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 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.

Ages 3-6:
Pre-Ballet – Children are introduced to the beginnings of ballet.
Tap – Children focus on rhythm and timing while building physical coordination and musicality.

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: 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.

Capezio Uptown Store
For hours and questions please contact 92nd@capezio.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

 Full Year
Petit Dancer
Once Weekly
Petit Dancer
Twice Weekly
Pre-Ballet or Tap
Once Weekly
Pre-Ballet or Tap
Twice Weekly

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.
Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, extended families and community. Please click on the link below to view our Health and Safety protocols. This document will be continuous updated as new information becomes available.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Vaccine Mandate:
As of January 20, 2022, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for everyone, 5 years of age or above, including students, faculty, pianists, and staff, as well as parents, caregivers and visitors planning to enter BAE.

Booster Requirements: Everyone eligible to get their booster must get it by January 20, 2022 or within two weeks of their eligibility.

Students and Staff: Please provide proof of vaccination and/or receiving your booster by clicking here.

Visitors over age 5: You must show either your Excelsior Pass or vaccine card to the Front Desk Staff each time you come to BAE.

Medical exemptions to BAE’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements will be considered but are not guaranteed. Please email kaileigh@baenyc.com if you wish to begin the Exemption Request Process.  We will be requiring weekly testing for anyone who has a medical or religious exemption from the COVID vaccine mandate. There may be additional health and safety requirements that are not applicable to fully vaccinated individuals.

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.

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
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

Friendly Reminders:
– 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 
Monday-Thursday, March 14 – 24

Week 1: March 14-17
Week 2: March 21-24
Enroll for either one or both weeks

Daily Schedule
Group A: Ages 3-4, Monday through Thursday, 8:45-2:00pm
Group B: Ages 5-6, Monday through Thursday, 9:00-2:15pm

Early Drop off at 8:15 and Extended Day until 3:00 available.

March Mini-Camp is bursting with fun activities including ballet, musical theater, arts & crafts, drama, tap, jazz, modern, circus, gymnastics, origami and more!


Register Online

Your child should meet the age range for this program as of March 14, 2022.

2022 Tuition
Week 1: $775, Week 2: $775, Both $1450

We are happy to answer any of your March Mini-Camp questions by email, phone at 212-410-9140, or in person at the BAE front desk.

2022 Dates
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.

“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.”