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Dance and ballet classes in Brooklyn

Our overview of dance studios in Brooklyn features opportunities for kids of all ages to explore many styles of dance at any level, from toddler movement classes to pre-professional companies. Each listing includes levels, ages, costs and locations.

Boerum Hill

Creative Arts Studio | Boerum Hill

Program Details: The Children’s Program at Creative Arts Studio offers a wide variety of dance classes, including hip-hop, breakdance, modern, ballet, and tap. 

Levels: All levels

Ages: 2.5-12+

Costs: $585-$635 for regular classes; $625-$675 for intermediate and advanced classes; option to add-on walkover from the local school and creative time, an additional $320-$580. Registration fee $25/student.

Locations: 310 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact: Website | | 718.797.5600


Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Ballet School | Downtown Brooklyn

Program Details: Brooklyn Ballet School is a classical ballet conservatory and a community dance center. Faculty provide training in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, composition, and improvisation to students (ages 3-17). An in-person placement audition is required for all new students ages 10-17 prior to registration. Advanced students may also access the Conservatory Training Program, which prepares young dancers with professional skills.

Levels: All abilities, beginner to advanced and recreational to pre-professional.

Ages: 3-17

Costs: Tuition varies by level and number of classes per week. Click here for all tuition information. Financial aid is available.

Locations: 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 718.246.0146


Fort Greene

Mark Morris Dance Center | Fort Greene

Program Details: The Mark Morris Dance Center offers dance classes for all ages and abilities and studio rentals in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The Early Childhood Program offers classes for toddlers and their grown-ups, as well as creative dance classes for ages 4-6. The Children and Teen Program offers semester-long classes in many disciplines: ballet, hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, West African dance, and much more. Advanced students (ages 10-18) may also audition for The Student Company of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center, which stages a public performance at the end of the year. Finally, the Center offers Adaptive Dance for students with disabilities, Family Classes, and Dance Camps during school breaks and the summer.

Levels: Children and teens 18 months to 18 years; all levels and abilities

Ages: 18 months – 18 years

Costs: Mark Morris offers tiered pricing options based on family income levels to reduce financial barriers. For all details, click here.

Location: 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

ContactWebsite | [email protected] | 718.624.8400



Brooklyn Center Stage | Gowanus

Program Details: BCS is founded and run by professional dancer and educator Heidi Flanagan. BCS trains dancers of all ages and abilities, and embraces dance in all its forms, from ballet to tap, jazz, modern, musical theater and hip hop. The year culminates in a recital at Berkeley Carroll School.

Levels: All levels

Ages: All ages

Costs: $650 per semester for 45-60 minute classes; $840 per semester for 90 minute classes; registration fee $25/student. Payment plans available.

Locations: 495 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 646.991.0851


Dancewave | Gowanus 

Program Details: Dancewave strives to cultivate participatory learning and decision-making, empathy and self-expression through dance. Youth Programs include semester-long classes in creative movement, contemporary, ballet, and hip-hop. Students may join Dancewave Company, a rigorous dance training program that incorporates contemporary and ballet technique classes, rehearsals with renowned choreographers, and a variety of performing opportunities.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 3-18

Costs: $30-$33/class; $2,418-$3,659/year for enrollment in Dancewave Company; option to apply for flexible and free tuition for all programs, as well as zero-interest monthly payment plans.

Locations: 182 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Contact: Website


The Ephyras Youth Ensemble | Gowanus 

Program Details: The Ephyras is an empowering and joyful dance theatre program for kids. The youth performers explore their own identities and life experiences through movement and voice. During weekly rehearsals in Brooklyn (September to June), your child will learn precise technique from a range of dance styles including ballet, pointe, modern, African, break dancing, musical theater and more. They also study dance and text improvisation, movement composition, and voice lessons. We nurture the dancers’ interest in writing their own poetry and song and we help the dancers ignite self-empowerment through our acting classes. With professional dancers from ChristinaNoel & The Creature as mentors and collaborators, The Ephyras work to expand ideas of what dance and theater can be, and much of the material used in performance is created by the kids themselves. One year with The Ephyras typically includes: two large scale performances, summer intensives in the city and upstate, professional photo shoots, and additional smaller performance opportunities.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 3-18

Costs: $500-$700/semester. The Ephyras offers multiple-class and sibling discounts as well as need-based financial aid and scholarships. Free trial classes offered for new students.

