American Ballet Theatre National Training

Offering Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum

DYNAMITE DANCE is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.

The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, ALYSSA THOMSON, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Ms. Alyssa

Our ABT-Certified Instructor, Ms. Alyssa

The ABT curriculum ensures high quality instruction and sets Dynamite Dance apart from other schools in the surrounding area.

The end of year testing will take place at Dynamite Dance. The ABT adjudicators will observe the class conducted by Ms. Alyssa.

Dancers will be awarded either a pass, pass with merit, honors, or high honors. This distinction will stay with the dancers for life!

More Information About ABT

American Ballet Theatre is the leading ballet company in the United States. Based out of New York, ABT regularly performs at the Lincoln Center’s Metropolian Opera House, the David H. Kock Theater, and around the world.

Description of the National Training Curriculum from ABT’s own website:

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ABT’s National Training Curriculum is a program for the development and training of young students that embraces sound ballet principles and incorporates elements of the French, Italian and Russian schools of training. Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT’s Artistic Advisorsand the Medical Advisory Board. ABT’s National Training Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.

ABT Certified Teachers have completed intensive training in the ABT National Training Curriculum and successfully passed comprehensive examination(s).