Young Dancer Virtual Workshop

SAB is pleased to offer a two-week virtual program focused on strengthening technique and introducing the Balanchine aesthetic to serious young ballet students between the ages of 10 and 12. Students will take two ballet classes via Zoom daily with members of SAB’s permanent faculty, plus a weekly Pilates mat classes with a certified instructor. Class sizes will be kept small so that instructors are able to provide individualized attention to each student.

2021 Young Dancer Virtual Workshop

The Young Dancer Virtual Workshop will take place from August 2 – 13, 2021

Classes will be held Monday through Friday with each level taking two classes between 12 and 4pm ET. No classes will be held on Saturdays and Sundays.
Students who are no younger than 10 and no older than 12 as of 7/31/21 are eligible to attend this program.

All programs are subject to change.


SAB’s Young Dancer Virtual Workshop offers an introduction to SAB’s core Winter Term curriculum. Classes are geared towards young students who are working towards the possibility of a career in classical ballet.


Daily classical ballet technique classes with barre and center work emphasize the hallmarks of the Balanchine aesthetic: precision, musicality, control and speed.


Beginning and Intermediate pointe classes take into account each class level’s degree of previous exposure to pointe work. Beginning pointe classes include barre exercises to prepare or introduce a young dancer to the first stages of pointe work. Intermediate pointe classes feature both barre and center work aimed at increasing strength and proficiency en pointe.


A certified Pilates instructor leads mat classes in the Pilates Method.

Cultural Education

Seminars exploring ballet history, an introduction of SAB’s program offerings for intermediate and advanced students, and Q & A’s with accomplished dancers and recent alumni are among the supplemental programs that may be offered.


Members of SAB’s permanent faculty as well as guest teachers from New York City Ballet comprise the faculty of the New York Junior Session. View our complete faculty listing.

Tuition and Scholarships

2021 Young Dancer Virtual Workshop
Tuition  $1,000
Registration Fee $50

Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis and are determined at the time of the audition. Student are informed of scholarship amounts as part of their acceptance notifications.  There is no separate application for scholarships.


Admission to the Young Dancer Virtual Workshop is by audition only. In the interest of safety, SAB will not be conducting in-person auditions this winter. All applicants interested in applying for one or more of SAB’s 2021 summer programs must do so by submitting a video application online.  Visit the link below to view guidelines and information about submitting a summer application




The School of American Ballet has a nondiscrimination policy with respect to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or any other protected characteristic in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other school-administered programs.

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