Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend

JUN 6-9, 2019

A Four-Day Ballet Experience for Adults Ages 21+

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Explore and refine your ballet abilities with NYCB’s first-ever workshop weekend from JUN 6-9, 2019. Designed for adults with beginner to advanced beginner ballet experience, this four-day workshop will give you a glimpse of what it’s like to train exclusively with NYCB. You’ll gain insights on technique and learn choreography from your favorite NYCB works. All workshops will be led by NYCB dancers and artistic staff, and feature accompaniment by company pianists.

Each day will begin with an extensive warm-up or company class designed to prepare you for the dance-filled day ahead. Participants will then be divided into two groups according to level where they will learn NYCB-inspired choreography specially-tailored to their experience with ballet. In addition to repertory workshops, participants will observe an exclusive in-studio lecture demonstration featuring NYCB Company members, take a Pilates class designed for ballet dancers, tour NYCB’s theater at Lincoln Center, and have other special behind-the-scenes experiences.

The weekend will culminate with the chance to perform for an invited audience of family and friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the dancers you have admired onstage and bond with your fellow ballet fans. Invigorate your passion for ballet with this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Full Schedule:
Thursday, June 6 from 6:30 – 9 PM
Friday, June 7 from 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, June 8 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, June 9 from 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Sample Daily Schedule:
10 – 11:30 AM              Ballet Technique Class
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  Theater Tour    
12:30 – 1:15 PM           Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:15 PM             Intro to Balanchine Workshop
2:30 – 3 PM                  Intro to Robbins Workshop
3:15 – 4 PM                  Dancer Q & A Session
4:15 – 5 PM                  Pilates Mat Class

Requirements: Participants must be 21 years or older to enroll and should have at least beginner to advanced beginner ballet experience. No audition required. These workshops will require that you are able to dance for up to 4 hours with only brief breaks in between. All participants must have paid in full, agreed to the terms and conditions, and signed liability release forms by May 31, 2019.

Tickets: $675 (Early Bird until March 14) or $750 (after March 15) for the four-day workshop weekend. Tickets are non-refundable. Upon completing your ticket purchase, NYCB will follow up with Registration details. Please note that for this event, we can only accept one registration per order. If you wish to purchase multiple tickets for attendees other than yourself, we encourage you to create an account for each attendee so we can communicate with each participant directly.

Optional Lunch Add-On: For an additional $15 per day, add on a catered boxed lunch to your order for daytime workshop sessions on Days 2, 3, and/or 4 of the weekend. Menu options to come.

Participating NYCB dancers will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for this event are online only, and not available from the NYCB Ticket Line or Box Office. For more information about the 2019 Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend, please contact