Elementary students participated in the Cincinnati Ballet Program on September 6th.
The Cincinnati Ballet came to perform for the students in 2 assemblies while teaching students some basic ballet terms and also the lesson of having self-discipline, to see a goal through until completion. Students that were selected to answer questions were given a free pair of professional ballet shoes. The Cincinnati dance company will return later in the year to work with grade 3. Each fall, professional faculty from Cincinnati Ballet will provide six-week dance workshops for third grade students at selected schools in the Greater Cincinnati area, NCH being one of those schools. Through these weekly one-hour presentations (done during PE time) students will be introduced to dance basics, specifically ballet. A selected group of students who show a strong interest and natural aptitude for dance will be invited to attend the Ballet Foundations program at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy free of charge. Students participating in Ballet Foundations are supplied with adequate ballet attire including leotards, tights and ballet shoes.