OREGON BALLET THEATRE

 

RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS

OBT Residency
OBT Residency at a local school. Photo by Eric Griswold.

Through the art of dance, OBT Outreach Teaching Artists empower children and young adults to use their bodies to solve problems and clearly and expressively communicate their ideas.  By learning, practicing, and manipulating basic dance vocabulary, students build coordination, self-confidence and athleticism, as well as strength, flexibility, rhythm and spatial awareness. 

Our Teaching Artists are highly experienced educators and working artists who are adept at teaching children of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and physical and emotional abilities.  Our Teaching Artists help instill confidence, trust, and self-esteem in students as they experience the joy of dance. We welcome the opportunity to work with your students on either a short-term or long-term basis.

Residencies (5 or more sessions) and Workshops (1-4 sessions) can be adapted to specific curriculum or thematic units. OBT Teaching Artists are trained to integrate dance, especially ballet and modern dance, with academic curriculum such as science, and language arts. OBT’s residencies support Oregon and Washington Academic Content Standards for The Arts.

GRADES K - 12 / Pricing


MENU OF RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS*

*Please contact Education and Outreach Director Kasandra Gruener if you have need for a residency that is not listed here.


What is Ballet? Chapter 1:
Single in-school workshop to learn about ballet

Push back the desks!  Turn on the music! Learn about ballet! In an invigorating one-hour session students are introduced to the art of ballet—its athleticism, grace, theatricality and history.  Students come face to face with real ballet costumes, shoes, and historical pictures.  Students are encouraged to ask questions during this popular learning experience taught by OBT’s Education Outreach Teaching Artists.

Residency duration: 1 one-hour session per classroom.
GRADES K - 12


What is Ballet? Chapter 2:
Residency of multiple sessions to learn about ballet

Go beyond What is Ballet? Chapter 1’s introductory level of understanding. During a sequential course of study, students expand their physical and intellectual knowledge of ballet and how it relates to their cultural lives.  Students will explore elements of dance composition and take their research to the internet where applicable. An optional performance completes the residency. Chapter 2 is taught by OBT Education Outreach Teaching Artists.

Residency duration: multiple sessions (TBD)
Class-time duration: 30-minute – 60-minute session per classroom, depending on grade level.

GRADES K - 12


2013/2014 SEASON PRICING FOR RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS

GRADE
Class Duration
TA only
TA + ACC
K-2
30 min
$75
$105
3-5
45 min
$75
$105
6-8
55 min
$75
$105
9-12
55 min
$75
$105
KEY: TA = Teaching Artist / ACC = Accompanist

For Grades K-5: Schedule additional classes on the same day and save! Multiple class rates (taught on the same-day only): TA Only Classes = $70 per hour; TA + ACC Classes = $105 per hour

Mileage Expenses: An additional fee of 50.5 cents per mile will be charged to schools located more than 15 miles from the OBT Studios.

Oregon Ballet Theatre endeavors to provide dance education that is both excellent and exciting. To keep user fees affordable, many programs are supported by generous donations to OBT's Education & Outreach programs.

Some additional scholarship funding may be available for OBT's educational programming. Please call Kasandra Gruener, 503.227.0977 x212, for information.

USE OF RUN FOR THE ARTS FUNDS

If using Run for the Arts funds, please refer to  Young Audiences guidelines. Oregon Ballet Theatre is listed as a "Cultural Organization." Please call Kasandra Gruener, 503.227.0977 x212, for information.

SPONSORS

William H. & Mary L. Bauman Foundation
The Boeing Company
The Clark Foundation
Northwest Natural
Pacific Power Foundation
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Care Foundation
Juan Young Trust
Wells Fargo
Work for Art
Wintz Family Foundation

Kasandra Gruener, MA
Director of Education & Outreach
503.227.0977
outreach@obt.org

OBT / National Endowment for the Arts Oregon Arts Commission Regional Arts & Culture Council Work for Art Portland Monthly Oregon Community Foundation Jerome Robbins Foundation
Work for Art