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    Each fall Arbor Heights 2nd-graders participate in a DISCOVER Dance Residency with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB). For two months, students participate in two 30-45-minute dance classes each week with a PNB teaching artist. During the residency, students learn dance and choreographic concepts. As they progress, each classroom creates a dance to perform on stage at McCaw Hall. This year our 2nd-graders will work with PNB instructor Ellen Cooper and use their class curriculum as inspiration for the final dance.

    The residency includes:

    • 2-months of dance classes with a PNB teaching artist at school.
    • A visit to the PNB Studios to experience a day in the life of a professional dancer. The visit includes a tour of the costume shop and time to observe professional dancers in rehearsal and dance class in a professional studio.
    • A dress rehearsal at McCaw Hall before their final community performance.
    • To perform on-stage at McCaw Hall at the DISCOVER Dance Community Performance in November.

    Free tickets a PNB matinee presentation in the spring (class field trip).