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Ballet Essentials Online

Mondays at 6:30 PM EDT

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 iconic works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and other contemporary choreographers.

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.

Tickets are available for purchase up to 15 minutes before the livestream begins.

Instructor Schedule

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

Oct 26 – Soloist Brittany Pollack, focusing on Justin Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Ticket Pricing

After the success of NYCB’s virtual workshops last spring, we are pleased to again offer Ballet Essentials Online for you 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
$8 per workshop livestream
$15 per workshop livestream plus seven-day access to workshop recording

FAQs

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.

New for fall, you can now purchase a recording of Ballet Essentials Online Workshops with a $15 ticket purchase so you can dance with us anytime, from wherever you are. Workshop recordings will be emailed to all eligible ticket buyers within 24 hours of the workshop livestream and will be active for seven days.

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.

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

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