Dance in Schools

Afternoon school matinee

Afternoon school matinee

 

 

•   Dance in Schools is an in-school interaction with students

in elementary schools. Through lecture, demonstration,
hands-on activities and performance, Dance in Schools
introduces students to classical and contemporary ballet
seeking to create an appreciation for the fine art of dance.

•   Dance in Schools offers a free opera house matinee to
students in 3rd and 4th grade and a chance to win one of 10
ballet scholarships to study and perform with Galveston
Ballet.  Each year, over 1,000 children participate in the
Dance in Schools programs.  For most of the children who
attend our free opera house matinee, it is their first time to
see a ballet, their first time to visit The Grand 1894 Opera
House and for many, it is their first time to see a live
orchestra.The rules of etiquette are printed on the back of
their programs for them to follow. We have performed Peter
and the Wolf
 which is a vibrant and fun ballet, yet short
enough to hold their attention.