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Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend

JUN 13-16, 2024 & AUG 1-4, 2024

The 2024 Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekends are sold out. To join the waitlist for either weekend, please contact the Education Department at education@nycballet.com with your preferred event date(s).

Explore and refine your ballet abilities with NYCB’s Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend


A Four-Day Ballet Experience for Adults Ages 21+

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.

Every day will begin with an extensive warm-up or company class designed to prepare you for the dance-filled day ahead.  Participants will 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 Pilates and yoga classes designed for ballet dancers, 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.

Participating NYCB dancers will be announced at a later date.

Schedule & Requirements

Full Schedule

Thursday from 6 – 8:30 PM
Friday from 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday from 9 AM – 5 PM

Sample Daily Schedule

10 – 11:30 AM                   Ballet Technique Class
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM        Pirouettes Workshop
12:30 – 1:15 PM                Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:45 PM                  Intro to Balanchine Workshop
3 – 3:45 PM                       Port de Bras Workshop
4 - 5 PM                             Dancer Q & A Session


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.



$875 for the four-day workshop weekend.

Upon completing your ticket purchase, NYCB will follow up with registration details. Please note: In an effort to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to participate in this event, we kindly ask that you only place one registration per order and only register for one weekend of programming. If you wish to purchase multiple tickets for attendees other than yourself, we encourage you to create an nycballet.com account for each attendee so we can communicate with each participant directly.

Refund Policy

For June 13-16: 50% refund available through May 12; no refunds starting May 13.

For August 1-4: 50% refund available through June 30; no refunds starting July 1.

Optional Lunch Add-On

For an additional $20 per day, add on a catered boxed lunch for the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions. Menu options to follow. Vegan/Vegetarian options will be available. Please only select a ticket quantity of 1 to receive a 3-day lunch package.

NYCB's Education Programs are generously sponsored by The Travelers Companies, Inc.

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