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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We will be holding live-streamed classes through Zoom until we all can return to school.  We have added new Online Summer Classes. Click on the summer tab below to learn more and reserve a spot. We look forward to dancing with your children online! 


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.

Enrichment Classes

For children ages 7 - 12

Primary classes prepare students for the rigors of Level 1 within the Pre-Professional Division. The Enrichment Division is designed for children who wish to further their love and appreciation of ballet, but in a less intensive environment. Classes provide exceptional training and are taught by experienced faculty in an encouraging environment. No audition is required.

Online Course Dates: June 29 – August 21, 2020

Primary (Ages 6-7)
Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-4:30PM

Enrichment 1 (Ages 8-10)
Monday 3:30-4:30PM

Enrichment 2 (Ages 11-13)
Wednesday 3:30-4:30PM

All times are EST

Primary/Enrichment $120 for once a week, $190 for twice a week.

*To receive the multiple class discount, please email to register. The online registration system cannot apply it.

Register online by clicking the button below.
Please feel free to email with any questions. We are always happy to assist you.

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



Girls: Hunter green leotard, pink or flesh-toned tights and 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


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 21, 2020
Fall Semester: September 16, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Winter-Spring Semester: January 27, 2020 – June 21, 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.

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.

“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."