Summer at NHB

July 5-August 1, 2020

New Haven Ballet will be offering a reduced schedule of online Zoom classes during July 2020. This will allow students an opportunity to work with instructors while permitting them free time away from electronics.

We are also reopening the school in a limited fashion for students in Levels 3-8 during July 2020. Levels 3-8 may enjoy morning only Zoom offerings with no obligation or expectation they attend studio classes in the afternoons/evenings. For those who are ready to resume studio work, New Haven Ballet is accepting a select number of students who are committed to their summer training by attending Zoom classes in the mornings followed by small studio classes one or two afternoons/evenings each week. Students enrolled in morning Zoom classes will be prioritized for access to studio classes as afternoon/evening offerings are extremely limited at this time.

As we successfully transition to studio offerings, if interest is strong we may add studio classes to the schedule.

Our top priority remains ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty and administrators. Health and safety protocols have been established for studio classes, with students who wish to participate in studio classes being required to complete a medical questionnaire and waiver in addition to strict adherence to new protocols.

2020 Summer Offerings:

Widely regarded as the standard for classical ballet training throughout the Greater New Haven Region, New Haven Ballet offers students an opportunity to improve their technical skills and artistry through a premiere ballet intensive experience during July. Students who participate for the full 4-week program can achieve marked improvement in strength, flexibility and technical ability.

Whether you attend NHB year round or simply wish to visit for the summer, NHB welcomes and is thrilled to have you!

Children’s Division (Ages 4 to 8 years):

For students ages 4 to 8 years old, online Zoom classes will be offered during the month of July 2020 on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.

Dress Code:
Girls – Solid color ballet style leotard, footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Boys – Solid black or white tee-shirt, black athletic shorts or tights, black ballet shoes

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Click Here to Register for Summer Classes

Student Division (Ages 8 to 19 years):

For students ages 8 to 19 years, ballet intensive workshops offer a wide range of classes designed to maximize technical and artistic skills, while presenting an opportunity to experience different modalities of movement. Classes range from ballet technique and pointe, to Gyrotonics, Pilates, music theory, choreography, stretch & conditioning, lyrical and Broadway dance, Latin and other forms of dance, and repertory.

Students may register for Zoom online classes, which are offered at a reduced rate compared with studio classes. The Zoom schedule offers classes in the mornings Monday through Thursday to give students a chance to enjoy time away from electronic screens.

NHB’s incredible Faculty will be joined by these esteemed Summer Guest Faculty (more to be added):

  • Stacy Cadell, retired NYCB ballerina, Twyla Tharp and George Balanchine repetiteur, teacher and choreographer, will offer classes featuring Twyla’s Dozen, repertory, and technique. 
  • Dena Abergel, NYCB Children’s Ballet Master, School of American Ballet Faculty, and retired NYCB ballerina, will offer Balanchine technique. 
  • Miro Magloire, Artistic Director and Choreographer of New Chamber Ballet, and internationally renowned ballet accompanist, will offer music theory and choreography for dancers. 
  • Alisa Bowens-Mercado, Artistic Director, Choreographer and Teacher at Alisa’s House of Salsa, will offer Latin Dance. 
  • Dorothea Garland, New York based dancer who regularly performs with Ballets with a Twist and East Coast Contemporary Ballet, will offer Gyrokinesis technique. 
  • Erica Ratcowicz, New York based dancer and instructor at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, will offer lyrical and Broadway dance
  • Lauren Lovette, NYCB principal dancer and New Haven Ballet’s 2019 Sugar Plum Fairy, will answer questions and speak with students about her journey to become a professional dancer and choreographer, challenges she endured, special projects she enjoyed, and future goals.


In addition, students in Levels 4-8 may register for Zoom+Studio classes. The studio classes are limited in size to allow for adequate distance to be maintained during classes. Students will also be required to wear face masks, assist with cleaning surfaces they touch and other protocols.

Strict adherence to studio protocols, medical questionnaire and waiver are required to register for studio classes. It is also understood that information and guidelines are ever changing. Studio participants acknowledge and accept any revisions to the protocols, questionnaire or waiver. Once studio classes are full a wait list will form.

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NHB students will continue to enroll in their 2019-2020 class level for July 2020 classes.

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Click Here to Register for Summer Classes

New students aged 8 to 18 years please call 203-782-9038 to schedule placement class.

Dress Code:
Girls – Solid ballet style leotard, footed pink tights, pink ballet slippers

Boys – Solid black or white tee-shirt, black athletic shorts or tights, black ballet shoes

Please contact the NHB office for additional information (203) 782-9038


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