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Access & Enrichment

American Repertory Ballet’s Access and Enrichment programs aim to provide access to the art form of dance to people of all ages.
By providing impactful opportunities for students to observe and participate in dance, the programs help cultivate a lifelong appreciation of the art form.  All educational programs integrate the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards for Visual and Performing Arts and can be programmed to suit a variety of needs for individual schools and communities.

Assemblies and Residencies

Bring American Repertory Ballet to your school!
ARB offers assembly programs and educational residencies that are curriculum-based and tailored to meet the needs of each school and classroom. 
DANCE POWER, a partnership with the New Brunswick Board of Education, is ARB's flagship residency program and the longest-running community/arts partnership in NJ. Since its inception 1984, over 20,000 New Brunswick students have been introduced to dance through this program.

School Time Matinees

Bring your students to see American Repertory Ballet perform at a theater near you!  
Resource guides will be provided.
Other programs, including master classes, lecture demonstrations, or choreography workshops are available. Contact us for more information or to design your own program!

Community Enrichment

American Repertory Ballet's On Pointe Enrichment Series, provides the community inside access to the dance world through guest speakers, lecture demonstrations, company performance previews, and panel discussions.


Princeton Ballet School students and Community Events Coordinator Katie Scibienski after performing for the local community at Communiversity, April 2013

ARB's Access and Enrichment Mission

is to expose New Jersey communities to the art form of dance, as active participants and informed observers, and to develop lifelong dance enthusiasts. 

Since establishing DANCE POWER, its first Access and Enrichment program in 1984, ARB has fulfilled this mission by:

  • Reaching over 20,000 students in the New Brunswick public school system through the DANCE POWER program.
  • Offering DANCE POWER students with a true passion for and interest in dance an opportunity to attend the Princeton Ballet School on full scholarship from grade 4 through high school.
  • Providing after-school dance education opportunities through DANCE POWER II for students in Grades 4-8.
  • Each year, exposing approximately 9,000 children and families of varying ethnic, socio-economic backgrounds, and ages to dance through curriculum-based residencies, School Time Matinees, and assemblies. 


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