Locations: 400 3rd Ave, Unit 2, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact: Website


Park Slope

Brooklyn Arts Exchange | Park Slope 

Program Details: Taught by professional artist faculty, BAX offers classes in dance, theater, and tumbling with an emphasis on cultivating creative expression. BAX students develop improvisation, original composition, and performance skills, while working independently and in collaboration. During each semester, families will have the opportunity to participate in Family Classes.The fall semester ends with an Open Studio, and the spring semester culminates in student performances. BAX also offers Performance Workshops and custom classes for a small pod of families.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 3-11+

Costs: All our Youth Classes are offered with sliding scale, tiered tuition; click here for more details.

Locations: 421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 718.832.001


Brooklyn Dance Conservatory | Park Slope 

Program Details: Brooklyn Dance Conservatory offers exceptional dance technique and engaging classes in a structured and caring environment. They offer a wide variety of dance styles as well as a growing range of age groups beginning as young as age 1. The program encourages self expression while supporting each student’s unique physical, mental, and emotional development. The Conservatory also offers outdoor summer classes in Prospect Park.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 1-10+

Costs: $620-$968/semester, depending on the duration and frequency of classes; scholarships available.

Locations: In residence at Union Street Dance, 725 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact: Website | | 917.408.3894


Brooklyn Dance Lessons | Park Slope

Program Details: Brooklyn Dance Lessons dance is a dance boutique that offers lessons for kids and the whole family. Kids can enroll in a wide range of ballroom dance classes. The school is open to all levels, whether your child is interested in ballroom dance as a hobby or competitive pursuit. Brooklyn Dance Lessons also hosts family dance parties and birthday parties!

Levels: All levels

Ages: 4+

Costs: $675 per semester for 45-minute classes

Locations: 530 3rd Avenue, Suite 2F & 2R, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 347.395.5505


Dance Studio of Park Slope | Park Slope 

Program Details: Dance Studio of Park Slope is celebrating 47 years of teaching dance and musical theater! Classes include those for toddlers and caregivers, as well as performance classes culminating in recitals. Students can train in creative dance, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acro jazz, musical theater, and modern.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 2-12

Costs: Mini Movers (ages 2-3) – $445/10-week session; Performance Classes (ages 3 and up) – $825/semester; Fundays with Lauren – $40/class.

Locations: 630 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 718.789.4419


Red Hook

Cora Dance | Red Hook

Program Details: Cora Dance is home to a professional modern dance company as well as a pay-what-you-can school in Red Hook. Neighboring Brooklyn’s largest NYCHA public housing community, Cora is committed to providing equal access for all to dance. Students can enroll in weekly pay-what-you-can classes in modern, hip-hop and ballet. Students in grades 4-12 may also audition for CYC/Cora Youth Company, which provides an opportunity to study dance more seriously by learning and performing a wide range of works by professional choreographers. CYC dancers perform both locally and on tour many times a year. Cora also offers walkover from PS15, located across the street from the studio.

Levels: All levels

Ages: Ages 5.5 – 10+

Costs: Pay-What-You-Can Tuition Policy; if suggested tuition is outside a family’s budget, families name a tuition rate that works within their budge. Suggested tuition per class is $984 (October-May, $328/trimester), and walkover fee is $198/day ($66/trimester).

Locations: 358 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 718.858.2520


Other Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Covenant Ballet Academy | Gravesend

Program Details: Covenant Ballet Academy offers dance training in ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz. The school’s youngest students may take the Tiny Toes program, a playful and creative movement-based class for toddlers with a caregiver. 3 to 7 year-olds may enroll in Early Steps, which introduces ballet. Students 8 and older are offered the 10-month Training Program, with coursework in ballet, modern, jazz, pointe, men’s class and partnering. Finally, the Boys’ Program is an extension of the 10-month training program for boys 8 and older.

Levels: Early Childhood through Pre-Professional

Ages: 12 months – 18 years

Costs: $862 – $3,847 annual 10-month tuition; scholarships available. Summer programs also available.

Locations: 251 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 718.891.6199


Cynthia King Dance Studio | Flatbush

Program Details: Led by professional dancer, choreographer and educator Cynthia King, the CKDS curriculum embraces classical to emerging styles. We offer classes in ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz. The studio offers both a full school year program and short term seasonal classes. Students may also audition for the CKDS Company, a pre-professional professional dance company. CKDS dancers perform regularly throughout the year at numerous community events, and the studio also stages an annual spring production series in April.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 3-4 year-olds to Pre-Professional ages

Costs: Tuition varies by level and number of classes per week. Click here for all tuition information.

