Giveaway: Two Tickets to the New York Theatre Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

New York Theatre BalletWe are big fans of the New York Theatre Ballet.  Ever since my daughter started taking dance lessons, it has been a key part of our NYC experience every winter. They are about to conclude their family-friendly Once Upon a Ballet series with the audience favorite, James Sutton’s Sleeping Beauty on March 10 & 11. The hour-long production is the ideal introduction to ballet for children ages 3-8. The New Yorker says, “Amid the popular trend of commercial schlock for children, New York Theatre Ballet’s intelligent, imaginative storybook ballets shine all the more brightly.”

Set to the classical music of Tchaikovsky in a tiny and magical kingdom beneath the roots of a lush, giant tree, the ballet tells the story of Princess Aurora, the evil spell cast on her 16th birthday, and the gallant prince who breaks the curse with a kiss. A cast of fourteen dancers brings to life one of the most beloved fairytales of all time.

To enhance the experience, Artistic Director Diana Byer will hold a 5-minute workshop before each show to educate the children on the inner workings of the production. As a section of Sleeping Beauty includes mime, Ms. Byer asks the children to stand at their seats and learn the mimed sections. She explains what each gesture means so they can easily follow the ballet.

Each seat at the intimate Florence Gould Hall offers an excellent view of the stage. Tickets are $31 for children and $36 for adults and can be purchased at, Ticketmaster (800-982-2787) or the box office at 55 East 59th Street (212-355-6160). Group rates are available. For all other locations please visit venue website for price and purchasing information.

Or you can enter to win a pair of  tickets to Sleeping Beauty at the NY Theatre Ballet! 

All you have to do to win is leave a comment below and let me know which show you would choose – March 10th or 11th – and who you would take.  Please be sure to leave an email address or Twitter handle IN YOUR RESPONSE below (this is important!)

Winners will be chosen on Friday, March 2nd at noon.  The winner will have 24 hours to accept the prize or it will go to the runner-up.

Disclosure: Giveaway courtesy of  the NY Theatre Ballet.

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  1. Arlene says:

    I would love to take my 7 year old daughter to see Sleeping Beauty on March 10th!

    Twitter: @adlf2000


  2. kelly says:

    We would love to win tickets to the March 11th performance of Sleeping Beauty!

  3. kelly says:

    We would love to win tickets to the March 11th performance of Sleeping Beauty!
    kkql at aol dot com

  4. Stav says:

    I would love to win tickets to the March 10th performance of Sleeping Beauty, and I would take my almost 5 year old daughter who loves to dance and when she last saw the Nutcracker and the audience started to leave, she asked me if we could stay for the next showing.

    twitter: stavieb

  5. Linda Morris says:

    My son and I are huge Tchaikovsky and ballet fans ! Would love to attend the March 11th performance.

    Thank you,

  6. Tara McEntee says:

    My 3 year old daughter would be so thrilled to see a real ballet. She loves to be a ballerina and wear her pretty ballerina dresses! I would take her of course! I am having trouble finding any more kid-friendly ballets below the admittance age of 5! We would like to attend the March 10th performance since her older brother’s birthday party is on March 11th!
    This is a great opportunity, thanks so much!

  7. Dave W says:

    Would take March 11.

    Twitter @weinberg81 & @davecantype

    email weinberg81 [at]

  8. Gigi Schwartz says:

    My daughter’s birthday is at the end of march. This would be a great pre-celebration.
    Gigig99 – twitter

  9. Sarah Zeitler says:

    I would LOVE to take my daughter on Sun. March 11. Fingers crossed.

  10. Ellen Gervits says:

    To go to see the Sleeping Beauty with my granddaughter 7, would be amazing. We would love to win tickets to the March 10th or 11th performance.
    Thank you.

  11. Sarah Packard says:

    I looove ballet and haven’t had the chance to attend any since I’ve moved to NYC, plus Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite fairy tales!! :) I’d love to take my friend Shannon (preferably on March 10th but I could do either), who has never seen a ballet at all! My Twitter handle is @ladystardust25, thanks!

  12. wendy wallach says:

    would love to take my daughter to the March 11th performance!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  13. Wehaf says:

    I’d take my sister to the March 10 show.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  14. Shara says:

    March 11th with my twin ballerinas!!! :)

  15. Mark Schwartz says:

    My daughter would love to see this great show for her birthday.

    mdsgigi at aol dot com

  16. Lory says:

    I would take my 13 yr old son. He just moved to NYC from the Philippines last Sept. This is going to be the first ballet show he’s going to see. He loves basketball, pop and r&b music. So to say that this will be a new and different experience for him is an understatement.

    March 11

  17. Ajay says:


    i would love to win this and take my wife for her birthday. Thanks

  18. Valentina says:

    I would like to take my friend Katherine who always invites me to see opera and who I always drag to see plays, so ballet makes it equally enjoyable for both of us. March 10th sounds perfect but actually either date is fine.

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