Educational Outreach SMArts Program
Ballet Pacifica has an amazing, digital Educational Outreach Program titled, SMArts, which stands for Science, Math and Arts. This unique program not only brings the performing arts experience to school age children, it also consists of a curriculum aligned with the second and third grade Common Core Standards of California. SMArts will be the most extensive of its kind in the Los Angeles and Denver area, bringing the beauty of ballet and classical music to thousands of children each year.
The newly created digital Math and Science lessons explore balance, counter balance, force, push and pull, all related to dance. The Arts lesson explores the rich, cultural, diversity in dance and how it can unite people together. Usually, there is a field-trip to see a live performance. This year the students will see a recorded performance of the Nutcracker Suites. In 2022, we hope to add the live performance experience back into the program. The goal of our SMArts program is to present ballet and dance to young people in a way
that will have an endearing impact on their lives.