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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, which can be completed online only or in-person only. See below for ABT’s opportunities for dance educators online, within the US and internationally.

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 
Full vaccination against covid-19 is currently a requirement to attend a Teacher Training Session at ABT’s studios in New York, NY. 

Getting Started

Pre-Primary through Level 3

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary through Level 3

March 13 – 21, 2023 | Online Only
Application will be open soon.

June 1 – 9, 2023 | New York, NY In-Person Only
Application will be open soon.

International Teacher Training Session
July 1 – 9, 2023 | Monterrey, Mexico (in Spanish) In-Person Only
Application will be open soon.

July 29 – August 6, 2023 | New York, NY In-Person Only
Application will be open soon. 

Tuition and Materials:

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

 

What to Expect

Continue Your Training

Levels 4 and Above

Training Session #2: Levels 4 and 5

March 23 – 28, 2023 | Online Only
Application will be open soon.

June 12 – 17, 2023 | New York, NY In-Person Only
Application will be open soon.

International Teacher Training Session
July 11 – 16, 2023 | Monterrey, Mexico (in Spanish) In-Person Only
Application will be open soon.

Tuition and Materials:

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

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7 and Partnering

June 20-25, 2023 | New York, NY In-Person Only
Application will be open soon.

International Teacher Training Session
July 18 – 23, 2023 | Monterrey, Mexico (in Spanish) In-Person Only

Tuition and Materials:

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

 

Attend a Weekend Workshop

Raising the Barre Weekend Workshops

The ABT National Training Curriculum Program is pleased to present a Raising the Barre Weekend Workshop featuring Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, on October 29 – 30, 2022 at ABT’s Studios in New York, New York. The two-day workshop will be hosted by Cynthia Harvey, with special guest artists such as, Stella Abrera, Margaret Barbieri, Charles Barker, Julio Bragado-Young, Phillip Broomhead, Viviana Durante, and Alastair Macaulay. A detailed schedule will be available soon.

The application deadline is extended to October 24, 2022, 5:00pm ET.

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

Raising the Barre | The Romantic Ballet

ABT Certified Teacher Classes

Please note: Upcoming classes will be posted in Fall 2022.

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