School Performances

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2017-2018 BYB School Shows

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.

 

dia-web-graphicDia de los Muertos
November 2, 2017 at 10am, 12pm
November 3, 2017 at 10am

The Lexington Opera House
Tickets $5 per student; $5 per chaperone

Follow Estelita’s family in a small village in Mexico as they prepare to celebrate el Dia de los Muertos. A sudden death forces the family to experience how precious life is and celebrate every moment of it. This ballet explores the Mexican holiday in a touching and intimate way. Bilingual slideshow explaining this cultural holiday is shown at the beginning.

Ballet duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Click here to register your class.
Educational Guide will be available in October 2017.

 

nutcracker-web-graphicThe Nutcracker in One Act
December 14, 2017 at 10am

Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Tickets $5 per student; $5 per chaperone

Experience 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.

Ballet duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Click here to register your class.
Educational Guide will be available in late November 2017.

 

alice-web-graphicAlice in Wonderland
March 29, 2018 at 10am
March 30, 2018 at 10am

The Lexington Opera House
Tickets $5 per student; $5 per chaperone

New in the BYB repertoire, this ballet depicts the story of Alice falling through a rabbit hole and landing in a fantasy world of very peculiar characters and many strange adventures. A children’s favorite, BYB will put its signature creativity and ingenuity into this timeless tale.

Ballet duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Click here to register your class.
Educational Guide will be available in March 2018.