Children's Ballet

Ages 2 – 7 in our Manhattan studios

We make dance fun while learning. Classes rooted in the foundation of ballet begin at age 2 and build to age 7. The curriculum was created to encourage age appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Your child will dance and have fun with an emphasis on the foundations of ballet. Dancers will be guided through creative movement, basic ballet steps and more!

For students who are new to dance, we offer the opportunity to take a trial class before registering!

Fall Semester

Sept 6, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023

Spring Semester

Jan 23, 2023 - May 20, 2023

In-Person Program

Classes will be taught in person in our Manhattan studios.

MASKS ARE OPTIONAL

Masks are optional in all classes and common areas.

VACCINATION

All dancers 6 months and older are required to be fully vaccinated or submit an Exemption Form.

VIRTUAL program

Remote instruction is available live-streamed via ZOOM on Saturday classes only.

Available Classes

Select a class below to view additional information and schedules.

Dance with Me

Ages 2+
This class has been specially designed for 2 year olds who are not yet comfortable being in a class alone. Each child is joined in the class by a parent or caregiver who will be the child’s “dancing partner”. We use proven movement exercises, games, stories and other activities. These dancers are introduced to the joy of creative movement in a fun, family friendly musical setting.
Schedule
Dance with Me, Ages 2+
SemesterLevelInstruction TypeClass Day(s)Class TimeTeacherStudio/Zoom Info
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person10:00am - 11:00amPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person2:45pm - 3:45pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person10:15am - 11:15amMarigel FernandezJBS - Studio 5JBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person3:15pm - 4:15pmJulia ArmourJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person11:00am - 12:00pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person4:00pm - 5:00pmKelly HayesJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person11:00am - 12:00pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person3:15pm - 4:15pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person4:00pm - 5:00pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person3:45pm - 4:45pmKelly HayesJBS - Studio 5JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person9:00am - 10:00amMarigel FernandezJBS - Studio 5JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person3:30pm - 4:30pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person4:15pm - 5:15pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person3:30pm - 4:30pmColby ConnellyJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person4:15pm - 5:15pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person4:00pm - 5:00pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person11:30am - 12:30pmJazmine DinkinsJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person4:30pm - 5:30pmJulia ArmourJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person5:15pm - 6:15pmKelly HayesJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person4:30pm - 5:30pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 1JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person5:15pm - 6:15pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person9:15am - 10:15amJazmine DinkinsJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person4:45pm - 5:45pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person5:30pm - 6:30pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person4:45pm - 5:45pmColby ConnellyJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person5:30pm - 6:30pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person5:15pm - 6:15pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person10:30am - 11:30amJazmine DinkinsJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person5:45pm - 6:45pmJo MatosJBS - Studio 5JBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person4:40pm - 5:30pmJo MatosJBS - Studio 2JBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person11:45am - 12:45pmMarigel FernandezJBS - Studio 4JBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Dance with MeVirtual10:15am - 11:15amMarigel FernandezZOOMJBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Baby BallerinasVirtual9:00am - 10:00amMarigel FernandezZOOMJBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Demi SoloistsVirtual11:30am - 12:30pmJazmine DinkinsZOOMJBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Pre-Ballet 1Virtual9:15am - 10:15amJazmine DinkinsZOOMJBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Pre-Ballet 2Virtual10:30am - 11:30amJazmine DinkinsZOOMJBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Foundations of BalletVirtual11:45am - 12:45pmMarigel FernandezZOOMJBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person10:15am - 11:15amJulia ArmourJDC - Studio DJDCDance with Me - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person9:30am - 10:30amColby ConnellyJDC - Studio BJDCBaby Ballerinas - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person9:15am - 10:15amJulia ArmourJDC - Studio DJDCDemi Soloists - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person10:30am - 11:30amColby ConnellyJDC - Studio BJDCPre-Ballet 1 - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person11:15am -12:15pmJulia ArmourJDC - Studio DJDCPre-Ballet 2 - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person11:30am -12:30pmColby ConnellyJDC - Studio BJDCFoundations of Ballet - JDC
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Performances

The Nutcracker & Peter Pan
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The Nutcracker

Students from the Joffrey Ballet School’s Children's & Youth Ballet program will present the full two act holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker” at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.

As a work for students, it is an ideal challenge and gives many opportunities to dancers from the "babies" to the young adults as a collaboration with the Ballet Trainee Program. Set to what is regarded as Tchaikovsky's best ballet score, the story tells the courage and love of a small girl, Clara, in breaking the wicked spell held over the Nutcracker Prince.

Enroll today to join our performance, as a part of your Children's or Youth Fall 2022 Registration.

