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Young Dancer Summer Workshop

Young Dancer Summer Workshop

This workshop provides the opportunity for serious young dancers (ages 9-11 & 12 year-olds at the beginning pointe level) to flourish in a professional yet nurturing environment. The outstanding faculty members of ABT will provide unparalleled instruction while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers.

The Young Dancer Summer Workshop will focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique and educating younger dancers about related topics in the world of dance. Students will have a daily ballet technique class followed by character, jazz, modern, mime, body conditioning, and more. Workshops in injury prevention, dance history and meet the artist sessions with ABT Company Dancers will enhance the young dancer’s experience, providing a well-rounded education and facilitating future artistic development.

For 2022, ABT will hold an In-Person Young Dancer Summer Workshop and Virtual Young Dancer Summer Workshops sessions.

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

At ABT’s In-Person Young Dancer Summer Workshop, classes will be held from approximately 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.  Dancers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of enrollment.  A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) or 2 weeks after receipt of the single dose of the Janssen Vaccine.

To be considered for the In- Person Young Dancer Summer Workshop, students may audition at select cities on the National Audition Tour or by Video Audition.  Virtual Auditions via Zoom will not be considered for the in-person programming.

In-person auditions for the Young Dancer Summer Workshop will be held in the following cities: Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY (Feb 13 & Feb 20 only); Orlando, FL; San Diego, CA; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Washington, DC.

The Virtual Young Dancer Summer Workshop is an opportunity for students from around the world to train together.  Students will have three classes a day via Zoom from approximately 12:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time.  Class size will be limited.

For the Virtual Young Dancer Summer Workshop, students may audition at select cities on the National Audition Tour, by Video Audition or by Virtual Audition via Zoom.

Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

2022 Young Dancer Summer Workshop Sites

New York, NY

 

Age Group Dates Cost Location
9-11 & 12 year-olds at the beginning pointe level August 1 – August 12, 2022 Tuition:

$1600 USD

American Ballet Theatre

890 Broadway, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 477-3030 ext. 3416

The capacity of this program has been strictly limited in accordance with COVID safety protocols including mandatory mask wearing, enhanced cleaning, and vaccination requirements.

Dancers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of enrollment.  A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) or 2 weeks after receipt of the single dose of the Janssen Vaccine.

This will be a day program only; no housing will be provided.  Each level will be limited to 25 dancers.

Virtual Young Dancer Summer Workshop Sessions

Students who are accepted on the 2022 Audition Tour may attend any combination of Virtual Young Dancer Summer Workshop sessions.  All sessions are two weeks in length with classes held Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.  Students will be placed in levels based on audition performance and age.

Ages: 9-12

Dates:

  • Session 1 – June 13 – June 24, 2022*
  • Session 2 – July 11 – July 22, 2022
  • Session 3 – August 1 – August 12, 2022

Tuition: $600 USD per session

 

*Classes will be held on Saturday June 18.  ABT will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

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