Schools and organizations, here is your opportunity to watch Colorado Ballet live! We are seeking groups throughout Colorado and out-of-state
(and even out of the United States) who are interested in streaming a free live performance by Colorado Ballet. During the 2017/2018
season, schools and organizations will have the opportunity to live stream Colorado Ballet's student matinee series for free: Dracula (Oct. 5, 10:30am MST) and The Nutcracker (Dec. 1, 11am MST). The
productions will also be available for one week after the initial broadcast. If you are interested in participating, please fill
out the form at the end of this page.
Sites eligible for live streaming at no cost are:
- Public, charter and private schools (ECE-12th grade)
- Colleges and universities
- Hospitals that serve children and youth
- Homeless shelters that serve children and youth
- Non-profit organizations that serve children and youth (Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, libraries, etc.)
Live stream details
Productions will be available a week after the initial live streaming. If you are interesting in accessing the video during the
week after, please make a note on your online form.
Study guides for each production are available here. Please consider utilizing these teaching
resources in your classroom to make for a more in-depth exposure to dance and ballet.
The necessary requirements for the remote live stream are:
- Something to both watch and listen to the performance on: This can be a computer lab with students at individual screens or a staff
computer projected for a full classroom - whatever fits best for your space!
- High speed internet: In order to test your internet speed, please visit SpeedTest.net and run a test on your download speed. Generally 1.5 Mbps download speed is good and anything higher is better.
- Test the link: We will provide a link beforehand for testing on your end to ensure no issues on the day of the performance.
Please note, the student matinee performances (which you are watching live) are final dress rehearsals. Therefore, the artistic staff
will occasionally make audible comments to the dancers, or, more rarely, even stop the performance to make changes. This enables
students to have a “behind the scenes” look into the production.
Live stream opportunities during 2017/2018 season:
This season, we will offer free streaming opportunities during the student matinee series:
- Dracula - Friday, October 5, 2017 - 10:30am MST - Based
on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror, Dracula features enthralling choreography by Michael Pink, exhilarating music by Philip
Feeney performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, and plenty of spine-tingling excitement.
Please note: This ballet is not recommended for young children, it is recommended for children at least
6th grade and up.
- The Nutcracker -
Friday, December 1, 2017 -
11:00 a.m. MST - Colorado Ballet's 2016 production of The Nutcracker was
named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award contest, in a field that
included more than 80 Nutcracker-themed productions!
About past live streams:
During the 2016/2017 season, Colorado Ballet served 12,475 viewers for Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in 27 states
and five international countries including Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, Nicaragua, and England. Of the 143 schools/organizations
that remotely streamed, 83 percent were new participants for this season. This was the second season that Colorado Ballet offered
live streaming of our student matinee series.
During the 2015/2016 season, we reached approximately 7,700 participants in 14 Colorado counties, 30 states and 6 countries (Ecuador,
Ireland, England, Greece, Italy, Canada) through the live stream of our student matinee series.
Please consider sending pictures to us after you watch the production–we love to see our programs in action!
Please e-mail photos and quotes to email@example.com.
"Thank you so much for allowing our school to watch the ballet today! It was a wonderful production and your company is truly changing lives and helping these children learn to love and appreciate the arts."
- Cloverdale Elementary
"The video and audio quality of the stream was excellent."
-Garfield Elem., Loveland
"Thanks for this awesome experience...it felt like we had front row seats! :)"
- Richard T. Castro Elementary
"24 students LOVED it and were mesmerized by the music, dancing, lights, effects, and costumes! As a matter of fact, I had the pleasure of watching many kids dancing, twirling, and pretending to play various musical instruments during recess. We are a dual-language (Spanish/English) school here at Harris and having this opportunity to watch a performance that can be understood in any language was incredible."
A huge thank you to Duke Hartman, Rick Romano and EON247 Inc. for spearheading this incredible program!