The Company

Student Matinees

Carolina Ballet offers student matinees on weekday mornings each season for school groups to attend. These one-act performances expose students to the beauty, wonder, and athleticism of ballet with the benefit of full production values. It is an experience students are sure not to forget!

2015-16 Student Matinees
The Planets
Friday, September 25, 2015
11:30 am at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Grades 3-12
Fee: $10 per student

Friday, April 15, 2016
11:30 am at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Grades 9-12
Fee: $10 per student

2015-16 Student Matinee Registration Form

For Frequently Asked Questions about student matinees, click here.

Prior to the performance, teachers receive educational materials developed by our outstanding team of educators. These materials help teachers connect the performance to classroom learning and are based upon North Carolina learning standards. We will be hosting a free educator workshop for teachers bringing their students to the Macbeth performance. More information will be available soon.

Educator Materials from Past Student Matinees:
The Nutcracker
Romeo and Juliet

Feedback from Teachers about The Nutcracker:
“My students would not have the opportunity to attend a performance like this outside of school, so I was so pleased to offer them the chance to see a production of this famous ballet including young students just like themselves.”

“They gained appreciation for an art form about which they knew little and to which they had limited exposure. THANK YOU for providing such an amazing opportunity for our students! To attend the DPAC and see such a high quality show is something that our kids will cherish for years to come.”

“My children were elated about the performance! One student now wants to be a ballerina. Also, several students have written their personal responses to the ballet. Their work is displayed on our 5th grade hall. Thank you!”

Feedback from Teachers about Romeo and Juliet:
“He was so excited about seeing the performance, and it was his first time seeing a dance performance other than at our school.  Thank you again for putting it all together, it was a wonderful event and a great inspiration for our students no matter their dancing level.  I really look forward to next year's performance!”

“The students loved it! I looked over at one point, their faces were in shock. I have one student who dances at a studio through a scholarship. He LOVES ballet now and it was his first live professional performance. You gave a lot of students a new opportunity to see dance who normally can't afford it.”