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ABTKids Daily

Week of January 25-29, 2021

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Experience the excitement of classical ballet at home with ABTKids Daily!

Welcome to ABTKids Daily, American Ballet Theatre’s new home for families and educators to discover digital content for their virtual classrooms.  Join us each day to Meet an ABT Dancer, engage with an ABT Teaching Artist, learn fun facts and enjoy ballet-themed activities from the comfort of your own home.

As America’s National Ballet Company®, ABT is dedicated to preserving and extending the great legacy of classical dancing, through exciting performances and educational programming of the highest quality, presented to the widest possible audience.

Join us each Monday morning to bring the joy of classical ballet to your family. A weekly curriculum will be posted for your discovery!


ABTKids Daily is generously supported by
Bloomberg Philanthropies


Explore this week’s materials below or view the archive here.


Watch ABTKids 2020: B is for Ballet!
Presented in partnership with Random House Children’s Books,
the program is inspired by B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet.

Week of January 25-29, 2021

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Fun with Fitness Week

Every year, American Ballet Theatre’s Engagement programs bring hundreds of young students to the Company’s studios to see rehearsals and performances by ABT dancers and students in the ABT Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School.

There is always such excitement in the ballet studio. Getting to see the dancers up close is a much different experience than sitting hundreds of feet away in a theatre. With each visit, students are always captivated by the incredible athleticism of ABT’s dancers.

From their bounding leaps to their dizzying turns and daring lifts, the students become instantly aware that ABT’s dancers are just as much an athlete as any professional sports star!

While you may know that dancers begin their day with a ballet class, you may not be aware of all the other things dancers do to stay healthy and keep their bodies in tip-top shape!

This week we have invited ABT Physical Therapist Julie Daugherty to curate a fun-filled week of activities introducing you to some of the ways dancers train and stay in shape beyond their daily ballet class.








Strength Training and Body Conditioning



ABT JKO School Children's Division Online Community Classes

In the Spring of 2020, @ABTSchool launched virtual classes taught by former ABT dancers, ABT JKO School faculty and ABT teaching artists – all certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum.

Recommended for ages 2-4 and 5-8, these classes engage ABT’s youngest students and their families, as well as the global community at large, by exploring musicality, fostering creativity and imagination, and teaching ballet fundamentals.

View the full series on @ABTSchool IGTV or ABT’s YouTube Channel.

@ABTSchool IGTVYouTube

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