This one-hour program illustrates the history of ballet from its beginnings in the peasant dances of the Renaissance to contemporary ballet. Included are demonstrations of the artful athleticism of ballet, a humorous classical mime scene, and audience participation. An interactive history of ballet from the Renaissance through to the present, with 13 professional dancers. It’s an impressive, entertaining and humorous show that will expand ones understanding and appreciation of ballet.
The Assembly Performance Program, Steps in Time, is performed by Boulder Ballet professional company members. The troupe travels with its own Marley dance floor and professional sound system, allowing them to present the highest quality performance, complete with pointe work and full costuming. Venues include gymnasiums and school auditoriums.
Space required: 40’ wide, 25’ deep, 12’ overhead
Set up time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Performance time: 1 hour
Available dates: March 1–April 30. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Finish by 1PM.
Boulder Ballet will provide flooring and sound system.
For further information on our Elementary School Program, contact Outreach Director Amy Earnest:
Phone: 303.443.0028 ext. 206
I am writing to commend you for the excellent performance, “Steps in Time,” that we recently enjoyed at Park Hill School in Denver, thanks to the Boulder Ballet. From start to finish, this ballet kept the students on the edge of their seats…the perfect mix of interesting anecdotes, audience participation, and spectacular dancing to enthrall our diverse student population. I was thrilled to see so many young people, many of whom had never before seen ballet dancing, suddenly expressing interest in learning more about this beautiful art from. What a wonderful survey of ballet history and an artistic experience these students are not soon to forget. Thank you for securing the funding to make such opportunities available to inner city kids. Best wishes in your future endeavors, and we hope to see Boulder Ballet here again!
– Leslie Dawe, Park Hill Elementary, Denver
What a fabulous assembly! We had a wonderful time! The dancers were engaging, informative, and very talented. My students, colleagues, and I were completely wrapped up in the stories told through dance. This assembly touched so many aspects of the curricula that the students study. Through the material performed in the assembly, students were making connections to history, composers they had studied this year in music, and places they had researched.
-Gwen Waldman, Fox Hollow Elementary, Aurora
The Boulder Ballet’s presentation at Bear Creek on April 24 was a huge hit! The students were attentive throughout the hour-long presentation. Your style of presentation (timing, variety of performers), information, music choices and ballet selections were all perfect to capture the interest, attention, and delight of elementary aged children.
– Anna Langness, PhD, Bear Creek Elementary, Boulder
Many of our kids here at Coronado Hills don’t get out to see these sorts of performances and this type of art, so we try to have an assembly about once a month, but none have compared to what you did here last week. Thank goodness for the grants and funding so that your people could present this wonderful program to our students.
– Sara Tyburczy, Coronado Hills Elementary School, Thornton
I must take this opportunity to highly recommend the Boulder Ballet for school assemblies. Each and every student was engaged and attentive. We had kindergartners through sixth graders in this particular assembly, over 500 students! You could hear a pin drop. They were fascinated and delighted. Many exited the gym on their tiptoes. The dancers were top notch, very professional, and took their job very seriously. We were entertained, enlightened, educated and enthralled. Thank you Boulder Ballet for coming to our school!
– Mitzy A. Lurvey, Academy Elementary School, Westminster