Celebrating Our 52nd Year of Dance!
The American Academy of Ballet, under the direction of Maris Battaglia, is celebrating its 52nd year of dance. More than 147 students have gone on to achieve prominent careers across the States, Canada and Europe in dance companies, television and the Broadway stage. We are proud to continue that tradition throughout the many years to come! The Academy's success and continued philosophy over the years is that "love and positive reinforcement can work together in a warm and caring atmosphere to provide experiences that will last a lifetime."
February 1-7 - Watch Week
February 20-25 - Mid-Winter Break - Studio Closed
February 27 - AAB Reopens
April 10-15 - Spring Break - Studio Closed
April 17 - AAB Reopens
May 26 - Dress Rehearsal at UB
May 28 - AAB Performance
May 29 - Memorial Day - Studio Closed
June 14 - Last Day of AAB Classes
June 17 - Fairytale Dance Performance
June 26 - Princess and Dance Camps begin
August 14-18 - Intensive Week
September 9 - AAB School Begins
FAIRYTALE DANCE - pink tank leotard*
PRE-BALLET I & II - pink tank leotard*
BALLET I - white tank leotard*
BALLET II - pink tank leotard*
BALLET III - red tank leotard*
BALLET IV - light blue tank leotard*
BALLET V - burgundy tank leotard*
BALLET VI - seafoam green camisole
INTERMEDIATE I & II - black camisole with full back
ADVANCED - black camisole with full back
BALLET A - pink dance dress*
BALLET B - lavender dance dress*
BALLET C - seafoam green camisole
BALLET D - navy camisole
BALLET E - lavender tank*
BALLET F - black camisole with full back
ACRO - class leotard & footless tights
JAZZ/TAP - black leotard, black tights, shoes
HIP HOP - sneakers, t-shirts, shorts or sweats
LYRICAL - class attire or black leotard & black footless tights
BROADWAY DANCE - black leotard
CONTEMPORARY - class attire or black leotard & black footless tights
POINTE - light blue leotard & skirt*
BOYS - black tights, white shoes and socks, white t-shirt
Please note: If you are going from ballet class to either a tap, jazz, comtemporary, lyrical, Broadway dance, acro, or hip-hop class, you may wear your class colored leotard. However, you may not wear your tap, jazz, etc. attire for ballet classes.
*These leotards with the AAB logo may be purchased at the office.
*Pointe skirts may also be purchased at the office.
All students must wear their hair up in a bun.
NO UNDERWEAR is allowed under dance tights.
All ballet classes wear pink tights and pink ballet shoes with elastic.
Skirts are only allowed during pointe classes.
DANCE MERCHANTS: Bailey's Slipper Shop & American Academy of Ballet
Thank you for following the above class requirements