North Pointe Ballet’s K-12 Assemblies consist of performance excerpts of full-length ballets by fully-costumed professional dancers, as well as movement activities to engage students in active learning led by NPB dancers and directors.
In North Pointe Ballet’s effort to make classical ballet accessible to everyone, NPB’s school assemblies engage students in a theatrical production differently than a traditional theater experience and offer them a chance to experience ballet up-close and learn what it means to be a professional dancer. Past tours have included excerpts from:
- The Nutcracker
- Peter Pan
- The Sleeping Beauty
- The Wizard of Oz
Each tour offers a unique focus, including pantomime, storytelling, character development, and healthy lifestyles.
Each program is 45-55 minutes in length and can be customized to accommodate schedule and audience needs. Cost for the program is $500. Discounts available for schools and facilities that qualify.
The Nutcracker Field Trip — North Pointe Ballet makes classical ballet accessible to everyone by providing this field trip opportunity annually at a low cost to students. The Nutcracker is a holiday classic brought to life through professional ballet dancers, live-narration, and special theatrical effects. Teachers are provided with downloadable resources related to content-standards. Students will have the opportunity for a Q and A session with the cast and crew to learn about the “magic” created during the performance and what it is like to put on a full-scale professional ballet production.
- When: Friday, December 2, 2022
- Run time: 10:30am until 12:15pm
- Capacity: Up to 1,000 K-8 students
- Tickets: $5 per student, includes one free chaperone per 10 students; a minimum of 6 individuals per party.
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NPB shares classical ballet with students in both Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties.
|Constellation Schools Eastside Arts Academy||Cleveland|
|Constellation Schools Parma Community||Parma|
|Constellation Schools Westside Community School of the Arts||Cleveland|
|Falls-Lenox Primary School||Olmsted Falls|
|Monarch School for Autism||Shaker Heights|
|Pleasant Valley Elementary School||Parma|
|Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy||Cleveland|
|Urban Community School||Cleveland|
|Westpark Community Middle School||Westpark|
|Old Brooklyn Elementary||Cleveland|
|William Rainey Harper School||Cleveland|
|Constellation Schools Elyria Community Elementary||Elyria|
|Constellation Schools Lorain Community Elementary||Lorain|
|Murray Ridge School||Elyria|
|Nord Middle School||Amherst|
|North Ridgeville City Schools Academic Center||North Ridgeville|
|St. Joseph||Avon Lake|
|St. Jude School||Elyria|
|St. Mary School||Elyria|
|Stevan Dohanos Elementary School||Lorain|
|Douglas MacArthur Girls Leadership Academy||Cleveland|
|The Garden Christian Academy||Cleveland|
reached in 2021-2022 school year during 8 school assemblies for students ages Pre-K to 8th grade
“You and your dancers were amazing! Our students and staff LOVED the performances! They’re the perfect balance of beautiful artistry and interactive opportunities. Plus, they allow all of our students to experience the ballet in a meaningful and successful way.”
“The performance was wonderful! Our students really enjoyed being involved in the pantomime so they could understand the story better as well as participate during the show!”
“We were so thrilled to have NPB come to our school. We were pleasantly surprised as to how well they did with our very young students. A great mix of performances, interactive moments and age-appropriate information was given.”
“Our principal commented on how engaged students were during the show. They were truly captivated by each moment! Teachers have been sharing how excited students have been in the classroom now when they hear Nutcracker music, see ballet, or a mention of the Nutcracker as the holiday season approaches. Students were even dancing in the halls on their way back to their classrooms. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us!”
“Having NPB come to our school to work with our children was very beneficial since many of our children do not have transportation. The children and parents were very excited and felt it was an opportunity of a lifetime.”