School of NYTB FAQ

1. When does the school year begin?

Classes begin the week of September 19, 2022 and end on June 9, 2023.

2. When is the school recital?

The 27th Annual Student Recital will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 4pm at Florence Gould Hall.

3. When is the school closed?

The school is closed for the following days:

  • October 10, 2022 | Columbus Day

  • November 23-27 | Thanksgiving

  • December 19-January 2, 2023 | Winter Break

  • January 16 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • February 20-26 | Mid-winter break

  • April 7-16 | Spring Break

  • May 26-29 | Memorial Day


4. When is Parent Observation Week?

Dates TBA

5. If my child is sick, should I call the school office?

Please call 212-679-0401 or email to report a child's absence from class.

6. Where do I put my stroller? Where do I wait for my child? Can I use my cell phone?

There are chairs available in our lobby on the second floor, but space is very limited. Cell phone use is not permitted in the lobby. We must be respectful to the other organizations sharing the floor.

7. Where does my child change his/her clothes?

Under no circumstances are children to be changed in any area other than the dressing rooms. Please arrive with ample time for your child to change into dance clothes. Undressing your child in the lobby, hallways, stairs, and other areas of the building is not permitted and this rule will be strictly enforced.

8.  Are parents allowed in the dressing rooms?

The parents/guardians of Pre-Ballet I & II are allowed to bring their child to the dressing room to change. There are teaching assistants there to help with hair and other needs. Fathers may not go into the women's dressing room. They may wait until the boys are finished dressing and then go in to help their daughter change. Girls may not go into the boy's dressing room while the boys are in their dressing room. No exceptions.

9. Can my child wear nail polish to class?

Nail polish, tattoos and other embellishments are not allowed in any classes at the School of NYTB. Small stud earrings can be worn. Necklaces, bracelets, watches or other pieces of jewelry are not permitted.

10. What are the general policies of the school?

Every student, regardless of how many years he or she has been enrolled in the school, will receive a letter and school policy flyer. Please read the information with your child, then sign and return the form to the school office. We would appreciate your cooperation in keeping the school running smoothly.

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the dressing rooms, studio or lobby area.

  • The use of electronic games in the dressing room and lobby is prohibited.

  • Children will not be permitted in the classroom if more than 5 minutes late.

  • Cell phone usage is not permitted in the lobby of the school.

11. Recital Information:

The 27th Annual Recital will be held on June 10, 2023 at Florence Gould Hall. Please note that all students must participate in all rehearsals. An excessive amount of absences may affect your child's ability to perform. Exceptions will not be made for those who miss the final class or dress rehearsal and those who miss those last two rehearsals will not be permitted to perform.