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Below you'll find the answers to commonly asked questions regarding our residency programs and backstage tours. Have a question that isn't addressed here? Email education@nycballet.com for assistance with your query.

How can my school apply for a NYCB residency program?
To apply for a NYCB residency program, a representative from your school (Principal, Assistant Principal, Arts Liaison, or Classroom Teacher) should complete the application form. Upon receipt of your completed form, a NYCB Education staff member will email you regarding your school’s application status. Applications begin in June for the following school year.

Is my school eligible for a NYCB Residency Program?
Our school programs are targeted to New York City public schools and are aligned with Common Core Learning Standards and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance. Unfortunately, our school programs are not available for private schools, parochial schools, or schools outside New York City.  

How many classes can participate in a NYCB residency program?
The minimum enrollment for all of our programs is two classes.

What are the program fees?
The per class fees are $450 (The Nutcracker Project), $550 (Ballet Tales), $650 (Project Ballet). The fees are inclusive of all program events.

Is there financial assistance available?
NYCB school programs are already subsidized by our donors, and this discount is reflected in the listed price for each residency program. Unfortunately, no additional financial support is available.

What methods of payment are accepted?
NYCB accepts payment in the form of a personal check, school check, or purchase order. Please make checks or purchase orders out to New York City Ballet and send to:

New York City Ballet
Attn: Education Department
70 Lincoln Center Plz.
New York, NY 10023-6579

When will my school find out if we have been accepted?
 We will review applications on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin to notify School Contacts of their school’s acceptance over the summer.

My school has been accepted. Now what?
A link to our School Programs Enrollment Form will be enclosed in your acceptance email. This form provides us with class roster, teacher contact, school information, and serves as a Letter of Agreement between your school and NYCB. After receiving a completed Enrollment Form, an NYCB Education staff member will email your School Contact with an invoice. By completing the enrollment form and submitting proof of payment, you are confirming your school’s participation in the program. Residencies cannot begin if we are missing payment or enrollment information.

How are NYCB residency programs scheduled?
We partner directly with classroom teachers and work with them to integrate our workshops into their schedules. In-School workshops take place during regularly scheduled academic class periods and are scheduled with participating teachers by a NYCB Teaching Artist. 

Can a NYCB residency program take place during a specialty class or as an extracurricular/after-school activity?
Unfortunately, no. Our residency programs are designed for NYCB Teaching Artists to work directly with classroom teachers and their students. Additionally, classroom teachers may be requested to present supporting lessons to students in conjunction with the workshops led by a NYCB Teaching Artist. Teachers are trained in this material at the required professional development session.

Some roster and class information has changed since I completed the Enrollment Form. What should I do?
It is the School Contact’s responsibility to notify NYCB Education staff of any changes that may affect the residency, including the addition of a new teacher, change in class size, etc.

I participated in a NYCB residency program last year. Do I have to attend the PD this year?
Yes, every participating classroom teacher is required to attend the professional development sessions regardless of past participation in the program. It is the school's responsibility to secure the coverage of each participating classroom teacher's classes.

Where are NYCB PDs held?
There are two parts to each Professional Development Session (PD). First, all participating classroom teachers, school contacts, and a member of your school’s administration will attend a virtual information session via Zoom. After this event, we will also have an individual in-school planning meeting with your school’s NYCB Teaching Artist prior to the start of the program. 

Where can I learn more about the history of NYCB?
Visit the History section of this website to learn more about the Company's history and George Balanchine (NYCB Co-Founder and Founding Choreographer), Lincoln Kirstein (NYCB Co-Founder), and Jerome Robbins (NYCB Founding Choreographer).

Where can I learn more about NYCB today?
To learn more about NYCB and its current Company members, visit the Meet Our Dancers section of this website to meet the dancers and view behind the scenes videos.