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{  Fall 2016 Ballet Classes ~ Register Now!  }

Tuition & Registration Forms Follow.

Budding Ballerina and 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.

 Upper West Side ~ location directions below
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Mondays 9:10 - 9:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Mondays 11:10 - 11:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Mondays 12:10 - 12:50 pm Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 9:10 - 9:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 11:10 - 11:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 12:10 - 12:50 pm Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Fridays 9:10 - 9:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Fridays 11:10 - 11:50 am Yeoryia Studios
 
 Chelsea ~ location directions below
  10/2/16 - 12/18/16 Sundays 10:10 - 10:50 am Chelsea Studios
 
 Washington Heights ~ location directions below
  9/22/16 - 12/23/16 Thursdays 10:10 - 10:50 am Castle Village
  9/16/16 - 12/23/16 Fridays 4:50 - 5:30 pm Castle Village

Make-Believe Playhouse Mornings, Ages 2–6
 

Children are allowed to express their creativity through dance and play while gently taught ballet. We practice locomotor skills, pre-ballet, and creative movement along with warm-ups and stretches. Each week a different fairytale is read, then danced and reenacted with wonderful costumes, headpieces and props. Everyone gets to dress up and pretend! It is the perfect complement to preschool. Make-Believe Playhouse Mornings are bookended with extra play, yoga, and exploration time for engaging activities either solo or with the teacher.

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Creative Movement/Yoga, Ages 3–6
 

Students express their creative side with full-bodied movement and physicality. Playfulness and movement discovery are encouraged and supported. Yoga, movement, and dancing rounds out an engaging experience for children, mommies, and caregivers too.

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Yoga Rainbow, Ages 3–6
 

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.

Mommies and caregivers 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: “I felt like I went deeper into my mind. I found there was nothing there,” said a 4-year old boy. Another student, a 4-year old girl said, “I felt like I was laying in a hammock”.

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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.

 Upper West Side ~ location directions below
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Mondays 10:05 - 10:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Mondays 1:05 - 1:50 pm Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Mondays 2:05 - 2:50 pm Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Mondays 3:05 - 3:50 pm Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Tuesdays 3:35 - 4:20 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 3:35 - 4:20 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 4:35 - 5:20 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 10:05 - 10:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 1:05 - 1:50 pm Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Thursdays 3:35 - 4:20 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Thursdays 4:35 - 5:20 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Fridays 10:05 - 10:50 am Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Fridays 12:05 - 12:50 pm Yeoryia Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Saturdays 10:05 - 10:50 am Ripley-Grier Studios
 Fairies & Fantasy / Young Dancer Combo:
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Wednesdays 3:35 - 4:20 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Thursdays 4:35 - 5:20 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
 
 Chelsea ~ location directions below
  10/2/16 - 12/18/16 Sundays 9:05 - 9:50 am Chelsea Studios
 
 Washington Heights ~ location directions below
  9/22/16 - 12/23/16 Thursdays 10:10 - 10:55 am Castle Village
  9/16/16 - 12/23/16 Fridays 4:00 - 4:45 pm Castle Village

Favorite Fairytales Half-Day Morning or Afternoon Workshops, Ages 3–6
 

Favorite Fairytales Workshops incorporate ballet class, storytime, dress-up, & pretend with loads of dancing fun. Some favorites are Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty! We also have arts-and-crafts time! Dress-up fairytale costumes & art supplies provided for all Workshops.

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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
 

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.

 Upper West Side ~ location directions below
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Saturdays 9:10 - 9:55 am Ripley-Grier Studios
 
 Chelsea ~ location directions below
  10/2/16 - 12/18/16 Sundays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Chelsea Studios
 
 Washington Heights ~ location directions below
  9/16/16 - 12/23/166 Fridays 3:05 - 3:50 pm Castle Village

Classical Heroes of the Ballet ~ all boys classes! Ages 5–12
 

Classical Heroes is a unique all-boys dance program created for ages 3-12 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.

 Upper West Side ~ location directions below
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Ages 5–6 Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Ages 7–8 Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Ages 9–12 Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
 

“This is an ideal class for boys!”

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


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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The Classical Young Dancer (Elementary Ballet), Ages 7–12
 

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.

 Upper West Side ~ location directions below
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Ripley-Grier Studios
 
 Chelsea ~ location directions below
  10/2/16 - 12/18/16 Sundays 12:00 - 1:00 pm Chelsea Studios
 
 Washington Heights ~ location directions below
  9/16/16 - 12/23/16 Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm Castle Village

Odyssey of the Ballet Fairies (Creative Ballet), Ages 7–13
 

A highly creative 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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Solo Rehearsals, Ages 7–13

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Choreography Circle, Ages 7–13
 

Students create their very own solo performance in this exciting improvisation class. Dancers draw movement from their own unique creative impulses and then structure them into an individual movement collage, independent of music, and give an informal showing for parents at the end of the process.

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Dancer’s Bouquet (Creative Ballet), Ages 7–13
 

Building on learned ballet vocabulary, combinations, quality of movement and musicality, students are given progressive technical training supplemented with their own creative improvisation. Ballerinas also begin to learn choreography, and work up to informal showings.

