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Alberta Ballet is proud to share our art with the communities where we live, work and play.  

 

With Discover Dance, we are able to share in-theatre ballet experiences with up to 3,600 youth, children and students in Calgary and Edmonton during the 2018/19 season. This program is made possible by Enbridge. 

WHAT IS DISCOVER DANCE?

Discover Dance is an opportunity for students to learn and develop through an in-theatre ballet experience. This program is focused on creating opportunities for youth to come together and engage in local arts. Through this program, students are given a glimpse of the creative process behind staging a live ballet, as well as a closer look at the associated production’s story and the meaning behind the movements. 


WHO IS IT FOR?

Throughout the 2018-2019 season, deserving students in Calgary and Edmonton will be invited to the Jubilee Auditoria for special presentations of The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum. Students will watch an in-theatre presentation of Alberta Ballet dancers taking class on-stage, engage in a Q&A period with Alberta Ballet Artistic Staff and watch an in-costume rehearsal of the current production. 

 

The Discover Dance program for The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker reach students in grades 2 through 6. For the Discover Dance program of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum, an older audience - students in grades 5 through 12 - will be invited. 

 

DO YOU KNOW A SCHOOL GROUP THAT WOULD BE A GOOD FIT FOR THIS PROGRAM?

Contact Rebecca Cornwall, Sponsorship Sales Coordinator at rebeccac@albertaballet.com or call 403.245.4222 ext. 548


What we heard after Discover Dance at The Nutcracker: 

 
The students had a wonderful opportunity to see the theatre, and the ballet; which many of our students would never get the opportunity to do.
— Nicole B., G.W. Skene School
 
The Q&A period was great for the students to learn more about the training and practice necessary to become a ballerina.
— Sara B., Mee-Yah-Noh School