Virtual Field Trip
In Poway OnStage’s Virtual Field Trip, Southern California Ballet will perform narrated show excerpts of “The Nutcracker”, and provide extension activities in movement, pantomime and costume design.
Grades: 1 – 5th
Available in English and Spanish
FREE (Grant Funded) for all San Diego County schools
For residents and schools outside of San Diego County, the following fees apply:
$25 – Single Class Access
$100 – Full School Access
Note: 50% Discount is given for Title 1 Schools for The Nutcracker VFT
Pre-show learning modules include:
- The Nutcracker Interactive Story
- The Nutcracker Time Machine
Extension Activities include:
- Artist Videos: Dance Tutorials (Party Children, Toy Soldiers, Chinese Tea, Spanish Chocolate)
- Workshop Video: Costume Design
- World Tour through the Land of the Sweets
- Choose Your Move: Choreography Game
All content is pre-recorded and can be used anytime from December 1, 2021 to January 15, 2022.
See Additional Virtual Field Trip FAQ’s below.
About Southern California Ballet:
Southern California Ballet offers the highest quality education to a diverse group of dancers that includes a well-rounded base of learning in all genres of dance. Established in 1983, their mission is to provide enrichment, education, outreach and entertainment for the community through the art of dance, and to provide performance and artistic opportunities for dedicated young dancers.
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky is a holiday tradition that will never fade in excitement and entertainment. SCB’s production has been delighting audiences for nearly 30 years. Beautifully designed for all ages with over 100 talented performers from SCB’s Company, Academy and the community. The show also features professional guest artists in the principal roles.
Additional SCB In-Person Offerings
Bring your class to this stunning production of Tchaikovsky’s classic The Nutcracker ballet for only $5 per student and chaperone!
SCB offers four outreach performances on:
Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 9:15 AM and 11:15 AM
Friday, December 17, 2021 at 9:15 AM and 11:15 AM*
*This show is a sensory friendly performance adapted for people with cognitive and sensory-processing disabilities. All are welcome to attend this performance.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.southerncaliforniaballet.org/nutcracker-outreach
Bringing the Stage to the Classroom
Starting this year, Southern California Ballet can come to your school to teach The Nutcracker in this 60-minute workshop. ($75/class or $200/school)
Students have the opportunity to learn about: Basic ballet movements and terminology, History and background of The Nutcracker, Simplified choreography from one of our 4 featured dances, Various costumes the dancers wear, Pointe shoes and pointe work.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.southerncaliforniaballet.org/sttc
Virtual Field Trip FAQ’s
Q: What is the specific day/time of the field trip? Is there any live content?
A: Everything is pre-recorded, to provide maximum flexibility and equitable accessibility across learning platforms. It is all securely hosted on a password protected section of our website and is available for a three-week period. You can assign it whenever fits best for your students.
Q: Can the lesson be done over multiple sessions, or is the link/password limited to a single use?
A: The link and password will work any time and as many times during the Field Trip period.
Q: Does the field trip need to be given as an independent student activity or can I lead my kids through it all together?
A: We want you to use the materials in the format that works best for your students. We do ask that you have your students individually complete the “Show What You Know” exit ticket. They give us valuable data for our grant reports and the exit worksheet also asks questions that help complete some of the VAPA standards. If your students are working through the field trip on their own device, these elements are embedded. If you plan to lead your kids through the field trip together, we will provide direct links to the surveys so you can assign them separately.
Q: Once I have the link, is it ok to preview the field trip so that I can best prepare my students and families for the activities?
A: Yes, please explore the content and figure out what works best for your class! The “map” is provided at the beginning of the Field Trip to help students navigate if you assign activities over multiple classes.
Q: Is my class limited to just one Virtual Field Trip, or can we attend multiple trips?
A: You are welcome to sign-up for all the trips that are appropriate for your grade level. (And thank you for your interest in sharing the arts with your students!)
Q: My class grade level is above/below the recommended span of the Field Trip, can we still attend?
A: The grade level spans are set with input from the artists as well as VAPA standards for each grade level. If you are ONE grade above or below the recommended level, it will probably still be appropriate. Please keep in mind that younger students may need additional guidance with some of the activities and navigating the platform and older students may not have their VAPA standards fully met with the program. If you do sign-up, we encourage you to navigate through the trip prior to assigning it to your students in order to figure out how you may need to supplement or adapt it for your students.
- Wednesday December 1st, 2021 - Saturday January 15th, 2022
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