Family Programs


ABTKids 2020: B Is for Ballet

Saturday, October 24, 11:00 AM ET on YouTube

American Ballet Theatre’s newly released children’s book B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet will leap from its pages to screens across the world with a special digital version of ABTKids, Saturday, October 24 at 11:00amThis 30-minute family-friendly program, streamed for free on ABT’s YouTube Channel, features footage from celebrated ABT performances, as well as newly recorded segments featuring ABT dancers. ABTKids 2020: B Is for Ballet is designed to take children on an alphabet journey through the magical world of ballet.

The 2020 ABTKids program, presented in partnership with Random House Children’s Books, will include appearances by ABT dancers Herman Cornejo, Courtney Lavine, Lauren Post, Cory Stearns, and Devon Teuscher, as well as students from the ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. ABTKids will be narrated by actor, entrepreneur, and early childhood activist Jennifer Garner.

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ABTKids Performances @ Lincoln Center

Futures Dates To Be Announced

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. The performance, recommended for children ages 4-12, is narrated by a member of ABT’s Artistic staff and features child-friendly highlights from the Company’s vast repertoire.

The safety and well-being of our audience, employees, dancers and students will always be of the highest importance to us. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ABT’s live performances, including ABTKids, have been postponed. We look forward to bringing ABTKids back to the stage when it is safe to do so.


ABTKids is generously supported by
Bloomberg Philanthropies

ABTKids Pre-Performance Workshop

Join us prior to ABTKids for an hour of fun, hands-on activities at the ABTKids Pre-Performance Workshop. Bring your children ages 4 through 12 for an exciting and informative introduction to the works they will see on the Met stage. Children, divided by age, are invited to participate in activities directed by ABT Teaching Artists. As an introduction to the movement of ballet, the children are guided through a ballet warm-up and taught a short piece of choreography based on a work they will see during the ABTKids performance. In past workshops, children tried their hand at the basics of stage dueling from Romeo and Juliet and bounded through the Fan Dance from Don Quixote. There is no need for any prior dance background, as we welcome all to experience the joy of dancing. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite dance clothes.

Tickets for the workshop are priced at $20 for each child and $20 for each adult. Click below to learn more.

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ABTKids Guides

ABTKids Guides are designed to introduce families to American Ballet Theatre through interviews with dancers, fun facts about the ballets, puzzles, and much more. Explore past ABTKids Guides by selecting a year below.

Volume 1: 2018

Volume 2: 2019

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