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Movement Workshops for Children with Autism

As New York City Ballet continues to prioritize the health and well-being of our patrons, artists, staff, and the community at large, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-21 Season and annual performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Education programs held during this time are either postponed or offered remotely.

Join the artists of New York City Ballet in these one-hour movement workshops especially designed for children with autism and developmental disabilities.

Children will learn a ballet-based warm-up and movement combinations inspired by some of NYCB’s most treasured repertory, and give a lively performance for accompanying family and friends to conclude the event. Workshops feature live piano accompaniment. No prior dance experience needed. A visual story will be sent prior to the event and a designated quiet space will be available. Siblings are encouraged to participate.

Event Details

Clothing that is comfortable to move in. Ballet shoes are optional.


This workshop is free of charge but reservations are required.

Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once registered, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire providing more information on how we can best meet the needs of your child.


New York City Ballet Rehearsal Studios
Samuel B & David Rose Building, 7th Floor
165 West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam

Photo © Rosalie O'Connor

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