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November 11, 2011

ABT and Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Celebrate The Nutcracker with
Waltz of the Flowers Workshop
Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 P.M.

The Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker.

American Ballet Theatre will celebrate its production of The Nutcracker with a special Waltz of the Flowers workshop for young dancers at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday afternoon, November 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Designed for children ages 4 through 12, the workshop will include basic ballet instruction by an ABT teaching artist and an opportunity to participate in craft activities in the Garden’s Steinhardt Conservatory. Registrants will also be entered to win a family four-pack of tickets to American Ballet Theatre’s upcoming performances of The Nutcracker at BAM.

The “Waltz of the Flowers” workshop is free with admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Children must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required, as space is limited. To register online, visit or

Admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free for children age 11 and under, $5 for students ages 12 and over, $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors age 65 and over.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located at 900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. For more information, please visit

American Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, returns to the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House December 14-31. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 718-636-4100. David H. Koch is the Lead Underwriter of The Nutcracker. Linda Allard is the Original Underwriter of The Nutcracker costumes.

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