
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:15am
The possibilities of dreams, the enchantment of the holidays and the wonders of childhood collide as young Clara encounters mechanical dolls, fights life-size rats and is transported to the Kingdom of the Sweets. Fog, snow and an enormous growing Christmas tree add to the magic of the performance.
Bowie - Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
Online ordering for these mini-shows is not available at this time. Please contact the BTM Office directly to order 410.224.5644.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 9:30am
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 11:15am
Annapolis - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 9:30am
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:15am
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 9:30am
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:15am
The story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse, and Prince Siegfried, the man who can break the spell.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:30am
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:15am
Please contact the BTM Office at 410.224.5644 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you require an adjustment in the reservation and payment deadlines.
In addition to mini-shows at Maryland Hall, BTM is also available for a variety of workshops, residencies and assemblies in class through Young Audiences of Maryland. Contact Young Audiences to find out how you can bring BTM to your school.