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ABTKids Daily

Week of April 12-16, 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 April 12-16, 2021

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ABTKids Daily at the Top of the Rock

ABT has proudly partnered with Rockefeller Center for their annual Spring Sunday event. 81 years ago on January 11, 1940 Ballet Theatre made its debut at the Center Theatre located in Rockefeller Center. This 3,500 seat theater was the sister theater to Radio City Music Hall and located right next door.

In October of 1940 the Center Theatre was transformed into an ice theater for ice productions featuring three-time Olympic gold medal skater Sonja Henie before eventually being demolished in the 1950s.

ABT is proud to return to Rockefeller Center for this special workshop featuring ABT Dancers and Teaching Artists at the Top of the Rock and the majestic Rainbow Room.

Join us this week on ABTKids Daily as we share excerpts from our ABTKids @ the Top of the Rock film highlighting two of ABT’s most famous ballets from its inaugural season: Giselle and Swan Lake!

Meet An Artist Monday

Dancers Kathryn Boren and Luigi Crispino

Teaching Artist Tuesday

Stretching with ABT Teaching Artist Mariana Ranz

What’s Up Wednesday

Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake with Luigi Crispino

Throwback Thursday

The Center Theatre and the Foundation of ABT’s Repertory

Funtime Friday

Romantic Ballets and the Wilis of Giselle


Visit our friends at Rockefeller Center to see the complete film!

ABTKids at the Top of the Rock

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

Photo: Richard Corman.