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Family Saturdays


Join us for these exciting one-hour interactive presentations featuring excerpts from New York City Ballet's diverse repertory performed by Company dancers and members of the NYCB Orchestra.

Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and older. 

Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer and Family Saturdays Creative Director, hosts the programs, offering insight on choreography, music, and dancers. Family Saturdays are the perfect introduction to NYCB and the world of classical dance!

2022-23 Season Events

October 15, 2022
New York City Ballet’s Founding Choreographer George Balanchine is best known for his iconic work The Nutcracker, but did you know that he also choreographed over four hundred other ballets? From the world of Greek gods to the Scottish highlands, you’ll see some of his greatest masterpieces and learn about the dance legacy he created for generations to enjoy. This program is the perfect introduction to Mr. Balanchine’s choreographic world for any ballet beginner!  

December 17, 2022
Join Marie and the Nutcracker on their magical journey to the Land of Sweets. Experience the intricate costumes, candy-colored sets, iconic music, and beautiful choreography of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as we explore highlights from this holiday classic. Host and Principal Dancer Megan Fairchild will introduce your child to the joys and wonder of this beloved family favorite in this special, one-hour program perfectly suited for young audiences. 

February 25, 2023
Based on the classic fairy tale, The Sleeping Beauty is a beloved ballet that has cast its spell over audiences past and present. Discover how New York City Ballet artists tell a story through dance as we journey to the enchanted kingdom where Princess Aurora’s story unfolds. In this fun-filled, hour-long program, you’ll see excerpts from this cherished ballet and hear from the artists who perform it. 

May 20, 2023

Join us as we make our way through the Company ranks, showing you the path from young student to professional dancer. Find out about dancers’ training, daily preparation, and what it is like to perform onstage at Lincoln Center in this interactive presentation designed especially for family audiences. This program will give you an exclusive sneak peek behind the curtain at the look of a dancer’s life.


Orchestra and First Ring / $32 per person
Second through Fourth Ring / $22 per person
NYCB Members at the Fellow level or higher receive special pricing to Family Saturdays

Please note that tickets are required for infants, children, and adults.

Priority seating for American Sign Language Interpretation is available for all Family Saturdays presentations. All seats are subject to availability.


David H. Koch Theater
Enter via Lobby
West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue

Family Saturdays

Awaken your child’s love for dance with Family Saturdays, a one-hour onstage presentation designed for families with children ages 5+.

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