Ballet is only the beginning at this immersive dance program for young girls. In addition to top-quality ballet training with live musical accompaniment, budding prima ballerinas try out different dance disciplines, like jazz, tap, modern and musical theater. Alternative activities, like yoga, drama, gymnastics, cooking and swimming, are scheduled throughout the week at a nearby New York Sports Club to mix things up. A perennial favorite of Summerdance is the tradition of in-studio performances—one at the program’s midway point and another at the end—when proud parents can document their kids’ perfect pirouettes. Ages 4–9.
Summerdance at Ballet Academy East
|Venue name:||Summerdance at Ballet Academy East||Contact:|
1651 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 92nd and 93rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||June 29–Aug 20, Mon–Thu 9:30am–2:15pm (age 4), 9:30am–3:15pm (ages 5–6), 9am–3:30pm (ages 6½–7½), 10:30am–5pm (ages 7 ½–9).|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 96th St|
|Price:||Four weeks $2,650, eight weeks $6,400.|