Charlotte Youth Ballet is proud to collaborate with Allstate Insurance Company. In December of 2018, CYB was awarded a grant from Allstate to launch a program called ALL Access Matinees for Youth. CYB and Allstate are dedicated to empowering youth through exposure to the arts. The enrichment program helps send around 700 Title 1 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ (CMS) students to each of the Charlotte Youth Ballet’s school matinees. The productions each year include The Nutcracker and a storybook ballet such as Cinderella. Within a year’s time, over 2,000 tickets will be provided to students free of charge. Transportation is provided as necessary. Tying the ballets’ stories to literary projects at school helps bring even greater academic significance to the program.
The very first ALL Access Matinees for Youth show took place on March 15th, 2019 where almost 700 students attended the CYB’s storybook ballet, Cinderella. The ALL Access Matinees for Youth performances of The Nutcracker will occur on Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 9:30 am and 11:30 am. As with the first show back in March, each class attending The Nutcracker will receive two copies of The Nutcracker in book form to read and discuss before attending the ballet. An interactive intermission will also give the students an opportunity to engage with dancers and to hear more about the art and study of ballet.
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The ALL Access Matinees for Youth performance of The Nutcracker will take place Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
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