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 2023-2024 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.

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 4 – Sunday, December 10 (Updated Dates)
Favorite Stuffed Animal: Monday, January 22 – Sunday, January 28
Favorite Leotard: Monday, April 15 – Sunday, April 21
Parent Observation: Monday, May 13 – Sunday, May 19
Favorite Stuffed Animal: Monday, June 3 – Sunday, June 9

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.

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.

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

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 that your child begins class. Please contact us at info@baenyc.com for tuition information.

Tuition Policies:

  • To register for more than one class a week, or to register siblings, 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.
Dates coming soon!
More information will be available soon.

During our exciting expansion, we will not hold birthday parties between June 5, 2023 and September 15, 2023. We look forward to holding parties again this fall! 

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.

“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.”