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October – December 2022
January – May 2023

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



$500 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.



Creative dance-making programs that ask students to think creatively and work collaboratively.

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


Applications are currently closed for NYCB School Programs. For more information, please email education@nycballet.com. Applications for the 2023-24 school year will open in Spring 2023.

This program helped impact my students in a positive way. They were able to use their creativity through movement to see themselves as dancers and choreographers. 

2nd Grade Teacher, 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.