MBC Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

Making Community Arts Access a Priority

Mankato Ballet Company seeks to bring awareness of the art of dance to the community of Southern Minnesota and surrounding regions. We see this as valuable work that brings amazing benefits and quality of life to our friends and neighbors.

There are many ways we can bring awareness, exposure and live performance to Mankato’s growing population, for this reason MBC offers a variety of Outreach Programs, making arts accessible to many who don’t normally get to experience it.

All participants have opportunities for our dancer pen-pal program, mini performances, free tickets and much more.

Together We Dance is our outreach program that engages in community volunteering, performances, and presentations. MBC company members and staff want to bring our community to yours and offer our dance expertise.

  • MBC Company dancers bring individually tailored performances and arts talks to:
    • Schools
    • Assisted Living Facilities
    • Community Centers
    • Community Events 
  • Programs are free and depend on scheduling and availability

Aging Gracefully is our outreach program that offers safe, creative movement based dance classes geared toward those 60 and up. These classes offer the mental and physical benefits of dance, and a fun environment to engage in a social activity with others. 

  • Classes can be in-person or virtual 
  • Classes can be on-site or at our studio
  • Single classes or 4 and 6 week session options
  • Prices vary on location and number of participants

Relevé Our Youth is our outreach program that offers dance classes to youth who may not have access or opportunities to join dance classes. MBC will offer the fundamentals of dance, its history and genres, all while engaging in a fun, creative dance experience. 

  • Classes can be in-person or virtual 
  • Classes can be on-site or at our studio
  • Single classes or 4 and 6 week session options
  • Program funded by grants/donations: number of participants is on a limited first come first serve basis

1-2-3 Dance With Me is our outreach program that offers dance classes to PreSchools in our community. MBC will teach your students basic dance skills while offering a fun, creative movement experience.

  • Classes can be in-person or virtual 
  • Classes can be on-site or at our studio
  • Single classes or 4 and 6 week session options
  • Prices vary on location and number of participants

All Are Able is our outreach program that offers specialized, creative movement and  dance classes. These classes provide a safe dance experience, while adapting to the individual needs of all participants.

  • Classes can be in-person or virtual 
  • Classes can be on-site or at our studio
  • Single classes or 4 and 6 week session options
  • Prices vary on location and number of participants

For more information please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Emily Nelson, at emily@mankatoballet.org.