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Teacher Workshops

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Saturday, February 7th, 2015
4:00-7:00 PM
Houston Ballet Center for Dance
601 Preston Street
Houston, TX 77002

Click HERE to register or for more information, call (713) 535-3207

In this 3-hour workshop, PK-12th grade ELA teachers will learn how to use movement to help their students:
-Explore character, theme, plot and narrative arc
-Think and write critically
-Tap into their kinesthetic modality
-Create, collaborate and communicate!

Dance teachers will learn how to help their students add meaning to movement through exercises geared toward exploring character, plot and narrative arc.

This workshop culminates with an opportunity to explore dance and storytelling with the artists behind our brand new production of Romeo & Juliet. We will listen in as Stanton Welch discusses how he distilled Shakespeare's words to capture the story in movement. Ermanno Florio will give us context for Prokofiev's lush score, and Roberta Guidi di Bagno will talk about the choices she made to recreate Verona on stage and how she chose to dress the Montagues and Capulets.

Houston Ballet is TEA-certified. Workshop attendees are eligible for 3 hours of CPE credit.


Houston Ballet's Education & Outreach team will work with you to design free teacher workshops for your school or district in the following two areas: 1) dance teacher workshops, or 2) arts integration workshops for your core curriculum teachers.

Who: Dance teachers in your district OR core curriculum teachers at your school

What: Dance technique workshops or arts integration workshops

Where: At your school or in your district OR at Houston Ballet Center for Dance

When: Early release days, in-service days, or anytime you have set aside for professional development.

The content of teacher workshops aligns with TEKS and national standards in dance and core curriculum. Houston Ballet is an approved CPE provider by the Texas Education Association.

Our workshops leave your teachers feeling energized, enthusiastic and inspired about dance in their classrooms! To design a workshop for your teachers please complete the registration form below.


Teaching Materials

Click on the image below to get a study guide for student matinees.

For fun activities, please see the following:

Fun Facts About The Nutcracker

Kids Korner - Foot Positions!

Kids Korner - Trivia

Kids Korner - Jokes!

Waltzing Through History Activities

Studio Series Study Guide

The Nutcracker Study Guide

For more information about upcoming Houston Ballet performances, including interviews with choreographers, click here.