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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August Intensive 2021

Preparing Aspiring Dancers for Success

This two-week program gives aspiring dancers ages 9-19 the opportunity to complete their summer studies on a strong note and be fully prepared for the season ahead. The rigorous curriculum is designed for serious, dedicated, highly talented ballet students. Classes are taught by the distinguished BAE faculty led by Artistic Director Darla Hoover.

Both In-Studio and Virtual Programs will be offered this summer. The In-Studio Program will be limited enrollment and strong safety measures in place. The Virtual Program will enable students to advance their training from the safety of their home.

We encourage you to apply to audition today to experience the exceptional training and encouraging environment of BAE!

2021 Audition Dates
Saturday, April 10th
Saturday, May 15th

All auditions will be held virtually via Zoom.

To be considered for an audition, please submit the below Audition Request Form. Once you have heard back with your invitation to audition there will be a $25 fee to attend.

Audition Request Form


Video auditions are also being accepted for the 2021 August Intensive. Click on the button below for video audition instructions and application.

Audition Instructions and Application

The program dates are August 23-September 3, 2021. Classes are held Monday-Friday each week. In-Studio Program students must commit to the full program. Virtual Program students may choose the weekly option.

Upon acceptance to the August Intensive, students will receive an email with enrollment information and instructions.
Please feel free to contact us at info@baenyc.com with any questions.

Classes in both In-Studio and Virtual Programs will be taught by the distinguished BAE year-round faculty led by Artistic Director Darla Hoover.

Click here to read more about the faculty.

Classes will be held five days per week, Monday-Friday. The August Intensive curriculum includes ballet technique, pointe, pas deux*, variations, men’s, stretch & strengthening, modern, character, and hip hop. (Class schedules and offerings will vary by level.)

*Pas de Deux classes will be held (in-studio only), barring any distancing requirements. 

Level Placement and Class Schedule: Accepted students will receive their level placement and class schedule approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program. Classes will be held Monday-Friday, 4 hours per day, plus transition breaks and lunch. Students in Level A have a slightly shorter day.

August Intensive 2021 Tuition
 Level ALevels B and up
In-Studio Program
Full Two Weeks
Virtual Program
Full Two Weeks
Virtual Program
BAE is not assisting with housing for the 2021 Summer Programs. There are many nearby hotels and short-term apartment rentals, including Courtyard by Marriott on East 92nd Street and Marmara Manhattan on East 94th Street.

Financial aid scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Contact us at info@baenyc.com to request a financial aid application.

Ladies: Any solid-color leotard with pink or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers for ballet class and any solid-color leotard with footless tights for modern class. Skirts, sweatpants, leg warmers, and multi-strap or rhinestone-studded leotards are not permitted.

Men: Black or white tee shirt with black tights for ballet class and any color tee shirt with footless tights for modern class.

“BAE’s Summer Intensive really helped me to connect with my technique. The inspiring classes and amazing teachers pushed me to be more focused and energized than ever!”