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.

Yoga Rainbow, Ages 2–6

Students study and practice yoga poses fused seamlessly with movement and dancing. We celebrate our aliveness with songs, games and stories. Through breathing, meditation, and deep relaxation, students can wind down and relax.

Parents and caregivers of the youngest yogis are most welcome to join all the fun. Here’s what a couple students had to say about relaxation time, a favorite part of yoga class: A 4-year old girl student, “I felt like I was laying in a hammock”.

NEW! Dance Together with Marcella Marshmella, Ages 2–6

*Come dance with Marcella Marshmella! She loves to make up all kinds of fun-filled, lively dance scenes with the petite dancers! Sometimes we are funny, sometimes we are silly, and sometimes we are very clever! Marcella Marshmella can be wacky, tacky, annoyed, frightened, and comforted too. She can get herself into predicaments, but her caring petite dancers always come to her rescue! Kids understand her through her dancing and pantomime episodes. We dance our way through many adventures together! Costumes provided.

Make-Believe Playhouse, Ages 3–6

*This is the perfect complement to preschool.

Dance & play together, solo, and with your teacher in a uniquely creative Playhouse session for very young dancers! Each week a different fairy tale is read, then danced and reenacted with wonderful costumes, headpieces, and props.

Make-Believe Playhouse Mornings are bookended with Play, Yoga, and Exploration Time for engaging activities. Before and after dance class, children play and explore either Solo, in a Group, or with the teacher.

Playhouse Mornings offer a huge selection of playthings from Puzzles to Dolls, Puppets, Toy Castles, Toy Theaters, Scenery, and also Arts-'n-Crafts to make Pictures, Crowns, Wands, and more! Kids choose their Projects and Activities of Delight!

What a Magical Morning of Fairy Tales, Play, Yoga, Discovery, & Make-Believe!

All costumes and supplies provided.

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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. 

NEW! Nature Dancing, Ages 3–6

Calling all Nature Lovers, and
Budding Naturalists!

A classical Modern Dance class integrating nature studies of the Plant & Animal Kingdoms with expressively creative movement studies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Classical Young Dancer, Ages 7–12 and Degas’ Dancers, 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.

For Classical Young Dancer, we’ll enjoy the great classical ballet stories in dress-up costumes while co-creating characters, choreography, and scenes in the grand tradition of ballet storytelling.

NEW! Degas’ Dancers, Ages 7—12

For Degas’ Dancers class, elements of visual art, ballet, choreography, costume arts, and drawing are combined and explored in this unique class! Students have the opportunity to create their own personal drawings of choreography for a collection in a beribboned FLIP Book! to keep as a memento! All costume and art supplies provided.

Odyssey of the Ballet Fairies, Ages 7-12

A highly creative intermediate level ballet class in which students learn the basics of ballet & correct posture as well as progressive ballet steps & combinations while focusing on quality of movement. Dancers utilize learned steps and combinations with a touch of mime while rehearsing creative ballet vignettes and original ballets through both choreography and improvisation. The great story ballet classics as well as stories about fairies generate themes for co-creating characters, choreography, and scenes with wonderful costumes and our very own magical prop used especially for this class - a whimsically ornate Fairy Trunk!

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