American Academy of Ballet


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."

Princess Camp

Important Dates:

September 10 - AAB Classes Begin
September 16 - Nutcracker Auditions, Int II & Adv
September 18 - Nutcracker Auditions, 7 years-old and up
September 24 - Nutcracker Auditions, 5 years-old to 7-8
October 10 - Columbus Day- Studio Closed
October 17-22 - Breast Cancer Awareness "Pink Week"
November 1-7 - Watch Week
November 11 - Veteran's Day- Studio OPEN
November 24-26 - Thanksgiving - Studio Closed
November 27 - Nutcracker Rehearsals
November 30 - Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal
December 1 - Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal
December 1-2 - Nutcracker School Shows
December 3 - Nutcracker Performances 1pm and 7pm
December 4 - Nutcracker Performance 1pm
December 24 - AAB Closed
January 3 - AAB Re-opens
January 16 - MLK Day - Studio OPEN
February 1-7 - Watch Week
February 20-24 - Mid-Winter Break - Studio Closed
February 25 - AAB OPEN
April 10-15 - Spring Break - Studio Closed
April 17 - AAB OPEN
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

Afternoon Dance Camp


This summer, in addition to weekly classes, enroll in the Afternoon Dance Camp for students who are currently enrolled in Ballet D, E, F, or Intermediate I AND are also attending the morning mini-intensive. Students will receive a variety of classes including ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, character, jazz, stretch, yoga, and Pilates. Week 1 (June 27th) will be devoted to choreographer George Balanchine and Week 2 (July 5th) will be devoted to choreographer Marius Petipa. Teachers from American Academy's faculty will create a unique and memorable experience for every dancer!


The Afternoon Dance Camp will take place in the one of the four spacious studios at the Academy. The Afternoon Dance Camp is in session from 1:15 to 3:30, Monday through Friday during the weeks of June 27 and July 5. Again, this opportunity is only availalbe for dancers who also participate in the Summer Mini-Intensive during those weeks.

Summer Afternoon Dance Camp - Summer, 2016


American Academy of Ballet