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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.

Girl Scout Day at the ballet.

Since 2014, Twin Cities Ballet has offered a dedicated Girl Scout performance as a part of its community collaboration and outreach. In that year, TCB became the first local company to have a dedicated Nutcracker performance and since then, TCB performs two exclusive educational performances for the Girl Scouts of America twice a year in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Council. These shows are designed to teach Girl Scouts about the performing arts, the process of creating a ballet, stagecraft, and the physics and mechanics of the art of Ballet. This year, TCB is celebrating its sixth annual dedicated Girl Scout performance of A Minnesota Nutcracker and in the spring, will be debuting the Girl Scout performance of The Ruby Slippers: A Wizard of Oz Ballet!

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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.

Upcoming Performances

A Minnesota Nutcracker

December 13 - December 15

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