Budding Ballerina & Ballerino, Ages 2–3

Beginning dancers are given the freedom to create and be themselves while they explore movement, play, and dancing with others. Each week a different fairytale is read, and then reenacted through dance with costumes and props. Parents and caregivers are welcome to participate with the child.

spring 2019 Classes AT THESE LOCATIONS:

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Fairies & Fantasy, Ages 3–6

Students receive age-appropriate training in pre-ballet, creative movement, and improvisation, with the freedom to improvise and create. Each week a favorite fairytale or classical ballet story is read, and then reenacted through dance with costumes and props. 

spring 2019 classes AT THESE LOCATIONS:

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Classical Heroes of the Ballet – all Boys Classes! Ages 5–12

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Classical Heroes is a unique all-boys dance program created for ages 5-12 where the fantastical world of superheroes in fairytales, literature, folklore, and our own imaginations collide with the physicality, theatricality, and technical prowess of the male dancer.

Students steadily progress through Levels I, II, & III using creative movement, improvisation, and ballet training as tools to open up new worlds filled with wonder, adventure, creativity, exploration, discovery, curiosity, and wisdom.

My son loves dance, but by age 4, he no longer wanted to be in a room full of girls dressed in pink. Miss Bailay has created a truly wonderful all-boys class that combines imaginative story-telling with formal ballet technique. Every week, I see my son’s face light up with joy as he uses his body to express his imagination. Using costumes and props, the boys dance a story — one week they are wizards and the next week they are princes. They also learn the basics of ballet. The class is rigorous yet playful. I don’t think there’s any class like this for boys anywhere else in New York City! - Nina

Currently no classes scheduled, but possible offerings at this LOCATION upon request:

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Pre-Ballet, Ages 4–6

Young ballet students are introduced to the basic primer attributes and fundamental skills of pre-ballet with an emphasis on quality of movement. Body, posture, and movement awareness are stressed along with some technical fine points. Graceful movement comes naturally and easily in dancing improvisations. Students are inspired by the refined classicism they see and feel.

Currently no summer classes. Check back in fall AT This LOCATION:

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The Young Dancer, Ages 5–7

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A course based around the great ballet classics and other fun stories, presented in the grand tradition of ballet storytelling. Students dress up and dance the story using newly-learned ballet steps and training, embellished with their own creative impulses.

spring 2019 classes in these locations:

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Elementary Ballet, Ages 6–8

Young ballet students are introduced to basic primer attributes, fundamental skills, and elementary elements as precursors for later ballet training with an emphasis on quality of movement. Body, posture, and movement awareness are stressed along with some technical fine points. Graceful movement comes naturally and easily in dancing improvisations. Students are inspired by the refined classicism and discipline of ballet as an expressive art form.

Currently no summer classes. Check back in fall AT This LOCATION:

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Classical Young Dancer, Ages 7–12

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A beginner/elementary level and creative ballet class in which students learn the basics of ballet, correct posture, steps, and combinations emphasizing quality of movement. Using newly-learned ballet steps, dancers explore their own impulses in improvisation as well as choreography in original creative ballet vignettes. We’ll also enjoy the great classical ballet stories in dress-up costumes while co-creating characters, choreography, and scenes in the grand tradition of ballet storytelling.

spring 2019 classes in these locations

Please note for UWS Location, we offer 2 classes:

Tues 3:30pm & Sat 11:00AM

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