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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Unleashing children's potential through dance

ages 2 - 6 years

In-Person and Virtual programs are now being offered for our students. In-person classes will be very small and will be open to ages 3 and up. Virtual classes are available for ages 2 and up.

Many safety and cleaning protocols are in place for our in-person classes, including a new air purification system, social distancing, masks worn at all times, continuous cleaning and sanitizing, daily pre-screening process through HealthCheck, staggered class times, and much more. Please click on the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines tab below to read BAE’s comprehensive safety plan.

We look forward to having your children dancing with us online and in the studios!

2021-2022 In-Studio Class Schedule

The schedule for the 2021-22 school year will be available in mid-June.

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin in mid-June.

Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, extended families and community. If our current plan needs to change in order to put safety first, then we will do so without hesitation and with full measure.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

HealthCheck App:
To keep our BAE community safe, we have partnered with HealthCheck for our daily check-in process at BAE. Everyone will be required to show that they completed their HealthCheck upon entering BAE.

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Ballet Academy East Facilities Code for the App: .U%wLWcS

2021-2022 School Year Tuition
September 20, 2020 – June 12, 2022

Tuition can be paid in full or in two installments.

 One Payment in FullSeparated into Two Payments
Once Weekly$1400$750 (per payment)
Twice Weekly$2520$1350 (per payment)

Please note; enrollment is ongoing and tuition is prorated based on the week a child begins class. Please contact us at info@baenyc.com for a tuition quote.

Tuition Policies:

  • To register for more than one class a week, please contact us at info@baenyc.com.
  • Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to Amy MacDermott, Director of Admissions at AmyM@baenyc.com. Once withdrawal requests have been received, subsequent installment payments will be removed. There are no refunds or credits for tuition already paid.

School Year
September 20, 2021 – June 12, 2022

School Holiday Closings
Italian Heritage/Indigenous People’s Day: Monday, October 11
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 25-Sunday, November 28
Winter Break: Monday, December 20-Sunday, January 2
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 17
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 21
Spring Break: Dates TBD
Easter: Sunday, April 17
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30

Students may wear dancewear or comfortable clothes such as shorts or leggings and a tee shirt, and ballet slippers (girls: pink or flesh tone; boys: black). No skirts or tutus.

Capezio Uptown Store
New Store Hours: Monday-Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Open by appointment only.

For questions or to setup an appointment please contact 92nd@capezio.com or 212-348-7210

Visit Capezio online for all your dance wear needs.
Get 20% off with promo code NYCBAS20

In-Studio Class Policies

Make-up Policy
Missed classes, including school holidays (except Winter & Spring Break), may be made up by appointment by contacting frontdesk@baenyc.com at least 24 hours in advance. Make-ups may be done in online classes only; no in person make-ups will be permitted. Make-ups do not carry forward into different school years.

Arrival and Health Checks
Be sure to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of class.

ALL VISITORS to BAE will be required to complete an online daily wellness survey in the main lobby of the school, prior to going to the third floor. If the answer is “yes” to any symptoms, you will not be allowed entry to BAE.

Face Masks
Masks must be worn by all students, parents, caregivers, faculty, and staff at all times, when entering 1651 Third Ave. Students, parents, caregivers, faculty, and staff are expected to supply their own masks. Disposable face coverings will be available at the front desk for anyone who arrives without one.

When entering the third-floor entrance of the school, EVERYONE will be required to put on shoe covers. Touch-less shoe cover units will be located at the BAE entrance.

Hand Hygiene
Hand sanitizing or washing is required before and after class. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout BAE as well as soap and paper towels in the bathrooms.

Dressing Room and Bathroom Facilities
Dressing rooms may only be used to access the bathrooms. Students will need to arrive already dressed for class.
BAE’s water fountains will not be operational. Students should bring their own water bottle into class.

To Parents and Caregivers of Young Dancer Division Students
Each child must have a parent or caregiver present in the waiting room, ready to assist their child should they need to use the bathroom, or just need a hug. Teachers will be social distancing throughout the class. You may arrange for a classmate’s parent or caregiver to be the chaperone for your child provided we receive email notification directly from the parent in advance. A maximum of one adult is permitted to chaperone each child. Siblings, including babies in carriers, any additional visitors, and strollers are not permitted on the third floor. Street shoes are not permitted in any of the studios. Valuables should not be left unattended. The school is not responsible for lost articles.

Importance of Timeliness for Class
Due to the detailed and carefully organized arrival and class procedure for in-person classes, it is especially important to arrive on time.

After class, students will have ten minutes to depart. Everyone will exit via the stairs. Elevators are available for anyone not physically able to take the stairs.

Virtual Program Class Make-up Policy

Missed classes, including school holidays (except Winter & Spring Break), may be made up by appointment by contacting frontdesk@baenyc.com at least 24 hours in advance. Make-ups may be done in online classes only; no in person make-ups will be permitted. Make-ups do not carry forward into different school years.

March Mini Camp 2022 Dates TBD.
More information will be available in January 2022.

“Coming to class at BAE is the highlight of my daughter’s week. It’s been exciting to see her self-confidence grow as she’s advanced through the classes. Her poise and ability to express herself have blossomed. She is thriving in BAE’s environment of joy and positivity.”