Dance in Schools

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

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

 Book a Program

For pricing information on all programs and to book a residency or program call 614.586.8629 or email education@balletmet.org.

In-school Programs Brochure

The Wiggle Jig

Designed for early childhood students ages 3-5.

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

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.

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

Designed for students in grades 1-5.

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

BalletMet 2 Movement Makers*

Interactive and educational dance performance

Designed for students grades K–12.

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

BalletMet 2 Movement Makers Video

This 45 minute performance costs $500.

*OAAE Artist-In-Schools Program

Urban Dance & Wellness

Designed for students grades 7-12.

Breakout of tradition with Urban Dance & Wellness! This new 12-week program created for youth in junior high and high school  is designed to build confidence, manage stress and expand cognitive skills through hip hop and wellness practices.

  • 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