SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Ballet Theatre of Maryland, the state's premier professional ballet company, offers special mini-shows of select performances exclusively for schools, homeschool groups, and senior citizen 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 seeing selected pieces from 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.
To reserve space for your students via check, please download and fill out the ticket order form.
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If paying by check, please make payment out to Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and mail to 801 Chase Street Annapolis, MD 21401. Please note that you will not receive tickets for the performance; you will check in at the lobby prior to the performance. Online ordering for these mini-shows is not available at this time. Please contact the BTM Office directly to order 410.224.5644.
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.
Through generous support of our Access to Classics Program by local organizations like Annapolis Rotary and the Severn Town Club, BTM provides a limited number of school children free admission to our mini performances. For more information and to see if your school qualifies for our Access to Classics program, please contact our office at 410-224-5644.
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.
Tiny Toes in the Studio: BTM's Access to Classics Program for Preschoolers
With generous support from the PNC Foundation, Venable Foundation, Target, and individual donors, Ballet Theatre of Maryland makes classical dance and creative movement accessible to underserved preschoolers and their teachers. Tiny Toes in the Studio develops new knowledge, skills and inspiration about dance, music, theater that children and their teachers integrate into core skills in pre-reading, social sciences and math. The program is designed as a series of four sessions with each preschool class to enable lasting change in teacher’s skills and children’s development. For more information on this innovative program, please contact our office at 410-224-5644 or email@example.com
Arts Integration Residency Program in Anne Arundel County Schools
The BTM residency/performance program with Anne Arundel County Public Schools began in the 2012-2013 season and continues today with partial support to the schools from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. In this residency program, a BTM teacher teaches 10 weeks in 5 different underserved elementary schools, using arts integration for students to create a story ballet segment, make dialogue, props, choreography and an informative speaker presentation. Students are also mentored by professional dancers. The program culminates with a public performance with BTM company dancers at North County High School.
Young Audiences of Maryland
BTM partners with Young Audiences of Maryland to provide assembly performances, workshops, artist-in-residence, and arts integrated residencies to public and private schools in Maryland. Each program achieves the following: 1) addresses the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum in the fine arts and other academic areas; 2) enhances appreciation of the cultural arts and builds knowledge in the arts; 3) creates opportunities for enhancing the curriculum; 4) increases understanding of other cultures; and 5) builds 21st Century skills. For more information or to schedule a program, please contact Young Audiences at 410-837-7577 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit their website here.
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