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Ballet Essentials Online

Mondays at 6:30 PM EST

Ballet Essentials Online will resume in late February, and tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 1.

Please check back here for more information at that time.

Experience New York City Ballet from home with these virtual repertory-based movement workshops, powered by Zoom.

For young adults and adults of all levels; some introductory ballet knowledge is helpful.

Fans from around the world can now attend Ballet Essentials Online, NYCB’s in-demand movement workshop series. Each hour-long workshop will be conducted by NYCB artists who will lead viewers through a ballet warm-up and choreography inspired by George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

At the end of the workshop, you'll have an opportunity to learn more about the artists in an interactive Q&A. Stretch your body and mind with these one-of-a-kind workshops led by some of your favorite Company dancers.

Instructor Schedule

Dancer instructors for each Ballet Essentials Online will be announced here the week before each workshop takes place. Instructors are subject to change.

Ticket Pricing

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
$8 per workshop livestream
$15 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.

If you are interested in watching the workshop at a later time, please purchase a $15 ticket which will give you access to a recording until January 4, 2021. Workshop recordings will be emailed to all eligible ticket buyers within 24 hours of the workshop livestream.

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. At the conclusion of each workshop, there will be a Q&A session with the leading dancer and musician when you will have the opportunity to submit your questions.

Yes! If you are interested in purchasing Ballet Essentials Online as a gift, please proceed in making your ticket purchase and email education@nycballet.com for further instructions on how to best share the workshop login details with your gift recipient.

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

NYCB's Public Programs are generously sponsored by The Travelers Companies, Inc.

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