BAE’s Adaptive Dance Classes are designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, developmental delays, or sensory sensitives who would benefit from an accessible, empowering, and fun dance experience. Sensory-friendly classes are held within a warm and encouraging environment where children will have the opportunity to explore the joys of creative movement and live music while building coordination, musicality, expression, strength, and social skills.

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  • Classes include a head teacher, assistants, and live music accompaniment.
  • Classes will use elements of ballet and creative movement and focus on building gross motor skills, musicality, and expression through dance.
  • For ages 5-8: Parents and caregivers are encouraged to wait outside the classroom or watch class from the window, but may assist their child if they need extra support.
  • Additional time will be provided before and after class to chat with Miss. Mackenzie, and get acclimated to the room.
  • Students are more than welcome to sit if they need a break. A quiet corner of the classroom will be set up where they may sit, relax, and observe, or they may exit the room with supervision.

2023-2024 Class Schedule
Ages 5-8: Sunday, 9:20-10:00am

Summer 2024 Class Schedule
Ages 5-7: Saturday, 10:10-10:50am

Schedule subject to change. 

Register for 2023-24 School Year

Register for Summer 2024

or call 212-410-9140 to learn more about the program.

2023-24 School Year
Session 2: February 11 – June 2, 2024. Make-up day June 9, 2024

School Holiday Closings
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 19
Spring Break: Monday, March 18 – Sunday, March 31
Easter: Sunday, March 31
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 25-Monday, May 27

Special Weeks
Favorite Leotard: Sunday, April 21
Parent Observation: Sunday, May 19
Favorite Stuffed Animal: Sunday, June 2

Summer 2024

June 24-August 18, 2024

Special Weeks
Favorite Stuffed Animal Week: Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12
Parents’ Observation Week: Monday July 29-Friday, August 2
Favorite Leotard Week: Monday, August 12-Friday, August 16

2023-24 School Year Tuition 
$700 for a 14-week session

Summer 2024 Tuition 
$400 for a 8-week session

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Please note; enrollment is ongoing and tuition is prorated based on the week a child begins class. Please contact us at for a tuition quote.

Classes are led by faculty member Mackenzie Fey, a graduate of BAE, professional ballet dancer, and experienced Adaptive Dance teacher. Miss Mackenzie previously taught Adaptive Dance at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and has completed additional training through Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Program. Several teaching assistants will participate in the class to ensure that there will be many helping hands for our dancers.

Learn more about the BAE Faculty.

Students may wear comfortable athletic wear or dance attire to allow for ease in movement. Socks or ballet slippers are recommended.