Sacramento Ballet Visits Burbank High School

e-Connections Post Luther Burbank

Last week, three dancers from the Sacramento Ballet visited Burbank High School as part of the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts (CLARA) outreach program, Arts Up Front.

The professional dancers, ranging in age from 22 to 32, hail from New York, Wisconsin, and Australia introduced students to the art of ballet. They gave a brief history of the dance form and explained the story of Carmina Burana, the company’s upcoming performance in the Ballet’s season.

Students were invited to join in on the actual dance moves choreographed for the Ballet’s dancers. Students with a dance background as well as those without, participated excitedly.

Seeing the dancers’ bodies and artistic moves up close, and being able to ask questions was keenly interesting to the students of Mr. McElheney’s Character and Scene classes, many of whom will take a field trip on Wednesday, March 14 to watch the last of the rehearsal process before the show’s opening. 

All students and families will be given free tickets to the final performance of Carmina Burana at the Community Center Theatre later this month. CLARA, an arts provider for SCUSD, provides access to arts education and outreach through in-school artist residencies, an annual summer camp, internship leadership program, and performance workshops and free tickets. 

For more information about CLARA, please visit: www.claramidtown.org