Dance the Story at Home!

During this time when many families are at home, we are excited to provide ballet engagement opportunities for children and their caregivers! Come “Dance the Story” with PBT!

Explore movement and dance at home using a beloved children’s book or ballet story! Join us for “Dance the Story,” an up-on-your-feet story time that introduces kids to basic ballet steps and movement concepts. Caregivers are welcome to dance along with us and learn to bring books to life with movement. Starting the week of June 9, our summer series will begin. Programs will be held only Tuesdays at 10 a.m. over the summer.

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Find below program recordings and many activities to go along with each of our stories, including coloring pages, videos and outdoor/indoor games. If you don’t have access to a printer, websites like this one can be used to color our pages and printables online.

Children's Books

Children’s Books

ABC in Action by Kerra Alexander
Watch the recorded program here.

Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Watch the first program here.
Watch the second program here.
Coloring Page
Farm Animal Stick Puppet Printables
Check out this video of PBT Hope Academy students performing Barnyard Dance!
Listen to the story on Soundcloud!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
Watch the recorded program here.
Brown Bear Craft and Movement Activity
Pay a virtual visit to the world of illustrator Eric Carle with our friends from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh!

Dancing in My Bones by Sylvia Andrews
Watch the first program here.
Watch the second program here.
Coloring Page
Build-a-Bone Activity
Check out this video of PBT Hope Academy students performing Dancing in My Bones!

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
Watch part one here.
Watch part two here.
Animal Bingo
Host a jungle dance party! Just like our animal friends, we can waltz, cha cha, rock ‘n roll, tango, and dance a Scottish reel!
Learn about animals- like the giraffe, the lion and the rhino– with our friends at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium!

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
Watch the first program here.
Watch the second program here.
Coloring Page
Story Printables

Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev
Watch the recorded program here.
Check out this video of PBT Hope Academy students performing Peter and the Wolf!
Coloring Book (from the Chatanooga Symphony’s performance!)

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields
Watch the recorded program here.
Dinosaur Scales Activity
Coloring Page (from our friends at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History!)
Create Your Own Dippy (from our friends at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History!)

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Watch the recorded program here.
Wild Thing Puppet
Listen to the story on YouTube

Ballet Stories

For Caregivers