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 Young Dancers Division (18 months-6 years) is incorporates learning, creativity, musicality, and fun. In Petit Dancers classes (18 months-2 years), children and a parent/caregiver share the joy of music and movement. Pre-Ballet classes (ages 3-6) introduce ballet in a positive and creative environment. The syllabus prepares young students for a future in ballet training, while inspiring a love of dance. Tap and modern classes are also offered for ages 3½-5½. Primary Classes (ages 6-7) prepare students for the requirements of Level 1 within the Pre-Professional Division. The Pre-Professional Division (ages 7-19), provides students every opportunity to achieve their highest potential and aspirations within a nurturing environment. Students must audition for this division. The distinguished faculty, led by artistic director Darla Hoover, is comprised of instructors with years of teaching experience, most having danced with major companies. Two annual performances in February and May prepare the Pre-Professional students for a life in a professional company. BAE offers teens and adults a full schedule of all levels in ballet, tap, jazz, Zumba, modern, yoga and Pilates classes. The facility has five air-conditioned studios, dressing rooms with showers and lockers, and a Capezio Dancewear Boutique. All classes, have piano accompaniment.