Community Outreach

Oklahoma City Ballet’s community outreach efforts are dedicated to providing dance education and community-based performances throughout central Oklahoma. We are committed to providing experiences that will increase the understanding and appreciation of ballet, as well as a lifelong interest in the arts.

Oklahoma City Ballet reaches thousands of people annually with our four core programs, in addition to other community projects. Our four core programs include:

Project Plié – OKC Ballet

Project Plié

Project Plié is a partnership between the Oklahoma City Ballet and Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County. This program provides professional ballet training through the American Ballet Theatre’s Project Plié, which aims to increase ethnic diversity in ballet dancers and actively support young dancers who may not otherwise have access to training.

BalletReach – OKC Ballet

BalletReach

We work with several Oklahoma A+ and Title I schools in Oklahoma City to provide a unique arts educational experience. We offer fully accredited ballet classes five days a week for an entire year to elementary and high school students at no cost to the schools, teachers or parents.

ArtsReach – OKC Ballet

ArtsReach

Serving nearly 100 Title I schools across central Oklahoma, this program begins with an eight-week curriculum that covers ballet terms, positions, history, famous dancers and stagecraft. At the end of the eight weeks, students attend special performances by the Oklahoma City Ballet at the Civic Center Music Hall, where the company performs.

BalletKids Club – OKC Ballet

BalletKids Club

Oklahoma City Ballet created BalletKids Club in order to provide underserved youth the opportunity to attend a professional ballet performance for FREE! We partner with non-profit organizations serving youth in the community to invite youth who would not otherwise have the resources to see a live performance from Oklahoma City Ballet.

BalletKids Club

Oklahoma City Ballet created BalletKids Club in order to provide underserved youth the opportunity to attend a professional ballet performance for FREE! We partner with non-profit organizations serving youth in the community to invite youth who would not otherwise have the resources to see a live performance from Oklahoma City Ballet.

GOLDEN SWANS

Golden Swans is a program geared towards senior citizens who are either beginners or have had some past experience with ballet. The goal of the program is to keep the students moving and agile while exploring ballet movements. Classes are currently held at The Fountains at Canterbury with different sessions scheduled to occur throughout the season. Laura Ward is the Golden Swans Teacher.

DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S

Oklahoma City Ballet is excited to be partnering with the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma to offer a brand new program- Parkinson’s Dance Class! Dance has been proven to be a enjoyable and beneficial way for people with Parkinson’s to work on their balance and mobility while also providing a fun social atmosphere. The hour long class takes participants through different dance movements by sitting, standing, or moving across the floor.

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