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June 5, 2019

ABTKids: Schools Welcomes 3,000 NYC Public School Children to a Free Performance, Friday, June 7, 11:00 A.M. at Metropolitan Opera House

Scene from Swan Lake. Photo: Gene Schiavone.

ABTKids: Schools will welcome 3,000 New York City public school students to a free performance at the Metropolitan Opera House on Friday, June 7 at 11:00 A.M.  The hour-long, narrated program will feature American Ballet Theatre dancers in exciting excerpts from the Spring season repertoire, including scenes from Swan Lake, Le Corsaire and The Sleeping Beauty.

ABTKids: Schools, formerly called the Young People’s Ballet Workshop, reaches students from 30 public schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.  ABT has presented this free introduction-to-ballet program for 26 consecutive years.  For more information on ABTKids: Schools, please visit

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2019 Metropolitan Opera House season, beginning at $25, are available online, at the Met box office or by phone at 212-362-6000.  The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th Streets in New York City.  For more information, please visit ABT’s website at

Support for ABT at School and ABTKids: Schools is provided by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Con Edison, Colgate-Palmolive, Cornell Family Foundation, Penates Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation.

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