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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.

2022 International Teacher Training dates are listed below.
2022 Teacher Training Sessions will be announced in November 2021. 

Please refer to domestic and international covid-19 travel guidelines for planning purposes:
Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization: www.who.int 

Getting Started

Pre-Primary through Level 3

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary through Level 3

International Teacher Training Session: Gothenburg, Sweden
August 9 – 18, 2022 (no class on August 14)
Deadline to Register: May 3, 2022 | Final Payment Due: June 5, 2022

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1700.00
Materials: $150 (plus shipping for online courses)

2022 Teacher Training Dates will be announced in November 2021

More information about ABT International Teacher Training Sessions:
ABT International Teacher Training Intensive in Gothenburg, Sweden | Svenska Balettskolan, Swedish National Ballet School

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Continue Your Training

Levels 4 and Above

Training Session #2: Levels 4 and 5

International Teacher Training Session: Gothenburg, Sweden
August 20 – 26, 2022 (no class on August 21)
Deadline to Register: May 3, 2022 | Final Payment Due: June 5, 2022

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: $50 (plus shipping for online courses)

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7 and Partnering

International Teacher Training Session: Gothenburg, Sweden
August 29 – September 3, 2022
Deadline to Register: May 3, 2022 | Final Payment Due: June 5, 2022

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: $25 (plus shipping for online courses)

2022 Teacher Training Dates will be announced in November 2021. 

More information about ABT International Teacher Training Sessions:
ABT International Teacher Training Intensive in Gothenburg, Sweden | Svenska Balettskolan, Swedish National Ballet School

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Attend a Weekend Workshop

Raising the Barre Weekend Workshops

The Raising the Barre Weekend Workshops are designed to “raise the bar” of ballet training for teachers and their students, nurture emerging artists, and revive historical gems.

Upcoming Weekend Workshops:

Raising the Barre: The Romantic Ballet Weekend Workshop
October 23-24, 2021 | New York, NY and Online

ABT’s National Training Curriculum will present this Weekend Workshop for Teachers and Students on October 23-24, 2021, in-person and online at ABT’s studios in New York, NY.

Nineteenth-century ballets have a specific style that separates them from other classics. How have ballet legends mastered dancing and staging these beloved works while bringing life to the artistry and avoiding museum-like stagnancy? With a special focus on the enduring classic, Giselle, this workshop will be hosted by Cynthia Harvey. Attendees will engage in discussions and classes with artists and experts including Maina Gielgud, former Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet and expert on the stylistic nuances of Giselle, and Alastair Macaulay, former critic from The New York Times, writer, and historian. Other esteemed Guest Artists for the weekend include Robert La Fosse, Rubén Martín, Caridad Martinez, Amanda McKerrow, and Cory Stearns.

There are limited in-person spots available for Teachers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Online registration is available for both Teachers and Intermediate/Advanced Students (ages 13-18 years). Pointe work is required for girls. Student registration link is provided upon Teacher Registration.

General Teacher Registration: $300
ABT Certified Teacher Registration: $200
Student Registration (ages 13-18, online only): $100
Please note that full vaccination against covid-19 is required for in-person Teacher registration. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded upon registration and payment.

Registration has been closed.

Schedule is 10:00AM – 5:00PM on Saturday, October 23, and 10:00AM – 5:30PM on Sunday, October 24. All times are in Eastern Time (New York, NY).

Email [email protected] for more information. 

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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

Raising the Barre | The Cuban Method

Raising the Barre | with COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet

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