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There is nothing quite like a child’s first experience of the magic of ballet. From the fluid grace of the dancers to the wonderful rhythms of the music and the colorful array of costumes, a child’s first ballet is a memory he or she will carry for life.
American Ballet Theatre is committed to making ballet accessible to younger audiences. That is why it has devised innovative and unforgettable opportunities for families to experience the wonder of dance.
Share the wonder of dance with your entire family as American Ballet Theatre presents ABTKids, a special, one-hour performance designed to introduce young audiences to the magic and beauty of dance.Learn More
Join us prior to performances for an hour of fun, hands-on activities at ABT’s Pre-Performance Workshops. Bring your children ages 4 through 12 for an exciting and informative introduction to the works they will see on stage. Click below to explore our upcoming pre-performance workshops.Learn More
Join us this year for a unique parent/child engagement program for 2-year-olds & young 3-year-olds.
From the four little swans of Swan Lake to the swashbuckling pirates of Le Corsaire, the repertoire of American Ballet Theatre has inspired children and their families for generations. This 10-class series is designed as a parent and child or caregiver and child engagement program. Spark your child’s interest in ballet and prepare them for a future of ballet enjoyment and participation.Learn More