Behind the Scenes Program provides mentoring in the pre-professional level of dance, production and entrepreneurship. The program works in partnership with schools to provide the infrastructure for early professional development. Pentacle places teaching artists in-residence in educational settings to work with students. Students learn through hands-on opportunities and gain insight from leaders in the field. Through this program, youth have a unique chance to identify new areas of interest and learn the skills they need to stay connected to the arts throughout their lives.
Past curriculum has combined choreography, production, and administration basics. Learning outcomes have strengthened tools for relating interests and skills to potential careers, and put into practice planning, problem solving and communication skills.
Pentacle’s mission for educational programming is to cultivate a broader understanding of dance and non-profit career possibilities.