Arts Blitz

Ballet Austin                              


Ballet Austin Arts BlitzEducators, partner with Ballet Austin, Pollyanna Theatre Company, and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum to “blitz” your students with multiple art forms! The program includes a live dance theatre production, Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for teachers participating in the ArtsBlitz Professional Development, and free curricula for classroom educators.

The next Arts Blitz production, Sprites, will be performed for 4th and 5th grade students in January 2014.

Sprites Summary:

One day, 10-year-old Wren plays with words and they come to life.  When she writes poetry, the words are sweet and graceful. When she writes adventure stories, they gallop and gambol.  However when Marlie, the school bully, convinces her to use them to hurt another girl, Wren discovers how powerful words are, and realizes that they always must be used with care.  Whether spoken, written, or sent into cyberspace, words do come to life.  This new dance drama animates words and their intentions, and asks young people to think before they misuse tools as powerful as their own words.

Sprites Curricula:

Educators that have completed the Arts Blitz professional development session for Sprites, you may access the pre-show and post-show curricula here.

Ballet Austin's Arts Blitz

Show Dates for 2013/14 - all shows take place in the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center:

Fri Jan 24 at 11:00am
Tues Jan 28 at 10:30am and 12:30pm
Wed Jan 29 at 10:30am and 12:30pm
Thurs Jan 30 at 9:30am and 11:30pm
Fri Jan 31 at 9:30am


Please contact Pollyanna Theatre Company to register.



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Past Arts Blitz Projects

Symphony of Clouds (2010/11 - 2011/12)

Target age range: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Schools served:Symphony of Clouds Interactive

Allison Elementary - Austin ISD

Austin Montessori - Private

Baty Elementary - Del Valle ISD

Berkman Elementary - Round Rock ISD

Blackshear Elementary - Austin ISD

Blake Manor - Manor ISD

Bluebonnet Trail - Manor ISD

Campbell Elementary - Austin ISD

Cathedral School of Saint Mary - Private

Chandler Oaks Elementary - Round Rock ISD

Chaparral Star Academy - Private

Decker Elementary - Manor ISD

Deep Wood Elementary - Round Rock ISD

Eden Park Academy - Private

Govalle Elementary - Austin ISD

Grace Academy - Private

Harris Elementary - Austin ISD

Highland Park Elementary - Austin ISD

Hill Elementary - Austin ISD

Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary - Del Valle ISD

Kirby Hall School - Private

Lake Travis High School Lifeskills Students - Lake Travis ISD

Lee Elementary - Austin ISD

Lighthouse Christian Academy - Private

Manor Elementary - Manor ISD

The Master's School - Private

Mitchell Elementary - Georgetown ISD

Oak Meadows - Manor ISD

Our Savior Lutheran - Private

Pioneer Crossing - Manor ISD

Pleasant Hill Elementary - Austin ISD

Presidential Meadows - Manor ISD

Rawson-Saunders School - Private

Robertson Elementary - Round Rock ISD

St. Francis School - Private

St. Paul Lutheran - Private

Star Charter School

Wells Branch Elementary - Round Rock ISD

Widen Elementary - Austin ISD

Zavala Elementary - Austin ISD


The Monologue Project (2006/07 – 2008/09)

Target age range: 7th, 8th, and 9th grades

Schools served:The Monologue Project Interactive

Anderson High School - Austin ISD

Ann Richards School - Austin ISD

Austin Jewish Academy - Private

Canyon Ridge Middle School - Leander ISD

Cedar Park High School - Leander ISD

Decker Middle School - Manor ISD

The Girls' School of Austin - Private

Henry Middle School - Leander ISD

Hopewell Middle School - Round Rock ISD

KIPP Austin College Prep

LBJ High School - Austin ISD

Leander Middle School - Leander ISD

Manor High School - Manor ISD

Manor Middle School - Manor ISD

McCallum High School - Austin ISD

Murchison Middle School - Austin ISD

O. Henry Middle School - Austin ISD

Rawson-Saunders School - Private

Rockdale Junior High School - Rockdale ISD

Running Brushy Middle School - Leander ISD

Westwood High School - Round Rock ISD

Wiley Middle School - Leander ISD


Trail of Tears: Walking the Choctaw Road (2004/05 – 2005/06)

Target age range: 5th, 6th, and 7th grades

Schools served:Trail of Tears: Walking the Choctaw Road Footnotes

Anderson High School - Austin ISD

Austin High School - Austin ISD

Barton Hills Elementary - Austin ISD

Bridge Pointe Elementary - Eanes ISD

Cameron Elementary - Cameron ISD

Cameron Junior High School - Cameron ISD

Coupland Elementary - Coupland ISD

Davis Elementary - Austin ISD

Dawson Elementary - Austin ISD

Elgin Elementary - Elgin ISD

Fulmore Middle School - Austin ISD

Gause Elementary - Gause ISD

The Girls' School of Austin - Private

Hill Country Middle School - Eanes ISD

Kealing Middle School - Austin ISD

Manor Middle School - Manor ISD

Maplewood Elementary - Austin ISD

Martin Middle School - Austin ISD

Milano Elementary - Milano ISD

Milano Junior High School - Milano ISD

Murchison Middle School - Austin ISD

Neidig Elementary - Elgin ISD

O. Henry Middle School - Austin ISD

Pearce Middle School - Austin ISD

Poppywood Christian School - Private

Rockdale Elementary - Rockdale ISD

Rockdale Junior High School - Rockdale ISD

Thorndale Elementary - Thorndale ISD

Thorndale Middle School - Thorndale ISD


Questions? Contact Community Education Director, Pei-San Brown, at or 512.476.9151 ext. 178.

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