Teachers and Educators
In collaboration with Arts Integration Solutions, Ballet Arizona has created a comprehensive set of materials to enhance the students’ experience by providing ballet history and terminology, trivia, the production synopsis and music, along with lesson plans that will integrate dance with math, science, and language arts. These resources also provides teachers with the tools necessary to present a thorough understanding of the ballet to their class and create cross-curricular ties.
Arizona Arts Standards: Dance
“Dance begins with an awareness of the movement of the body and its creative potential.”
To learn more about Arizona Arts Standards in Dance, visit The Arts Standards at the Arizona Department of Education.
Reservations are subject to availability due to limited seating.
The resources below provide information and materials to help prepare you and your students for the Student Matinee experience with Ballet Arizona.
- Student Matinee Field Trip Instructions
- Dance Elements
- Ballet History, Trivia and Test Your Knowledge
- Ballet Etiquette
- Careers in the Performing Arts
- Arts Integration Lesson – Dance and Math
- Arts Integration Lesson – Dance and Language Arts
- Arts Integration Lesson – Dance and Science
- Swan Lake Story and Music
- The Nutcracker Story and Music
- Cinderella Story and Music
Included here are pre- and post- surveys to help us evaluate our educational programs. Please help us create better, more relevant experiences by filling these out and returning to firstname.lastname@example.org
We Want Your Art!
Ballet Arizona would love to share your students’ original artwork!
Along with their written responses, students can include their artwork, inspired by the presentation they attended. Please have your students create their artwork on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper in full color. Once submitted, these art pieces will become the property of Ballet Arizona and may appear on our Website, in publications, and may be used in our annual state report as well as displays we create throughout the year. Your student’s name, grade level, teacher and school should be included on the back so we may properly credit them.
Study Guides Created in Collaboration with…
Arts Integration Solutions is a nonprofit whose mission is to bring the classroom practice of arts integration to every child, every day, helping them succeed in math, science, literacy…and life. To do this we provide professional development for teachers and school teams (intensive trainings such as Arts Integration for STEM, Arts Integration for Literacy, and Arts Integration for the Common Core). We work with partner schools (throughout the school year, over two or three years) to facilitate development and implementation of a school-wide arts integration plan. We also work with community partners such as Ballet Arizona to help bring our rich arts, cultural and science resources into more classroom lessons.