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

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, fax (212) 369-2723, 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
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 10:45 am – 11:45 am, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


Enrichment I, Ages 7 – 9

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


Enrichment II, Ages 10 – 12

Saturday: 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Sunday: 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Fees as of 7/31/2017

Full Year – Once Weekly, $1,450
Full Year – Twice Weekly, $2,750
Semester – Once Weekly, $800
Semester – Twice Weekly, $1,450


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 Nancy Sebouhian, Head of Registration, at Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Please direct financial aid inquiries to Nancy Sebouhian.

School Year Dates

Full Year: September 18, 2017 – June 10, 2018
Fall Semester: September 18, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Winter-Spring Semester: January 29, 2018 – June 10, 2018


School Holidays

Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, September 21
Yom Kippur: Saturday, September 30
Columbus Day: Monday, October 9
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26
Winter Break: Monday, December 18 – Monday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 19
Spring Break: Monday, March 19 – Sunday, April 1
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28


Special Dates

Favorite Color Leotard Week: November 6-12 and March 5-11
Students may wear their favorite solid color leotard to class.

Visitors’ Week: December 4-10 and May 7-13*:
Parents are invited to observe their children’s classes. Cameras are welcome.

*New this Year: The May 7-13 Parents’ 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.

In-Store: Buy one pair of select beginner core shoes, get one 50% off (offer ends 9/30)

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 25 – August 17, 2018
Closed on Wednesday, July 4th


Primary Ages 6-7, Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Enrichment Ages 8-10, Monday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuition: $325 (once weekly)

Registration will open in January, 2018. Please contact us at 212-410-9140 or for information and to be added to the summer mailing list.

“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."