ARTS ENRICHMENT - Strengthening Communities Through Dance
RKB offers high quality and enjoyable creative experiences in dance to families seeking focus activities in a safe arena, which strengthen bodies and minds. RKB develops original programs that grow and respond to the community. RKB nurtures the link between an accessible experience of dance as it matures into a keen appreciation for the performing arts.
KELLY BALLET conducts
a variety of arts enrichment offerings for which
extend the performing arts experience into the community. Dance offers
a rich learning experience because of its theatrical, intellectual, athletic,
recreational, social, and aesthetic make-up. We work with adults, college
students, teens, and children, as well as with parents and toddlers. Company
members teach masterclasses and technique in classical ballet, modern,
jazz, and ballroom styles at all levels of experience from fundamentals
to advanced. RKB offers workshops in choreography, repertory, and performing
arts related discussions including careers in the arts, and the audition
process. For more information on RKB.
WHEN RKB TOURS TO YOUR COMMUNITY The Company specializes in multi-disciplinary programs of interest to individuals with backgrounds in music, sports, writing, and theater. We work with presenters to thoughtfully tailor our program to suit your needs, and to maximize your community's experience of dance. The Company can provide extended residencies with a variety offerings over a period of weeks leading up to a series of public performances, or a single performance, or masterclass.To involve your audience further RKB offer Open Rehearsals, Meet the Artists Events or Panel Discussions, Q & A's following performances, and specialized Workshops. Study Guides are supplied two weeks in advance of all school residencies to aid educators in their presentation of the dance art form to students.
ONSTAGE: A Dance Performance Workshop. A summer camp, or conducted as a two-week in-school or after-school program of training and learning about choreography and performance, resulting in a production in which students possessing a variety of skills, perform before their peers. OnStage introduces young people to the art of self-expression through dance, while stimulating original and unique ways to share new-found skills and knowledge. For students ages 7-20 years. Currently offered in a 2-week program in Lake Placid in the heart of the high peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, and in a 1-week program at SUNY Potsdam, NY.
PEOPLE'S PERFORMANCE PROGRAM involves community youngsters (ages 10-17 years) in a full scale performance
of two ballets in a program with an environmental message: endangered species and waste accumulation.
Students participate in the creation of posters, costumes, sets, and FAQ's and fact
finding for program, about their local recycling programs and endangered species.
SEASONAL ACTIVITY FOR FAMILIES
Behind-the-Scenes IN SOHO. November (Nutcracker) and June (current RKB repertory). Call for program information. Tickets are $30 and include one adult and one child -- while they last! Seating is limited and reservations are required. Sit up close and be thrilled! The superb dancers of Rebecca Kelly Ballet perform duets and solo variations from current repertory. Meet and mingle with the dancers over light refreshments following the presentation. Call 212-431-8489 for reservations and credit card payment.) Note: Ages 4 to adult. RKB Studio is a 4th Fl walk-up. Leave strollers at home.
Photograph of Lift by Todd Bissonette Photographs at City Center Studio Adrian Buckmaster