Primary Division: Ages 6-7 entering First Grade. The syllabus is specifically designed to prepare students for the requirements of Level 1 within BAE’s Pre-Professional Division or the Children & Teen Division. Students develop strength, coordination and flexibility as well as basic ballet vocabulary. Musicality and joy of dance are emphasized throughout the class. No audition or previous experience required.

23-24 School Year
September 18, 2023 – June 9, 2024

School Holiday Closings
Yom Kippur: Monday, September, 25
Italian Heritage/Indigenous People’s Day: Monday, October 9
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 23-Sunday, November 26
Winter Break: Saturday, December 23-Friday, January 5
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15
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
Hallow-eek!: Wednesday, October 25 – Tuesday, October 31
Favorite Leotard Week: Monday, November 13 – Sunday, November 19
Parent Observation: Monday, December 11 – Sunday, December 17
Favorite Leotard: Monday, April 15 – Sunday, April 21
Parent Observation: Monday, May 13 – Sunday, May 19 

2023-2024 School Year Tuition
September 18, 2023 – June 9, 2024

Full Year – 1 PaymentFull Year – 2 Payments
Once Weekly$1680$1780
Twice Weekly$3024$3204

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.

Tuition Policies:

  • To register for more than one class a week, or to register siblings, please contact us at
  • Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to Once withdrawal requests have been received, subsequent installment payments will be removed. There are no refunds or credits for tuition already paid.


Girls: Light blue leotard, pink or flesh-toned tights and ballet slippers. Tutus and skirts are not permitted.
Boys: White T-shirt, black tights, and black ballet slippers.

Where to Purchase

As of August 2023, there will be a new Yumiko shop located at BAE, which will carry their full line of BAE-approved dress code leotards, men’s tights, and their full array of leotard options.

Please visit Capezio’s flagship store, located at 1650 Broadway at 50th Street, to purchase additional dancewear including children’s and ladies’ tights, ballet slippers, and Capezio brand leotards.

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

“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.”