Through lectures/demonstrations, ABT's Young People's Ballet
Workshops address the need for arts education in schools and
communities. With specially designed narrated performances,
ABT aims to:
- Introduce ballet to young people who might not be exposed to
- Foster an appreciation for the performing arts
- Develop and educate future audiences
Each year approximately 6,500 students from the New York metropolitan
area attend the Young People's Ballet Workshops at the
Metropolitan Opera House and the Tony Bennett Concert Hall at the
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. As in past years, Company members
perform excerpts of ABT repertory with narration by ABT's artistic
staff. The spring Workshops also feature pieces by students participating
in ABT's Make a Ballet program, providing the young dancers
the opportunity to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in front
of an audience of their peers.
The commentary for the Workshops covers the repertory presented
as well as dance technique, the cultural significance of dance,
the history of ballet, and technical aspects of dance production.
Along with the performance tickets, ABT also distributes a study
guide to help teachers prepare their students for the presentation.
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Metropolitan Opera House
Tickets to the Young People's Ballet Workshop are available
only to New York area public schools. For more information contact
Kevin Edwards in the Education department @ email@example.com.