Junior Summer Course
Intensive Summer Training
For aspiring dancers, ages 7 to 14
The Online 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. The comprehensive curriculum includes ballet, variations, modern, character, hip hop, stretch, dance history, and health & wellness guest speakers. Students will have the opportunity to meet and chat with professional dancers in our Meet the Artist summer series.
Our foremost concern continues to be the health of our students and community. By offering an online program, we can absolutely guarantee we will all be dancing, growing, and learning this summer!
The application/audition process has been altered to better align with the online program. Please click on the tabs below for enrollment and program details.
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.
Interested in the two-week August Intensive for ages 9-19? Learn more by clicking on the button below.
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.
*Graduates of BAE
Junior Summer Course Online Program and Schedule
Junior Summer Course dates:
July 6 – August 21, 2020
Junior Summer Course students have the option of adding online private lessons to their schedule. Classes are taught by the BAE Junior Summer Course faculty and guest faculty.
The cost is $300 for a package of three, one-hour lessons. You may specify instructor and we will do our best to fulfill your request. Private lessons will be scheduled for a mutually agreed upon day and time.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your child’s private lessons this summer.
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
Any Three Weeks: $220
Full Seven Weeks: $500
Level A Online Program
Any Three Weeks: $450
Full Seven Weeks: $900
Level B/C Online Program
Any Three Weeks: $700
Full Seven Weeks: $1400
Ballet Technique Classes:
Ladies: Any solid color leotard with pink or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if applicable). Skirts, sweatpants, leg warmers, and multi-strap or rhinestone-studded leotards are not permitted.
Gentlemen: Any solid color tee shirt (no logos) with black or grey tights
All Other Classes:
Character (Levels A,B,C): Either character shoes or ballet slippers. Ladies: Black character skirt or any solid color ballet skirt
Modern(Levels A, B, C): Footless tights and bare feet (men: gray or black tights, ladies: pink, black, or flesh colored tights)
Stretch/Strengthen (All levels) : Any solid-color leotard with either footless tights or rolled up tights
Hip Hop (Level C): Shorts, sweatpants or dance wear, with sneakers
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.
With a little planning, elbow grease, and imagination, you can create your own at-home studio. We want all of our students to mentally and physically get the most from every class, while reducing any risk of injury.
Ethernet Cable: If you experience WiFi service issues, we recommend connecting an Ethernet cable directly from your router to your device. This will provide you with faster speed and a more reliable connection to the internet. (Depending on which device you are using, you might also need an Ethernet adapter.)
Lighting: Your light source should be located either overhead and/or in front so that the teacher can best see you. Lighting from behind will create a silhouette effect and will make it difficult for the teacher to see you in detail.
Mirror: We strongly recommend that you have a full-length mirror placed in front to help you focus, and apply your teachers’ corrections and cues. There are many options available for purchase. Here is one: Full-length Standing Mirror
Barres and Flooring: There are now many online resources for barres and floors. Here are links to home floors and barres that we recommend.