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

We are excited to announce that the fall semester will begin on September 21st with both In-Person and Virtual programs being offered for our students. We look forward to having your children dancing with us online and in the studios!

In-person classes at BAE will focus on safety first! Classes will be very small and will be open to ages 3 and up. Virtual classes will be available for ages 2 and up. Many safety and cleaning protocols will be 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 health checklist, staggered class times, and much more. We ask you to please click on the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines tab below to read BAE’s comprehensive safety plan. 

2020-2021 In-Studio and Virtual Program Schedules

All class times are EST.

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

2020-2021 School Year Tuition
September 21,2020 – June 13, 2021

New Flexible Tuition Options. Pay in full or choose the installment plan.

In-Studio ProgramFull FeeInitial PaymentRemaining 7 InstallmentsIf Paid in Full (-10%)
Once Weekly$1400$420$140$1260
Twice Weekly$2560$768$256$2304


Virtual ProgramFull FeeInitial PaymentRemaining 7 InstallmentsIf Paid in Full (-10%)
Once Weekly$980$294$98$882
Twice Weekly$1776$530$178$1598


Tuition Policies:

  • To register for more than one class a week, please contact us at info@baenyc.com.
  • Students may switch between In-Studio and Virtual classes, provided there is space. Installment payments will be adjusted.
  • If in-studio classes must transition to fully virtual at any point, installment payments will be adjusted to the virtual rate.
  • 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.
  • In-Studio tuition rates have remained the same as last year. Virtual Program tuition is reduced 30% from last year.

School Year
September 21, 2020 – June 13, 2021

School Holiday Closings
Yom Kippur: Monday, September 28
Columbus Day: Monday, October 12
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 26-Sunday, November 29
Winter Break: Monday, December 21-Sunday, January 3
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 15
Spring Break: Monday, March 15-Sunday, March 28
Easter: Sunday, April 4
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 29-Monday, May 31

We have relaxed our dress code for the 2020-2021 School Year. We invite our Young Dancer Division students to wear comfortable play clothes and ballet slippers. If you are able to, or your child would like to, they are welcome to wear ballet attire.


Capezio Uptown Store – Open by appointment only

New Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm
Closed 30 minutes from lunch, 12pm-12:30pm.

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.
Online: 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.

“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.”