Ballet Rocks! is a high energy and upbeat interactive dance class and lecture geared towards Kindergarten through Third Grade classes, though older grades may participate. Hosted by an NBT dancer or Future Dance Teaching Artist, the program begins with a 30-40 minute demonstration/lecture. The dancer or teacher explains the history of ballet and their own personal journey in dance. They typically bring with them pointe shoes, tutus, and other fun props and costumes for a show-and- tell segment.
The dancer or teacher gets the students moving to music, teaching them ballet positions and a few easy steps, culminating with students learn a short ballet dance they can perform for each other. The program ends with a Question and Answer session.
Since its inception, the Ballet Rocks! program has reached over 8,000 students, giving them a new and exciting appreciation of the art form.