1651 Third Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10128

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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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Junior Summer Course 2021

For aspiring dancers, ages 7 to 14

The BAE Junior Summer Course inspires dancers to reach their next level of achievement. The renowned BAE faculty, proven syllabus, and intensive curriculum provide students with the tools to attain technical and artistic growth. The rigorous curriculum is designed for highly talented and dedicated students. Classes are taught by the renowned BAE faculty and distinguished guest artists, led by BAE Principal, Jenna Lavin.

Both In-Studio and Virtual Programs will be offered this summer. The Virtual Program, which enables students to advance their training from home, is now full. There are still spaces available for the In-Studio Program. The In-Studio Program will be limited enrollment with strong safety measures in place.

We encourage you to apply to audition today to experience the exceptional training and encouraging environment of BAE!

Video auditions are still being accepted for the 2021 Junior Summer Course as well as the August Intensive. Click on the button below for the video application and instructions.

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Interested in the two-week BAE August Intensive for ages 9-19? Click on the button below to learn more.

August Intensive Information

The Junior Summer Course  will be held July 6 – August 13, 2021. Students accepted to the program may choose to enroll for Session I, Session II, or the full six-week course. Virtual students may choose a weekly enrollment option.

  • Full Six-Week Course: July 6-August 13
  • Session I (Three Weeks): July 6-July 23
  • Session II (Three Weeks): July 26-August 13

Classes for Levels A, B and C will be held five days per week, Monday-Friday. The Level 1 Program is held three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will be class on the first Saturday of the program as a make-up for Monday, July 5th.

Upon acceptance to the Junior Summer Course, students will receive an email invitation with their level placement and enrollment instructions. We recommend that you reserve your place as soon as possible in order to secure your spot in the Program. Once the programs fill you will have the option to join the Wait List. Please feel free to contact us by email at info@baenyc.com with any questions.

View Summer 2021 Schedule

The comprehensive curriculum includes:
  • Ballet Technique
  • Pointe/Variations
  • Men’s
  • Modern
  • Character
  • Hip Hop
  • Choreographic Workshop
  • Stretch & Strengthening
Interactive seminars and workshops will be held in dance history as well as health & wellness topics.
Students will have the opportunity to meet and chat with professional dancers in our exciting and inspiring “Meet the Artist Summer Series”.

Jenna Lavin, BAE Pre-Professional Division Principal oversees the Junior Summer Course Program. Classes are taught by the distinguished BAE year-round faculty and guest artists.

Click here to “meet” the BAE faculty.

Junior Summer Course 2021 Tuition

 Level 1Level ALevels B & C
In-Studio Program
Full 6 Weeks
In-Studio Program
3 Week Session
Virtual Program
Full 6 Weeks
Virtual Program
3 Week Session
Virtual Program

Tuition is non-refundable.

BAE is not assisting with housing for the 2021 Summer Programs. There are many nearby hotels and short-term apartment rentals, including Courtyard by Marriott on East 92nd Street and Marmara Manhattan on East 94th Street.

Ballet Technique Classes:

Ladies: Any solid color leotard with pink or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if applicable). Skirts, sweatpants, leg warmers, and multi-strap or rhinestone-studded leotards are not permitted.

Gentlemen: Any solid color tee shirt (no logos) with black or grey tights

All Other Classes:

Character (Levels A,B,C): Either character shoes or ballet slippers. Ladies: Black character skirt or any solid color ballet skirt

Modern(Levels A, B, C): Footless tights and bare feet (men: gray or black tights, ladies: pink, black, or flesh colored tights)

Stretch/Strengthen (All levels) : Any solid-color leotard with either footless tights or rolled up tights

Hip Hop (Level C): Shorts, sweatpants or dance wear, with sneakers

Additional Supplies:

Dance History, Lecture Series, and Meet the Artist Series: Please bring a pen/pencil and notebook to class in case you want to take notes.

Financial aid scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please contact us to request a financial aid or Male Scholarship Fund application.

Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, extended families and community.  Please read our Health and Safety Guidelines thoroughly prior to your first day at BAE. If you are traveling internationally, please pay close attention to the travel protocols. 

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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Click here to read the 2021-2022 Pre-Professional Division Student Handbook.

“BAE’s Summer Intensive really helped me to connect with my technique. The inspiring classes and amazing teachers pushed me to be more focused and energized than ever!”