ABT: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE

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Becoming an ABT Certified Teacher

To become an ABT Certified Teacher, candidates must complete intensive training in the ABT National Training Curriculum and successfully pass comprehensive examination(s). ABT Certified teachers are permitted to teach the ABT National Training Curriculum only to the levels in which they have successfully completed the training intensive and required examination.

There are three levels of certification, which must be obtained in succession:

Pre-Primary – Level 3
Pre-requisite: Candidates must have reached an advanced or professional level of ballet training. While there is no maximum age limit, the minimum age for candidates applying for the teacher training intensive is at least 17 years old by the start of the first training session, with the further pre-requisite of having reached an advanced/professional level of dance training.
This is the foundation of the curriculum and prepares teachers to instruct ballet students ages 3+. Course length is nine full days.

Registration Form for Training Session #1 in New York, NY

Level 4 – 5
Pre-requisite is certification in Pre-Primary – Level 3.
This continuation of the course prepares teachers to instruct intermediate and advanced ballet students age 11 – 13+. Course length is six full days.

Registration Form for Training Session #2 in New York, NY

Level 6, 7 & Partnering
Pre-requisite is certification in Pre-Primary – Level 5, along with a 1500-2000 word essay on one of four topics, which will be available upon registration.
This further continuation of the course prepares teachers to instruct advanced and pre-professional ballet students ages 14+. Course length is six full days.

Registration Form for Training Session #3 in New York, NY

 

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