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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

*Please note that all Teacher Training courses in 2021 will be offered live online via Zoom. The daily schedule is from 11:00am – 5:30pm ET, except for the courses in Italian where the schedule will be 9:00am – 3:30pm ET. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

March 13-21, 2021 Online
Registration Deadline: Closed
Final Payment Deadline: Closed

June 2-11, 2021 Online
Registration Deadline: April 2
Final Payment Deadline: May 7

June 28-July 7, 2021 Online | In Spanish (En Español)
Registration Deadline (Plazo de inscripción): April 30
Final Payment Deadline (Plazo final de pago): May 28

July 10-18, 2021 Online | In Italian (In Italiano)
Registration Deadline (Termine per la registrazione): May 7
Final Payment Deadline (Termine ultimo de pagamento): June 4

July 30-August 7, 2021 Online
Registration Deadline: May 28
Final Payment Deadline: June 25

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1700.00
Materials: Required materials fee to be announced.

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Continue Your Training

Levels 4 and Above

Training Session #2: Levels 4 and 5

*Please note that all Teacher Training courses in 2021 will be offered live online via Zoom. The daily schedule is from 11:00am – 5:30pm ET, except for the courses in Italian where the schedule will be 9:00am – 3:30pm ET. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

March 23-28, 2021 Online
Registration Deadline: Closed
Final Payment Deadline: Closed

June 14-19, 2021 Online
Registration Deadline: April 16
Final Payment Deadline: May 14

July 20-25, 2021 Online | In Italian (In Italiano)
Registration Deadline (Termine per la registrazione): May 21
Final Payment Deadline (Termine ultimo di pagamento): June 18

August 9-14, 2021 Online
Registration Deadline: June 11
Final Payment Deadline: July 9

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: Required materials fee to be announced.

Training Session #3: Levels 6, 7 and Partnering

June 21-26, 2021 Online
Registration Deadline: April 23
Final Payment Deadline: May 21

Tuition and Materials:

Tuition: $1550.00
Materials: Required materials fee to be announced.

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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.

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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

ABT Certified Teacher Classes

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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Contact Us

If you require further assistance or have any questions, please contact us.

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FAQs

View our frequently asked questions for ABT’s National Training Curriculum.

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