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 such as jazz, tap, modern and musical theater. Alternative activities such as 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. Keep an eye out for other programs, including primary and enrichment classes, pre-professional classes and summer intensive classes. Ages 3–19.
|Venue name:||Summerdance at Ballet Academy East|
1651 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 92nd and 93rd Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 96th St|
|Price:||Various sessions June 25–Aug 9; various prices|