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Ballet Tech Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.86 stars   35 reviews 1,400

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Arts & Culture


890 Broadway New York NY 10003 USA


Ballet Tech Foundation Inc. has as its purpose the furtherance and evolution of classical dance, and with that, the investigation of choreography and dancing aimed towards creating a richer and more authentic American ballet mode. Complementing this, Ballet Tech is committed to introducing tens of thousands of NYC public school children to the beauty and rigor of classical dance and providing those most talented with the dance training necessary to fulfill their natural gifts, tuition-free. Ballet Tech pledges itself to the development of succeeding generations of ballet dancers, whose diversity reflects the full spectrum of the American community.


Each year, the Ballet Tech School introduces dance to 3,000 public elementary school children through citywide auditions.  For 700 students who demonstrate both talent and interest, Ballet Tech provides a continuum of training, beginner to advanced, entirely tuition-free. Since the School’s founding in 1978, 799,716 children have auditioned and 20,265 have enrolled.

Target demographics:

make classical dance accessible to all children.

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Geographic areas served:

New York City


citywide auditions, beginner classes, intensive full-time training for intermediate and advanced students entirely tuition-free, and Kids Dance, our student performance troupe

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so so so much satisfied!!!
My daughter is always happy to go to school.

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Rating: 4 stars  

This is an amazing school. This school has taught my daughter so much. I highly recommend this school to other parents.My daughter really likes this schoool.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our daughter is in Ballet Tech and is having a rare and very special education she could not have found elsewhere. She is getting incredible dance instruction which will serve her well in whatever she chooses to pursue in the future. It demands a level of focus, discipline and persistence which is unlikely to be found in a generic public school. Her talent as a dancer is being recognized and nurtured. In addition, she has always been a very strong student and her academic classes are quite good. She continues to test at the top end of all the state testing.

We are so grateful to Ballet Tech for giving our daughter such a gift.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ballet Tech is a perfect school!!! Perfect teachers!!! Perfect school staff!!! I am very glad that my son is a student of Ballet Tech.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Having my daughter in Ballet Tech is a blessing. The environment is great and she is learning so much not only in Ballet but academically. I highly recommend this school to other parents.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The foundation is the most incredible gift to new yorkers I have seen in my 20 years in this town. The respect they show to their little students, the support they give to the families is beyond professionalism: it is very humbling to see such sensitivity and patience and well love.

Thank you Maestro Feld for assembling a team of extraordinary human beings that help uncover glimpses of talent that brightens up this urban jungle we live in.

If the Times were less snobbish you would be on the first page at the start of every school year.

God Bless ! And Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this oasis of beautiful expressionism.

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Rating: 4 stars  

My child was fortunate to be a student in Ballet tech for 4 years, I am so greatfull about the discipline and the amount of time they spent teaching these kids, they will go above and beyond to meet the childrens needs . that shows there professionalism .THANK YOU MAMANBOBO

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Rating: 5 stars  

My nephew is a student. Ballet Tech is a wonderful school! I have been to the shows at the Joyce Theater which are PHENOMENAL. Also lucky enough to visit the summer open houses. Such a incredible group of talented children and wonderful, supportive, talented and patient (LOL) faculty. The existence of school like Ballet Tech is another reason NYC is the greatest city!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ballet Tech is one of the best public schools in NYC that has its vision and mission on the right track. The FREE professional training of ballet and the excellent academic system makes this school not only unique but also, a model for other schools to learn from. I've never met a bunch of students and teachers where friendliness and ease transitioning into a school so smooth. The school staff are wonderful and approachable. My daughter, one of the dancers there, loves this school and I give much credit to the school for her proactive attitude to complete her work, to practice her steps, and overall positive attitude. She's very blessed to have landed in Ballet Tech in the most unexpected way.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Blown away by this School and its faculty.They go over and above to make every students needs are met
and the quality of the education is very high. Every parent of a dance interested and talented child should consider ballet Tech as an option.

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