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August 13, 2019

ABT Announces ABTots, Ballet Introduction Program for Toddlers and Parents

Fall Session to be Held September 25-December 7, 2019

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor

American Ballet Theatre has announced Fall session dates for ABTots, a unique parent/child engagement program designed for children two to three years of age.  Led by teaching artists certified in ABT’s National Training Curriculum, the program offers weekly classes on Wednesdays from

9:30 AM–10:30 AM (September 25–December 4) and Saturdays from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

(September 28–December 7).  The 10-class series will be held at ABT’s Manhattan studios, located at East 19 Street and Broadway.

ABTots provides parents/caregivers and their toddlers the opportunity to explore ballet fundamentals and musicality, and fosters children’s creativity, imagination and friendships.  With immersive, one-hour classes inspired by iconic ballets, children can discover the beautiful movements of swans from Swan Lake and the joy of dancing snowflakes from The Nutcracker.  The ABTots program prepares students for entry into the Pre-Primary level of the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children’s Division, which places emphasis on rhythm, dynamics and placement for three-year olds.

Enrollment for ABTots is open for students currently two years of age.  Families may inquire about enrollment information by email at [email protected] or by phone at 212-477-3030 ext. 3339.

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