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Around The World With ABT’s
National Training Curriculum

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Around the world, ABT Certified Teachers are now implementing ABT’s National Training Curriculum in 50 states and 45 countries. These teachers also have the opportunity to present students for ABT Student Examinations. This past year, ABT Affiliate Examiners adjudicated over 2500 students in 12 countries including: Barbados, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines and Switzerland. Below, these Examiners reflected on a few of these experiences and what it means for ABT’s National Training Curriculum.

ABT’s National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training.  Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, and Cynthia Harvey, Artistic Director of ABT’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, the Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment.  The ABT National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.