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It’s April, and April showers bring not only May flowers but May dances and May fundraisers. The Great Give—the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven that brings needed funds and new friends to so many worthy community nonprofits—will launch on Wednesday, May 4, at 8:00 a.m., and run to Thursday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m. New Haven Ballet is thrilled to be among the participants, for the money so generously donated by family and friends keeps our dancers dancing, through good times and hard ones (and these past two years have been hard), and enables us to bring the joy of dance to the community at large through our outreach programs Shared Ability, for differently abled students, and DanceAir, for elementary school students in the Greater New Haven area. This May we are particularly excited because we shall once more put on our spring show at the Shubert Theater, where dancers age 5 and up will perform for a live audience. Our program will feature the classical ballet Don Quixote and a new piece created for our students by former New York City Ballet dancer Tom Gold.

The Great Give is one of the reasons that NHB can put on these performances and outreach programs; they are why we can offer the finest classical ballet training and perform with world-class artists. And the Great Give is you, our generous New Haven Ballet friends and family, whose donations do so much to keep our school going and our students dancing. This year, on May 4–5, we ask that you consider a donation—of any amount—to NHB. And we hope to see you at the Shubert in a few weeks in a joyous May celebration.

 

Great Give: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5.

 

New Haven Ballet is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We are excited for Open Division classes to return to the studio. We have also added new classes and teachers to the Open Division schedule this fall!

New this year are 1-hour classes, which cost $15 per class or $120 for a ten-class card.

 

Wednesday: Pilates Mat 9:00-10:00 a.m. (70 Audubon Street/Powell) – Bring a Mat

Wednesday: Beginning Contemporary 7:30-8:30 p.m. (591 Whitney Avenue/Ratkovicz)

Friday: Beginning Ballet 6:00-7:00 p.m. (70 Audubon Street/Paff)

 

Intermediate level Ballet classes are 1.5 hours long and cost $20 per class or $17 for college students and senior citizens or $180 for a ten-class card, $155 for college students and senior citizens.

 

Monday: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (591 Whitney Avenue/Seto-Weiss)

Tuesday: 10:00-11:30 a.m. (70 Audubon Street/Barker)

Thursday: 10:00-11:30 a.m. (70 Audubon Street/Barker)

Thursday: 7:00-8:30 p.m. (591 Whitney Avenue/Vendetto)

Saturday: 7:30-9:00 a.m. (70 Audubon Street/Barker)

Sunday: 10:00-11;30 a.m. (70 Audubon Street/Barker)

 

Please arrive early! Due to increased building security measures and COVID protocols, students must arrive at least 10-15 minutes before class begins. The building and elevators are locked. Late arrivals will not be granted access to the building or studio.

 

Please Email a photo of your vaccination card to attend studio classes.

 

Masks are required at the moment regardless of vaccination status per a mandate from the Mayor of the City of New Haven. NHB follows CDC guidelines and is updating protocols continuously.

 

Classes start Monday, August 30

 

We look forward to seeing you in class!

 

Click Here for more information on the new 1-hour classes

Click Here to see the full schedule

The wait is finally over – #GivingTuesday is here!

Community members like you are the reason we’re so excited! If you’re as passionate as we are about making classical ballet accessible to Greater New Haven, we hope you’ll consider supporting New Haven Ballet today.

In case you’re wondering about the importance of your gift, here’s how New Haven Ballet will make the MOST of your generous contribution: 

  • Studio Classes: We know the importance of maintaining access to the studio, especially during these challenging times. Regrettably, tuition does not cover increased and fixed expenses, nor small class size restrictions due to COVID 
  • Performances: Even without a theater, we are hard at work partnering with talented musicians and creating new choreography to accommodate small groups of dancers who will present a Winter Showcase series, to be shared virtually with the community at no cost
  • Virtual classes: We understand that home spaces are not the same as studio space. Our virtual classes are designed to cater to students who are working at home
  • Community programs: We know that everyone in the community benefits from high quality arts programming and look forward to continuing Shared Ability, DanceAIR and other community programming 

You know the scope of our work stretches beyond providing the finest classical ballet instruction and performances. And, it’s through the generous support of community members like you that we are able to provide so much access to the magic of ballet to so many.  

Thank you for being part of our community and for giving so generously! 

New Haven Ballet

OUR MISSION

To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, that nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.

On October 31, 2020, NHB’s Board of Directors adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

New Haven Ballet celebrates those who aspire to excellence in classical ballet. A culture of creativity is the core of our work and diversity promotes innovation. The arts can provide powerful life-changing experiences that prepare students and impact audiences to lead more successful, meaningful and culturally rich lives. The arts can also prove to be an important platform for social change. At New Haven Ballet we are passionate about creating an inclusive dance environment and performances that promote and value diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to increase diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, which will improve and strengthen our work.

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