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Sensory Friendly Performance: Jump, Frog, Jump

  • Nashville Ballet 3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN, 37209 United States (map)


Based on the popular children's book of the same name by Robert Kalan, this exciting tale of a frog and friends retraces from the beginning each time a new character is added: "This is the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog that was under the fly that climbed out of the water- How did the frog get away? Jump Frog Jump!"  This energetic and humorous ballet is completely narrated and incorporates children from the audience as they instruct the frog to jump for his safety! The repetitive dialogue of the story helps to build important memory skills, while the art of dance, drama and visual art "bring science to life" with lessons on bugs, reptiles and other pond creatures.
This Sensory Friendly performance is designed to create an inclusive and welcoming experience for all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities with sensitivity concerns. The following support materials are available in preparation for your visit to Nashville Ballet:

  • Designated "quiet spaces" available with map identifying where they are located Map of Nashville Ballet identifying quiet spaces

  • Social story about visiting Nashville Ballet Social Story about coming to Nashville Ballet

  • Story board of the ballet Jump Frog Jump Social Story of the ballet Jump Frog Jump

  • Que cards to be held up during the performance alerting guests to loud moments

  • Lights will remain at full during performance

  • Volume of music will be lowered.

  • Accessible Seating

  • General Seating Assignments

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Later Event: March 21
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