Performance Dates:
Friday, December 16 - Sunday December 18, 2022

Location:
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

The Joffrey Ballet School Children’s & Youth Ballet Programs proudly present the innovative retelling of the classic Peter Pan. Experience the story of a boy who can fly, and his adventures to the island of Neverland with your favorites characters reimagined.

This live performance will be presented on May 21, 2023 at Laguardia Performing Arts Center. "Second star to the right and straight on til morning”. We bring the magic to life, for your family to enjoy a place where you never have to grow up — a place where all that you wish for can come true.

Enroll today to join our performance, as a part of your Children’s or Youth Spring 2023 Registration. Study the curriculum developed for the classroom that will become the choreography of our show. Return to the stage with our fully-produced, premiere performance of Peter Pan!

Performance Date:
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Location:
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

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Tuition & Fees

Virtual Program 20% Discount

$556

Per Semester
  • Per Semester (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.
  • Payment Plans Available
  • Registration is open and ongoing through the year.
Register Now New Students - Schedule a Trial Class!

In-Person Program

$695

Per Semester


  • Per Semester (16 weeks), Per Class, One Class Per Week.

  • Payment Plans Available

  • Registration is open and ongoing through the year.

Register Now

New Students - Schedule a Trial Class!

All Discounts, including Virtual Program Discount, reflected at checkout.

Additional Costs & Fees
Non-Refundable Registration Fee

$50
 

Refund Policy


It is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student's parents/guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. In the event that the relevant program has been cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program or if the program is not rescheduled then the student will receive a credit to be used towards Joffrey programming within one calendar year from the end date of the originally scheduled program.

Student Cancellation or Withdrawal after Registration: In the event the student withdraws after registration for any reason, including injury (see injury withdrawal policy below), it is the policy of the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School that all tuition and other fees paid shall not be refunded at any time, regardless of the time of cancellation by the student or student's parents/guardians or whether the relevant program has commenced. New students are encouraged to schedule a trial class before registering.

Rescheduled programming: In the event that the relevant program is re-scheduled or switched to remote instruction due to circumstances outside of the School’s control, and a student chooses not to attend, a credit will be issued to be used towards Joffrey Ballet School programing. This credit will have no expiry date and be transferable to another student.

Cancellation: In the event that the program is cancelled by the Center for American Dance / Joffrey Ballet School, the School will make best efforts to move the student into a substantially similar program. Such similar programming will be age appropriate to the student and within the same genre of dance as the original program. If no such similar programming is available, or has already filled to capacity, the student will be issued a refund. If the student chooses not to attend the similar program, a credit will be issued to be used towards Joffrey Ballet School programing. This credit will have no expiry date and be transferable to another student.

Injury: In the event of an injury after the program commences that causes a student to withdraw for the remainder of the program term, the student may request a pro-rated credit towards future Joffrey Ballet School programming. In order to receive the pro-rated credit the student must provide a signed and dated note from their doctor on their doctor’s stationary indicating the nature of the injury and the date which the student can return to dancing which must fall on a date after the program term ends.

No Transfer or Cancellation:
I acknowledge that this agreement is non-transferable except under the very limited circumstances described in the Refund Policy.

Non-Payment:
In the event that there is an outstanding non-payment balance Joffrey Ballet School may retain to an attorney or collection agency to enforce payment under this agreement.

Tardiness:
Dancers arriving more than 15 minutes late may not be admitted to class.


Return Policy

A fee of $15.00 will be charged for any credit card/debit card charge not honored by the bank for any reason when processing any credit card/debit card charge. Please call us no less than thirty (30) days in advance of any change to your credit card/debit card account to prevent this $15.00 fee from being charged


Terms & Conditions

Program Description & Registration

Students register for the academic year with a minimum financial commitment for the Fall Semester.. This is not a drop in class/program. Students enrolling for the Fall semester will have their enrollment automatically renewed for the Spring semester on December 1st unless they “Opt Out”. Those who wish to opt out in Spring, will need to email joffreyregistrar@joffreyballetschool.com with the subject line “JBS Children’s/Youth Ballet Program Spring Opt Out” and include their dancer’s name and classes they are enrolled in by December 1st.

OPTION 1: Full Payment Terms
Full Pay & Credit Card/Debit Card Charge Authorization:

Joffrey Ballet School offers customers the opportunity to purchase the right to participate on price per-class full semester and annual payment options. Joffrey Ballet School accepts Visa and MasterCard credit card/debit card payments to permit customers to pay for these in full.

I acknowledge and agree to pay for the right to take classes at Joffrey Ballet School and in consideration of such right granted by Joffrey Ballet School, for the above total for the contract of sessions designated above by amount. I hereby authorize Joffrey Ballet School to charge the credit card/debit card noted below in order to pay this full payment.

