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Outreach Programs

Community & Afterschool Onsite Programs

Our arts programs are offered at various satellite locations throughout the community.  We have afterschool classes onsite at public and private schools throughout the community.  By bringing our arts programs to satellite locations we can better serve a broader spectrum of the community.

In-School Programs

Our arts enrichment programs complement the standard school curriculum and enable students to work with professional artists skilled in each of the four disciplines. These successful outreach programs encourage parents, students, teachers and artists to work together towards a creative learning environment. We have residency workshops specifically tailored to meet Social Studies Curriculum for Grades 1-5 and provide a dynamic vehicle for bringing history, literature, and current events to life. Click Here for an example of our 3rd grade workshop.

4 ARTS:   Dance, Theatre, Music, and Visual Art

Bringing arts literacy into the classroom.  Students experience each of the arts through active participation in engaging and challenging activities, while teachers find new and creative ways to help kids meet benchmarks.  Single day to extended period options are available for all grade levels.    Most programs involve several classrooms within a school in one 30-45 minute class each week, for two to four weeks each of dance, theatre, music and visual art.  We work with classroom teachers to tailor our program to fit their specific needs.

Introduction to:   Dance, Theatre, Music or Visual Art

Single subject arts programs, that are integrated with common curriculum guidelines.  Concepts in language arts, math, science, reading and spatial orientation are interpreted through Dance, Theatre, Music or Visual Art.  Programs for all grade levels are available from a single day to an extended period.

Career Day Speakers:   Dance, Theatre, Music or Visual Art

Professionals with vast experience in their field, bring to the students an array of job possibilities.  Information about all aspects of the profession including education, work experience, and salary ranges is given.  Kids find out what they can be doing now to explore a career in the arts.

Field Trips
Metro Dancers is offering a special field trip opportunity - a just for kids ballet performance of...

Coppelia is a highly acclaimed comic ballet classic. Our wonderful version, as staged by Joanna Kneeland, is madcap farce involving an eccentric inventor, the animated doll he creates and the havoc they cause in their small village.  Music, costumes, sets and the dancers’ skill combine to make this a performance event you will not want to miss. In this exciting interpretation of Coppelia, we have not only great dancing but also great theatre.  The original production was so popular on the stage that it was made into an award-winning motion picture featuring Walter Slezak.  This funny and fast paced story is the perfect first ballet for novices of all ages and is a bright new perspective for those already familiar with the ballet. 

Every group receives an activities packet, radio drama CD and other curriculum support. This ballet is appropriate for all ages of students from Kindergarten on up.

WHERE: Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97216. Free off-street parking is available.

WHEN: Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th at 9:45am and Noon

COST: The ticket price is only $6.50 - a fantastic savings on the $20.00 ticket price for our public performances. Discounts are available for groups over 50.

A non-refundable deposit of $30.00 will secure a spot for your students. The balance of the payment is due by April 7, 2017. Please indicate on your form if you will be using Run for the Arts money, as we need to process that differently.

PLEASE NOTE: Transportation is the responsibility of each school.

To order tickets call: 503-408-0604, email, or order online Click Here

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