California Ballet’s STUDENT DRESS REHEARSAL PROGRAM exists in order to provide free seats for schoolchildren at classical ballet productions in San Diego. It is well-known that arts education has diminished or vanished in many San Diego schools. California Ballet is part of the solution to provide arts education experiences for schoolchildren, predominantly to those in Title IV schools. California Ballet Company is the only ballet company in San Diego brings students to the theatre to experience classical ballet performances at San Diego Civic Theatre and Balboa Theatre offers and pre- and post-performance activities. Children can hear live music by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra as they watch The Nutcracker at San Diego Civic Theatre, see the conductor and orchestra players, meet dancers, and watch world-renowned artists, providing children with an opportunity to see dancers from other parts of the country and the world.