Learn & Engage

K-12 Programs

Providing Access to the Arts

Northrop proudly engages students in meaningful experiences that expand their worldview and provide the hope and joy the arts offer through its K-12 matinee program. The program provides students and educators high-quality and affordable arts programming with expanded access online and flexible on-demand options that fit school schedules. Each performance is augmented with additional study materials that meet learning standards, as well as resources to guide students about arts performances. 

Upcoming Event

Ballet Lecture Demonstration

Northrop Presents

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s The Art of Ballet

On-Demand
Tue, Apr 27, 10:30 am CDT through Tue, May 11 11:59 pm, CDT
FREE. Perfect for grades 5-12, registration required 

A fun, accessible introduction to the art of ballet that reveals how training, choreography, and stagecraft come together to create the magic of a performance. 

Student Matinee Highlights

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$3.50 tickets

for in-person performances

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$1 per person

for live-stream/online performances

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Q&A sessions

with the artists

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Programming specific to K-12 students

by world-class artists

Access To Arts Education Matters

  • Research shows that children who study the arts demonstrate stronger overall academic performance, helping to produce creative thinkers that employers need in an increasingly complex workforce.

  • K-12 students involved with the arts show higher levels of success in math and reading skills, and additional skills are strengthened in communication and problem-solving abilities.

  • Exposure to the arts help K-12 students improve ACT/SAT test scores, perform higher on standardized tests, and achieve higher GPAs. These students are less likely to drop out of school and three times more likely to receive a bachelor's degree in higher education.

  • Both state and federal laws require K-12 schools to provide arts education for students to foster a more well-rounded education.

Student Matinee

Arts education impacts Minnesota students by strengthening their skills in:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Expression and evaluation skills
  • Empathy and valuing others
  • Collaboration
  • Creative-thinking and innovation

Source:
2019 Report provided by Minnesota Citizens for the Arts through study results of 2016 by Creative MN

Let us help you plan your field trip.

Email Bridget Reddan or call 612-625-1578.

Ticket Reservations

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Tickets for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s The Art of Ballet: A Virtual Lecture Demonstration
On-Demand Tue, Apr 27, 10:30 am CDT through Tue, May 11 11:59 pm, CDT
FREE. Perfect for grades 5-12, registration required


This event will be captioned, with other accessibility services available upon request. Visit the event page for more information
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