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The Sarasota Ballet

The Sarasota Ballet

“The Sarasota Ballet excels in providing such quality experiences not only for patrons and subscribers but also for young people.”

–  Brian Hersh

Ballet is an art form that touches us deeply and gives expression to feelings not easily put into words. For over thirty years, it has been the mission

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"Coppélia" - FREE School Matinees and In-Classroom Workshops


Exploration Description

Coppélia:  A comedic ballet brought to life for Sarasota's 3rd & 4th Graders!  FREE Explorations

The Sarasota Ballet invites 3rd and 4th grade students to a theatrical dance education experience like no other.  This Fall, we bring back School Matinees where The Sarasota Ballet presents the humorous ballet,  Coppélia, as an interactive learning experience for our young audiences.  The


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Exploration Detail

Exploration type: In-School Exploration, Off-Campus Performance
Subject: Dance, Theater
Grade Levels 3-5
Available dates:

Coppélia School Matinees

Wednesday, Oct. 25 |  Thursday, Oct. 26 | Friday, Oct. 27

Coppélia - In The Classroom

Sept. 27 - October 20:  Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays

Available times:

Coppélia School Matinees

There are three School Matinees to choose from each date:

Oct 25 - 9:45am | 11:00am | 12:15pm

Oct 26 - 9:45am | 11:00am | 12:15pm

Oct 27 - 9:45am | 11:00am | 12:15pm


Coppélia - In the Classroom:

Can be scheduled for 1 hour any time between 10:30am and 2pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays between 9/27 & 10/20.

Space / technical requirements:

Coppélia School Matinees

None, as it's at the Mertz Theatre.

Coppélia - In the Classroom

An open space free of furniture or objects such as an auditorium, gymnasium, or cafeteria.


Coppélia School Matinees

FSU Center for the Performing Arts - Mertz Theater

Coppélia - In the Classroom

The Sarasota Ballet comes to your school.


Fees / Ticketing:


Standards & Benchmarks



Is transportation needed for this exploration?: Yes
If Yes, who arranges transportation?: School
Is financial assistance offered?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel, please contact Doricha Sales at 941-351-2877 or 727-318-1192 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled Exploration.