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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

February 19-27, 2022 | Online Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

March 21-29, 2022 | St. Louis, MO In-Person Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

June 1-9, 2022 | Online Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

July 30 – August 7, 2022 | New York, NY In-Person Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

International Teacher Training Session: Gothenburg, Sweden
August 9 – 19, 2022 (no class on August 13-14) In-Person Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

2023 Teacher Training dates will be posted in Fall 2022.

Tuition and Materials:

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

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

March 1-6, 2022 | Online Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

June 13-18, 2022 | New York, NY In-Person Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

International Teacher Training Session: Gothenburg, Sweden
August 22 – 27, 2022 (no class on August 20 – 21) In-Person Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

2023 Teacher Training dates will be posted in Fall 2022.

Tuition and Materials:

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

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7 and Partnering

June 20-25, 2022 | New York, NY In-Person Only
Deadline to Apply: Closed

International Teacher Training Session: Gothenburg, Sweden
Postponed to Summer 2023

2023 Teacher Training dates will be posted in Fall 2022.

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: $25

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.

2022 Weekend Workshop information coming soon.

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.

Explore other areas of the National Training Curriculum:

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ABT Certified Teachers

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ABT Student Examinations

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FAQs

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