Student Matinees

Give your students the opportunity to experience dance with Ballet Arizona!

Arts education can play a critical role in a child’s academic and social development. Our Student Matinee series reaches approximately 5,000 students annually, and, for many, is their first introduction to live performance. Though the program is known for its popularity among educators and students, in recent years, we have also seen a rising interest among community groups as well. Ballet Arizona gives these audiences an opportunity to watch ballet in a fully produced theatrical setting and hopes to inspire them to think beyond boundaries and see what is possible.

Student Matinee attendees will see an excerpt from the full production of the ballet.  The performance will be preceded by a short introduction and will end with a Q&A with the dancers.

Please contact Community Engagement Department at bazeducation@balletaz.org for more information.

What are Student Matinees?

  • Student Matinees are a field trip opportunity to the theater to see a section of one of Ballet Arizona’s mainstage productions. Student Matinee attendees will see one act of one of our regular season productions, suitable for students of all grade levels.
  • Students will get to participate in a Q&A “Meet the Dancers” session.
  • Educators will have access to a Digital Behind the Scenes Adventure study guide as well as other downloadable enhancement materials for teachers to prepare their students for the ballet. Materials are located in the Prepare Your Students tab.
  • Programs are subject to change.
  • Everyone in your group must have a paid reservation.
 

Who is able to attend?

  • Educational groups for ages K-12th grade.
  • All attendees must be in Kindergarten or older.
 

When and where are Student Matinees?

  • Performances begin at 10:30 am and last approximately 1 hour.
  • Performance takes place at Phoenix Symphony Hall. Please check each performance for location details.
 

What is the cost of Student Matinees?

  • Students: $8
  • Teachers and chaperones: $12
  • Title I discounts are available. Schools must be able to verify Title I status.
  • A $5 handling fee is attached to each reservation.
    • Payment may be made via check or credit card. Purchase Orders are accepted under Net30 terms. Payment will be due no more than 30 days after the performance date.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit will be charged the day of registration.
  • Remaining 50% balance will be charged approximately two weeks prior to the performance date. Exact due dates will be listed on each individual registration form. Once the final payment is charged it is no longer refundable.
 

Does Ballet Arizona provide transportation?

  • Ballet Arizona does not provide transportation for any school groups.
  • Additional information on parking and information for bus drivers will be sent to registered attendees prior to the performance.

Juan Gabriel Student Matinee | October 26th, 2023 at 10:30 am | Phoenix Symphony Hall

Who is able to attend?

  • Educational groups for ages K-12th grade.
  • All attendees must be in Kindergarten or older.

 

What is the cost of attending?

  • Students: $8
  • Teachers and chaperones: $12
  • Title I discounts are available. Schools must be able to verify Title I status.
  • A $5 handling fee is attached to each reservation.
  • Payment may be made via check or credit card. Purchase Orders are accepted under Net30 terms. Payment will be due no more than 30 days after the performance date.

 

Payment Due Date:

  • A 50% non-refundable deposit will be charged the day of registration.

Remaining 50% balance will be charged no later than October 13th, 2023. Once the final payment is charged it is no longer refundable.


 The Nutcracker Student Matinee | December 8th and 13th 2023 at 10:30 am | Phoenix Symphony Hall

Who is able to attend?

  • Educational groups for ages K-12th grade.
  • All attendees must be in Kindergarten or older.

 

What is the cost of attending?

  • Students: $8
  • Teachers and chaperones: $12
  • Title I discounts are available. Schools must be able to verify Title I status.
  • A $5 handling fee is attached to each reservation.
  • Payment may be made via check or credit card. Purchase Orders are accepted under Net30 terms. Payment will be due no more than 30 days after the performance date.

 

Payment Due Date:

  • A 50% non-refundable deposit will be charged the day of registration.
  • Remaining 50% balance will be charged no later than December 1st, 2023. Once the final payment is charged it is no longer refundable.
 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE NUTCRACKER!


Moving Movies Student Matinee | February 15th, 2023 at 10:30 am | Phoenix Symphony Hall

Who is able to attend?

