Little Dancers Classes for 4-6 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, 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, 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.

See below for current enrollment information or sign up for our mailing list here to be notified of open enrollment for future sessions.

Admission

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 young 6. 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. To enroll in the 2023 Winter Session, students must have been born between 7/2/2016 and 1/25/2019.

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2023 Winter Session

Note: All 2023 Winter Session classes are full.  Please visit this link to join our mailing list and be notified when our next enrollment period opens.  

Classes for Little Dancers are co-ed and divided by age. During the Winter Session, students will meet each week for a 45-minute class beginning the week of January 23 through May 8. There will be no class the week of March 20 and April 10. Parents will be invited into the studio to observe the final class of the session during the week of May 8. One parent/guardian 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. Masking is optional for all parents/guardians and students. This is subject to change based on current infection rates in New York City.

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.

For Students born between 7/2/2016 and 9/14/2017

 

Tuesdays at 4:30 – 5:15 PM (CLASS FULL)

January 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 28
April 4, 18, 25
May 2, 9

No class March 21, April 11

Wednesdays at 4:30 – 5:15 PM (CLASS FULL)

January 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 29
April 5, 19, 26
May 3, 10

No class March 22, April 12

2023 Winter Session classes for this age group are full. Visit the link below to join our mailing list. 

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For Students born between 9/15/2017 and 1/25/2019

 

Tuesdays at 3:45 – 4:30 PM  (CLASS FULL)

January 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 28
April 4, 18, 25
May 2, 9

No class March 21, April 11


Wednesdays at 3:45  – 4:30 PM (CLASS FULL)

January 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 29
April 5, 19, 26
May 3, 10

No class March 22, April 12

2023 Winter Session classes for this age group are full. Visit the link below to join our mailing list. 

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Vaccine Requirements

VERY IMPORTANT:  Children enrolled in the 2023 Winter Session of Little Dancers must meet the following COVID-19 vaccination requirement:

  • Incoming Little Dancers students who will be 5 years of age or older by December 10, 2022, must receive two doses of an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine by January 10, 2023.
  • Incoming Little Dancers students who will turn 5 years old between December 11 and March 24, 2023 must receive two doses of an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine within 45 days of their 5thbirthday and provide proof of vaccination after the second shot is received.
  • Incoming Little Dancers students who will turn 5 years old between April 10 and the end of the session will not be required to provide proof of vaccination.
  • COVID-19 booster shots will not be required for Little Dancers participants.

Tuition

Tuition: $1800
Registration Fee: $50

Tuition may either be paid in full upon enrollment or in two installments, with half due at the time of enrollment and the remainder due by January 1, 2023. 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.