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Pirates of the Chesapeake

Artist: Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Type: Assemblies / Performances

Pirates of the Chesapeake Assembly


Based on the first documented acts of piracy on the Chesapeake Bay, BTM brings to life pirates, settlers and natives who lived in 17th century America in this dance assembly. Local history, swordfights and lost treasure come together through dance to tell a story of our colonial roots. Students will participate in demonstrations including stage combat.

Please note: This performance is an artistic interpretation of historical events involving pirates. As a result, the performance contains the use of stylized stage combat, primarily sword fighting, and also incorporates the use of stage replica weapons, primarily swords (some wood and some metal).  If you are concerned about this content, please take a look at the other offerings from Ballet Theatre of Maryland, or call Young Audiences to discuss further.

Sample Common Core connection
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Photo by Mike Stukel.


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: $825

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $1165

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements

• Performance space for 20-25 performers
• A table and chair for a tape recorder
• A clean, well-swept floor, preferably wood
• A performance area available one hour prior to performance (multi-purpose room)
• Nearby dressing rooms for change of costumes
• A microphone (if available)


Classical Music Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

American History
Common Core-aligned
Dance and Movement
Physical Education