All children should have sufficient and equal opportunity to experience the arts. Young people who both attend and participate in the arts become more creative and critical thinkers develop a strong self-image and are more willing to try new experiences. The arts enhance academic performance and communication skills and, help young people to understand their world and experiences in different ways.
Our year round programming supports more than 2,000 youth and children.
BALLET IN THE SCHOOLS
-Developing Physical Literacy in Young Children
Ballet in the Schools is a unique ballet/movement education program offered to Kindergarten students through-out Greater Moncton and taught by our professional international faculty. The program recognized by the Department of Education in support of physical literacy for young children and is an important development tool for encouraging students to be active for life. There is no fee charged to students for this program.
SPOTLIGHT ON KIDS
– Subsidized Seating
This program provides complimentary performance tickets to youth-at-risk and children from low income families in New Brunswick. Participating organizations have included: Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, Child Welfare, Teen Resource Centres, and Head start programs. Contributions go directly to underwriting the cost of purchasing blocks of seats for children and youth at every performance of the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada where possible. Response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive with hundreds of youth benefiting each year.
ARTS AFTER SCHOOL
– offered 5 days a week
Through our Centre for Arts & Education we offer a 5 day per week performing arts program for youth taught by professional educators and artists. The Centre follows a structured daily curriculum in dance/ballet, voice, acting and musical theatre within a positive learning environment. Our goal is to create an environment where students feel both nurtured and challenged.
Students have the option of performing in two fully produced performances on the stage each year. This program is licenced through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM
The Company extends the scope of training for aspiring young dancers wherever it tours. Master classes and repertoire workshops at this level are opportunities which are usually only available in large centres. We offer this unique experience in cities, towns and rural locales throughout the Atlantic region and across the country. We also open Company class and rehearsals to dance students wherever we perform, giving young artists a look into the life, dedication, and work of a professional dancer.
Young Stars was created to support bursaries for children and youth facing socio-economic barriers to our youth educational programs. We provide educational opportunities for young people to achieve excellence in the arts, on stage, and in life by empowering our students to fully realize their potential in a professional and individualized program that builds creativity, confidence, cooperation, coordination, communication and critical thinking skills.
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Ballet in the school
Arts after school