 Upper West Side ~ location directions below
  9/10/16 - 12/23/16 Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm Ripley-Grier Studios

Dancer’s On Tour, Ages 7 and up
 

This weekly full ballet class, comprised of barre and center, offers strong technical training within a well-developed proven curriculum and, with added rehearsal time built-in for creativity and dancing, students are very inspired to work intensively and productively. Individual progress is carefully monitored towards the goal of developing a refined, solid, and well-rounded dance student. In the creative component and rehearsal time, dancers prepare exciting repertoire of classical, neoclassical, & contemporary ballet works, and with “pretend passports” we rehearse to “go on tour” to great cities around the world to dance! Each session we present the dances to parents with informal showings. Even the parents pretend they too have traveled to the great cities to see their favorite dancers perform! St. Petersburg, Moscow, Paris, and London are some of the world's great dance centers that we will be talking about!

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Handmaidens of the Ballet, Ages 9–13
 

This intermediate/advanced ballet class will offer strength training, stamina building, and dancing challenges which augment a continuation of careful technique and quality of movement under Miss Bailay’s watchful eye. Exploration through movement improvisation is encouraged. Students will present dances and new ballet works in a variety of choreographic styles ranging from strongly classical, to modern ballet, to neoclassical ballet, drawing from repertoire and original works by Miss Bailay.

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Tween Beginning Ballet, Ages 10-12
 

Experience the beauty of ballet! Stretching, barre, beginning ballet steps, lyrical combinations, traveling steps, and leaps. We will work on becoming a well-rounded ballet dancer with good posture and correct alignment while increasing stamina and flexibility. Come waltz, dance gracefully, and learn a lovely dance which will inspire your Sundays week after week!

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Teen Beginning Ballet, Ages 13 & up
 

Experience the beauty of ballet in your own body! Stretching, barre, beginning ballet steps, lyrical combinations, traveling steps, and leaps. We will work on becoming a well-rounded ballet dancer with good posture and correct alignment while increasing stamina and flexibility. Come waltz, dance gracefully, and learn a lovely dance which will inspire your classes week after week! Now you can finally try out ballet for yourself!

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Ballet Maidens, Ages 13–16
 

This intermediate/advanced ballet class will offer strength training, stamina building and dancing challenges which augment a continuation of proper alignment, careful technique, and quality of movement under Miss Bailay’s watchful eye. Exploring, preserving, and releasing one’s own “ballet originality” through improvisation and imagery is very important for students even at this higher level so that they stay connected to that which feeds their imaginations. Students will present dances and new ballet works in a variety of choreographic styles ranging from strongly classical, to modern ballet, to neoclassical ballet, drawing from repertoire and original works by Miss Bailay. They will also be given the opportunity to choreograph their own solo, as well as group dances for the class ensemble.

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Ballet for Teens & Adults, Beginning Level
 

Experience the beauty of ballet in your own body! Stretching, barre, beginning ballet steps, lyrical combination, traveling steps, and leaps. Come waltz, dance gracefully, and learn a lovely dance which will inspire your summer week after week! Now you can finally try out ballet for yourself!

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{ Fall 2016 Schedule, Tuition & Registration Forms }

» Click here for Upper West Side Ages 2-7 Class Schedules, Tuition, & Registration Form (PDF)
» Click here for Upper West Side Ages 7-14 Class Schedules, Tuition, & Registration Form (PDF)
» Click here for Chelsea Schedules, Tuition, & Registration Form (PDF)
» Click here for Washington Heights Schedules, Tuition, & Registration Form (PDF)
» Click here for Workshops Registration Form (PDF)

Locations, schedules & instructors are subject to change. Class placement is very important. Please use the guidelines under the class descriptions when signing up initially. Placement decisions are made on an individual basis and are at the sole discretion of the director. If you have any questions about class placement, please email Miss Bailay or call (212) 726-2362.

{ Upper West Side Locations }

Ripley-Grier Studios, 131 W 72nd Street - between Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus.
Walk-up facility. (Look for the purple door next to Tani shoes.) Folding strollers only please.

Yeoryia Studios, 2067 Broadway (at West 72nd Street)
Epic Security Bldg. Near Trader Joe’s. Elevator to 5th Floor. Norma Studio.
Folding strollers best, please.

{ Chelsea Location }

Chelsea Studios, Theatreworks/USA, 151 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Take the elevator to the 6th Floor. Classes are held in Studio #608.
Stroller policy: We prefer that you do not bring a stroller. However, if you must bring one, we ask that you fold it upon entry into the building in advance of boarding the elevator.

{ Greenwich Village Location }

Creative Cultural Center, 49 Christopher Street, West Village
Use Far Left Entrance, go downstairs. Strollers may be carried down (about 10 stairs), and parked in a designated area inside the facility.

{ Washington Heights Location }

Castle Village Community Room, 110 Cabrini Boulevard (near West 181st Street)
Use back entrance on the right side of the building.
Street parking available; no parking permitted in the driveway next to the building.

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