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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Preparing Dancers for Success

For aspiring dancers ages 9 to 19

This two-week program gives serious students ages 9-19 the opportunity to cap off their summer studies and prepare for the season ahead. Classes are taught by the renowned BAE faculty led by Artistic Director Darla Hoover and Principal Jenna Lavin.

This year, in order to ensure student and faculty safety, the BAE August Intensive will take place online. The BAE faculty have beautifully mastered teaching on Zoom and look forward with great anticipation to providing every student with classes that both challenge and inspire. Class size will be carefully limited in order to allow for individually attention.

We are now accepting video auditions for the 2020 Online August Intensive through August 10, 2020. If you are filming the video at home and need to omit specific exercises for safety reasons, the faculty will understand. There is no fee to audition. Video instructions are included on the application.

Video Audition Application

Classes will be taught by the distinguished BAE year-round faculty led by Artistic Director Darla Hoover and Principal Jenna Lavin.

Click here to read more about the faculty.

Once accepted into the August Intensive, students may enroll for the full program or weekly. Students in Level B and up may choose full or half days.

Full Program: August 24-September 4
Week 1: August 24-29 (Monday-Saturday)
Week 2: August 29-September 4 (Saturday-Friday)

The deadline to submit audition video and/or enroll is August 10th.

Class times will be scheduled to accommodate both east and west cost time zones. Level B and up has the option of full or half-day programs.

Level A: Three classes per day Monday-Friday, and one class on Saturday
Monday-Friday: Technique class, Stretch & Strengthen class, plus either Modern, Character, or Hip Hop
Saturday: Technique class

Level B and up, Full Day: Four classes per day Monday-Friday and two classes on Saturday
Monday-Friday: 2 Technique classes, Pointe or Men’s class, plus either Stretch & Strengthen, Pantomime, Modern, Character, or Hip Hop
Saturday: Technique class and Pointe or Men’s class

Level B and up, Half-Day: 2 classes per day
Daily Schedule: Technique class and Pointe or Men’s class

Tuition for the online program is offered at reduced fees from our in-person program. BAE students who have paid the full in-person tuition will receive a credit for the balance toward the 2020-2021 school year. Students who do not attend BAE during the school year will receive a refund for the difference.
Deadline for Registration Deadline: August 10th
Online August Intensive Tuition:
Level A: $650 full program/ $375 per week
Level B and up, Half-Day: $540 full program/$320 per week
Level B and up, Full-Day: $900 for full program/$500 per week
Program Dates:
Full Program, August 24-September 4
Week 1, August 24-29 (Monday-Saturday)
Week 2, August 29-September 4 (Saturday-Friday)

Financial aid scholarships are available to those who qualify. Funds are limited and we recommend that you apply early. In addition to financial aid, Ballet Academy East offers a limited number of full and partial scholarships and housing stipends to male dancers.

Contact Lisa at 212-410-9140 or lisab@baenyc.com to request a financial aid or Male Scholarship Fund 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.

Creating a Home Studio: We recommend that you create a space that allows you to mentally and physically get the most from every class while reducing the risk of injury. There are now many online resources for barres and floors. Here are links to home floors and barres that we recommend.




Floor Option #1

Floor Option #2

“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!”