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.
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.
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 Fees||Full Year||Per Semester|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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.
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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)
Enrichment 1 (Ages 7-8)
Enrichment 2 (Ages 9-10)
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.