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Ballet Breaks

Saturdays at 11 AM EDT

Ballet Breaks will return in December with workshops on George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 16.

Experience New York City Ballet from your home with these lively Saturday morning movement workshops, powered by Zoom.

For Children Ages 3-8; no prior dance training needed.

Get your family moving alongside the artists of NYCB with Ballet Breaks. Each 30-minute workshop will be taught by a different NYCB dancer who will lead your little ones through a warm-up and choreography inspired by some of the Company’s most beloved ballets. Stretch, twirl, and leap with us as we explore basic ballet concepts and learn a new dance together each week.

Instructor Schedule

Dancer instructors and ballet repertory for each Ballet Breaks will be announced here the week before each workshop takes place. Instructors are subject to change.

Ticket Pricing

After the success of NYCB’s virtual workshops last spring, we are pleased to again offer Ballet Breaks for your family to enjoy.

In order to defray our artistic and production expenses, we are charging a nominal fee on a sliding scale for those who are able to pay. We understand that participants may be experiencing the financial stress of COVID-19, and anyone can select the $0 ticket option at checkout. No documentation of need is required.

$0 per workshop livestream
$5 per workshop livestream
$10 per workshop livestream plus seven-day access to workshop recording


Your order confirmation from NYCB will contain the Zoom details. If you purchase in advance of the event, we'll also send you a reminder the day before the workshop with the link. A few minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin, please click the Zoom link or use the Meeting ID and Password to join. You will enter a Zoom waiting room and a NYCB host will admit you to the workshop. 

Your order confirmation will be emailed from orders@nycballet.com and the reminder will come from education@nycballet.com. Please check your spam and promotions folder for these messages. If you are still unable to find either email, please contact us at education@nycballet.com for assistance.

That is entirely up to you! You will have the ability to enable your camera during the workshop but if you would prefer to be off-camera, you are more than welcome to do so.

Yes, absolutely. A NYCB host will be available to answer any questions while the workshop is in session and the dancer is teaching.

If you are interested in watching the workshop at a later time, please purchase a $10 ticket which will give you access to a recording for seven days. Workshop recordings will be emailed to all eligible ticket buyers within 24 hours of the workshop livestream.

For any other questions, please email education@nycballet.com.

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