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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Keeping children dancing and having fun all summer.

ages 2 - 11 years

Join us this summer for classes that will instill a love of dance within a warm and positive environment focused in developing individual potential.

Many safety and cleaning protocols are in place for our in-person classes, including small classes, 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!


Young Dancer Division: For ages 2-6, through kindergarten. This program is an introduction to the basics of ballet with a focus on developing strength, flexibility , musicality and joy of dance.

Primary Division: For ages 6-7, first graders for the 20-21 school year. The syllabus is specifically designed to prepare students for the requirements of Level 1 within BAE’s Pre-Professional Division. (No audition or previous experience required). Virtual classes available.

Enrichment Division: For ages 7-14. This program is designed for children who wish to further their love and appreciation of ballet, but in a less intensive environment. (No audition or previous experience required). Virtual classes available.

2021 Dates
June 28 – August 20, 2021

Young Dancer Division Class Schedule

Primary & Enrichment Class Schedule

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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Summer Tuition*

 Once a WeekTwice a Week
Petit Dancer Classes
Pre-Ballet & Tap Classes
Primary & Enrichment Classes
Primary and Enrichment Classes

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

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.
  • If in-studio classes must transition to fully virtual at any point, tuition will be adjusted.
  • Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to Amy MacDermott, Director of Admissions at AmyM@baenyc.com.
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

Students should arrive dressed for class. Dressing rooms are closed. Restrooms are available.

Young Dancers
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) or tap shoes. No skirts or tutus.

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.

Capezio Uptown Store
New Store Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm
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.
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In-Studio Class Policies

Make-up Policy
Young Dancer Division students are allowed a maximum of 2 pre-recorded make-up classes for any missed classes. In-studio make-ups will not be permitted. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes.

Arrival and Health Checks
Be sure to arrive no more than 10-15 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.

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 at the studio, 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.

“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.”