SALT CREEK BALLET’s Community Engagement programs enhance the cultural fabric of Chicago’s western suburbs, and the greater Chicagoland area by sharing our love for dance with community members, organizations and schools.
Salt Creek Ballet annually offers multiple single session programs at venues across the community including Westmont and Skokie Public Libraries, The Morton Arboretum, DuPage Children’s Museum, Girl Scout events, and more. Students and patrons at these events observed lecture-demonstrations featuring dancers from the Salt Creek Ballet Company and experienced dancing themselves through short classes provided on-site.
- Library Programs
We Bring Literature to Life through Music and Dance! Children learn dance movements based on characters from a selected theme/book and perform for their parents.
- Performance / Lecture Demonstrations
- Girl Scouts (Brownie Dancer Badge Workshop) – Available at SCB studios or at troop meeting locations.
Literature Through Dance
Literature through Dance exposes students to ballet and classical music through the presentation of fairy tales in their classrooms through multi-week residencies. Students in these programs also have the opportunity for field trips to the Salt Creek Ballet Studios in Westmont, as well as receive free tickets to annual performances including The Nutcracker.
Opportunities for Seniors
- Lecture Demonstrations
Accompanied by Salt Creek Ballet Company dancers, dressed in beautifully made costumes, our visiting artists share insights to the production and artistic process. Great preparation for upcoming field trips and groups!
Lecture demonstrations run 45 minutes and can be tailored to fit the needs of your retirement community or other community group.
- Pre-Performance Group Lectures
Artistic Director, Sergey Kozadayev, offers a preview of the upcoming performances as well as insights into his choreographic process. FREE with Senior ticket purchase to performance! (approx. 20-25 minutes long)
- Dance and Movement for Parkinson’s Class
Salt Creek Ballet provides free monthly classes designed to develop strength, balance, memory, coordination, flexibility, and creativity for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers/friends.