Links for Educators


Study Guide for The Nutcracker

Shreveport Regional Arts Council
The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) supports SMB and offers many exciting performing and visual arts opportunities for students in Shreveport and surrounding areas.

Bossier Arts Council
The Bossier Arts Council (BAC) helps Bossier Parish students attend our school performances of The Nutcracker and our spring ballets.

Royal Academy of Dance
Learn more about the training that our Company members undertake through the Royal Academy of Dance, the world’s largest and most influential dance teacher training and examining organization for classical ballet.

American Ballet Theatre’s Ballet Dictionary
What are those things the dancers are doing onstage?! Learn the origins and meanings of ballet’s special language with this excellent online resource.

Ballet History from the Charleston Ballet (West Virginia)
Comprehensive, excellent resource on the history of ballet, with sections on choreography, costumes, music, and the intersection of physics and dance. Also includes more specific information about The Nutcracker and its composer, Tchaikovsky.