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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota's

Educational Outreach Programs

Mobile Shows

Twin Cities Ballet educates and interacts with children with through Educational Outreach Programs in collaboration with local school districts and Arts Organizations. Through “Mobile Shows” held at schools and Arts Centers, TCB gives students who may never have had access to ballet the opportunity to experience art and dance. These shows incorporate Art, Dance, Music and History into appropriate presentations for the public schools in this area, using both students and professional dancers alike.

Twin Cities Ballet also performs Outreach “Mobile Shows” for Senior Centers and other organizations in the area. These shows allow those who are unable to attend a show, or who merely want to experience dance for the first time, the opportunity to see professional dance and learn about Art, Dance, Music and the History of Ballet and other dance forms.

“Mini” Performances

TCB also performs “mini” (one hour) versions of its major story ballets for families and young children at the Lakeville Area Arts Center and other local community venues, providing an accessible and affordable exposure to the art and depth of ballet. Geared towards young children, these “mini” performances provide an educational narrative of our story ballets, and are fun for the whole family!

Educational Matinees

Every year, TCB performs special matinee performances for seniors and Elementary & Special Education students in the area. These shows feature the elements of major story ballets, introducing the characters, story, and the concept of how a story is told without words. Each year, Twin Cities Ballet performs its acclaimed A Minnesota Nutcracker for over 900 public, private, special education, and homeschooled students, as well as seniors in the greater Twin Cities Area. Over the past few years, TCB has also added an additional matinee performance of our Spring Show story ballets.

Scout Day at the ballet

In 2014, TCB became the first local company to have a dedicated Girl Scout Nutcracker performance as a part of its community collaboration and outreach. 

This year, we are excited to announce that we are are now able to offer our Scout Day at the Ballet to Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA and Venturing Scouts! Scout Day at the Ballet is designed to teach Scouts about the performing arts, the process of creating a ballet, stagecraft, and the physics and mechanics of the art of Ballet. 

Dance with Me

presented by TCB

Join TCB’s professional ballet dancers at the Lakeville Area Arts Center for a fun-filled interactive performance event designed for families and children ages preschool through eight. The programs are less than an hour long—the perfect length for busy schedules and curious minds.

“Dance With Me” highlights age and ability appropriate body movement using different forms of dance, and features unique monthly themes, short dance classes, optional audience participation, and short performance demonstrations in costume by TCB’s professional company dancers. All will experience the exquisite wonder, beauty, and athleticism of ballet and other dance forms, in a fun, approachable and relatable way.


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To fund its operations, Twin Cities Ballet relies most of all on donations from private and corporate sponsors. Help keep TCB on Pointe! Your tax-deductible support is greatly appreciated.

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