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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Junior Summer Course
Intensive Summer Training

For aspiring dancers, ages 7 to 14

The BAE Junior Summer Course inspires dancers, ages 7-14, to reach their next level of achievement.The renowned BAE faculty and proven syllabus provide students with the tools to attain technical and artistic growth – all within BAE’s uniquely warm and positive environment. The comprehensive curriculum includes ballet, variations, modern, character, hip hop, stretch, and health & wellness guest speakers.

We have added an ONLINE JUNIOR SUMMER COURSE PROGRAM! We have also changed the application/audition process. Click on the tabs below for enrollment and program details. 

Our foremost concern continues to be the health of our students and community.  We are still hoping to hold the Junior Summer Course on site, but having added the ONLINE PROGRAM will enable us to offer more options to our students and absolutely guarantee that we will all be dancing, growing, and learning this summer!

2020 Summer Programs Audition Dates
Due to current events we have changed the application process for entrance to the Junior Summer Course. In place of in-person and video auditions we are accepting applications and photos. Click on the button below to complete the application. 

Junior Summer Course Application

Interested in the two-week August Intensive for ages 9-19? Learn more by clicking on the button below.

August Intensive Information

Jenna Lavin, BAE Pre-Professional Division Principal oversees the Junior Summer Course Program. Classes are taught by the distinguished BAE year-round faculty and guest artists.

BAE Faculty:

Jenna Lavin
Cynthia Birdwell
Olga Dvorovenko
Joseph Malbrough
Juan Carlos Peñuela
Elizabeth Walker

Guest Faculty:

Amanda Edge
Rachel Hamrick
Petra Love*
Amos Machanic
Cassidy McAndrew*
Christopher Charles McDaniel*
Ariel Rose*
Chloé Sherman*
Lacey Alexandra Thomas

*Graduates of BAE

Junior Summer Course dates:
July 6 – August 21, 2020

You may attend all seven weeks, or customize your schedule and choose the weeks you are able to attend.
Upon acceptance you will receive an email with enrollment information and instructions.
Please contact us by email at with any questions.

Junior Summer Course Online Program and Schedule

Students are placed in levels according to ability. Classes will be taught by the BAE faculty and special guest artists! Class size will be limited to allow for individual attention to every student.
Level 1Level ALevel B/C
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:30-1:30Monday-Friday, 10:00-1:30pmMonday-Friday, starting 10am - end time varies 2:30-4:00pm
Program includes, technique, mime, stretch/strengthen, dance history(2-3 Classes per day) Technique, mime, stretch/strengthen, character, dance history, meet the artist series(3-4 classes per day) Technique, pointe (Level C), pointe-prep (Level B), mime, stretch/strengthen, men's, variations, character, dance history, meet the artist series, curated lecture series


Any solid-color leotard with pink tights 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.


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

Junior Summer Course Online Tuition: Upon acceptance into the program you will receive an email containing a link with instructions to register. Payments will not be due until the beginning of June. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Level 1 Online Program
Weekly: $90
Any Three Weeks: $220
Full Seven Weeks: $500

Level A Online Program
Weekly: $170
Any Three Weeks: $450
Full Seven Weeks: $900

Level B/C Online Program
Weekly: $270
Any Three Weeks: $700
Full Seven Weeks: $1400

Junior Summer Course On Site Tuition: The tuition fees listed below are based on the traditional in-person program. If it is determined that the Junior Summer Course takes place on site at BAE in addition to the online program, then the below pricing will go into effect for the on site program.

Level A
Full Seven Weeks $1470
Weekly Rate $245

Level B
Full Seven Weeks $2970
Weekly Rate $495

Levels C and D
Full Seven Weeks $3960
Weekly Rate $660

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.

Please feel free to contact us to request a financial aid or Male Scholarship Fund application.

“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!”