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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday New Year

Throwback Thursday New Year

A school was established first: A school designed to train dancers in a unique American style of ballet.  It was directed by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine.  Today it is famous world-wide as The School of American Ballet, or SAB, in New York City.

From this fledgling group came a progression of companies, from The American Ballet, Ballet Society, and finally on October 11, 1948, The New York City Ballet.

The school that started it all was founded on New Year’s Day 1934, with the first classes held on January 2nd.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Dance History Factoid #11:
“The school known today as SAB was founded on New Year’s Day 1934.”

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