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. 

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 2022 Fall Session, students must have been born between 7/2/2016 and 9/13/2018

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2022 Fall Session

Please note that online enrollment is now closed for the 2022 Fall Season. Limited availability remains in the 3:45 PM class (see below for details). Please contact littledancers@sab.org to inquire about late enrollment.  Or join our mailing list to be notified when enrollment opens for the 2023 Winter/Spring 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 12 through December 12. There will be no class the week of October 3. Parents will be invited into the studio to observe the final class of the session during the week of December 12. COVID-19 infection rates may impact our drop off and pick-up operations during the Fall Session. These protocols will be announced to enrolled participants closer to the start of the program.

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 ET
CLASS FULL

September 13, 20, 27
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13

Wednesdays at 4:30 – 5:15 PM ET
CLASS FULL 

September 14, 21, 28
October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14

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For Students born between 9/15/2017 and 9/13/2018

 

Tuesdays at 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM ET

September 13, 20, 27
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13

NEW SECTION ADDED!
Wednesdays at 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM ET

September 14, 21, 28
October 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14

Limited availability remains in the classes above. Please contact littledancers@sab.org to inquire about late enrollment.

Vaccine Requirements

VERY IMPORTANT:  Children enrolled in the 2022 Fall 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 July 31, 2022, must receive two doses of an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine by August 31, 2022; and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 must be submitted by September 8, 2022.
  • Incoming Little Dancers students who will turn 5 years old between July 16 and October 31, 2022 must receive two doses of an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine within 45 days of their 5th birthday and provide proof of vaccination after the second shot is received.
  • Incoming Little Dancers students who will turn 5 years old between November 1 and the end of the session will not be required to provide proof of vaccination; but those in this group who wish to enroll in the Little Dancers 2023 Winter Session (starting in late January) must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • We may require COVID-19 vaccination for enrolled 4 year olds if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved by the FDA for this age group before or during the fall session.
  • 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 August 31. 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.