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Kid-Friendly Educational Events Based on ABT’s Nutcracker

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American Ballet Theatre is teaming up with area parks and museums to present a number of free, kid-friendly, educational events in the New York area during November.

Young dancers from ABT’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker will be featured in workshops and dance demonstrations on November 7 at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. The event includes storytelling, interactive ballet basics, and a dance demonstration, and is free with museum admission. Visit www.cmom.org for more information.

“Meet the Mouse King” is scheduled for November 13 at 1 p.m. at the Audubon Center in Prospect Park. An ABT teaching artist will lead participants in a “Mouse Movement” ballet basics class, while Audubon Center experts will explore the behavior of mice in their natural habitat. The workshop is free. Visit www.prospectpark.org/audubon for more details.

Also, on November 28 at 2 p.m., a “Ballet Basics” workshop led by an ABT teaching artist will be held at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The workshop, free with museum admission, is designed for ages 4 and up. Participants will learn about the story and characters from The Nutcracker, as well as some easy ballet basics. More information can be found at www.brooklynkids.org.

ABT’s new production of The Nutcracker, with choreography by Alexi Ratmansky, will run December 22 to January 2 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. More details are available at www.abt.org.

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