The goal of Pointe to Succeed is to provide students with a window into the world of professional ballet.
Pointe to Succeed: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
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Saint Louis Ballet’s mission to bring the best in ballet to the metropolitan area includes a strong commitment to education and outreach. Pointe to Succeed is a free program that introduces school-aged children to the wonder and art of ballet.
PERFORMANCE FIELD TRIPS
Students are provided with free transportation and complimentary tickets to a Saint Louis Ballet performance. They will experience being in a live theater and watch a live ballet performance including The Nutcracker: A Shorter Tale.
This free performance opportunity is offered to any public or private school that is considered a Title I school (minimum 40% of enrolled students are from low-income families.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to begin your field trip planning!
Schools and teachers across the metro area and abroad have free access to ballet performances by Saint Louis Ballet by signing up their school or class on SLB's Streaming For Teachers webpage. Learn what ballets are currently offered on the Streaming For Teachers Webpage and sign your class or school up today to begin a ballet experience in the classroom!
BALLET RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
Schools and teachers across the metro area have access to almost 20 pdf worksheets and informational resource pages. From Ballet 101 to the most popular classical ballets, these pages cover ballet basics, how to be an audience member, nutrition, pantomime, careers in dance, and more! Story ballet resources for ballets like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet provide character information, synopses, quizzes, word searches, and craft ideas. Access the Teacher Resources Here and begin a new lesson plan for your class or school today!
Students from St. Louis Catholic Academy at the Nutcracker 2021
Before the Pandemic, Saint Louis Ballet dancers and outreach directors visited underserved schools to give them an experience of dance classes and creative movement opportunities. Through these workshops and seminars SLB leaders selected students who showed potential and offered full scholarship opportunities to them to study formal classes at Saint Louis Ballet School. Three students in 2016 were awarded these scholarships. All expenses were provided and continue to be provided. Since 2016 one of those students have continued and blossomed in her dance studies, Jasiel! Read about Jasiel below!
Jasiel is one of the three scholarship recipients from Pointe To Succeed who received free classical ballet training at Saint Louis Ballet School after having been exposed to ballet through Saint Louis Ballet's Pointe To Succeed Program.
Jasiel has continued to take classes regularly on full scholarship and now classes weekly including two ballet classes, a pre-pointe class, hip hop, contemporary, and jazz!
We will be watching her progress!