Ballet Academy East
New York, NY 10128 (map)
Ballet Academy East, with more than 35 years of experience, offers excellent programs for children and adults of all ages and abilities. The youngest children start in the Petit Dancers Division where children 18 months-2 years, along with their parents/caregivers, share the joy of music and dance. Pre-Ballet classes (ages 3-6) introduce ballet in a positive and creative environment. Tap and modern classes are also offered for ages 3-6. The Pre-Professional Ballet Division, for ages 7-18, provides students every opportunity to achieve their highest potential and aspirations utilizing a structured curriculum within a nurturing environment. The faculty consists of highly experienced and renowned teachers led by associate artistic director, Darla Hoover. All classes have piano accompaniment. Admission to the Pre-Professional Division is by audition. There are two performance opportunities yearly in February and May, providing the Pre-Professional students with the opportunity to hone their performance skills. BAE offers teens and adults of all levels a full schedule of ballet, tap, jazz, Zumba, yoga and Pilates classes. The bright facility has five air-conditioned studios. The dressing rooms have showers and lockers, and there is a Capezio Dancewear Boutique on the premises.