Locations: 327 East 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11218

Contact: Website | [email protected] | 718.521.4043


Various Locations

Cobble Hill Ballet | Cobble Hill, Columbia Street Waterfront District & Carroll Gardens

Program Details: Cobble Hill Ballet teaches ballet and modern dance to children, teens, and adults. Founder Colette Linton-Meyer was trained at the Royal Academy of Dance in London and is a licentiate of the Royal Academy, which is recognized worldwide. She has been teaching this method of training for the past 22 years in New York and has trained dancers of all ages. Two programs are offered: weekly ballet classes or an “intensive track” which requires multiple lessons per week depending on age. Most ballet students perform in a Spring Recital, and older ballet students have the opportunity to stage a performance of The Nutcracker at The Tribeca Performing Arts Center. CHB also offers private classes and summer camp.

Levels: All levels; some advanced classes for older students require a trial to participate

Ages: 2.5 years – 16 years or older

Costs: Fall—$400/semester for ages 2.5-4; $385/semester ages 5+; $720/semester for twice-per-week intensive classes.

Winter/Spring—$590/semester for ages 2.5-4; $575/semester for ages 5+; $1,070 for twice-per-week intensive classes.

Locations: 232 Carroll Street (Cobble Hill) | 193 Columbia Street (Columbia Street Waterfront) | 199 Carroll Street (Carroll Gardens)

Contact: Website | 347.889.7320 (Cobble Hill) | 347.889.7354 (Columbia Street Waterfront) | 347/889.7320 (Carroll Gardens)


Hype Dance Community | Various Locations in Brooklyn

Program Details: HYPE is a mobile dance studio offering dance parties for kids of all learning styles and abilities. Through our classes and events, HYPE is committed to providing a safe space to de-stress and get HYPED! Classes in New York are offered for ages 0-3 and ages 4+. Students sing, dance, use props, and perform mini-recitals.

Levels: All levels

Ages: Under 1 – 4+

Costs: $35-$38/class

Locations: Various locations including Brooklyn Heights (Pilates Heights), Dumbo (Carnaby Club), Cobble HIll (Pinkyz Place), Prospect Heights (The Social Brooklyn)

Contact: Website | [email protected]


Move with Miss Jillian | Various Locations in Brooklyn

Program Details: During the pandemic, early childhood dance teacher Jillian Greenberg was inspired to start offering small in-person dance classes for children. By using the medium of dance, Move with Miss Jillian aims to create dancers whose hearts are compassionate, empathetic, joyful, and open, minds that are eager and ready to learn, and healthy, energetic bodies. Dancing itself can increase kinesthetic memory, grades, cooperation, and confidence. All classes have embedded elements of alignment, agility, cardio, balance, and core stabilization to help us live in our best bodies!

Levels: All levels

Ages: 16 months – 6 years and older

Costs: $30/class

Locations: Various indoor locations and outdoor parks in Brooklyn

Contact: Website | [email protected]


New York Kids Club | Various Locations in Brooklyn (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Park Slope)

Program Details: NY Kids Club’s dance and theatre classes provide children with a fun and positive way of experiencing the joy of self-expression and movement. The goal is for students to develop spatial awareness as well as gain an appreciation for body movement and rhythm through music. Students will enjoy experiencing a variety of dance and theatrical styles in a playful environment. Instructors encourage children to enjoy movement and singing through enrichment programs designed to improve their imagination, rhythm and expression. Classes in Brooklyn include Tumble and Dance, Ballet Foundations, and more.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 2.5-6

Costs: $884/semester; includes 10 Open Play sessions and 2 Events

Locations: 182 Henry Street (Brooklyn Heights); 299 Court Street (Cobble Hill); 30 Pearl Street (DUMBO); 125 5th Avenue (Park Slope)

Contact: Brooklyn Heights | Cobble Hill | DUMBO | Park Slope


Pixie Pods | Various Locations in Brooklyn

Program Details: Pixie Pods is a mobile enrichment studio that provides dance, music, and acrobatic education and birthday entertainment for children under 9 in Brooklyn. Classes are located in Prospect Heights, Long Island City, Bed-Stuy, Fort Greene, and Prospect Lefferts Garden.

Levels: All levels

Ages: Under 1 year – 8 years old

Costs: $30 for drop-in classes; $30-55/day for semesters; $75-$115 for half day camps, $150-$200 for full-day camps, Private Pod camps are $25/hour, with a one-time $25 registration fee.

Locations: Various Locations in Brooklyn; option to arrange Private Pod classes and camps at the location of your choosing.

Contact: Website[email protected] | Text: 917.999.0223


Tutu School | Boerum Hill & Park Slope

Program Details: Tutu School offers ballet classes for students up to age 8, which culminate in year-end recitals. Tutu School also offers camps and birthday parties.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 18 months – 8 years old

Costs: Membership is $142/month for weekly classes.

Locations: 200 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Boerum Hill) | 235 5th Avenue, Brooklyn , NY 11215 (Park Slope)

Contact: Website | [email protected] | [email protected] | 917.933.8007


Updated December 2023

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