MBT offers other options for community programming as well, depending on the age and interest level of your organization:
•Creative Movement Class– For younger students who are just learning about movement. MBT instructors will teach a creative movement dance class at your school or you can bring your students on a fieldtrip to our studio.
•Residency– Invite MBT to be a company in residence at your school. This offers your students the opportunity to take part in dance classes provided by MBT instructors on a weekly or monthly basis. It can include setting original choreography on your students which can be presented to an audience.
•MBT Performance– Watch a dance performance and learn how to view dance and what it means to be an audience member and a performer. MBT will present excerpts from The Nutcracker and other ballets as well as original student choreography complete with costumes.
•Cultural Arts Assembly– Gather your students for a 30-45 minute classical or contemporary ballet performance, with commentary from MBT’s faculty about the choreography or theme. Recent assemblies have included a Black History Month assembly, exceprts from some of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballets, Carnival of the Animals, and other works from the Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble.
•Lecture Demonstration– MBT dancers or faculty members will present a program demonstrating the basics of ballet, jazz, and modern dance technique. Students in the audience are actively encouraged to participate by learning the dance moves, contributing ideas, asking questions, and choreographing their own movement with the dancers.
•Story Time– MBT dancers will come to your school in costume and read your students a storybook ballet like The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella or Swan Lake.
Please contact MBT if your organization is interested in providing a dance opportunity to your organization. Programs are free or low-cost to PTAs and senior residential centers, as part of MBT’s mission to make arts opportunities accessible to all.