1651 Third Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10128
(212) 410-9140

Located in the heart of New York, BAE has five spacious, air-conditioned studios with sprung floors, mirrors, sound systems, and pianos, which are available for rental. The versatile spaces at BAE are ideal for your next reception, fundraiser, corporate event, meeting, private party, photo shoot, or rehearsal.

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For Seasoned Dancers, Adults, Teen Enthusiasts and Athletes

Fueling passion for dance and fitness

Ballet Academy East’s Adult Division offers open enrollment classes in dance and fitness. From teen enthusiasts and adult beginners to seasoned dancers and athletes, BAE’s adult dance and fitness classes stimulate every student to reach their highest potential. Some of NYC’s most sought-after teachers lead classes that create a nurturing artistic community.

Classes are held in BAE’s professional, light-filled studios seven days a week to work easily into your schedule. In addition to ballet, modern, and tap, we offer yoga, Pilates, Barre Tone and Dance-Cardio classes. All ballet classes feature live musical accompaniment.

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Classes are ongoing throughout the year. Drop-ins are welcome.


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  • Introduction Ballet: 0-1 year training
  • Basic Beginner Ballet: 1-2 years training
  • Beginner Ballet: 2-5 years training
  • Advanced Beginner Ballet: Minimum 4 years training
  • Intermediate Ballet: Minimum 6 years training
  • Adv/Intermediate Ballet: Minimum 8 years training
  • Pointe: Must be at the Intermediate or Advanced level or consult with teacher.

Please note: If you have previous ballet experience but are returning to ballet class after a long hiatus, it is strongly recommended that you start in the Basic Beginner class and gradually move up.


Modern and Tap

  • Beginner Modern: 1 year of Ballet or Modern training
  • Beginner Tap: Minimum of 1 year experience

*Pilates, Yoga, Body Conditioning, Barre Tone, Dance-Cardio, and Zumba classes are designed to suit all levels of ability.

The Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, in collaboration with Ballet Academy East, offers Dance for PD classes free of charge to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends, and caregivers. Advance registration is required. Click here for details.

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Single Class – $20
10 Classes – $180 ($18 per class)
25 Classes – $425 ($17 per class)
50 Classes – $800 ($16 per class)
Unlimited classes, $2800 (Must be paid in full in one installment)


SAG, AFTRA, Equity, Mt. Sinai Employees, and Seniors (60+): Single class $18 and 10% discount on class cards (must present ID). Active military members, their spouses, and children receive 25% off with valid ID

Gift certificates for open adult classes are available in any amount.

Ten-class cards expire six months from date of purchase.

A one-time only thirty-day extension may be arranged for ten-class cards for $10 (only valid for cards purchased at full price).

All other cards expire one year from date of purchase.

Tuition is non-refundable.

All students should check in with the front desk before heading to class.

Please arrive on time for class and notify the teacher at the start of class if you need to leave early. We cannot sign students into class more than 15 minutes late.

There is no specific dress code for the open classes. We recommend that ladies wear a leotard, tights (any color) and ballet slippers, and gentlemen wear a t-shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers. Leg warmers or sweat pants are optional. For everyone’s comfort, please do not wear overly revealing garments or strong perfume to class.

“Coming to BAE for ballet and fitness classes is such a treat. The faculty and facilities are amazing, the classes are inspiring and the comradery among classmates is motivating. I’ll never go back to a regular gym again!”