OPTION 2: Installment Payment Terms
Auto-Pay & Credit Card/Debit Card Charge Authorization:

Joffrey Ballet School offers customers the opportunity to purchase the right to participate on a price per class semester installment payment option. Joffrey Ballet School accepts Visa and MasterCard credit card/debit card credit card/debit card payments to permit customers to pay for these classes in installments. The account can be frozen at $15 for 14 days or $30 for 30 days, in which time the dancer(s) cannot attend classes.

I acknowledge and agree to pay for the right to take classes at Joffrey Ballet School and in consideration of such rights granted by Joffrey Ballet School, do promise to pay Joffrey Ballet School for the above total for the contract classes designated above by amount. I hereby authorize Joffrey Ballet School to charge the credit card/debit card noted below each 30 days in order to pay these installments.

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Trial Class, Questions & Comments

Joffrey Ballet School is located at 434 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor, New York City, New York 10011.

Joffrey Ballet School understands that young children may require the opportunity to try out any new activity. Our Trial Class program gives the child and their family an opportunity to take a class to determine if the program is a good fit before registering for a semester commitment.

A trial class is not required but recommended since registration requires a student to commit to the term. The $20 fee for this trial class will be credited to the dancer's account if they choose to register. This fee is non-refundable.

 

Full Schedule

SemesterLevelInstruction TypeClass Day(s)Class TimeTeacherStudio/Zoom Info
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person10:00am - 11:00amPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person2:45pm - 3:45pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person10:15am - 11:15amMarigel FernandezJBS - Studio 5JBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person3:15pm - 4:15pmJulia ArmourJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person11:00am - 12:00pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person4:00pm - 5:00pmKelly HayesJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person11:00am - 12:00pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person3:15pm - 4:15pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person4:00pm - 5:00pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person3:45pm - 4:45pmKelly HayesJBS - Studio 5JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person9:00am - 10:00amMarigel FernandezJBS - Studio 5JBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person3:30pm - 4:30pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person4:15pm - 5:15pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person3:30pm - 4:30pmColby ConnellyJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person4:15pm - 5:15pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person4:00pm - 5:00pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person11:30am - 12:30pmJazmine DinkinsJBS - Studio 5JBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person4:30pm - 5:30pmJulia ArmourJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person5:15pm - 6:15pmKelly HayesJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person4:30pm - 5:30pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 1JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person5:15pm - 6:15pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person9:15am - 10:15amJazmine DinkinsJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person4:45pm - 5:45pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person5:30pm - 6:30pmHannah DavisJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person4:45pm - 5:45pmColby ConnellyJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person5:30pm - 6:30pmPaula AlvarezJBS - Studio 5JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person5:15pm - 6:15pmLauren JaegerJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person10:30am - 11:30amJazmine DinkinsJBS - Studio 4JBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person5:45pm - 6:45pmJo MatosJBS - Studio 5JBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person4:40pm - 5:30pmJo MatosJBS - Studio 2JBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person11:45am - 12:45pmMarigel FernandezJBS - Studio 4JBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Dance with MeVirtual10:15am - 11:15amMarigel FernandezZOOMJBSDance with Me - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Baby BallerinasVirtual9:00am - 10:00amMarigel FernandezZOOMJBSBaby Ballerinas - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Demi SoloistsVirtual11:30am - 12:30pmJazmine DinkinsZOOMJBSDemi Soloists - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Pre-Ballet 1Virtual9:15am - 10:15amJazmine DinkinsZOOMJBSPre-Ballet 1 - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Pre-Ballet 2Virtual10:30am - 11:30amJazmine DinkinsZOOMJBSPre-Ballet 2 - JBS
Children's Ballet - VirtualSP23Foundations of BalletVirtual11:45am - 12:45pmMarigel FernandezZOOMJBSFoundations of Ballet - JBS
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Dance with MeIn-Person10:15am - 11:15amJulia ArmourJDC - Studio DJDCDance with Me - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Baby BallerinasIn-Person9:30am - 10:30amColby ConnellyJDC - Studio BJDCBaby Ballerinas - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Demi SoloistsIn-Person9:15am - 10:15amJulia ArmourJDC - Studio DJDCDemi Soloists - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 1In-Person10:30am - 11:30amColby ConnellyJDC - Studio BJDCPre-Ballet 1 - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Pre-Ballet 2In-Person11:15am -12:15pmJulia ArmourJDC - Studio DJDCPre-Ballet 2 - JDC
Children's Ballet - In-PersonSP23Foundations of BalletIn-Person11:30am -12:30pmColby ConnellyJDC - Studio BJDCFoundations of Ballet - JDC

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