Unleashing children’s potential through dance

ages 18 months – 6 years

We invite young dancers, ages  18 mos. – 6 yrs., to discover the joy and magic of dance at Ballet Academy East. The renowned BAE teachers and pianists create a warm and positive environment where children will develop their physical coordination, self-confidence, musicality, focus, and their love of dance. Join us in the BAE studios for the 2022-2023 school year!

Class Offerings by Age
Ages 18 mos. – 2.5 yrs.: Petit Dancers – Children and their parents/caregivers share the joys of dance and music through song and movement while learning group and individual participation.

Ages 3-6:
Pre-Ballet – Children are introduced to the beginnings of ballet.
Tap – Children focus on rhythm and timing while building physical coordination and musicality.

March Mini Camp – Experience all the fun and learning that BAE March Mini Camp has to offer! March 20-30, 2023.

School Year
September 19, 2022 – June 11, 2023

School Holiday Closings
Rosh Hashanah: Monday, September 26
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 5
Italian Heritage/Indigenous People’s Day: Monday, October 10
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 24-Sunday, November 27
Winter Break: Monday, December 19-Sunday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16
Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20
Spring Break: Monday, March 20 – Sunday, April 2
Easter: Sunday, April 9
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29

Special Weeks
Halloween Dress-Up Week: Tuesday, October 25-Monday, October 31
Favorite Leotard Week: Monday, November 28-Sunday, December 4
Favorite Stuffed Animal Week: Monday, January 9-Sunday, January 15
Parents’ Observation Week: Monday, January 23-Sunday, January 29
Favorite Leotard Week: Monday, March 6-Sunday, March 12
Parents’ Observation Week: Monday, May 1-Sunday, May 7
Favorite Stuffed Animal Week: Monday, May 15-Sunday, May 21

Under the leadership of Miranda Berlin, the talented and friendly faculty guide students through their earliest years of dance.

Meet the Faculty 

Ages 18 months: Students wear comfortable play clothes and are bare foot.

Ages 2 and up: Girls- pink leotard, pink or flesh tone tights and ballet slippers. A single layer chiffon or fabric pull on skirt may be worn. No sparkle or sequin skirts. No tutus.
Boys- white tee shirt, black shorts or pants, and black ballet slippers.

Girls- any solid color leotard, pink or flesh tone tights and black tap shoes. No skirts or tutus. Boys- any solid color tee shirt, black shorts or pants, and black tap shoes.

Capezio Uptown Store
For hours and questions please contact 92nd@capezio.com or 212-348-7210

Visit Capezio online for all your dance wear needs.

2022-2023 School Year Tuition
September 19, 2022 – June 11, 2023

 Full Year
Petit Dancer
Once Weekly
Petit Dancer
Twice Weekly
Pre-Ballet or Tap
Once Weekly
Pre-Ballet or Tap
Twice Weekly

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

Tuition Policies:

  • To register for more than one class a week, please contact us at info@baenyc.com.
  • Withdrawals must be submitted in writing to Amy MacDermott, Director of Admissions at AmyM@baenyc.com. Once withdrawal requests have been received, subsequent installment payments will be removed. There are no refunds or credits for tuition already paid.

March Mini Camp 2023
Monday, March 20 – Thursday, March 30
Program meets Monday-Thursday
For ages 3-6

BAE’s March Mini Camp is back! Experience all the fun and learning that BAE March Mini Camp has to offer including ballet, musical theatre, drama, tap, origami, art at the Craft Studio, and much more!

Register for March Mini Camp 

Week 1 for Group A is full. Please email Amy@baenyc.com to be added to the waitlist.  

Group A (ages 3-4), 9:00am-2:15pm 
Group B (ages 5-6), 9:00am-2:15pm

Early Drop-off option starts at 8:15am
Late Pick-up option goes until 3:00pm

Sample Day
9:00am – Arrival
9:15-9:50am – Costume Making
10:00-10:45am – Ballet
10:45-11:30 – Tap
11:40-12:15pm – Lunch
12:30-1:10 – Art
1:20-2:05pm – Cooking
2:15pm – Dismissal

1 Week: $800
2 Weeks: $1500

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 and Vaccine Mandate.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a ballet-themed party at BAE for an unforgettable day.

Your child’s special day begins with a fun warm-up that leads into a personalized class with a festive birthday theme. The children dance a ballet birthday story narrated by the teacher. Each dancer receives a crown or wand to dance with and keep. Two studios are reserved for your child’s ballet birthday – one is for dancing, and the other will be set up with balloons, tables, and chairs for cake and refreshments once the dancing is done. Each party includes two highly trained, energetic teachers, a party host, and a pianist. We take care of the set-up and clean-up. Parents supply the paper goods, goodie bags, cake and any additional refreshments.

Birthday Party Prices
11 children and under: $895
12-18 children: $995

To schedule a birthday party, please contact our party coordinator Liliana Chapman at Liliana@baenyc.com.

2023 Summer 

More information will be available early 2023. 

“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.”