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Education and Outreach

DANCE  IS FILLED WITH ACTIONS! Learn about ballet and analyze language choices in TRBP's flagship arts integration program, THE BALLET MACHINE. This innovative approach to language learning combines physical activity with learning words and building sentences in a two-part workshop! Our K-5 program is available to San Diego and Orange County schools on-site, but completely virtual versions are accessible by partner schools across the United States! We relish the chance to work with your classroom to explore and enhance language lessons in a new way, all while empowering students to excel at something new in the presence of their peers!

“The Rosin Box Project was a WONDERFUL experience!! The content is engaging and exciting for the students, and perfectly integrates into our STEAM curriculum. The instructors are knowledgeable, professional, patient, and have amazing teaching skills. We can't wait for next year's class!!”
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  • What is Arts-Integration?
    Arts Integration combines visual and performing arts standards and common core subject matter to create programming that connects kids with the arts, all while reinforcing classroom knowledge in a fun and creative way! Programs like Ballet Machine are created with the help of teachers and education professionals, vetted by Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Departments for adherence to standards, and tailored to fit each classroom's trajectory over the school year. Our Ballet Machine program is a two-part series where classroom teachers can work with students in our pre-req video, then interact either in-person or via Zoom with a teaching artist AND professional dancers!
  • How much does Ballet Machine cost?
    For Ballet Machine, including our prerequisite video and our 1 hour in-person session, the total is $500. We recognize that this amount may feel large for some classrooms and student groups, so our staff is prepared to work with your Principal, Superintendent, or PTA to facilitate covering the cost of the program. Once we've identified that the program is the right fit, our staff will also work with you on Grants to cover costs for the future.
  • I'm a busy there added work for me?
    NOT AT ALL! Our staff has tremendous experience organizing and facilitating these kinds of programs. After contacting our Managing Director and establishing a time frame, we will be in charge of scheduling, working with your school leadership, and all the other ins and outs of managing the program. All you have to do is introduce us on "the day of the show!" **As some programs may be reliant on Grants for funding, our staff may be in contact with you about a program assessment or personal feedback.
  • What core standards are addressed in Ballet Machine?
    Ballet Machine is a K-5 program that covers the National and California Standards. VAPA Dance Standards: Creating - Anchor Standard 1 - Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Creating - Anchor Standard 2 - Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Performing - Anchor Standard 5 - Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. Performing - Anchor Standard 6 - Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. ELD Standards: Analyzing language choices - Distinguish how two different frequently used words (e.g., describing an action with the verb walk vs. run) produce a different effect. Listening Actively - Demonstrate active listening to read-alouds and oral presentations by asking and answering yes-no and wh- questions with oral sentence frames and substantial prompting and support. **Corresponds with CCSS Spoken Language for K-3, and Reading Language for K-7.
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The Rosin Box Project strives to curate world class performances in an intimate and accessible manner to diverse and inclusive audiences. We understand, however, that despite our efforts, there are still many individuals who cannot attend our performances. We whole heartedly believe it is our duty to share this art form with the entire community, and therefore imperative that we bring the show to them!

As a part of our Out of The Box program, TRBP will offer free Outreach performances, on site for underserved communities and businesses. Performances also include talk backs with the artists AND masterclasses (masterclasses are available upon request).

We believe in art’s ability to transform, inspire, and transcend the everyday. We also believe that everyone deserves the solace, inspiration, and community that art can bring. Thank you for helping us serve our beloved community!

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Join instructors with The Rosin Box Project for a 10-week after-school program at your school offered in both Ballet and Hip Hop! Learn dance steps and action words, build choreography, and have fun. Students will engage in physical and critical thinking activities while preparing self-made choreography for an in-classroom showcase! Recommended for all kids with a creative spark!​

Classes are for TK-2nd grades and are one hour, after school on Wednesdays. Parents can register to have your student participate in this incredibly fun and engaging dance workshop!

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