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 boys and girls ages 6 - 7

Due to the impact of COVID-19 we will be holding live-streamed classes through Zoom for our current students until we all can return to school.   

Currently registered families will receive detailed email instructions. We look to dancing with you!

How Live-Streamed Classes Work for Current Primary and Enrichment Division Families:

  • Sign up for class using the link that you received by email from us.
  • Download the Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • You will be emailed a Zoom link to your child’s class 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the class. If you don’t see the link in your email, please check your spam folder, and then contact us at
  • Join the class 5-10 minutes prior to start time by clicking on the Zoom link. The “BAE virtual front desk staff” will admit you into the studio.
  • Important: Please be sure that you are on mute mode at the start of the class.
  • Your teacher will arrive just prior to the start of class.

Class Description: Zoom classes are structured to allow children to safely maintain their strength, flexibility, and physical activity, in the comfort of your space. All classes will be taught by BAE’s beloved Young Dancer Division faculty.

What to wear: There is no specific dress code. Be comfortable.

If you experience any problems with the Zoom platform during the class please email us at

Ballet Academy East is an exceptional place for boys and girls to start or continue learning dance. Our Primary syllabus is specifically designed to prepare students for the requirements of Level 1 within BAE’s Pre-Professional Division.

Classes include ballet vocabulary and exercises that develop strength, coordination, and flexibility. Children will experience musicality and the joy of dance in a nurturing environment. Prior ballet experience is not required. No audition is required.

Children must be entering first grade in the current school year. If age 6 but entering Kindergarten, please see the Young Dancer Division information.

Enrichment Classes

For children ages 7 - 12

While BAE is known for producing top dancers, we also offer classes for children who love ballet but do not wish to study as intensively as students envisioning a career in dance. Classes provide exceptional training and are taught by experienced faculty in an encouraging environment. No audition is required.

Register online, by phone at (212) 410-9140, or in person at BAE.
Please feel free to call with any questions. We are always happy to assist you.

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Monday: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


Enrichment I, Ages 7 – 8

Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Sunday: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Enrichment II, Ages 9 – 10

Saturday: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


Enrichment III, Ages 11 – 12

Saturday: 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Tuition FeesFull YearPer Semester
Once Weekly$1600$850
Twice Weekly$2900$1550


Tuition Policies

Tuition is due at the time of or before your child’s first class. Payment may be made by check or credit card. We do not accept cash. Tuition is non-refundable. Credits toward future classes are issued during the first three weeks of each semester. A request for credit must be in writing to Lisa Bouley, Pre-Professional Registrar, at Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Please direct financial aid inquiries to Lisa Bouley.

School Year Dates

Full Year: September 16, 2019 – June 7, 2020
Fall Semester: September 16, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Winter-Spring Semester: January 27, 2020 – June 7, 2020


School Holidays

Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 30
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 9
Columbus Day: Monday, October 14
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, December 1
Winter Break: Monday, December 23 – Sunday, January 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 20
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 17
Spring Break: Monday, March 16 – Sunday, March 29
Easter: Sunday, April 12
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 23 – Monday, May 25


Special Dates

Favorite Color Leotard Week: November 4-10 and March 2-8
Students may wear their favorite solid color leotard to class.

Visitors’ Week: December 9 – 15 and May 11 – 17*:
Parents are invited to observe their children’s classes. Cameras are welcome.

*The May 11-17 Visitors’ Week will include a very special in-studio presentation by the students. Costumes will be provided by BAE.


Girls: Blue leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Tutus and skirts are not permitted.
Boys: White T-shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers.



Girls: Hunter green leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Tutus and skirts are not permitted.
Boys: White T-shirt, black tights or sweatpants, and black ballet slippers.


Visit the Capezio Store on our premises for all your dancewear needs. The store telephone number is (212) 348-7210.


Online: Get 20% off with promo code NYCBAS20

Be on time for class.

Parents and caregivers must be present while children are not in class.

Please be sure to clean up after eating.

We do our best to keep the school a nut-free facility. Please only bring nut-free snacks into the ballet school.

Valuables should not be left unattended. The school is not responsible for lost articles.

Children should not run on the premises and are expected to use their indoor voices.

Course Dates: June 29 – August 21, 2020

Primary (Ages 6-7)
Wednesday 5:00-6:00PM

Enrichment 1 (Ages 7-8)
Monday 5:15-6:15PM

Enrichment 2 (Ages 9-10)
Tuesday 4:45-6:00PM

Primary/Enrichment $340

Register online, by phone at (212) 410-9140, or in person at BAE.
Please feel free to call with any questions. We are always happy to assist you.

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“BAE’s Enrichment classes are a great way for my kids to stay involved with dance, but also leave time for them to pursue other interests. I’m thrilled they are leaning from exceptional faculty in such a professional facility."