Junior Summer Course 2022

For aspiring dancers, ages 7 to 14

The BAE Junior Summer Course inspires dancers to reach their next level of achievement. The renowned BAE faculty, proven syllabus, and intensive curriculum provide students with the tools to attain technical and artistic growth. The rigorous curriculum is designed for highly talented and dedicated students. The Program is led by Artistic Director, Jenna Lavin. Classes are taught by year-round BAE faculty members and distinguished guest artists.

We encourage you to apply to audition today to experience the exceptional training and warm, encouraging environment of BAE!

2022 in person audition dates have passed. Interested students may still submit a video audition.

Video auditions: Click on the button below for instructions and to apply.

For Ages 6-8:


For Ages 9 and Up:


Audition Fee: $25 (in person and video)

The Junior Summer Course  will be held July 5 – August 13, 2022. Students accepted to the program may choose to enroll for Session I, Session II, or the full six-week course.

  • Full Six-Week Course: July 5-August 12
  • Session I (Three Weeks): July 5-July 22
  • Session II (Three Weeks): July 25-August 12

Classes for Levels A, B and C will be held five days per week, Monday-Friday. The Level 1 Program is held three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (There will be class Saturday, July 9th as a make-up for Monday, July 4th.)

Upon acceptance to the Junior Summer Course, students will receive an email invitation with their level placement and enrollment instructions. We recommend that you reserve your place as soon as possible in order to secure your spot in the Program. Once the program fills, you will have the option to join the Wait List. Please feel free to contact us by email at info@baenyc.com with any questions.

Are you also interested BAE’s two-week August Intensive for ages 9-19? Click on the button below to learn more.

August Intensive Information 

The Junior Summer Course comprehensive curriculum includes:

  • Ballet Technique
  • Pointe/Variations
  • Men’s
  • Modern
  • Character
  • Hip Hop
  • Choreographic Workshop
  • Stretch & Strengthening

Interactive seminars and workshops will be held in dance history as well as health & wellness topics.

Students will have the opportunity to meet and chat with professional dancers in our exciting and inspiring “Meet the Artist Summer Series”.

View Summer 2022 Schedule

Artistic Director, Jenna Lavin oversees the Junior Summer Course Program. Classes are taught by the distinguished BAE year-round faculty and guest artists.

Click here to “meet” the BAE faculty.

Guest Faculty for Summer 2022
Siobhan Howley, graduate of BAE and current member of Philadelphia Ballet
Anthony Hoyos, graduate of BAE and current member of Carolina Ballet
Kurt Grimaldi, graduate of BAE and current member of Alberta Ballet

Modern: Becky Brown
Hip Hop: Brianna Luciano and Yoshi Maysonet

Junior Summer Course 2022 Tuition


Housing: BAE does not provide housing for its summer programs. There are many nearby hotels and short-term apartment rentals, including Courtyard by Marriott on East 92nd Street and Marmara Manhattan on East 94th Street.

Ballet Technique Classes:

Ladies: Any solid color leotard with pink or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers, pointe shoes (if applicable). Skirts, sweatpants, leg warmers, and multi-strap or rhinestone-studded leotards are not permitted.

Gentlemen: Any solid color tee shirt (no logos) with black or grey tights

All Other Classes:

Character (Levels A,B,C): Either character shoes or ballet slippers. Ladies: Black character skirt or any solid color ballet skirt

Modern(Levels A, B, C): Footless tights and bare feet (men: gray or black tights, ladies: pink, black, or flesh colored tights)

Stretch/Strengthen (All levels) : Any solid-color leotard with either footless tights or rolled up tights

Hip Hop (Level C): Shorts, sweatpants or dance wear, with sneakers

Additional Supplies:

Dance History, Lecture Series, and Meet the Artist Series: Please bring a pen/pencil and notebook to class in case you want to take notes.

Financial aid scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Please contact us to request a financial aid or Male Scholarship Fund application.

Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, extended families and community.  Please read our Health and Safety Guidelines thoroughly prior to your first day at BAE. If you are traveling internationally, please pay close attention to the travel protocols. 

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“Performing in BAE productions gave me the opportunity to take my skills to the next level in highly produced productions. It was also such a thrill to dance in front of a live audience in New York City.”