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 using a beloved children’s 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. We’ll be dancing and moving every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.!


Thursday, March 26 at 10 a.m. – Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.  Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, March 31 at 10 a.m. – One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root. Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m. – Dancing in My Bones by Sylvia Andrews. Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, April 7 at 10 a.m. – Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields. Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m. – Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, April 16 at 10 a.m. – Sleeping Beauty with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. – Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae (Part 1). Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, April 23 at 10 a.m. – Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae (Part 2). Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. – Beauty and the Beast with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, April 30 at 10 a.m. – The Nutcracker with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. – Alice in Wonderland with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, May 7 at 10 a.m. – Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. – Swan Lake with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, May 14 at 10 a.m. – One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root. Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. – ABC in Action by Kerra Alexander. Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m. – Dancing in My Bones by Sylvia Andrews. Watch the recorded program here.

Tuesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. – Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.  Watch the recorded program here.

Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m. – Peter Pan with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Join us on Facebook Live- a YouTube link will be provided!

Tuesday, June June 2 at 10 a.m. – Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields. Join us on Facebook Live!


Please find below 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.


Activities for Swan Lake

Origami Ballerina Craft

Audience Guide

Four Swans Coloring Page

Odette Coloring Page


Activities for Where the Wild Things Are

Wild Thing Puppet

Listen to the story on YouTube


Activities for Alice in Wonderland

Audience Guide

Children’s Activity Guide

Alice Coloring Page


Activities for The Nutcracker

Children’s Activity Guide

Kaufmann’s Coloring Page and “I Spy” Activity

Marie Coloring Page

Sugar Plum and Cavalier Coloring Page


Activities for Beauty and the Beast

Children’s Activity Guide (including coloring page)

Audience Guide


Activities for Giraffes Can’t Dance

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!


Activities for Sleeping Beauty

Children’s Activity Guide

Coloring Page

Audience Guide


Activities for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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!


Activities for Peter and the Wolf

Check out this video of PBT Hope Academy students performing Peter and the Wolf!

Coloring Book (from the Chatanooga Symphony’s performance!)


Activities for Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp

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!)


Activities for Barnyard Dance

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!


Activities for One Duck Stuck

Coloring Page

Story Printables


Activities for Dancing in My Bones

Coloring Page

Build-a-Bone Activity

Check out this video of PBT Hope Academy students performing Dancing in My Bones!


For Caregivers

Activating Books with Dance and Movement

Get Moving! Tips from Let’s Move Pittsburgh

Cut Back on Sweet Treats – Nutrition Tips