Education and Outreach

Verb Ballets promotes and develops interest in and appreciation for dance through performance, programs that promote learning and nurture wellness, audience and community dialogue, and advocacy efforts to support the art form.

Verb Ballets offers outreach residencies and lecture demonstrations in a variety of settings, including schools, community centers, arts institutions, and healthcare facilities. It is the goal of our community outreach programs to connect the experience of dance to people in exciting and vibrant ways.

By participating in a lecture demonstration, movement workshop, or residency, individuals interact first-hand with dance, learn about the creation of dance works, experience new ways of moving, and stimulate their own creativity.

If you have any questions on how your school or group can get involved feel free to call Desmond Davis Education + Outreach Coordinator at 216-397-3757 or email.

School and Community Programs

Verb Ballets offer students and teachers the opportunity to learn how movement relates to subjects such as science, social studies, language arts, and math.

Dance Studio Programs

Verb Ballets offers custom master classes at your studio in a variety of dance styles, with one of Verb Ballets dancers or directors coming to your school to teach!


WiggleWords is Verb Ballets dance literacy program where students bend and stretch their bodies to form the letters of the alphabet while improving knowledge in spelling, phonics rules, identification of vowels and consonants, rhyming, and storytelling.

Children's Ballets

Verb Ballets offers a variety of children's ballet that can be brought in for students.

Communtiy Dance Classes

Dance for Everyone community dance classes at Verb Ballets studio is Shaker Heights are open to anyone who share the love of dance.

Senior Movement

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement.

Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.

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3445 Warrensville Center Rd.
Shaker Hts, OH 44122
Phone 216-397-3757

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