School of NYTB FAQ

1. When does the school year begin?

Classes begin the week of September 20, 2021 and end on June 11, 2022.

2. When is the school recital?

The 26th Annual Student Recital will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 4pm at Florence Gould Hall.

3. When is the school closed?

The school is closed for the following days:

  • October 11, 2021 | Columbus Day

  • November 24-28 | Thanksgiving

  • December 20-January 2, 2022 | Winter Break

  • January 17 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • February 21-27 | Mid-winter break

  • April 15-24 | Spring Break

  • May 27-30 | Memorial Day


4. When is Parent Observation Week?

Dates TBA

5. What is the dress code for my child?

Pre-BI: Ardesia light pink colored leotard with skirt by Wear Moi
Pre-BII: Ardesia rose colored leotard with skirt by Wear Moi

All Pre-Ballet girls are to wear white anklet socks, and pink, full sole ballet slippers secured with one elastic strap. Long hair is to be worn in a small flat bun. 

BI: Violet leotard by Capezio
BII: Red leotard by Capezio
BIII: Purple leotard by Capezio
Ballet IV: Royal blue leotard by Capezio
YAD - Wearmoi leotard, Style Galate, Navy
Leotards may by short-sleeved or camisole

All girls are required to wear ballet pink, mesh, convertible tights with back seam, by Body Wrappers, Style #C45. Pink ballet slippers should be secured with one elastic strap. Pointe shoes are to be secured with pink ribbons and half-inch elastic or a wide mesh elastic strap if needed.

Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, III: Boys B400 Body Wrapper short sleeve white shirt and Body Wrapper black bike shorts
Ballet IV & YAD: Body Wrapper B92 boys grey tights and Boys B400 Body wrapper Short sleeve white shirt

All boys are to wear white socks and white ballet slippers secured with one elastic strap.

OnStage Dancewear, located at 197 Madison Avenue (between 34th & 35th Street) offers a 10% discount to all School of NYTB students. 212-725-1174.

Hair kits with bobby pins, hair pins, hair net and elastic band are on sale in the school office for $2.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9.  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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Recital Information:

The 26th Annual Recital will be held on June 11, 2022 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.