Unleashing children's potential through dance
ages 2 - 6 years
We invite young dancers, ages 2-6, to discover the joy and magic of dance at Ballet Academy East. The renowned BAE teachers and pianists create a warm and positive environment where children will develop their physical coordination, self-confidence, musicality, focus, and their love of dance. Join us in the BAE studios for the 2021-2022 school year!
Class Offerings by Age
Age 2: Petit Dancers – Children and their parents/caregivers share the joys of dance and music through song and movement while learning group and individual participation.
Pre-Ballet – Children are introduced to the beginnings of ballet.
Tap – Children focus on rhythm and timing while building physical coordination and musicality.
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: Monday, March 14-Sunday, March 27
Easter: Sunday, April 17
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30
Ballet: Girls- pink leotard, pink or flesh tone tights and ballet slippers. No skirts or tutus. Boys- white tee shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet slippers.
Tap: Girls- any solid color leotard, pink or flesh tone tights and black tap shoes. No skirts or tutus. Boys- any solid color tee shirt, black shorts or pants, and black tap shoes.
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For hours and questions please contact email@example.com or 212-348-7210
Visit Capezio online for all your dance wear needs.
2021-2022 School Year Tuition
September 20, 2021 – June 12, 2022
Tuition can be paid in full or in two installments.
|One Payment in Full||Separated into Two Payments|
|$1470||$785 (per payment)|
|$2645||$1415 (per payment)|
|Pre-Ballet or Tap|
|$1400||$750 (per payment)|
|Pre-Ballet or Tap|
|$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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a tuition quote.
- To register for more than one class a week, please contact us at email@example.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.
Make-up Class Policy
Missed classes for holidays (except winter and spring break), illness, or any other reason may be made up by appointment with a maximum of 6 make-ups allowed for the school year. Make-up classes must be done by June 12, 2022 and cannot be transferred to a future session or to another student. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes. Make up appointments are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
As of September 20, 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for everyone, 12 years of age or above, including students, faculty, pianists, and staff, as well as parents, caregivers and visitors planning to enter BAE. For more information please click here.
Face Masks and Health Protocols
Masks must be worn by students, parents, caregivers, faculty, and staff. Our Health and Safety Guidelines will be continually updated as more information becomes available. For full details on our Health and Safety Guidelines please click here.
Dressing Rooms and Bathrooms
Dressing rooms and bathrooms are available to a limited number of students at a time. We encourage students to arrive dressed for class.
Water Fountains are not available for use at this time. Please bring your own water bottle or utilize the on site vending machine.
We are implementing a rotation schedule in order to safely allow parents and caregivers to watch classes from the hallway observation windows for Pre-Ballet and Primary classes held Monday-Thursday between the 3:00-4:30pm timeframe.
Of course staying and watching class is completely optional. You are more than welcome to drop your child off and shop, grab a snack, or take a stroll during class.
Pre Ballet I (3-4yr and 3.5-4.5yr Classes) and Primary (6-7yr Classes):
Monday, October 4-Thursday, October 7
Monday, November 1-Thursday, November 4
Monday, January 3-Thursday, January 6
Monday, February 7-Thursday, February 10
Monday, April 4-Thursday, April 7
Monday, May 2-Thursday, May 5
Pre-Ballet II (4-5yr and 4.5-5.5yr Classes):
Tuesday, October 12-Thursday, October 14
Monday, October 25
Monday, November 8-Thursday, November 11
Monday, January 10-Thursday, January 13
Monday, February 14-Thursday, February 17
Monday, April 11-Thursday, April 14
Monday, May 9-Thursday, May 12
Pre-Ballet III (5-6yr and 5.5-6.5yr Classes):
Monday, October 18-Thursday, October 21
Monday, November 15-Thursday, November 18
Tuesday, January 18-Thursday, January 20
Monday, January 24
Monday, February 28-Thursday, March 3
Monday, April 25-Thursday, April 28
Monday, May 16-Thursday, May 19
– When remaining at BAE to watch through the windows, only one grownup per child is permitted.
– We kindly ask that you avoid bringing siblings and strollers whenever possible.
– If the date for your child’s class is not listed on the rotation schedule, then it is a “drop-off/pick-up day” and we ask that you please not remain in the hallway during class.
March Mini Camp 2022 Dates TBD.
More information will be available in January 2022.
June 27 – August 19, 2022
Information about Summer 2022 classes and programs will be available in January 2022.
Celebrate your child’s birthday with a ballet-themed party at BAE for an unforgettable day.
Your child’s special day begins with a fun warm-up that leads into a personalized class with a festive birthday theme. The children dance a ballet birthday story narrated by the teacher. Each dancer receives a crown or wand to dance with and keep. Two studios are reserved for your child’s ballet birthday – one is for dancing, and the other will be set up with balloons, tables, and chairs for cake and refreshments once the dancing is done. Each party includes two highly trained, energetic teachers, a party host, and a pianist. We take care of the set-up and clean-up. Parents supply the paper goods, goodie bags, cake and any additional refreshments.
Birthday Party Prices
11 children and under: $895
12-18 children: $995
To schedule a birthday party, please contact our party coordinator Kaileigh Underwood at Kaileigh@baenyc.com.