In-School Assemblies

OBC In-School Assemblies

Each season, Oakland Ballet dancers visit Oakland and East Bay schools to present special, educational dance assemblies. These on-site, educational assemblies are 45 minutes in length and include:

  • A 20 minute, narrated performance;
  • A lesson on how dancers train as athletes and artists, stay physically fit, and follow proper nutrition;
  • Dance history lesson;
  • A choreography workshop;
  • Q&A session providing students the opportunity to interact with the artists; and
  • Educational study guides and lesson plans that align with CA performing and visual arts standards.
Nutcracker dancers posing for camera with young students.

Nutcracker Assemblies

Nutcracker themed assemblies are available on the below dates:

December 8, 2022, 9:00-9:45 am
December 9, 2022, 9:00-9:45 am
December 12, 2022, 9:00-9:45 am
December 13, 2022, 9:00-9:45 am

Email Bat Abbit, OBC Education Coordinator for information about scheduling a Nutcracker assembly at your school.

Nutcracker dancers engaging with young students in conversation.

Luna Mexicana Assemblies

Email Bat Abbit, OBC Education Coordinator for information about scheduling a Luna Mexicana assembly at your school.

Luna Mexicana dancers posing with young students for picture.

These programs are provided free of cost to Title I schools in Oakland.

If you are not a Title I school or are outside of the Oakland Unified School District and are interested in booking one of Oakland Ballet’s educational programs, please contact the Oakland Ballet office at 510-893-3132 or email our Education Coordinator Bat Abbit, for more information about availability and cost.

This program is supported by the Matson Foundation and US Bank.