In-School Ballet and Creative Movement Residencies

Students learn while in motion! Classroom teachers and OBT teaching artists collaborate to make dance residencies relevant to the classroom and fun! Teaching artists are proficient in using Education Standards in literacy, math, science and infuse Oregon state dance standards throughout.

Some of our favorite curriculum includes:

  • Storytelling
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Animals
  • Life Cycles
  • Habitats
  • Sound and Light Waves
  • Patterns
  • Counting and Skip Counting
  • Whole, Half, Quarter
  • We would love to hear your ideas, too! Be sure to look at our Dance Snack videos for examples of education standards turning into dance.

    In addition, OBT is dedicated to sharing the experience of dancers from all races and backgrounds who have had significant influence on ballet. We recognize ballet’s historically racial prejudice and female stereotypes. Teaching artists are at work undoing those stereotypes and helping all students see themselves as dancers.

    Digital Ballet and Creative Movement Residencies

    In order to reach as many students as possible and to be in compliance with changing CDC and OHA guidelines, OBT is continuing to offer digital ballet and creative movement residencies, as well. Classes are offered synchronously through zoom, google meets, or another platform of school choice.

    Contact

    Please contact community@obt.org to learn more or to bring OBT to your school or classroom.