Inland Pacific Ballet's
A Young Person's Guide to the Ballet
Connecting the Arts to Learning Through Music and Movement
Each season Inland Pacific Ballet’s presents its highly acclaimed educational program, A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet, to students enrolled in grades Pre-K through High School. IPB strives to offer this program at an affordable cost for students from accredited public, private, charter and homeschools (Children must be Preschool age 3 or older to attend.)
Teachers from throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are invited to bring their students to experience the magic of ballet and live theater in a 75-90 minute morning performance just for students and teachers. Of the 52 public school districts that have participated, more than 61% serve economically disadvantaged families. For many of these students, coming to see a live ballet performance is powerful first theater experience that expands their view of the world they live in. At a time when regular arts education in schools has declined, A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet makes the performing arts accessible to all children in our culturally diverse communities.
Since its inception in 1995, A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet has introduced more than 157,000 persons to the magic of ballet.
The goal of Inland Pacific Ballet’s Educational Outreach Program is to present ballet to young people in a way that will have an enduring impact on their lives. Through A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet (YPGB) youth will see that the world of ballet is not elitist, but speaks to them powerfully and directly. The program engages students in the art of storytelling through dance with movement participation from their seats, and a performance by the professional Company. To further connect learning through the arts, free study-guides for each production are available for use in the classroom by teachers with activities for before and after the performance.
Inland Pacific Ballet’s Education Program is a vital cultural resource for children in the visual, musical, and movement arts in the greater Los Angeles region and the Inland Empire. IPB promotes the unique power of the performing arts to nourish our communities by enriching the lives of our children.