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Ballet Academy East is home to aspiring dancers of all ages in its Young Dancer, Pre-Professional and Adult Divisions. BAE is internationally recognized for exceptional dance training and is the Upper East Side’s ballet school of choice. The accomplished faculty lead classes that nurture students’ physical and emotional well-being, build technical skills, and develop artistry.
The Young Dancer Division instills a love of dance in an environment focused on developing individual potential. Children, 18 months to 6 years of age, experience the joy of dance while benefiting from increased coordination, self-confidence, musicality, strength, focus and creativity through age-appropriate, structured classes. The Young Dancer Division curriculum equips students with the skills necessary for advancement into the Pre-Professional Division. All classes feature two teachers and live piano accompaniment.
Ballet Academy East s Pre-Professional Division combines comprehensive ballet training with professional-caliber performance opportunities to prepare students for success in the dance world. The year-round curriculum includes technique, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men s classes, modern, and character. All classes feature live musical accompaniment. BAE has a commitment to supporting each student holistically and addressing their individual needs
The Adult Division offers open enrollment classes to dancers at all levels. From teen enthusiasts and adult beginners to seasoned dancers, BAE s adult dance and fitness classes stimulate every student to reach their highest potential.
Ballet Academy East’s Summerdance is a fun-filled summer program for girls ages 3 to 8. Designed to foster imagination and inspire a love of the arts, the curriculum includes dance, art, drama, cooking, swimming, and more. Led by gifted instructors who specialize in teaching young children, each session culminates with a special in-studio performance highlighting the children’s accomplishments. Students may enroll in Summerdance for either four or eight weeks or customize their own schedule.
The August Intensive, for aspiring dancers ages 9-19, two-week program gives serious students ages 9-19 the opportunity to cap off their summer studies and prepare for the season ahead. An internationally illustrious faculty instructs students in technique, pointe, men s, pas de deux, variations, and modern classes.