Ballet Tales

Oct – Dec 2019 or Jan – Apr 2020
Program: eight in-school workshops, teacher professional development session, NYCB student matinee performance
Grade levels: 1st and 2nd grade
Cost: $500 per class

Encourage your students to explore dance as a form of communication through the integration of writing and movement activities. Participating classes write their own story and work with a NYCB Teaching Artist to transform their written words to movement over the course of eight in-school workshops. Students focus on the importance of elements such as character, setting, and plot in both writing and dance. Ballet Tales contributes to a greater understanding of how storytelling through dance can transcend the components of text, movement, and music, and culminates in a performance of student choreographed work. Participating classes attend a live performance at Lincoln Center.

"This is one of the best things we do as a grade. It is a bonding experience where everyone plays a creative role and the memories stay with students forever!" –  2nd Grade Teacher, Brooklyn

This program is currently at capacity for the 2019-20 school year. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will open in spring of 2020. For more information please email

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