Bay Ridge Ballet is available for a wide range of rentals, including rehearsals, workshops, auditions, meetings, conferences, film & photo shoots, informal showings and performances. The facility has street level access and an in-studio restroom. Located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, BRB is easily accessible by public transportation and private vehicles.
BRB’s column-free studio is fully equipped with grey marley-covered wood sub floors, portable ballet barres, a piano, video streaming equipment, sound systems, and heat/air-conditioning. With high ceilings, this 1000 square foot space is clean and bright with beautiful natural light & blackout capability.
Site-visits can be scheduled by appointment only. Click below to learn more about your specific event type.
FILM & PHOTO SHOOTS
BRB can be utilized as a film location for television shows, music videos and commercials. Our studio can also be rented for photoshoots. Special lighting can be provided for performance rentals.
Photography or filming anywhere in BRB is strictly prohibited without permission. If you wish to request permission to photograph or film inside BRB for public use (i.e. Youtube, social media, personal website, postcards, audition videos, etc), you must indicate this on the Rental Request form found below. A response authorizing or denying approval for the shoot will be issued. BRB requires the location credit “Bay Ridge Ballet” in all public uses of footage.
Video/photos taken for private, personal use (i.e. rehearsal review, non-public archives) do not need approval.
All individuals, including children, adults and staff may NOT be filmed without their consent. This includes incidental background footage. BRB reserves the right to deny shoot requests at any time.
The rental rate for each film shoot or photoshoot is determined on a case-by-case basis.
PERFORMANCES & INFORMAL SHOWINGS
BRB's studio can be transformed into an informal showing space or an intimate performance location for dance, music, acting and more!
Showings include full stage curtains, but do not include performance lighting. Bookings for showings have a 3 hour minimum.
In addition to stage curtains, special lighting can be provided for performance rentals only. The rental rate for a performance package is specific to the project and is determined on a case-by-case basis. Performance rentals consist of a 4 hour tech rehearsal and a 6 hour dress rehearsal & performance block, typically scheduled on a separate day. Please see below for a sample schedule.
Standard Performance Package Example:
Tech Rehearsal 5:00-9:00PM
Dress Rehearsal 4:00PM-6:00PM
Break/Additional tech 6:00PM-6:45PM
House Open 6:45PM-7:00PM
Guests and performers exit theater 9:00PM-9:30PM
Restoration of space 9:30PM-10:00PM
Folding chair seating can be provided for both informal showings and performances for $1 per chair up to 42 seats. BRB will provide labor to set-up and strike all chairs. 30 minutes for set-up and strike must be scheduled at the time of booking. Set-up and strike time must be included in the rental.
Performance and showing rentals include use of lobby, restrooms and backstage areas, in addition to the space. Food & drink are not permitted in the space. Coat rack available upon request.
A 25% deposit and a signed rental agreement are required to hold dates. The remaining balance is required 30 days prior to the performance date. If an event is canceled within 30 days of the scheduled date, the full rental fee is forfeited.
CONFERENCES & MEETINGS
BRB can also provide a private setting suitable for small to medium meetings, medium to large conferences, workshops and retreats.
Television, video streaming equipment, sound systems, wireless microphone and wifi is provided with these rentals. Tables & folding chairs can be rented for an additional fee of $5 per table up to 4 and $1 per chair. Coat rack available upon request. Restroom accessible from main studio space. Food is not permitted in the space.
Each meeting or conference is unique and therefore costs must be determined on a case-by-case basis.
PRIVATE & GROUP LESSONS
We do not rent for private instruction or on-going classes (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) outside of our faculty. If you are interested in joining BRB faculty, please email your resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REHEARSALS, WORKSHOPS & AUDITIONS
BRB's beautiful studio is an ideal setting for dance, music or theater for ongoing rehearsals, one-time workshops or auditions.
Marley-covered dance floors, sprung floors, portable ballet barres, upright piano and bright natural light. Television, video streaming equipment, sound systems, wireless microphone and wifi is provided with these rentals. Tables & folding chairs can be rented for an additional fee of $5 per table up to 4 and $1 per chair. Coat rack available upon request. Restroom accessible from main studio space. Food is not permitted in the space. If space is needed for check-in or registration, a small table can be rented for an additional fee of $5. Chairs can also be rented for $1 per chair.
Upon booking space, you will receive a detailed contract outlining the BRB’s rental rules and guidelines.
To review our Payment & Cancellation policies in advance of booking, click HERE. First time renters are required to pay for their first rental upon booking space to confirm their rental.
Please note that we do not rent for on-going classes (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) or private instruction. BRB offers a wide range of dance classes for children and adults. Please learn more about private lessons HERE and see our full schedule HERE. If you are interested in joining BRB faculty, please email your resume and headshot to email@example.com.
Each rehearsal, workshop or audition is unique and therefore costs must be determined on a case-by-case basis.
RENTAL PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICIES
1. Tenants are required to keep a credit card on file. All payments are to be made in credit card.
2. BRB will charge the card on file within 3 days of the rental in the event that a fee is owed for an unpaid bill, cancellation, studio damages, or inappropriate use of space.
3. In case of cancellation or schedule change, TENANT must notify BRB at least 7 days prior to the requested rental date. TENANT forfeits entire payment to BRB for cancellations and the difference in payment for any schedule changes made less than 7 days before rental date.
4. First-time tenants are required to pay for their first rental upon booking space to confirm their rental.
5. Rental Insurance may be required for your rental.
6. All NYC Covid-19 Mandates must be followed, including wearing a mask and showing proof of vaccination, and any fines incurred must be paid in full by the TENANT.