ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

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ABT's National Training Curriculum

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TRAINING CURRICULUM
 
ABT’s National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT’s Artistic Advisors and the Medical Advisory Board. ABT’s National Training Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.

ABT Certified Teachers have completed intensive training in the ABT National Training Curriculum and successfully passed comprehensive examination(s). For more detailed information on becoming an ABT Certified Teacher, click here.

Upcoming Training

February 14-22, 2014 Training Session #1: Pre-Primary Level through Level 3 in New York, NY
February 15-20, 2014 Training Session #2: Levels 4 and 5 in New York, NY
February 16-21, 2014

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7 & Partnering in New York, NY

March 15-23, 2014

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary Level - Level 3 in Oklahoma City, OK

April 24-29, 2014

Training Session #2: Level 4 and 5 in Oklahoma City, OK

May 19-27, 2014

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary Level through Level 3 in Orlando, FL

May 31-June 8, 2014

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary Level-Level 3 in Salt Lake City, UT

July 14-19, 2014

Training Session #2: Levels 4 and 5 in New York, NY

July 21-26, 2014

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7 & Partnering in New York, NY

July 29-August 6, 2014

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary Level through Level 3 in New York, NY

August 9-17, 2014

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary Level through Level 3 in Basel, Switzerland (www.abt-curriculum-basel.org)

August 18-26, 2014 Training Session #1: Pre-Primary Level through Level 3 in Detroit, MI

Dance Educators can download registration forms for the upcoming Teacher Training Intensives below:

Registration Form for Training Session #1 in New York, NY (Pre-Primary Level through Level 3)

Registration Form for Training Sessions #2 and #3 in New York, NY (Levels 4, 5 and/or Levels 6, 7 & Partnering)

Registration Form for Training Session #1 in Oklahoma City, OK (Pre-Primary through Level 3)

Registration Form for Training Session #2 in Oklahoma City, OK (Levels 4 and 5)

Registration Form for Training Session #1 in Orlando, FL (Pre-Primary through Level 3)

Registration Form for Training Session #1 in Salt Lake City, UT (Pre-Primary through Level 3)

Registration Form for Training Session #1 in Basel, Switzerland (Pre-Primary through Level 3)

Registration Form for Training Session #1 in Detroit, MI (Pre-Primary through Level 3)

Audit Registration Form – you may only Audit teacher training sessions of the levels that you are currently Certified in.

Please contact Meghan Love, National Training Curriculum Associate, at mlove@abt.org or
(212) 477-3030, ext. 1168.