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ABTKids Workshop Series
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 Quixote.

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.

2016 Workshop Dates To Be Announced

2015 Pre-Performance Workshops



For more information, please visit our FAQ. If you would like to receive updates on ABTKids via email, please send a message to abtkids@abt.org with "ABTKids Email" in the subject line.