Lesson Plans and Activities - Pacific Northwest Ballet

Lesson Plans and Activities

Lesson Plans and Activities2019-04-10T11:37:24+00:00

Pacific Northwest Ballet lesson plans correspond with Washington State standards in dance, as well as other curricular areas. All lesson plans are written by PNB Teaching Artists and Staff and are intended for use by classroom teachers. Reproduction of the lessons is encouraged, provided they are reprinted in their entirety and proper credits remain intact. For questions about how to implement these lessons, or other movement activities, in your classroom, please contact PNB Community Education Programs at 206.441.2432 or education@pnb.org.

Lesson Plans

Swan Lake Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information.

Le Corsaire: A Pirate’s Tale
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)

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)

Snow White Study Guide
Includes a synopsis of the ballet, information about the artists, questions to guide student discussion, and resources for further information. (1.35 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)

Behind the Scenes Study Guide
Includes behind the scenes information on costumes, sets, the life of a dancer, jobs at the ballet and more. (979 KB)

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, creating features on recent ballet productions. The series are available here as PDF files.
Cinderella
Feature 1: What is ballet, plus the story of Cinderella
Feature 2: PNB’s Cinderella—An interview with Kent Stowell and Francia Russell
Feature 3: Jobs at the ballet

The Sleeping Beauty
Feature 1: About The Sleeping Beauty; What is a ballet?
Feature 2: Who’s Behind the Scenes; Make a ballet
Feature 3: Performance reviews; How to create your own review

Materials are provided in Adobe PDF format. 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.

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