Student Matinee Educational Materials

Prepare your students for the Beauty and the Beast Student Matinee!

Welcome to our Educator Portal – a resource exclusively for teachers bringing students to the student matinee!

The materials on this page will help you make meaningful connections between your curriculum and the ballet for your students. Delve into the rich history, dancing, and music of the ballet with fun, educational and age-appropriate activities.

Click on the links to read, listen to, or download the materials!

Instructional Materials


Musical Excerpts

Familiarize your students with the score of the ballet with these links to musical excerpts from the ballet. Check the Teacher Resource Guide for descriptions and activities. Discuss these works  with your students before or after the performance.

The score for Beauty and the Beast is a compilation of excerpts of works by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, which were arranged by Earl Bernard Murray when the ballet was created in the 1950s. The works include Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, and 3; Orchestral Suites Nos. 1, 2, and 3; and The Storm, Opus 76 and The Tempest.

Opening Music

The Forest Scene

Beauty’s Solo in the Garden (start at 35:40)

Transformation Scene (when the Beast becomes the Prince)

The Wedding Scene

For Parents

Take Home Flyer: let parents know about the opportunity you’ve given their children! Print out and send home with your students.