Saturday Matinee Pre-Performance Workshops
Share the wonder of dance with your entire family as American Ballet
Theatre presents its ABTKids Workshop series, a
series of exciting and informative children’s workshops
to selected ABT performances at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Each workshop highlights a particular Saturday morning
or matinee performance and prepares children ages 16 and
below to fully engage in the magic that happens on the stage
of the Met. Divided into groups according to age, children
participate in activities directed by ABT Teaching Artists.
Children are guided through a ballet warm-up and taught
a short piece of choreography based on that day’s
scheduled performance. In past workshops, children tried
their hand at the basics of stage dueling from Romeo
and Juliet and bounded through the Fan Dance from Don
There is no need for any prior dance background, as we welcome
all to experience the joy of dancing. While all participants should
be comfortably dressed and prepared to move, many will enjoy dancing
in their favorite dance wear or costumes.
Workshop tickets are priced at $20 for each child and $20
for each adult.
Tickets for 2016 workshops will be available to purchase
online in December 2015.
Please note that Pre-Performance Workshops are only available
to ticket holders for the accompanying morning or matinee
performance. Individual tickets for 2016 performances will
be available for purchase at the Metropolitan Opera House
box office, online or by phone in the spring of 2016.
For more information, please visit our FAQ. If you would
like to receive updates on ABTKids via email, please
send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "ABTKids Email" in the subject line.