COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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.

Community Partnerships

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.

Look for us at the following upcoming locations:
DuPage Children’s Museum | April 21, 2018

School-Based Programs

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.

Salt Creek Ballet Field Trips

Join us at the School of Salt Creek Ballet in Westmont, IL for a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity. Join us in a professional dance studio, participate in a ballet class demonstration, and learn the language, rigor and dedication of dance.

Lecture Demonstrations

Artistic Director, Sergey Kozadayev offers a preview of upcoming performances and a brief ballet class demonstration. 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 1 hour and can be tailored to fit the needs of your retirement community or other community group.

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.

Dr. Kelly Stokes

Community Engagement Coordinator

Dr. Stokes received her Ed.D. in Dance Education from Temple University. She received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Physical Education and Dance Education at the University of Southern California.  Dr. Stokes is currently a humanities instructor at College of DuPage.

Please contact Dr. Stokes at kellyjstokes@sbcglobal.net, (630) 769-1199 to book a community engagement activity or for more information.