Upcoming Performances

The New York Times calls Kids Dance “a New York City Treasure.” Returning this year after a pandemic-induced hiatus, they will be honoring Ballet Tech Founder Eliot Feld in a program featuring excerpts from Kids Dance classic 23 Skidoo and audience favorite Hello Fancy! They’ll also present a Kids Dance premiere by Choreographer John Heginbotham and new works by Ballet Tech Faculty Members Michael Snipe and Men Ca. And of course, there’ll be a few surprises that audiences won’t want to miss. Kids Dance 2022 will have you dancing right out of your seats!

Thursday, June 9, 2022: Performance #1 at 7pm

Friday, June 10, 2022: Performance #2 at 7pm

Saturday, June 11, 2022: Performance #3 at 2pm, Performance #4 at 7pm

Sunday, June 12, 2022: Performance #5 at 2pm, Performance #6 at 7pm

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 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 premiere dance makers, for fledgling dancers to hone their skills and ignite their imaginations. And, of course, intended to delight the eye and enchant the fancy of audiences of all ages.

Launched in 2016, Julia Eichten’s Monsieur and Brian Brooks’s Panorama were the first additions to the library.

In 2017 three new works were added:
Pointing, by Eliot Feld
The Wild Current, by Laura Careless
It’s The Effort That Counts, by Stephanie Terasaki, Conner Bormann and Riley O’Flynn