- A special morning performance of excerpts from the featured ballet performed by professional dancers.
- Lavish sets, costumes, and lighting.
- Audience participation activities.
- an awe-inspiring theater experience.
- A lecture demonstration showing the magic of live theater & how dancers tell a story without words.
"At $7 per student for each performance, our Outreach Program
is one of the most affordable in the region."
YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE BALLET
The annual Young Person's Guide to the Ballet program features special morning performances of ballets chosen from Inland Pacific Ballet's repertoire that are especially suited to young audiences. Each Outreach performance includes a lecture/demonstration on ballet and stage technique, which also describes the workings of a live theater and shows how a dancer tells a story without words. During the lecture/ demonstration audience members are encouraged to participate in simple movement activities in their seats. Students then view a lavish professional ballet performance, followed by a lively question and answer session. YPG performances are held annually in one of the Inland Empire's treasures, historic Bridges Auditorium. This grand structure has an immediate, awe-inspiring impact on young people, and is suitable for the large student audiences that attend. Additional YPG performances are also held at the the Lewis Family Playhouse at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga. YPG performances are open to public, private, home school and special needs schools.
See the Teacher's Resources Page for downloadable Guides.