Nevada Ballet Theater

Programs and Scholarships


GO-MOVE-DANCE!!! is an elementary school residency program that coincides with the school year offering students 25 weeks of free, in-school dance instruction. Students are taught a variety of disciplines, with a focus on ballet, jazz and hip-hop and classes are taught by qualified Future Dance Teaching Artists. Dedicated and talented students of GO-MOVE-DANCE!!! may be chosen to further pursue dance and graduate into Dance Discovery. New schools that wish to experience GO-MOVE-DANCE!!! but prefer a briefer time commitment, can participate in the program for only 12 weeks, rather than the full 25. Schools that successfully complete this shorter term residency may be brought on for the full program the following school year. Through a special satellite program, Nevada Ballet Theatre's Dance Discovery offers students in need the opportunity for preparatory level ballet classes in a more focused atmosphere at the West Las Vegas Arts Center. Students of GO-MOVE-DANCE!!! and Dance Discovery will garner live performance experience by participating in a choreographed year-end spring concert, with each school showcasing their accomplishments.

Committed and enthusiastic students of GO-MOVE-DANCE!! and Dance Discovery may be chosen as Future Dance Scholars where they will continue their dance studies via scholarship at the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre in Summerlin. Future Dance Scholars are placed according to their age and skill level and train alongside other enrolled students. Currently, Nevada Ballet Theatre's affiliated Academy hosts over 20 students from GO-MOVE-DANCE!!! and Dance Discovery who now train on scholarship.


Students witness the magic of live performance for free
Since its inception, Nevada Ballet Theatre has been inviting students from the Clark County School District to experience a special matinee performance of a professional company production. In addition to the performance, a question and answer period is held, giving students a greater understanding of the creative process and the behind-the-scenes work that is needed to bring a fully-produced production to the stage. Support materials and teacher preparation guides are provided so that students are properly prepared for what they are about to see. Students from Future Dance as well as other public, private and parochial schools in Clark County (K-12th grade) also attend a special matinee performance each year of A Choreographers’ Showcase – a special collaboration between Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil. 

If you are interested in the School Matinee Series, please contact Director of Education & Outreach Terane Comito at (702) 243-2623 x 249.

Photos by Virginia Trudeau


Kids Night Out at the Ballet (KNOATB) is designed for middle and high school students with an interest in the arts. Students attend the pre-performance educational program Insights before witnessing a full-length Nevada Ballet Theatre production in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. Each year middle and high school students are given the opportunity participate in this unique arts-centered learning experience. KNOATB gives students a chance to get dressed up and have an educational and performance-filled night out with NBT at The Smith Center. This program seeds a love for the arts that we try to foster with all of our outreach programs; ultimately building the audience for tomorrow. Now in its fourth year, we hope to facilitate dozens of these experiences for students (plus chaperones) each season.

KNOATB for Beauty & The Beast and Ballet & Broadway is sponsored by Brenden Mann Foundation

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