American Ballet Theatre Day

photo credit: Kyle Froman 

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Spring event: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Students who have completed their online event registration should click here and complete this form 
to select classes in which you will participate.

Event description

  • ABT Day at Mason Gross is an annual event consisting of an afternoon of workshops and master classes featuring faculty members and dancers from American Ballet Theatre. The event celebrates young dancers (ages 4-18) providing them with the opportunity to experience state of the art, age-appropriate instruction utilizing ABT's National Training Curriculum.  Parents and instructors have the opportunity to learn first hand about ABT's unique curriculum through class observation.  A performance featuring ABT's world-class Studio Company closes the event.



Subject to change.


Who should attend?

  • Pre-college ballet students (ages 4-18) and their family members
  • Collegiate dancers (Current RU BAs and BFAs)
  • Graduate level dancers (RU EdM & MFA students and alumni)
  • Dance educators
  • People interested in learning more about ABT’s National Training Curriculum


  • Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  • Nicholas Music Center and the Loree Dance Theatre on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey


  • ABT Studio Company master classes and repertory workshop
  • Master classes for primary and young dancers
  • Pre-performance workshop
  • Pre-performance workshop design seminar
  • Music for dancers
  • Ballet for beginners
  • Theraband workshop for dancers and educators
  • Pilates and yoga for dancers


  • Check back soon for a detailed schedule of master classes and workshops. Spring 2019 will feature a similar array of classes and will be announced soon.


  • $40 registration fee 
  • $10 registration fee for current students of the Mason Gross ABT Certified School of Ballet 
  • Free admission for Mason Gross Dance students (BA, BFA, EdM, MFA).  Please contact our office at 848-932-8618 or for assistance in registering.
  • Parents of registered students may attend classes and lectures free of charge.


photo credit: Rosalie O'Connor 

photo credit: Rosalie O'Connor 

The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Extension Division is honored to be one of five ABT Certified Ballet Schools in the nation. Classes for students ages 4-18 are taught during the academic year by ABT-affiliate teachers in the beautiful dance studios of the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.  Program participants enjoy the benefits of ABT training in central New Jersey and participation in many of ABT’s New York-based events. All classes utilize the acclaimed ABT® National Training Curriculum.