Dance in Schools

BalletMet’s Standards-based in-school programs focus on providing physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development for all levels and ages through creative, enjoyable and dynamic movement. Learn more about how our programs are positively impacting young lives below. Programs for all classrooms, Pre-K – 12th grade

Overview of Education and Community Engagement Programs

Carly Wheaton as Cinderella
Morning at the Ballet

More than 10,000 children a year witness the enchantment of BalletMet’s Morning at the Ballet. Join children from around central Ohio for these engaging field trips designed to introduce students to dance and theatre. Reserved for elementary, middle and high school groups, Morning at the Ballet gives students an up-close look at a BalletMet performance in a theatre setting. Open to school groups with students 4½-18 years old.

The Nutcracker: December 8th, 13th and 14th / 10:30-11:30am
Ohio Theatre
Tickets are $8.00 per person (shortened version)
Ticket price increases to $10.00 on December 1st

Alice: February 9th / 11:00am-1:00pm
Ohio Theatre
Tickets are $10.00 per person (full length ballet)

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*All tickets are subject to a 5% Columbus Arts and Culture Fee

School Programs

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The Wiggle Jig

Children wiggle, glide, leap and twirl through a residency with highly-skilled teaching artists in a nurturing environment.

Program benefits:

  • Develops motor skills
  • Enhances literacy
  • Supports physical, socio-emotional and cognitive development

Programs available at varied pricing levels. Contact us to learn more at [email protected] or 614-586-8629.

Wiggle Jig Pamphlet
2020 Wiggle Jig Evaluation

Moving Into Literacy

There is a connection between movement and language. Dance is the language of the body and using the body’s rhythm provides a link to the rhythm of language. Moving into Literacy combines dance, creative storytelling, sequencing and language arts as students read literary works and create their own unique stories using movement and words.

Programs available at varied pricing levels. Contact us to learn more at [email protected] or 614-586-8629.

Movement Makers

BalletMet 2 dancers will show the art and athleticism of dance with a performance followed by a questions and comment session with the dancers.


  • Live Performance
  • Live Questions and Comments Session with Dancers
  • Narration

The 45-minute lecture demonstration costs $600.

The fee for this performance is offered at a lower cost due to the generous underwriting of supporters of the BalletMet Education and Community Engagement Programs. If a pre-recorded performance with a live Questions and comment session better meets your needs, please contact us for pricing and details.

Contact us to learn more at [email protected] or 614-586-8629.

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

The Beginner Yoga curriculum fundamentals focus on warm-ups, asana, breathing and relaxation. In addition, some components of meditation and mindfulness are shared with the students. At this level the focus is on learning body awareness and the skills of relaxation and stress management within a wide range of poses and practices.

Programs available at varied pricing levels. Contact us to learn more at [email protected] or 614-586-8629.

For more info, email us at [email protected] or call 614-586-8629.

Images by Jennifer Zmuda