  • Educational groups for ages K-12th grade.
  • All attendees must be in Kindergarten or older.
 

What is the cost of attending?

  • Students: $8
  • Teachers and chaperones: $12
  • Title I discounts are available. Schools must be able to verify Title I status.
  • A $5 handling fee is attached to each reservation.
  • Payment may be made via check or credit card. Purchase Orders are accepted under Net30 terms. Payment will be due no more than 30 days after the performance date.

Payment Due Date:

  • A 50% non-refundable deposit will be charged the day of registration.
  • Remaining 50% balance will be charged approximately no later than February 2nd, 2024. Once the final payment is charged it is no longer refundable.

 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR MOVING MOVIES!


Confirmation

Confirmation of your order will be emailed to your group’s contact person upon receipt of your reservation form.  If you do not receive a confirmation email within one week of your order, please contact us.

Transportation

Ballet Arizona does not provide transportation for Student Matinees.

Know Before You Go

All registered groups will receive an additional email prior to the performance date with Teacher Information, Bus Driver Information, Parking Information, and a Parking Map.

To help students prepare for a live theater performance, review our Performance Etiquette Guide below before attending.

Performance Etiquette

If you have any questions, please contact Haley Cantarella at bazeducation@balletaz.org.

Prepare Your Students

Set your students up for success by introducing them to the basics of dance and ballet. Ballet Arizona has created online and printable activities to help you and your students prepare to come to the ballet! There is no charge for access to these activities. Check out Student Activities below to learn more. 

Pre & Post Trip Activities

Ballet Arizona Digital Adventures!

Go on an interactive digital adventure to learn about the ballet! Learn about Ballet Arizona and the people who help bring the magic to life on the stage!

This course was designed to provide teachers with a comprehensive, interactive preparatory resource for Ballet Arizona’s Student Matinee Program. With built-in modules and comprehension checks, this course can be conveniently broken up into parts or simply used as a whole.

There is no charge for access to this course, but we are collecting data on the reach of this program. Once you have registered, feel free to share this course with your students and/or use this course in your teaching activities.

Remember to save or bookmark the course link following the completion of this form.

Juan Gabriel Digital Adventure | Register here

The Nutcracker Digital Adventure | Register here

Moving Movies Digital Adventure | Register here

Ballet Arizona has prepared printable activities for all ages that can be used as Pre- or Post-field trip activities! Each activity lists corresponding K-12 Standards.

The following activities have been designed to touch on the following Arizona English Language Arts Standards:  K.RF.1, K.W.4, K.WF.1, 1.WF.1, 1.WF.3, 1.SL.6, 1.L.2, 2.WF.1, 2.WF.3, 2.L.1, 2.L.2

Pre-Trip Activity Grades K-2

Post-Trip Activity Grades K-2

The following activities have been designed to touch on the following Arizona English Language Arts Standards:  3.RL.4, 3.RL.5, 3.RL.10, 3.W.4, 3.WF.1, 3.WF.3, 3.L.1, 3.L.3, 3.L.6, 4.RL.5, 4.RL.10, 4.W.4, 4.WF.1, 4.L.1, 4.L.2, 4.L.3, 4.L.5, 4.L.6, 5.W.3, 5.W.4, 5.L.1, 5.L.2, 5.L.3, 5.L.5

Pre-Trip Activity Grades 3-5

Post-Trip Activity Grades 3-5

The following activities have been designed to touch on the following Arizona English Language Arts Standards:  6.RI.7, 6.W.1, 6.W.2, 6.W.3, 6.W.4, 6.L.1, 6.L.2, 6.L.3, 6.L.6, 7.W.1, 7.W.2, 7.W.3, 7.W.4, 7.L.1, 7.L.2, 7.L.3, 7.L.6, 8.W.1, 8.W.2, 8.W.3, 8.W.4, 8.L.1, 8.L.2, 8.L.3, 8.L.6, 9-10.W.1, 9-10.W.2, 9-10.W.3, 9-10.W.4, 9-10.L.1, 9-10.L.2, 9-10.L.3, 9-10.L.6

Pre-Trip Activity Grades 6-9

Post-Trip Activity Grades 6-9

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