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Introduce your child to the joy of dance at New York Theatre Ballet School with Pre-Ballet classes beginning at age 4. Small class size and teaching assistants in every class guarantee highly individualized instruction for all students. Photo by Min Benjamin-Hong.
The Young Artists Division (YAD) is New York Theatre Ballet School’s premier pre-professional training program. Classes feature a highly concentrated focus on ballet technique, pointe work & variations, partnering, and a rotating series of guest teachers & workshops in Modern, Contemporary, Character & Folk Dance, Jazz & Theater Dance, and Hip-Hop. Selected students are given performing opportunities with New York Theatre Ballet, giving them real exposure to a professional career in the arts. Photo by Christopher Duggan.
For qualified students, the school’s unique relationship with New York Theatre Ballet provides performing experience throughout the year in ballets featuring roles for children. The New York Theatre Ballet is a professional dance company which, for 40 years, has produced dozens of classic masterpieces and contemporary ballets for adult and family audiences. Photo by Rachel Neville.
The New York Theatre Ballet School provides small class sizes with individualized instruction for each student. Younger children get an immersive introduction to ballet dance, while intermediate and advanced students continue to hone their skills in a variety of specialized classes and repertory.
The New York Theatre Ballet School was founded by artistic director Diana Byer in 1978 as the official training school of New York Theatre Ballet. The school teaches dance as a total art form, developing strong technical skill and discipline. Following the Cecchetti syllabus, classes emphasize music, theatricality, gesture and style. For the advanced and professional level student classes in modern, theater dance, pointe, variations and repertory round out the training curriculum. Well-trained Cecchetti dancers have purity of line and simplicity of style which enables them to take their place in dance companies throughout the world. Photo by Rachel Neville.