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

Weekly Classes

This summer, enroll in the weekly classes for students in Music & Movement to Advanced! Students can register for a variety of classes including ballet, pointe, acro, contemporary modern, hip hop, jazz& tap, and lyrical. Teachers from American Academy's faculty join professional dancers & instructors to teach each class, creating a memorable and fun experience!

There will be 6 weeks for the summer weekly classes. The first week of classes is June 27th and the last week is August 1st. The makeup day for July 4th, since the studio will be closed, is Monday, August 8th.


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.

Music & Movement: Thursday 3:30, Saturday 9:15
Pre-Ballet I (4 year olds): Thursday 3:30, Saturday 9:15
Pre-Ballet II (5 year olds): Wednesday 3:30, Saturday 9:15
Ballet I: Saturday 10:00
Ballet II: Wednesday 5:15, Saturday 10:00
Ballet III: Wednesday 4:15
Ballet IV: Thursday 5:15
Ballet V: Saturday 11:15
Ballet VI: Thursday 4:15

Ballet A: Wednesday 5:15, Saturday 10:00
Ballet B: Wednesday 4:15
Ballet C: Thursday 5:15
Ballet D: Saturday 11:15
Ballet E: Thursday 4:15
Ballet F: Thursday 4:15
Intermediate II: Monday 6:15, Wednesday 5:15, Thursday 6:15
Advanced: Monday 6:15, Wednesday 5:15, Thursday 6:15

Beginning Pointe: Thursday 6:15
Pointe Intermediate I: Wednesday 7:30
Pointe Interemdiate II/ ADV: Thursday 7:30
Pointe/Variation/ADV: Wednesday 6:45

Acro I: Saturday 11:15
Acro II: Saturday 12:15

Level II: Wednesday 5:00
Level III: Wednesday 5:00
Level IV: Wednesday 5:00
Level V: Wednesday 5:00
Intermediate II: Wednesday 4:00
Advanced: Wednesday 4:00

Hip Hop I: Wednesday 5:15 (FREE CLASS)
Hip Hop II: Wednesday 4:15


Lyrical II: Thursday 5:15
Lyrical III: Thursday 5:15

Tap/Jazz Beginning: Thursday 5:15 (FREE)
Tap/Jazz A: Thursday 6:15
Tap/Jazz B: Thursday 6:15
Tap/Jazz C: Thursday 6:15
Tap Advanced: Thursday 7:15

Monday 6:30, Thursday 7:00


American Academy of Ballet