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OBT Education and Community Engagement

OBT Education and Community Engagement would like to congratulate all of our school and community partners on another great year! Together we rose to the challenges of distance learning. From live digital residencies, to video Dance Snacks and Student Performances, to dance inspired written activities – our community partners, schools, and OBT teaching artists were able to share the power of ballet with over 30,000 students throughout the state.

The work continues . . . OBT is pleased to be part of Portland Public Schools Summer Safety and Enrichment Programming! We hope you find a free dance program that is just right for you!

Beyond Ballet

High School Students (9th – 12th grades)
Grant High School
July 26th – August 6th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Choreograph, produce, and film your own dance video in this two week Beyond Ballet workshop sponsored by Oregon Ballet Theatre. Students will get hands-on experience learning the technical aspects of stage production including stage management, sound engineering, costuming, lighting, and filming. Mornings will consist of a movement workshop that may include yoga, ballet, contemporary dance, and culturally specific dance from around the world. Students will be guided in choreographic projects that will then be produced and filmed. Each student will receive a digital copy of their dance at the end of the workshop.

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9th – 12th grades | Beyond Ballet | July 26 – August 6

Storytelling Through Dance

Elementary Students (Kindergarten – 5th grades)
Da Vinci Middle School

July 12th-16th, K-2 Storytelling
July 19th – 23, 3rd-5th grades
July 26th – 30th, Kindergarten-2nd grades
August 2nd – 6th, 3rd-5th grades

This week long workshop is for all students who like to move and groove, tell stories, and most important DANCE! Each day includes a ballet class, creative movement and improvisation, and culturally specific dance from around the world. Students will learn about many different forms of dance and celebrate the diversity of people and stories who have shaped this evolving art form. Most importantly, students will get to share their own stories through movement!

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K – 2nd grades | Storytelling | July 12 -16 (FULL!)

3rd – 5th grades | Storytelling | July 19 – 23

K – 2nd grades | Storytelling | July 26 – 30 (Waitlist)

3rd – 5th grades | Storytelling | August 2 – 6

Thank you to our Foundation and Government partners!


Oregon Cultural Trust logo
Applied Materials Foundation
Clark Foundation
First Interstate BancSystem Foundation
Hampton Family Foundation of the Oregon Community Foundation
Hoover Family Foundation
The H.W. Irwin and D.C.H. Irwin Foundation
IQ Credit UnionMultnomah Athletic Foundation
Northwest Natural
Pacific Power Foundation
PGE Foundation
Reser Family Foundation
Starseed Foundation
Wintz Family Foundation
Zidell Family Foundation

header photo by Brook Manning