PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION (AGES 7-19)
Training for professional careers in ballet
The faculty is led by artistic director Darla Hoover and includes Charles Askegard, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Cynthia Birdwell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Joseph Malbrough, Tara Mora, Francis Patrelle, Elizabeth Walker, Wendy Whelan and Cheryl Yeager. The permanent guest faculty include Nicholas Ade and Stacy Caddell.
Exciting News: We welcome Wendy Whelan to the Pre-Professional Division Faculty!
SYLLABUS & CURRICULUM
The comprehensive BAE syllabus was created by Darla Hoover and is based on the teachings of Marcia Dale Weary. The syllabus is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style.
The Pre-Professional Ballet Division consists of nine levels. Each student is evaluated by the BAE faculty and placed into the level where she/he will benefit most from their classes.
The curriculum includes technique, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men’s weight training, modern and character.
For Parents of children entering level 1
Performing opportunities give students the chance to further develop their artistic and technical skills. BAE presents two annual student productions; the Studio Showing in February, and the Spring Performance in May. Click here to learn more about BAE performances.
Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. Upon acceptance, you may request a financial aid scholarship form from Nancy Sebhouian, Head of registration (email@example.com).
2014-15 REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN.
VIEW BROCHURE, SCHEDULE, POLICIES AND TUITION INFORMATION
Registration is accepted online, by mail, phone at 212.410.9140, fax at 212.369.2723 or in person. Registration office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
The BAE 2014-15 Pre-Professional Division audition will be held on September 15th. Please sign up in advance.
For information regarding auditions or to sign up, please call 212.410.9140 ext. 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video auditions are accepted for out-of-town students.
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MALE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Eight full-year tuition scholarships will be awarded to male students between the ages of 7 and 19 each year.
To apply for the male scholarship program call 212.410.9140 ext. 17 or email email@example.com. An Audition is required.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISA PROGRAM
BAE is accredited by the federal government to accept foreign students.An audition is required.
Foreign Student Application.
HOUSING FOR OUT-OF-TOWN STUDENTS
The BAE Summer Intensive is a two-week program for students ages 9-19. The program is designed to challenge professionally focused students. Admission is by audition. Students are placed in levels according to their ability and study with the BAE faculty and addition world-renowned dancers and teachers. The program is limited to 100 students.
The students' daily schedule will include ballet technique, pointe, varations, pas de deux, men's class, Pilates mat, modern and character.
Audition dates for the 2015 Summer Intensive and summer classes will be announced. Video auditions are accepted for out-of-town students.
The summer program offers classes for Levels 1 through 4. Student should enroll in the level they were in during the most recent school year. New students should contact Nancy Sebouhian, Head of Registration, to arrange an audition. Nancy can be reached at 212-410-9140 ext. 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition dates will be announced soon.