School Performances

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2018-2019 School Shows: Celebrating BYB’s 15th Anniversary Season

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. 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 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 by emailing Adalhi Aranda at [email protected]

 

Alebrijes: Pedro’s Magical Spirit Animals
October 11, 2018 at 10am
October 12, 2018 at 10am

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

Based on a true story…While on his death bed, Pedro Linares, a Mexican piñata maker, dreams that the elements of earth transform themselves into colorful, strange creatures who shout “Alebrijes!” at him. After following each creature through its own world, Pedro miraculously recovers and creates one of the most beloved Mexican folk art in modern day…Alebrijes!

Ballet duration: 1 hour
Educational Guide will be available in September 2018.

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The Nutcracker in One Act
December 13, 2018 at 10am

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

Join us for this holiday favorite where the Nutcracker comes to life after saving charming Clara from the Rat Queen and whisks her away to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Ballet duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Educational Guide will be available in late November 2018.

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15 Dances
March 29, 2019 at 10am

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

Get your students ready for spring break as BYB brings its favorite dances back to the stage to celebrate our 15th season of dreaming big. Students will love excerpts from Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid, Dia de los Muertos, Arabella’s Journey, Rapunzel, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and more!

Ballet duration: 1 hour
Educational Guide will be available in March 2019.

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