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Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend

Please check back for information on upcoming Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekend dates and details.

Explore and refine your ballet abilities with one of NYCB’s Ballet Essentials Workshop Weekends.

Designed for adults with beginner to advanced beginner ballet experience, each 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 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.

Each 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 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 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

Event Details

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.

$750 for the four-day workshop weekend. Tickets are non-refundable.


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 follow up with each participant directly.

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 register for one weekend of programming.

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

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