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

Lesson Plans

Swan Lake Study Guide

Le Corsaire: A Pirate’s Tale

Pinocchio Study Guide

The Sleeping Beauty Study Guide

Snow White Study Guide

Don Quixote Study Guide

Cinderella Curriculum Guide

Movement Activities

Newspapers in Education

PNB has partnered with The Seattle Times Newspapers in Education program, creating features on recent ballet productions.
Feature 1: What is ballet, plus the story of Cinderella
Feature 2: Jobs at the ballet

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

For more information, or to request printed copies of PNB Study Guides (available free of charge), contact PNB Community Education Programs at 206.441.2432 or