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 6 year olds highlighting introductory ballet, creative movement, classical music appreciation are offered each fall and winter. 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 winter 2022 session will be held entirely online. Students from outside the NYC metropolitan area are welcome to enroll. We anticipate a return to in-person classes in September 2022. Visit this link to be notified when more information and enrollment is available for the  fall 2022 session.

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. 


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 first come, first served. 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 2022 Virtual Winter Session, students must have been born between 6/2/2015 and 1/18/2018

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2022 Winter Session

Because of space limitations at our facility due to social distancing restrictions, the 2022 Winter 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 2022 Virtual Winter Session while classes are on zoom.

Classes for Little Dancers are co-ed and divided by age. During the Virtual Winter Session, students will meet each week for a 45-minute class beginning January 18 through May 10. There will be no class on February 1, March 15, and April 19.

Enrollment is now closed for the 2022 Winter Session. Visit this link to be notified when more information and enrollment is available for the fall 2022 session which is expected to be in person. 

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


Tuesdays at 4:00 – 4:45 PM ET
January 18, 25
February 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 26
May 3, 10

For Students born between 10/1/2016 and 1/18/2018


Tuesdays at 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM ET
January: 18, 25
February: 8, 15, 22
March: 1, 8, 22, 29
April: 5, 12, 26
May: 3, 10


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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