School Performances



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Bluegrass Youth Ballet offers performances to public and private schools, and to homeschool groups. School performances are approximately one hour long, plus a 10-15 minute question and answer session with the Cast and Director, Adalhi Aranda Corn. BYB’s school performances expose students to dance, music, visual arts, and drama, and they are often based on cultural and educational themes. Approximately 3,000 children from Central Kentucky attend Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s school performances each year.

Bluegrass Youth Ballet provides teachers with an informative teacher guide, prior to each school performance. These guides assist teachers in preparing their students for a trip to the ballet, and they include topics such as Audience Etiquette, Dance History, and Dance Terminology, in addition to specific information related to the performance.

We receive several requests each year for BYB to bring their performances to schools. While we’d love to be able to do this, it is not possible at this time. BYB performances include many child performers who cannot miss more school than they already have to miss for the school performances at the theatre. In addition, we are not able to move our sets, backdrops, props, costumes, etc. from the theatre to the schools. We are, however, available for small demonstrations and workshops in the schools. These can be scheduled through our office.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Nightingale

The Nightingale


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Nightingale

From magical spells gone wrong to the majestic song and beauty of a bird, each story teaches a moral lesson. Plus, Nightingale is narrated in both English AND Chinese.

September 23 @10am, The Lexington Opera House
Tickets $5 per student; $5 per chaperone

Click here to register your class.

Educational Guide will be available in September 2016.


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker in One Act!

The Nutcracker in One Act is BYB’s unique take on the beloved Christmas Fairy Tale – in just one single, student-friendly act! Full of dancing snowflakes, a magical wonderland of sweets, and the heart-warming story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, no child should be without the memory of The Nutcracker during the Holidays!

December 15 @10am, Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Tickets $5 per student; $5 per chaperone

Click here to register your class.

Educational Guide will be available in late November 2016.


The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid – SOLD OUT!

Students will love Hans Christian Andersen’s story of a mermaid longing to be human. Narrated in both English AND Spanish.

March 31 @10am, The Lexington Opera House
Tickets $5 per student; $5 per chaperone

Registration for this show is closed. SOLD OUT!

Educational Guide will be available in March 2017.