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Teacher Training Intensives

Teacher Training Intensives

We at American Ballet Theatre believe that the key to raising the quality of ballet training nationwide is to provide teachers with the information needed to fully understand the best practices in pedagogy, child development, dance psychology, and anatomy. That is why ABT created the Teacher Training Intensives, in which ballet teachers receive a holistic education on the National Training Curriculum and the best practices in how to teach ballet.

The trainings are divided into three sessions: Session 1 is for NTC certification in Pre-Primary through Level 3, Session 2 is for NTC certification in Levels 4 and 5, and Session 3 is for NTC certification in Levels 6, 7, and Partnering. ABT offers a variety of national and international Teacher Training Intensives. See below for ABT’s opportunities for dance educators.

Getting Started

Pre-Primary through Level 3

Upcoming 2020 Teacher Training dates and locations will be announced in Fall 2019.

Tuition and Materials:

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary through Level 3
Tuition: $1700.00
Materials: $150.00


Training Request Form

Continue Your Training

Levels 4 and Above

Upcoming 2020 Teacher Training dates and locations will be announced in Fall 2019.

Tuition and Materials:

Training Session #2: Levels 4 and 5
Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: $50.00

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7, and Partnering
Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: $25.00

Training Request Form

Attend a Weekend Workshop

Raising the Barre: The Cuban Method

Explore the roots of the Cuban methodology of ballet training through this interactive weekend workshop designed for teachers and students. Based in strong cultural and national pride, the unique Cuban style is a specific curriculum created on formations and progressions which combines European, American and Afro-Cuban traditions. Hosted by Cynthia Harvey, the workshop will explore the intertwined history of the Cuban heritage with American Ballet Theatre.

October 19 & 20, 2019 | New York, NY

Cost is $350 for Teachers ($250 for ABT Certified Teachers). Teachers may bring Intermediate/Advanced students to participate in Student Workshops. Cost is $150 for Students (Ages 13-18). Pointe work is required for girls. Student registration link is provided upon Teacher Registration.

Register by October 7.

Contact [email protected] for more info.

Past Weekend Workshops include:

Raising the Barre: Art of Port de Bras

Raising the Barre: Mime, Men’s Work & Character

Raising the Barre: Coppélia

Raising the Barre: Bournonville

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ABT Student Examinations

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