Little Dancers Classes for 4-6 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 6 year olds highlighting introductory ballet, creative movement, classical music appreciation will be offered 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. However, due continued capacity limitations at our studios, the fall 2021 session will be held entirely online. Students from outside the NYC metropolitan area are welcome to enroll.  Led by members of SAB’s faculty and former/current members of New York City Ballet, classes focus on teaching the fundamentals of dance, developing spatial awareness and introducing elementary ballet steps.  Music is a central focus of the class, helping students to better understand the relationship between music and dance.

Dates and details for the 2021 fall session are included below.  


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 2021 Fall Session, students must have been born between 6/2/2015 and 9/18/2017

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2021 Fall Session

Note, that because of space limitations at our facility due to social distancing restrictions, the 2021 Fall Session of Little Dancers will be held fully online via Zoom. Children from outside the New York metropolitan area are welcome to enroll for the 2021 Fall Session while classes are on zoom.

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 13 through the week of December 6. There will be no class the week of November 22.

Students born between 6/2/2015 and 9/18/2017 are eligible to enroll for the fall session.

View the 2021 Fall Session schedule below and enroll today!

For Students born between 6/2/2015 and 9/30/2016


Tuesdays at 4:00 – 4:45 PM ET September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec. 7

For Students born between 10/1/2016 and 9/18/2017


Saturdays at 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM ET September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20 Dec. 4, 11


Tuition: $925
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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