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Student Matinee

The day before a production’s premiere, our doors are open for students to see the final dress rehearsal in the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House. For a heavily discounted price, student groups are invited to experience ballet first hand, complete with full costumes, make-up, sets, lighting and sound. Then the curtain opens and the magic begins!

RESERVE A SPOT

To request a spot for any of the productions, your school must fill out the reservation request form after clicking the register button for the matinee below (emails will not be considered). 

Please look at the instructions page on how to register your school here before completing the registration form.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org.

10 is the minimum amount of seats that may be requested for all student matinee performances (5 students MINIMUM). Requests that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

**Please note: this is a reservation REQUEST form. Completing this request does not guarantee your school seats at your selected matinee. Once reviewed, submissions will receive either an acceptance email with a link to pay for seats or a waitlist notification.**

Cost (one free chaperone per 10 students registered)
  • Title 1 or 76%-100% FRL Rate = $5
  • 26% - 75% FRL Rate = $8
  • 0% - 25% FRL Rate = $10
  • Home Schools, dance studios, private schools, other organizations = $15
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Accompanying Workshop at YOUR SCHOOL!

Get Some Answers and Become Dancers - In this one hour workshop at your school or site, students will learn the history behind ballet, the etiquette of going to the theater, and get to try some ballet moves themselves. This workshop is only available to schools/sites that are attending one of the student matinee performances. For more information or to schedule this workshop, please fill out the registration form below. Limited Availability.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING

Try Ballet! Movement Break - 8-10 minutes - Recorded Only - $30/class*
On-demand recorded movement video sent to you for your class to try out some of the movements seen in the student matinee performance.

Movement Storytime - 30-45 minutes - $75/class*
Taught by one of Colorado Ballet's Teaching Artists, students will bring the story of the ballet to life with movement!

Get Some Answers and Become Dancers - $100/class*
Students will learn the history behind ballet, typical theater etiquette (and how it applies watching from home), and get to try some ballet moves themselves.

Q&A with a Dancer - Pending Availability - $150/class*
Students will get to ask questions and get answers from one of Colorado Ballet's professional dancers and learn a few ballet basics from the dancers themselves!

*Scholarships available

If interested in booking any of these opportunities, please indicate on your registration form and/or contact Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org.

2020/2021 Student Matinee Series

PRESENTED BY GENESEE MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION

SWAN LAKE STUDENT MATINEE

PRESENTED BY GENESEE MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION

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Colorado Ballet is pleased to announce that educational organizations for students in ECE/Pre-K - 12th grade may receive a recording of Colorado Ballet's 2016 production of Swan Lake free of charge!

Note that only educational organizations are eligible for this opportunity. This production was Recorded in 2016.

  • Register Week 1: February 22 - 28
  • Register Week 2: March 1 - 7, 2021
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Additional Programming

Try Ballet! Nutcracker Movement Break - 8-10 minutes - Recorded Only
On-demand recorded movement video sent to you for your class to try out some of the movements seen in The Nutcracker.

Nutcracker Movement Storytime - 30-45 minutes - Live Virtual Only
Taught by one of Colorado Ballet's Teaching Artists, students will bring the story of The Nutcracker to life with movement!

Get Some Answers and Become Dancers - 45-60 minutes - Live Virtual Only
Students will learn the history behind ballet, typical theater etiquette (and how that applies watching from home!), and get to try some ballet moves themselves.

Q&A with a dancer - pending availability - Live Virtual Only
Students will get to ask questions and get answers from one of Colorado Ballet's professional dancers and learn a few ballet basics from the dancers themselves!

If interested in booking any of these opportunities, please indicate on your registration form and/or contact Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org.

Details

Each school/organization will have access to the recording for only the week selected starting Monday at 8:00am (MST) and ending on the following Sunday at 5:00pm (MST).

Note that only educational organizations working with youth in ECE/Pre-K - 12th grade are eligible for this opportunity. This includes public schools, private schools, homeschools, afterschool organizations, and other educational organizations. This opportunity is for educational purposes only and is not intended for personal use. If you are unsure that you are eligible, please contact Cassie Wilson at cassie.wilson@coloradoballet.org.

**If no official school/organization name is given, your submission will not be considered. For example, "The Garcia Family" or "Smith Household" will not be considered. If you are a homeschool, please indicate this on your registration (i.e., "Patel Homeschool" or "Chen Homeschool CO-OP").**

I had so much fun and it was even better than I had expected. The dancing was incredible and the music was equally amazing. I wanted to learn more than I knew and I did. I’m hoping to see more ballets in the future.

– Middle School Student

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