ArtsReach

Bringing arts into the classroom.

Oklahoma City Ballet is proud to present, for the thirtieth consecutive year, the ArtsReach program for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Having been named a Governor’s Arts Award recipient for innovative programming in October of 1997, ArtsReach provides an exciting opportunity for all teachers and any others in your school who are looking for an interesting, fun, and challenging way to bring arts into the classroom. ArtsReach serves over 4,000 students annually.

 

The Components

Going beyond your traditional curriculum. 

An 8-week curriculum covering ballet and its history with internet links to exciting ballet websites that include selections of music, beautiful dance photos, and in-motion ballet steps as well as other valuable information on the art of ballet. This curriculum will be distributed via email in January 2020.

A live performance by Oklahoma City Ballet’s professional company for students at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. This year’s performances will be held on April 20, 2020, at 9:30 and 11:30 am. You’ll have the opportunity to choose a performance time when you submit your participation form.

Probably the most exciting thing about our ArtsReach program is that it’s absolutely free to all participating schools! Thanks to the generosity of statewide and regional corporations, foundations, and individuals that underwrite this program every year, the only cost incurred by participating schools is the cost of transportation to the performance.

Enrollment for ArtsReach will begin September 2, 2019. This year’s program will include excerpts from (e)motion(s), A Triple Bill, featuring a world premiere from Artistic Director Robert Mills.

 

The World Premiere

Connecting through history in Robert Mills’ (e)motion(s).

Nearly 25 years ago, Oklahoma City became the center of the world’s attention with the devastating bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. 168 innocent lives were lost in the tragedy and it remains the deadliest domestic-based terrorist attack in the history of the United States.

In this groundbreaking world premiere created in partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, Artistic Director Robert Mills will create a new work that not only serves as a remembrance of those who were lost, but a celebration of a resilient community that has come together to transform itself in the aftermath. 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pitts at (405) 208-8881 or stephanie@okcballet.org.

 

ArtsReach Enrollment Form

Indicate Which ArtsReach Performance Your Group Wants to Attend

Any Special Students?

The School Representative will provide adequate supervision for his/her students while they are attending the ArtsReach Student Performance at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. Volunteers will be available to help the students find seats; however, neither Ballet Oklahoma Inc. nor its staff/volunteers/trustees/officers accepts any responsibility for any action of any student as a result of their participation in the ArtsReach Student Performances held on April 20, 2020, or any other liability caused thereby. The School Representative will participate in the post-performance evaluation following the ArtsReach Student Performances. The School Representative will forward the completed evaluation form to Oklahoma City Ballet by March 1, 2020. We are delighted that your school has chosen to participate in Oklahoma City Ballet's 30th annual ArtsReach Program. If you have any questions concerning this agreement or the program itself, contact Stephanie Pitts at (405) 843-9898 or stephanie@okcballet.org. To indicate your acceptance of these terms, please check the box below.

Because of your generosity to our students, they’re finally able to experience a professional ballet.

Most of our students and their parents have never seen a professional ballet except for our Wahzhazhe Ballet.

It sounds like a cliche to say it was life-changing, but in this case, I believe it was.

Randy Tinker Smith, Wahzhazhe Ballet Director

Thank you for creating a program to share the performing arts with my rural school students, we enjoyed it immensely!

Heidi Hoyt

Premier Partners

 

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