Group Adventures

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Access

These exclusive behind-the-scenes events offer family, senior, student, and performance groups the opportunity to interact with and learn from NYCB artists.

Group Adventures are only available to groups with the purchase of performance tickets. Arrangements must be made in advance and are subject to availability. Call 212-870-4200 to speak with a representative for complete pricing and scheduling details.

Ballet Class

Private class with a NYCB dancer

Dance students (ages 13 and older with prior ballet experience) have the opportunity to take a Balanchine technique class taught by a NYCB dancer. There’s no better way to learn ballet than from the professionals themselves! A few non-participating group members may observe for a $10 fee. 60-90 minute class. Saturdays and Sundays.

Performance Workshop

Personalized class and coaching session with a NYCB dancer

Performance groups are invited inside the rehearsal studio with the option to learn choreography from NYCB’s active Repertory or to receive coaching from a NYCB dancer on an existing routine. Non-participating group members may observe for a $10 fee. 60-90 minute workshop. Saturdays and Sundays.

Meet the Musician

See the music and hear the dance from a musician’s perspective

NYCB performances feature live music from the Company’s own 62-piece Orchestra. In a 45-minute pre-performance discussion, your group will enjoy the splendor of the Theater as an Orchestra member leads a conversation on music’s integral contribution to the beauty of a ballet performance. 45-minute discussion.

Dress Makes the Dance

Behind-the-scenes glimpse into NYCB’s costume shop

Join our costume shop supervisor on a 45-minute guided tour of various locations where costumes are stored and readied for use in performances, while hearing first-hand about costume design, creation, and maintenance. 45-minute tour.

Meet the Dancer

Experience ballet from the other side of the footlights

A NYCB dancer will escort your group on a 45-minute discussion tour, sharing insights into the life of a dancer and answering questions about the performance your group is attending. You’ll hear interesting moments from the history of both NYCB and our home, the David H. Koch Theater, and also have an opportunity for a breathtaking view of the auditorium from onstage. 45-minute discussion.

Enhance your visit with a Group Adventure Add-on!

Call 212-870-4200 or email for complete pricing and scheduling details.*

*Cost of Group Adventures is dependent on group size and is in addition to performance tickets. Arrangements must be made in advance and are subject to availability.

Meet the Musician, Dress Makes the Dance, and Meet the Dancer pre-performance programs take place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue.

Ballet Class and Performance Workshop take place in NYCB’s rehearsal studios, dressing rooms are available. 

Latecomers will not be able to enjoy their Group Adventure/s.