NYCB in the Classroom

Engaging, enlightening, and inspiring diverse school communities through the exploration of New York City Ballet's history, artistry, and cultural aesthetic.

In New York City Ballet's in-school residency programs, students and educators learn how ballet is an accessible art form relevant to their daily lives. Aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, these programs promote student-centered, experiential, and interdisciplinary approaches to learning, and each is facilitated by professional dance educators.

Partner with New York City Ballet

It's our commitment to be an integral part in the educational growth of New York City youth. By working together to create quality and lasting arts-based experiences, we foster creative learning and cultivate vibrant school communities while sharing the rich cultural legacy of New York City Ballet.

Partner your school with New York City Ballet for a curriculum-based introduction to the world of ballet. Each program consists of multiple in-school workshops facilitated by a NYCB Teaching Artist, as well as a visit to see the New York City Ballet in performance at our home in Lincoln Center. Classroom teachers from partner schools participate in Professional Development workshops with NYCB Teaching Artists and professionals in the field of dance education in order to prepare for a successful residency.

2018/19 Residency Programs

Ballet Tales
This program, offered to students in grades 1 – 2, promotes dancemaking and literacy.

The Nutcracker Project
Available to students in grades 3 – 4, this interdisciplinary program allows students to foster artistic expression through the lens of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Project Ballet
This program invites 3rd – 5th grade students to learn about inspiration as a vehicle for creating art.

View 2018/19 School Programs Brochure

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