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25% off summer classes

Students who register for July classes before February 16 will receive 25% off summer class fees.

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.

Children’s Division (Ages 3 to 8 years):

For students ages 3 to 8 years old classes are offered in the late afternoons, and on Friday and Saturday mornings.

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 offering an opportunity to experience different modalities of movement in addition to learning how to take excellent care of their bodies. Classes range from ballet technique and pointe, to Pilates, stretch & conditioning, dance history, contemporary, injury prevention for dancers, nutrition, salsa and other forms of dance, and repertory. There is a weekly lecture demonstration on Fridays for friends and families to observe the progress students make during the week.

New Haven Ballet Artistic Director Lisa Sanborn notes, “New Haven Ballet offers students an opportunity to work with phenomenal professional faculty, who are comprised of highly experienced teachers, as well as professional dancers. This enables students to reach their full potential. Whether attending NHB year round or simply wishing to spend the summer with us, NHB welcomes and is thrilled to have you!”

New Haven Ballet is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which offers classes to students, ages 3 years to adult in Bethany, Branford and New Haven. New Haven Ballet’s programs are made possible in part by the generosity of New Haven Ballet’s devoted patrons and supporters, including: State of Connecticut Department of Economic Community Development, Office of the Arts, City of New Haven Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, National Endowment for the Arts, Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation, Theresa Foundation, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, United Illuminating, Lighting Up the Arts, The Frankel Foundation, and Bank of America.

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For more information about New Haven Ballet contact Ruth Barker at tel. 203-782-9038 or email: administrator@newhavenballet.org.

2019 Open Division Holiday Schedule:

  • NHB’s Thanksgiving vacation is Wednesday, November 27 through Saturday, November 30, 2019. We will hold Open Division class in New Haven (Danspace/Spielberger) on Sunday, December 1 from 10:00-11:30 am.
  • The week of December 9-15, 2019 is Tech Week for The Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre. We will hold the following Open Division classes during Tech Week:

Monday, December 9 – 7:00-8:30 pm (Studio 70/Vendetto)

Tuesday, December 10 – 10:00-11:30 am (Danspace/Barker)

Thursday, December 12 – 10:00-11:30 am (Danspace/Barker)

  • After The Nutcracker performances, we will hold classes per our regular class schedule from Monday, December 16 through Sunday, December 22, 2019.
  • No classes will be held during Winter Recess, December 23, 2019 through January 4, 2020.
  • Classes resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.
  • Contact NHB’s Office at Tel. 203-782-9038 or email: administrator@newhavenballet.org if you have any questions.

NEW HAVEN 

Monday, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Modern (Corbin/Studio 70)

Monday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Beginning Ballet (Vendetto/Studio 70)

Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Intermediate Ballet (Barker/Danspace)

Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 p.m., Beginning/Intermediate Ballet (DeNofrio/Branford)

Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Intermediate Ballet (Barker/Danspace)

Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Intermediate Ballet (Vendetto/Whitney)

Friday, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Intermediate Ballet (Barker/Danspace)

Saturday, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Intermediate Ballet (Barker/Danspace)

Sunday, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Intermediate Ballet (Spielberger/Danspace)

STUDIO LOCATIONS —

Danspace and Studio 70: Community Foundation Building, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven

Branford: 9 Business Park Drive, Branford

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.