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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

Training Session #1: Pre-Primary through Level 3

February 15-23 | New York, NY
Deadline to Register: Closed

May 26-June 4 | Online Training
Deadline to Register: Closed 

July 27-August 6 | Online Training
Deadline to Register: Closed

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1700.00
Materials: $150.00 (not required for online session)

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Continue Your Training

Levels 4 and Above

Training Session #2: Levels 4 and 5

February 16-21 | New  York, NY
Deadline to Register: Closed

June 8-13 | Online Training
Deadline to Register: Closed

August 10-15 | Online Training
Deadline to Register: Closed

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: $50.00 (not required for online session)

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7 and Partnering

October 5-11, 2020 | Fort Wayne, IN
Deadline to Register: August 20, 2020

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: $25.00

2021 Updated dates will be released soon. 

Training Request Form

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.

Fall 2020 Workshop Dates:

Raising the Barre | with COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet
Oct 17-18, 2020 Online Weekend Workshop
Registration opens September 8. Register by October 2.

Be introduced to NIQUE, the official techNIQUE of COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet through this Raising the Barre Weekend Workshop designed for teachers and their students. NIQUE was created in the formative years of the COMPLEXIONS company by its Founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.  This technique uses a classical ballet structure as its foundation, yet allows momentum, and the integration of a fully mobile torso, weight shift, and dynamics to enhance the outcome. From the barre to Center floor, NIQUE focuses on versatility and range – with a keen awareness of the fullness in physicality necessary to convey impactful dancing.

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

Raising the Barre | The Cuban Method

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