Cultural Passport

Secondary Experiences

Dance

A Dance Class Pass will enable students to experience a live dance performance through Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Cultural Passport program. Seating is very limited, so review the options below and click the Application link on the menu on the right to apply.

Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected dance companies and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience. The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below.

Curriculum Resources

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All shows taking place at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium are designed to be inclusive for individuals with and without disabilities.  The facility is accessible;  assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters and noise canceling headsets will be available.  To request materials in accessible format, and/or any other accommodation to attend this event, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 culture@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Performances

Miami City Ballet - Ballet for Young PeoplE
A Sensory-Friendly Performance*

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Performance
Join MCB School Ensemble for Ballet for Young People, an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at the art of ballet. Students will learn how ballet began, what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer, and how a ballet is created. Ballet for Young People features excerpts from MCB's repertoire, including Marius Petipa’s famed fairy-tale ballet The Sleeping Beauty, featuring Puss N’ Boots, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. George Balanchine’s Salute to the U.S.A. will also be featured, including the high-spirited Stars and Stripes with all-American costumes, sets and music, danced to the patriotic marches of John Philip Sousa.


*Sensory-Friendly Access

This performance will offer accessible accommodations for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  The theater will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise canceling headsets, and a quiet room.


Ill-Abilities International Dance Crew

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Friday, November 9, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Performance
ILL-ABILITIES is an International Breakdance Crew comprised of eight dancers from around the world. Created in the summer of 2007 by Montreal-based dancer/motivational speaker Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, ILL-ABILITIES was an all-star team of differently-abled dancers whose goal was to compete in the breakdance competition circuit, showing the world that anything is possible. The crew gets its name from the standard in hip-hop culture of using a negative term to refer to something positive. 

ILL-Abilities lets you journey through the minds of each dancer as they illustrate their battles with adversity, stereotypes, self-doubt, and everyday insecurities. In this piece each dancer discovers the strength to overcome life's struggles through dynamic movement and sheer determination.

Through exploring the challenges of choreography (both solo and routines), the group discovers the power of adapting their movements together into a distinctive vocabulary, one that inspires limitless possibilities.


Arch8 - Tetris

Location
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Date
Friday, May 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

About the Performance
This high-energy dance show inspired by the computer game Tetris is perfect for teens who can't sit still and who can't imagine further than they can see. Audiences will be amazed by the dancers' strength and agility.

 

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