Graduate Programs - Dance Education

ABT Ballet Pedagogy Course Offered to Non-ABT Track Students

The Dance Education Program is offering 
our ABT Ballet Pedagogy course, Theory and Methodology in Ballet Pedagogy (MPADE-GE 2267), to all qualified NYU students, beginning Fall 2013. This course is a graduate-level course appropriate for teachers of both recreational and pre-professional ballet students of any age and in any environment (K-12, post secondary, private school of dance, or conservatory). 3 points.

Students will:

  • learn American Ballet Theatre's innovative approach to teaching ballet that emphasizes efficiency of movement, leading to a more versatile ballet dancer.
  • have technique class each day and learn ballet history, healthy dancer issues, and how to work with musical accompanists.
  • explore in depth the Pre-Primary through Level 5 sequences in the National Training Curriculum, and address common teaching and learning faults.
  • take the Pre-Primary – Level 3 certification exam.

The course meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday each week, from 10 am to 1 pm. Times may vary. Classes take place at the ABT Studios, 890 Broadway, walking distance from the NYU campus. The class is comprised of NYU/ABT cohort and non-concentration students. Movement audition is required, as per instructions on the dance program website. Applicants may submit an audition video online via GetAcceptd.