Student Matinees

Throughout the season, school groups can attend matinees, and arrange for pre and post performance workshops.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™

Nut-MatineePNB offers three student matinees of the full two-hour performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. Join us for this classic ballet with sets and costumes by celebrated author and illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig).

All Nutcracker matinees feature the PNB Orchestra.

When: December 2 and 9, at 12:00 pm; December 8, at 11:00 am
Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
Tickets: $17 students/$27 chaperones (minimum group size of 15 students required)*

To purchase tickets, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424. (Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–5pm)

Cendrillon A Cinderella Story

Cendrill_MatThis one-hour version of Cendrillon includes excerpts from the ballet, behind-the-scenes demonstrations, live orchestra, and additional education components. Cendrillon is a fresh take on the classic story, complete with modern sets and costumes.

Cendrillon is recommended for 3rd grade and up.

When: Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:45 am
Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
Tickets: $12 each ($8/$4 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunch; minimum group size of 15 students required)*

To purchase tickets, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424. (Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–5pm)

Hansel and Gretel

HG-matineeHansel and Gretel is a narrated one-act ballet danced by PNB School students lasting one hour. A perfect introduction to ballet and storytelling!

When: March 24, 2017 at 10:30 am
Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
Tickets: $12 each ($8/$4 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunch; minimum group size of 15 students required)*

To purchase tickets, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424. (Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–5pm)


*PNB student matinees are reserved for groups of 15 or more school students, not including chaperones, in grades Pre-K through 12. Student matinees are subsidized with the goal of introducing as many children as possible to our productions; we work to ensure tickets are being maximized by students. Your school group should consist of many more students than chaperones. In some circumstances we allow a ratio of 1:1, typically for preschool groups.

Workshops

Pre-Performance Workshops — Grades PK–12

What do we look for in a dance performance? How do we make sense of it? This workshop prepares students for a meaningful experience at the theater. Through movement exploration, students investigate the elements of dance and composition as tools to support individual meaning making.

Post-Performance Workshops — Grades PK–12

What questions are sparked by seeing a performance? What discoveries have been made? What perspectives have been challenged? This workshop builds on students' viewing experiences as it promotes inquiry into meaning and deepens understanding of dance as a communicative art form. Workshops may take on various formants that may include movement, discussion and writing.

Workshop Prices

$100 each; discounts available. Contact us at 206.441.2432 or education@pnb.org.

Study Guides

Le Corsaire: A Pirate's Tale Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (2 MB)

Pinocchio Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (1.2 MB)

The Sleeping Beauty Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (1.7 MB)

Hansel & Gretel Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (1213 KB)

Roméo et Juliette Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (1.7 MB)

Don Quixote Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (809 KB)

Cinderella Curriculum Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (5 MB)

Movement Activities
For use by classroom teachers with their students (650 KB)

Vocabulary Activity
Introduction to vocabulary used to describe movements and shapes (3 MB)

Newspapers in Education

PNB has partnered with The Seattle Times Newspapers in Education program to create a series on Cinderella, now available online here.
•  Cinderella Feature 1: What is ballet, plus the story of Cinderella
•  Cinderella Feature 2: PNB's Cinderella—An interview with Kent Stowell and Francia Russell
•  Cinderella Feature 3: Jobs at the ballet

Materials are provided in Adobe PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. For more information, or to request printed copies of PNB Study Guides (available free of charge), contact Kayti Bouljon at 206.441.2432 or kayti@pnb.org.

PNB is a proud member of:

ArtsED Washington
Dance Educators Association of Washington
National Dance Education Organization
Washington State Arts Alliance

PNB is Affiliated With:

Eastside Arts Coalition
Dance USA
Seattle Public Schools
Arts Impact/Puget Sound ESD

PNB’s Community Education Programs are supported by:

Ameriprise Financial, Bellevue Arts Commission, Creag Foundation, Group Health, Harvest Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Byron and Alice Lockwood Foundation, D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, PONCHO, Puget Sound Energy Foundation, Safeco Insurance Foundation, Union Bank Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission, Peg and Rick Young Foundation, and generous individuals