Little Dancers Classes for 4 & 5 Year Olds

Little Dancers is an exciting new dance offering from the School of American Ballet’s SAB OPEN division. Weekly classes for 4, 5 and young 6 year olds highlighting introductory ballet, creative movement, classical music appreciation will be offered over 14 weeks each fall and winter. No audition is required and no previous training is necessary.

Students participate in a 45-minute class each week in SAB’s beautiful glass studios at our Lincoln Center headquarters.  Led by members of SAB’s faculty, classes will focus on teaching the fundamentals of dance, developing spatial awareness and introducing elementary ballet steps.  Live music will accompany each class, allowing students to better understand the relationship between music and dance and helping them to develop a sense of musicality.


Auditions are not required for the Little Dancers program and children do not need previous ballet training. Little Dancers is for children ages 4 , 5 and 6. Students must meet the age requirements detailed below in order to enroll. Enrollment is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition must be paid in full to secure a student’s space in the program.

Age Criteria

Little Dancers is for 4, 5 and young 6 year olds.  To enroll in the 2020 Winter Session, students must have been born between 10/1/2013 and 1/5/2016.

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2020 Fall Session

Note, that because of space limitations at our facility due to social distancing restrictions, the 2020 Fall Session of Little Dancers will be held fully via Zoom. In an effort to keep class sizes small, enrollment was initially restricted to current families only, but we are pleased to open enrollment to the public to fill a limited number of spaces this fall.

Classes for Little Dancers are co-ed and divided by age. During the fall session, each class will meet for thirteen, 45-minute classes beginning the week of September 14 through the week of December 14.

Students born between 10/1/2013 and 1/5/2016 are eligible to enroll for the fall session.

View the 2020 Fall Session schedule below.

For Students born between 9/2/2014 and 1/5/2016


Tuesdays at 3:30 – 4:15 PM September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15

For Students born between 10/1/2013 and 9/1/2014


Tuesdays at 4:30 – 5:15 PM September 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15
Thursdays at 4:30 – 5:15 PM September 17, 24,
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
Dec 3, 10, 17

2020 Fall Session Tuition

(Onlin Classes from September to December – Conducted via Zoom)

Tuition: $900
Registration Fee: $50

Tuition must be paid in full upon enrollment. Payment is required to secure your child’s space in the program. Refunds will not be provided for children who withdraw prior to or during the program. Financial aid is not available for this program.

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