The New York City Ballet Is Now Teaching Free Dance Classes You Can Take From Home

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The New York City Ballet Is Now Teaching Free Dance Classes You Can Take From Home

Unleash your inner ballerina!

The New York City Ballet is offering multiple different ways to learn some ballet dance moves from the best, while getting some indoor exercise.

As part of their new “digital season,” here are some wonderful virtual dance classes they are offering:

Ballet Essentials Every Monday & Thursday

On Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm, professional dancers from the New York City Ballet will teach Zoom classes including a ballet warm-up and dance combination inspired by one of the group’s famous performances. No experience necessary! The classes are geared toward young adults and adults of all levels. Sign up on their website here.

Wednesdays with Artistic Director Wendy Whelan

Every Wednesday, Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan will be on Instagram LIVE taking viewers through ballet-inspired movements. The classes are also for all age levels, and will be available on NYCB’s IGTV even after they go LIVE.


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Ballet Breaks on Saturdays & Sundays

These “dance breaks” are aimed at children ages 3-8! On weekends at 11am, NYCB dancers guide little dancers through warm-ups and choreography inspired by the company’s ballets. Sign up here. Here is the upcoming schedule:

May 2 & 3 at 11 AM
Western Symphony Ballet Break led by NYCB Dancer Kristen Segin

May 9 & 10 at 11 AM
The Four Seasons Ballet Break led by NYCB Dancer Ralph Ippolito

May 16 & 17 at 11 AM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Ballet Break led by NYCB Dancer Ashley Hod

May 23 & 24 at 11 AM
Stars & Stripes Ballet Break led by NYCB Dancer Alexa Maxwell

Oh, and you can also dance with the Radio City Rockettes!

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