Unfortunately, it looks like you are using an outdated browser.

To improve your experience on our site and ensure your security, please upgrade to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

Skip to main content

You have the promo code applied

Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend

Dates for the 2023 Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend will be announced in early 2023. To be notified when registration opens, please contact the Education Department at education@nycballet.com

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.

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.



$750 for the four-day workshop weekend. 

All participants must have paid in full and agreed to the terms and conditions by June 2, 2022. Upon completing your ticket purchase, NYCB will follow up with registration details. Please note that for this event, we ask that you only place one registration per order. 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.

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.

For more information about the Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend, please contact the Education Department at education@nycballet.com.

Your Safety

We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to NYCB’s Rehearsal Studios in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building (the “Studios”) for in-person events. New York City Ballet remains deeply committed to the health and safety of our visitors, artists, and staff. In compliance with developing guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments, we have put in place preventative measures to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

All Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend participants must be fully vaccinated and will be required to present proof of vaccination authorized by the FDA or WHO, against COVID-19 to be admitted to the Studios. As a further tool to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, NYCB will require proper mask usage for all patrons, regardless of age or vaccination status, at all Public Programs. If a potential workshop attendee remains unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, that person may contact the New York City Ballet in writing for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation by sending an email to customercare@nycballet.com.

Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of your visit, additional entry requirements may include a contact tracing survey, limitations on belongings in the Studios, assigned entry times, contactless temperature check, social distancing, and more. Please check back here for updates on our complete and most up-to-date protocol, which is subject to change.

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

Stay closer to the action

Enter your name and email address to receive email communications from New York City Ballet, including special offers, on-sale dates, and other updates.