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Arts in Education

Covenant Ballet has provided numerous comprehensive arts education programs to public school students in Brooklyn and beyond, and has touched thousands of young students and helped schools attain the goals of Blueprint for Teaching & Learning in the Arts and the 5 strands of the NYC Department of Education dance standards.



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Covenant Ballet's dance residencies range from a year program to a 10-12 week program. Residencies are designed to meet the needs of each school and/or class, providing master classes, collaborative performances with CBT’s professionals and more.

Previous Residency Partners: 

Edward R. Murrow High School

St. Edmund Preparatory High School

P.S. 194

P.S. 43

P.S. 134

Shellbank Junior High School

P.S. 193

Teaching Artist Kristin Licata teaching a Horton-based workshop with students from Murrow High School


Each year, CBT offers a dance exposure package that has as it’s centerpiece a live performance at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center in Kingsborough Community College.


The package also includes a single movement workshop at the public school site and a meet-the-artist Q&A after the performance.

Teaching Artist Rebeccah Brann with students from Stuyvesant Day Care Center hamming it up as scary monsters after a Firebird ballet workshop


1. Live Performance

A 60 minute narrative ballet, performed live at a south Brooklyn venue. 

2. Student Movement Workshop

Prior to the live performance, a CBT teaching artist travels to the school for a forty-five minute student workshop or master class. Students experience the dance techniques used in the performance, learn background about the ballet and learn some of the ballet’s choreography too.


3. Meet-the-Artist

Immediately following the live performance, students have a chance to meet the professional dancers to talk about their dance careers in an informative, fun Q & A meeting that lasts 30-45 minutes.

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