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Pennsylvania Regional Ballet is committed to sharing the arts with students everywhere. Introduce your students to the art of dance through our Educational Dance Programs.

They will be treated to a first-class performance with narration to fully understand the story being told in front of them. In addition, PRB provides supplemental teaching materials for teachers to use for continuing lessons.

The Nutcracker

November 30, 2018
9:30 AM – Full length performance
12:00 Noon – Modified performance

Bring your class to enjoy this timeless holiday classic in educational performances by members of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet. Watch the magic unfold as Clara enters a dreamland where she encounters a enchanted land of treats – and a war between mice and soldiers.

To receive a brochure, please call 732-2172.

Educational packet sent approximately 2 weeks prior to the performance and included in cost.

Click here to download musical instrument cards.

The Ugly Duckling

Based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Ugly Duckling highlights issues children face including bullying, overcoming obstacles, perseverance, and celebrating individuality. Rather than your typical “swan ballet”, young dancers from Pennsylvania Regional Ballet will bring the story to life using modern dance and ballet techniques. With original choreography by Danielle Smith Guillermo and an original score by New York based composer, James Casey, The Ugly Duckling promises to delight elementary school audiences.

To receive a brochure, please call 732-2172.

The production is an in-school assembly style program. Schools can contract to have the production performed for their students by calling PRB at 717-732-2172 or via email at info@prballet.org.


(Refined arts inspire successful education)
Presented by Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

R.A.I.S.E (Refined Arts Inspire Successful Education), is an educational arts program of Pennsylvania Regional Ballet, an organization with a mission to “Provide a center for professional training, guidance and education in classical ballet to its students, the community and the Central Pennsylvania region”. R.A.I.S.E. engages 5th-graders through instruction of dance, music, choreography, and uses movement as a tool to instill in children discipline, commitment, teamwork and self-confidence.

Students participate once a week in a 12-week residency that culminates with a final performance. Two instructors and a classically trained pianist work with students in an environment th at encourages positivity and creative thinking, which in turn helps develop students’ self-esteem. While working with each child artistically, physically and mentally, students gain an understanding that hard work, discipline and commitment can lead to future successes beyond the classroom.

The curriculum for R.A.I.S.E. is based on ballet’s seven movements of dancing, plié: to bend, etendre: to stretch, relevé: to rise, glissé: to glide, sauté: to jump, elance: to dart, and tourne: to turn. Exposing students to the foundations of classical ballet, students attain posture, coordination, musicality, creativity and energy.

R.A.I.S.E. aligns with the Pennsylvania State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum to further develop and enhance students’ education.

For more information on bringing R.A.I.S.E. to your school contact Pennsylvania Regional Ballet at 717-732-2172 or info@prballet.org.

Here’s what South Side Elementary (Central Dauphin School District) is saying about R.A.I.S.E:
I want to thank you again for bringing RAISE to South Side.

A few days ago, during a rehearsal for 5th Grade Honors Chorus, I was demonstrating how to sing a legato phrase to my students. Before I could label it, they immediately told me it was Legato… and started doing hand motions. I looked at them and said, “RAISE???” to which they replied, “YUP!” WOW! Just WOW! AMAZING!

In addition to that, I’m doing a folk dance unit (teaching FORM in music) to grades 4 & 5. I always give the students alternate ways to hold hands (fist to fist), hook elbows, etc. More and more of the students are willing to actually hold hands. They are becoming much more comfortable with movement, with each other, and with their own bodies. This is amazing!

One last thing… South Side’s students were some of the most poised on the risers during Honors Chorus rehearsal yesterday. I attribute this to RAISE.


Mr. Mark C. Shelleman
Vocal Classroom Music Teacher, South Side Elementary – Central Dauphin SD
President, Dauphin County Music Educators’ Association