American Academy of Ballet


Celebrating Our 53rd Year of Dance!

The American Academy of Ballet, under the direction of Maris Battaglia, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. 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 discipline can work together in a warm and caring atmosphere to provide positive experiences that will last a lifetime."

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Important Dates:

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2017-2018 Schedule

Scroll down to see our schedule, organized by style and dance class. Feel free to call the studio if you have any questions about what class levels to take and check out our class description page for information about age levels, style of dance, etc.

The AAB Office is open Mon-Fri 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm for registration and inquiries. Or you may call 716-688-4774.


Fairytale Dance (3-year-olds): Saturday 9:15
Pre-Ballet I (4-year-olds): Wednesday 3:45, Saturday 9:15
Pre-Ballet II (5-year-olds): Wednesday 3:30, Saturday 9:15, Saturday 10:00
Ballet I (6 to 9-year-olds): Wednesday 4:15, Thursday 4:15, Saturday 10:00
Ballet II: Saturday 11:00
Ballet IV: Wednesday 5:30
Ballet V: Wednesday 6:30
Ballet VI: Monday 6:30, Tuesday 4:30

Ballet A: Thursday 5:30, Saturday 12:00
Ballet B: Tuesday 5:30, Saturday 10:00
Ballet C: Wednesday 4:15, Saturday 11:00
Ballet D: Wednesday 5:15, Saturday 12:00
Ballet E: Monday 4:30, Thursday 5:15
Ballet F: Monday 5:30, Thursday 4:15
* There is an additional fee of $10.00 per month.

Intermediate I: Monday 4:15, Wednesday 4:15, Thursday 6:15
Intermediate II: Monday 4:15, Tuesday 6:30, Wednesday 6:30, Saturday 1:00
Advanced: Monday 4:15, Monday 5:30, Tuesday 6:30, Friday 4:15
Pre-Professional (invitation only): Wednesday 5:15, Thursday 4:00

(must take a minimum of 2 ballet classes)
Pointe I: Tuesday 5:30
Pointe Intermediate I: Thursday 5:15
Pointe Intermediate II: Monday 5:30, Tuesday 7:45
Pointe/Variations Intermediate II: Wednesday 7:45

Pirouette Advanced: Monday 6:45

Acro I: Saturday 11:00
Acro II: Saturday 9:00
Acro Advanced: Saturday 10:00

Contemporary I: Saturday 9:00
Contemporary II: Saturday 10:00
Contemporary III: Saturday 11:00
Contemporary IV: Thursday 6:30
Contemporary V: Monday 7:30
Contemporary Intermediate: Monday 6:30
Contemporary Advanced: Tuesday 7:45

Broadway I: Friday 4:30
Broadway III: Saturday 12:00

Hip Hop I: Tuesday 4:15
Hip Hop Intermediate Tuesday 5:15

Lyrical II: Monday 4:30
Lyrical III: Monday 4:30
Lyrical IV: Monday 5:30
Lyrical V: Monday 6:30
Lyrical Advanced: Monday 7:30

Tap/Jazz A: Thursday 4:15
Tap/Jazz B: Thursday 6:15
Tap/Jazz C: Thursday 5:15
Tap Advanced: Thursday 7:15
Jazz Advanced: Monday 8:30

Variations Advanced (by invitation only): Wednesday 6:45

Adult Classes: Monday 7:30, Thursday 7:30

American Academy of Ballet