Junior Summer Course 2023

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!

All summer program in-person auditions have passed. Video auditions are still be accepted. Space in the program is limited. 

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



Audition Fee: $30 (in person and video)

Current BAE Pre-Professional Division students are not required to audition for the Junior Summer Course or the August Intensive.

The Junior Summer Course will be held July 10 – August 11, 2023.
Students may enroll for all 5 weeks or choose the individual weeks that work best in their schedule.

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 (if applicable for your level)
  • Variations
  • Men’s
  • Modern/Contemporary
  • Character
  • Hip Hop
  • Pantomime
  • Stretch & Strengthening

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

Schedule and Level Placement
Level A – For newly accepted students and current BAE Level 1 & 2 students.

Level B – For newly accepted students and current BAE Level 3 & 4 students.

Level C – For newly accepted students and current BAE Level 5 & 6 students.


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.

2023 Summer Tuition
5 Week Tuition – $3350
Weekly Tuition – $750

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.”