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Deadline Approaching for Booking Ballet Theatre Company’s ‘A Children’s Ballet: Snow White’

Students from S.A.N.D. Elementary School at the 2023 A Children's Ballet: The Nutcracker performance. Courtesy of Ballet Theatre Company

March 1, 2024 is the deadline for Connecticut schools to book a field trip to West Hartford-based Ballet Theatre Company’s performance of ‘A Children’s Ballet: Snow White’ at the Bushnell in Hartford.


Ballet Theatre Company (BTC) is pleased to present A Children’s Ballet: Snow White at The Bushnell’s Maxwell M. and Ruth R. Belding Theater on April 19, 2024 at 10 a.m.! This program offers Connecticut Schools the opportunity to take a field trip to The Bushnell’s Belding Theater to see an abbreviated, one-hour performance of BTC’s original production of Snow White. The deadline to book is March 1.

The beloved fairytale of Snow White originated as a story written by the Brothers Grimm in the early 19th century and has since been retold in styles ranging from a Broadway play to Disney’s first animated feature film. Artistic Director Stephanie Dattellas’ rendition of Snow White blends elements from the traditional tale with her own ballet twists, following Snow White as she experiences hardships, friendships, and unexpected trials with unwavering kindness. This innovative spin on the classic tale embodies the triumph of good over evil and will leave viewers with full hearts!

A Children’s Ballet: Snow White is made possible in partnership with The Bushnell and The Patricelli Family Foundation. The performance will host over 800 children who will experience this story-book ballet classic. The one hour performance is offered exclusively to children in CT. BTC performed for an enthusiastic audience at the A Children’s Ballet: The Nutcracker performance in December! After the performance, some of the teachers expressed their thoughts and shared some of their students’ favorite scenes. Here is what a few of the teachers had to say:

“We all loved the performance! We are thankful for your abbreviated children’s program because it is an easy way to expose children to ballet and teach them to love it from a young age. The daytime performance is easily incorporated into our school day and it is extremely affordable. The children are still talking about the performance!” said an educator from Classical Conversations.

“I think this was an excellent experience to expose kids to the arts. Many of these students come from families that may not be able to provide this opportunity to them and all of the students were in awe while watching the show,” commented an educator from Frank T. Wheeler Elementary.

Students who attend will learn more about the behind the scenes magic through a talk back Q&A immediately following the performance. Before their field trip to the theater, students can submit questions to the performance’s main characters, dancers, choreographers, costume designers, etc! They will also get a sneak-peek at the production’s technical elements including scenery, lighting, and special effects.

About 170 tickets remain for the performance of A Children’s Ballet: Snow White. Teachers can click here to book their classroom. For any additional questions, please contact BTC’s Community Enrichment Program Administrator, Abigale Bilodeau at [email protected].

BTC’s Community Enrichment Program (CEP) provides children accessibility and exposure to performing arts and culture. Through its different programs and initiatives, children experience dance education, workshops and professional performances. To learn more about BTC’s other CEP programs visit, dancebtc.org/CEP-overview.

Ballet Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Support for Season 25 is provided by: Connecticut Humanities, CT Office of the Arts, The Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, The J. Walton Bissell Family Foundation, The Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust, The Petit Family Foundation, The John and Kelly Hartman Foundation, The Triumph Foundation, We-Ha.com, Laurel Graphic Design, Cricket Press, Connecticut Public, Massage Envy West Hartford, Homestead Funding, Theatrical Stage Employees Local 84, and Beam & Barre.

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