Little Dancers Classes for 4-5 Year Olds


Little Dancers is a component of the School of American Ballet’s SAB OPEN division, which does not require auditions for admission. Weekly classes for 4, 5 and young 6 year olds highlighting introductory ballet, creative movement, and classical music appreciation are offered each fall and winter. No previous training is necessary.

Students will 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 who are current or former dancers with New York City Ballet, 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.

Admission

Auditions are not required for the Little Dancers program and children do not need previous ballet training. Students must meet the age requirements detailed below in order to enroll. Enrollment is first come, first served. Tuition must be paid in full before the start of the session to secure a student’s space in the program.

Age Criteria

Little Dancers is for 4, 5 and young 6 year olds. Children must be no younger than 4 as the first day of class and no older than 5 as of September 1 to enroll in the 2024 Fall Session. Children who turn 6 after September 1 are eligible to enroll. To enroll in the 2024 Fall Session, students must have been born between 9/2/2018 and 9/10/2020.

2024 Fall Session

Classes for Little Dancers are co-ed and divided by age. During the Fall Session, students will meet each week for a 45-minute class beginning the week of September 7. One parent/caregiver will be allowed to accompany their dancer to SAB’s 5th floor and are allowed to remain outside of the studio for the duration of the class. During the final week, two guests will be invited into the studio to observe the final class of the session for an Observation Day.

DRESS CODE: Female identifying students must wear lavender leotards in any style, and pink or flesh tone tights and ballet shoes. Male identifying students must wear a white T-shirt, black tights, white ankle socks and white or black ballet slippers. All children with long hair should wear it pulled back in either a ponytail or bun.

Enrollment for this session will begin in late May. Sign up for our mailing list below to be notified when enrollment opens.

For Students born between 9/2/2018 and 9/14/2019

 

Tuesdays at 4:45 – 5:30 PM

September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10

*NO CLASS November 26

Wednesdays at 4:45 – 5:30 PM

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11

*NO CLASS November 27

Thursdays at 4:15 5:00 PM

September 12, 19, 26
October 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19

*NO CLASS October 3 and November 28

Saturdays at 10:30 11:15 AM*

September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23
December 7, 14

*NO CLASS October 12 and November 30

Enrollment for this session will begin in late May. Sign up for our mailing list below to be notified when enrollment opens.

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For Students born between 9/15/2019 and 9/10/2020

 

Tuesdays at 4:00 – 4:45 PM

September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10

*NO CLASS November 26


Wednesdays at 4:00 – 4:45 PM

September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11

*NO CLASS November 27

Enrollment for this session will begin in late May. Sign up for our mailing list below to be notified when enrollment opens.

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Tuition

Tuition: $1800
Registration Fee: $50

Tuition must be paid in full upon enrollment. A two-installment plan is available with a $200 surcharge. ($1,100 due upon enrollment; $900 due by August 1.) Refunds will not be provided for children who withdraw prior to or during the program. Financial aid is not available for this program.