Pennsylvania Regional Ballet is committed to sharing the arts with students everywhere. Introduce your students to the art of dance through our Educational Dance Programs.
They will be treated to a first-class performance with narration to fully understand the story being told in front of them. In addition, PRB provides supplemental teaching materials for teachers to use for continuing lessons.
GWENDOLYN THE GRACEFUL PIG
PRB is excited to partner with David Rottenberg, the author of Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig, to bring this charming story to elementary schools. Mr. Rottenberg tells the story while the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet dancers bring the story to life!
This is a story of acceptance and perseverance with plenty of comedic moments. Children have the opportunity to meet a real author and see classical ballet....many children for the first time ever. The assembly is free to the schools and the students have the opportunity to purchase Mr. Rottenberg’s book which he signs personally to each child.
R.A.I.S.E (Refined Arts Inspire Successful Education), is an educational arts program of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, an organization with a mission to “Provide a center for professional training, guidance and education in classical ballet to its students, the community and the Central Pennsylvania region”. R.A.I.S.E. engages 5th-graders through instruction of dance, music, choreography, and uses movement as a tool to instill in children discipline, commitment, teamwork and self-confidence.
Students participate once a week in a 12-week residency that culminates with a final performance. Two instructors and a classically trained pianist work with students in an environment th at encourages positivity and creative thinking, which in turn helps develop students’ self-esteem. While working with each child artistically, physically and mentally, students gain an understanding that hard work, discipline and commitment can lead to future successes beyond the classroom.
The curriculum for R.A.I.S.E. is based on ballet’s seven movements of dancing, plié: to bend, etendre: to stretch, relevé: to rise, glissé: to glide, sauté: to jump, elance: to dart, and tourne: to turn. Exposing students to the foundations of classical ballet, students attain posture, coordination, musicality, creativity and energy.
R.A.I.S.E. aligns with the Pennsylvania State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum to further develop and enhance students’ education.
For more information on bringing R.A.I.S.E. to your school contact Pennsylvania Regional Ballet at 717-732-2172 or email@example.com.