BalletMet’s education programs focus on physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development using creative, fun, standard-based and dynamic movement education.

The Wiggle Jig

Creative and fun dancing becomes a powerful learning experience as youngsters wiggle, glide, leap and twirl through a residency that develops motor skills, socio-emotional behavior, cultural literacy and critical thinking.

  • Physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development
  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Highly trained teaching artists who come to you
  • Fun and effective movement-based programs
  • Based on the unique needs of your students

The Wiggle Jig is designed for early childhood students ages 3-5.

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE WIGGLE JIG CHILDREN’S BOOK
Follow the adventures of Leap and Twirl, a silly frog and lovable squirrel, while learning about friendship, collaboration, self-expression, creativity and the joy of dance. Call 614.586.8629 to order your copy or visit barnesandnoble.com.

Affordable pricing options available. Call 614.586.8629 for details or email education@balletmet.org.

Read more about The Wiggle Jig in this article by Ambre Emory-Maier and Elle Pierman published in Dance Education in Practice journal.

Moving Into Literacy

Learn to read and write with a twist–and a hop, skip and jump. Moving Into Literacy fuses dance and English language arts education to positively impact literacy and critical thinking. Participants study literary works, and then create their own unique stories through a combination of art, original movement and the written word.

  • Physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development
  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Highly trained teaching artists who come to you
  • Fun and effective movement-based programs
  • Based on the unique needs of your students

Moving Into Literacy is designed for students in grades 1-3.

Affordable pricing options available. Call 614.586.8629 for details or email education@balletmet.org.

BalletMet 2 Movement Makers*

Interactive and educational dance performance

BalletMet 2 introduces students to dance with Movement Makers – a lecture demonstration about the art and athleticism of ballet. BalletMet 2 dancers come to your gym, auditorium or multi-purpose room for an interactive dance performance.

  • Interactive dance performance
  • Highlights from BalletMet’s repertoire
  • Audience participation
  • Q&A with dancers
  • Narration

Movement Makers is designed for students ages K–12.

BalletMet2 Movement Makers Video

This 50 minute performance costs $500. Call 614.586.8629 for details or email education@balletmet.org.

*OAAE Artist In Schools Program

Urban Dance & Wellness

Breakout of tradition with Urban Dance & Wellness! A new 12-week program created for at-risk youth in high school, Urban Dance & Wellness is designed to build confidence, manage stress and expand cognitive skills through hip hop and dancing. Each week, two BalletMet teaching artists will come to your classroom to teach hip hop fundamentals in a safe, fun and inventive space for students to learn and grow.

  • Physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development
  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Highly trained teaching artists who come to you
  • Fun and effective movement-based programs
  • Based on the unique needs of your students

Available for grades 9-12. For pricing information call 614.586.8629 or email education@balletmet.org.

NOTE: Residencies require a gym, stage or multi-purpose room with a piano and a clean, mopped floor. Teacher supervision and participation required.