Upcoming Performances

Kids Dance will be back at The Joyce from Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2. Tickets can be purchased through The Joyce Theater. The full performance schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, May 30 at 7 PM – Opening Night Gala!
  • Friday, May 31 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 1 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, June 1 at 7 PM
  • Sunday, June 2 at 2 PM

It’s our 30th Anniversary! Since its debut in 1994, Ballet Tech Kids Dance continues to “put on a show of courage, discipline, and heart” (The New York Times). This year, the troupe celebrates dance from all over the world, highlighting the rich diversity of cultures and heritages that embody the global community of NYC, in a traveling new piece called Homeland conceived by Artistic Director Dionne Figgins with choreography from Kathy Xia, Brian Reeder, Ximena Salgado, Men Ca and Karisma Jay. Ballet Tech alumna Tamisha A. Guy – now a member of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham – will join us in a performance of Bebe Miller’s Rain. And we’ll close with a Kids Dance tradition: a jaunty hoedown of a classic by founder Eliot Feld – Apple Pie! Apple Pie features music by Bela Fleck and Joe McCracken, and melds ballet vocabulary with rhythmic footwork. With plenty of surprises, Kids Dance offers something for everyone!

About Kids Dance

Kids Dance is Ballet Tech’s student performance troupe. Created in 1994, Kids Dance provides our students with the opportunity to learn choreography and develop performance skills, activities that are essential to the development of a professional dancer. Kids Dance presents programs for families and young audiences, and performs annually at the Joyce Theater. Kids Dance has also recently performed at City Center, the New Victory Theater, and the Delacorte in Central Park.

Recent Performances

June 8 – 11, 2023: The Joyce Theater

May 19, 2023: Battery Park Playscape

June 9 – 12, 2022: The Joyce Theater

June 3 – 7, 2022: Battery Park Playscape

June 6 – 9, 2019: The Joyce Theater

June 7 – 10, 2018: The Joyce Theater

June 5, 2018: The Apollo Theater – NYC DOE Manhattan Borough Arts Festival

June 8 – 11, 2017: The Joyce Theater

June 13, 2016: Tribeca Performing Arts Center – NYC DOE Manhattan Borough Arts Festival

June 9 – 12, 2016: The Joyce Theater

April 11, 2016: The New Victory Theater – Gala performance for the New 42

September 28, 2015: City Center – Gala performance for Career Transitions for Dancers

Library of Choreography

For aspiring piano students there are Bach’s two and three-part inventions and Bartok’s Mikrokosmos, both designed to develop skills and refine evolving sensibilities. With that model in mind, Ballet Tech has resolved to build a library of new choreography imagined for and designed on emerging dancers. This will be a repertory of original dances, dreamed up and composed by boffo dance makers, for fledgling dancers to hone their skills and whet their imaginations. And, of course, intended to delight the eye and enchant the fancy of audiences of all ages.

Our 2023 additions include Men Ca’s Embers of…, Brian Reeder and Robert LaFosse’s Ad Lib City, Dionne Figgins and Curtis Holland’s 1956, and Dionne Figgins and the 2023 8th grade class’ Achoo, Adieu.

The library also includes works by:

  • Julia Eichten
  • Brian Brooks
  • Stephanie Terasaki, Conner Bormann, and Riley O’Flynn
  • Laura Careless
  • Eliot Feld
  • John Heginbotham
  • Michael Snipe Jr.