Community & Educational Programming
Collierville Ballet’s Community Educational Programs invite the community to see, learn, and engage in dance. Collierville Ballet reaches students and teachers of all backgrounds and experience levels through in-school programming, visits to Collierville Ballet studios, and specially-priced performances. Collierville Ballet also offers unique audience educational opportunities for adults wishing to expand their theater experiences.
Programs For Schools - Discover Dance, In-school Programs, students matinees, fieldtrips, CB2 Student Dance Group, and community partnerships.
CB Teaching Artists have a wide variety of specialization in various fields, including literacy, Early Childhood Development, teaching choreography, and teaching to populations with disabilities. All CB Outreach activities are aligned with local, state and national standards for the arts.
In-School Workshops (Grades K–12)
Students get up and move as they experience dance as an art form. Workshops include live musical accompaniment and may be scheduled to include 1–4 visits.
Residencies (Grades K–12)
Residencies use curriculum topics as inspiration for movement. Students create choreography based on classroom themes or subjects! Residencies can last one day, one month, or whatever works for your classroom. Longer residencies may culminate in a public performance.
Through lecture demonstration and performances, the Collierville Ballet presents activities that align with learning standards through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques. Programs can incorporate language arts, sciences, math, physics, and communication skills for school children of all ages. Programs may also be designed to address the desired outcomes and curriculum of a specific educator or school.
The Collierville Ballet provides programming for public and private school special events and arts assemblies. We offer lecture/demonstrations for local pre-schools, elementary schools, and high school students and Collierville Ballet provides educational classroom materials for teachers and their students to use in their classrooms.
Audience Education - lectures, seminars, conversations with artists, and pre- and post-performance discussions to enhance your experience at the ballet.
Teacher Resources - Support materials for dance and movement learning in the classroom, as well as full curriculum integration for partnering teachers.
CB Kids - resources, programs, and fun activities for younger audience members.
Examples of the Collierville Ballet Arts and Humanities Education Outreach Programming include:
• Appreciating World Cultures Through Dance, Music, and Theatre
• Careers in the Arts - workshop to discover careers in the arts
• Math, Music and the Physics of Dance Movement
• Master Class Workshops with visiting guest artists and artists-in-residence
• School Matinee Mini-Performances with Question & Answer Sessions with the artists following
• Contact us for more information or for help designing a program which best suits the needs of your students
Community Engagement Events
You never know where you may discover Collierville Ballet dancers when they are not onstage performing. Collierville Ballet can be found at community events, venues throughout the area, nursing homes, schools, shopping centers, and wherever people appreciate the art of dance.
Performance & Cultural Enrichment Opportunities
The Collierville Ballet is available for on-site mini-performances at schools, festivals, special events, and retirement communities.
The Collierville Ballet partners with various organizations such as Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis Zoo, Collierville Chamber of Commerce, Children's Museum of Memphis, Collierville Arts Council, St. Jude, and LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Schilling Farms Retirement Community for special events, fund-raisers, and related activities.
If you are interested in more information about our arts outreach programming, please call us at 901-861-7001.