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 7,000 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 at Phoenix Symphony Hall 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 Alexandra Papazian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.343.6521 for more information.
Groups (minimum 10) must make reservations in advance in order to attend Student Matinees. No reservations can be accepted by phone, and you must reserve a seat for every member of your group. Reservations are subject to availability due to limited seating. We recommend reserving your seats as far in advance as possible, as our Student Matinees sell out early.
- Complete the Reservation Form.
- Email your completed form to email@example.com
- If unable to email, please drop off or mail to: Ballet Arizona, c/o Alexandra Papazian, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Pricing & Payment
- Students $5
- Teachers/Chaperones $10
- Title I discount available
PLEASE NOTE a $5 processing fee is added to each reservation. Ballet Arizona accepts checks, money orders, credit cards, or school district purchase orders. Please do not send cash. Orders do not need to be prepaid, but orders without payment or a purchase order are not confirmed and seats may be released in the event of a sell-out.
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.
Ballet Arizona does not provide transportation for Student Matinees.
Know Before You Go
Know Before You Go
Find out everything you need to know to have a successful field trip experience!
Prepare Your Students
Set your students up for success by introducing them to the basics of dance and ballet.
Pre & Post Trip Activities
Pre & Post Trip Activities
Use the following grade-appropriate activities to prep for and wrap-up your field trip! Then, share them with us so we can see what your students have learned and learn how to make our programs better!
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
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
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
Study Guides & Lesson Plans
Ballet Study Guides
Find the study guide for your field trip below!
Arts Integration Lesson Plans
Use these arts integration lesson plans to get your students thinking and learning in a creative and kinesthetic way!
Class Warm Up
Class Warm Up – Arts Integration Visits
In order to meet demands of the Arizona Department of Education’s K-12 Academic Standards, Ballet Arizona and Grand Canyon University’s Dance Education Program have partnered to bring a 45 minute arts integration lesson, free of cost, to your school. Through a fun and engaging movement-based lesson, teacher candidates from GCU and Ballet Arizona staff will help prepare your students for their upcoming Student Matinee Field Trip.
If you are interested in utilizing more arts learning strategies in your classrooms to improve your students’ academic performance, schedule a Class Warm Up visit today! We are available for 2 consecutive lessons per school site per day, depending on staff scheduling.
The following is an outline of the in-class presentation, designed for groups of up to 50 students:
-Basic facts about Classical Ballet: Story, Music, History, Terminology, Careers, Dance Elements (See Study Guide provided for more information.)
-Show and Tell with pointe shoes and/or other costume elements.
II. ARTS INTEGRATION LESSON
-Whole Group Instruction: Exploring concepts through warm-up and modeling by GCU Teacher Candidates.
-Cooperative Learning Activity: Delving deeper in smaller groups.
-Creative closure activity to bring the lesson home and spur further thoughts on how this experience connects to the curriculum in language arts, math, or science.