Teacher Study Guides

Our study guides provide students with an opportunity to investigate, make connections, analyze, and come to their own conclusions about dance. In addition, all of our curricular materials incorporate both state and national educational standards.

Dance education begins with awareness of the body and its creative potential. But understanding dance also includes experiences in perceiving, responding, viewing, and thinking critically about dance. This includes introducing students to historical, cultural, folkloric, and traditional experiences. This can be both a personal and a social experience. Teacher Study Guides are meant to be a resource for classroom teachers, students, and others to further explore dance.

These Teacher Study Guides will assist you in exploring the vast world of dance, movement, and creativity.

2015 Season Study Guides
Lambarena (PDF)
Don Quixote (PDF)

2014 Season Study Guides
Firebird (PDF)
Glass Pieces (PDF)

Questions & Additional Information

For more information about our Teacher Study Guides, or need assistance in downloading them, please contact:

Jasmine Yep Huynh
Manager of Youth Programs and Teacher Support
jhuynh@sfballet.org
415 865 6672

Dance in Schools & Communities (DISC)

Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) was created in response to an expressed need for arts instruction in the public schools that would also provide a means of access, education, and opportunity for students of diverse cultural backgrounds. DISC currently provides a free interactive movement program to over 3,500 students in 38 San Francisco Unified School District Elementary Schools.

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Student Matinees

Designed especially for school groups in grades 2 through 12, student matinees at San Francisco Ballet are a great way to introduce young people to the joy, wonder, and excitement of ballet.

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