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October – December 2023
January – May 2024

Program Components
  • Eight movement-based workshops
  • Classroom teacher professional development session
  • NYCB student matinee performance*



$550 per class

Encourage your students to explore dance as a form of communication through the integration of writing and movement activities. Participating classes write their own original story and work with an NYCB Teaching Artist to transform their written words to movement over the course of eight movement-based workshops.

Students focus on the importance of elements such as character, setting, and plot in both writing and dance. Ballet Tales contributes to a greater understanding of how storytelling through dance can transcend the components of text, movement, and music, and culminates in a sharing of student-choreographed work. Each class will attend a live NYCB performance at Lincoln Center.


Applications for the 2023-24 school year are currently closed. Please check back in spring for our 2024-25 application.

2023-24 School Programs Brochure  

Questions? Please email education@nycballet.com for more information.

My first graders welcomed the freedom of deciding and creating their own movements in their own pace.

1st Grade Teacher, The Bronx

A look at Ballet Tales

*Student Matinee Performances and in-school instruction will be offered in accordance with city and NYCB employee health guidelines. In the event that a live performance or onsite instruction is not feasible, a virtual alternative will be provided. This may vary for fall and winter sessions.