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NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET will host the Children's Dance on a Shoestring

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET will host the Children's Dance on a Shoestring




NYTB Studio
131 E. 10th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY


Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 3:00pm




will host the
Children's Dance on a Shoestring
May 6th, 2016 at 7pm and May 7th, 2016 at 3pm

New York Theatre Ballet will host the Children's Dance on a Shoestring from May 6th, 2016 at 7pm and May 7th, 2016 at 3pm at the NYTB Studio, 131 E. 10th Street, 2nd floor NYC, 10003 inside St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.  A reception will be held after the second performance. Tickets are $15 and are available by phone at (212) 679-0401. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

The Children's Dance on a Shoestring is an intimate program of dance held in New York Theatre Ballet's studio performed, managed, and produced entirely by students from NYTB's dance academy, Ballet School New York. Original choreography by students a well as classic variations will be showcased. The objective of this project is to show students the type of work they would need to do as a director. It gives each student a new level of responsibility and an outlet to share their passion in a creative and organized way. A committee of students ages 13-17 runs the production, and the show itself includes students from every level, highlighting their talents and the technique they have acquired as a student of Ballet School New York.  The show provides a learning experience that guides and develops the artistic and administrative abilities needed to produce a professional performance.

Children's Dance on a Shoestring is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, has been hailed by The New York Times as "an invaluable company." NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.


New York Theatre Ballet dancers in Keith Michael's Nutcracker (Photo: Julieta Cervantes)

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