Outreach Programs

Education & Outreach

Dance For All

Numerous studies have shown that arts education is essential for developing fully formed, well-rounded students. Students who receive exposure to both the applied and the performing arts learn valuable skills in the areas of critical thinking, creative problem solving and social interaction. These skills are essential to insure future success. International Ballet Theatre is committed to helping provide students with opportunities to experience and learn about dance art. Working with schools, IBT offers a variety of programs designed to broaden student horizons and give them creative learning opportunities they may not otherwise receive in their academic career.

Through lectures and demonstrations, IBT's Dance for All addresses the need for arts education in schools and communities. With specially designed narrated performances, IBT aims to:

  • Introduce dance and music from around the world to young people

  • Foster an appreciation for the performing arts

  • Develop and educate future audiences

 

Students learn the fundamentals of dance movement as well as authentic classical and folkloric dances appropriate for children. Along with the performance tickets, IBT also distributes a study guide to help teachers prepare their students for the presentation.

Contact us for more information.

Performance for Schools

International Ballet Theatre wishes to share a love of dance with the broadest possible audience. Each year the Company offers public and private schools the opportunity to obtain group tickets for a reduced fee. IBT is excited to share The Nutcracker and our IBT for Children productions with public, private, and home-schooled students.

 

An IBT school performance offers an abridged 60-minute performance, including open set changes and a follow-up question and answers session with the artistic director and performers after the show.

 

All performances will take place at the Meydenbauer Theatre in Bellevue. 

For each of our school performances, the International Ballet Theatre Dance Education Department can provide a supplemental study guide that contains viewing tips and detailed material on ballet and dance. 

 

School performances are for public, private, and home school organizations. We please ask you to contact us in advance at outreach@ibtbellevue.org or by calling 425.822.7694 to reserve space for your group.