The Bay Ridge Ballet Student Ensemble is a training & performance program designed for committed, passionate dancers ages 8 to 18, who are interested in a pre-professional experience for their dance training.  

The Student Ensemble Program was developed by BRB director Patricia Foster-Grado, an ABT® certified instructor with 20+ years of teaching and performance experience, to foster artistry, technique and over-all health. The Student Ensemble helps young dancers build their pre-professional resume and provides them with the highest quality dance education that can translate into college or professional dance career!  


Student Ensemble classes and rehearsals will cover topics including class etiquette, vocabulary, nutrition, musicality, proper stretching, conditioning, stage etiquette, performance preparation and choreography for performance opportunities throughout the year. Extra rehearsals may be scheduled in preparation for upcoming performances.


Free master classes and choreography from highly experienced guest instructors, such as Michelle Tolson, formerly with the Radio City Music Hall Rockets and world renowned ballerina Kat Wildish! 


Ballet III Student Ensemble dancers will be given one free private lesson and receive a detailed, individualized evaluation from the director with detailed feedback to help young dancers reach their fullest potential. 


Partial scholarship to BRB's Summer Intensive and discounted private lessons throughout the year!  




Excellent attendance and arriving about 15 minutes early to prepare for class will be required for participation, in order to develop the dancers both individually and as an ensemble.


Committing with a positive attitude is a must!   

New dancers must partake in an audition or placement class for acceptance to this special program. 


For optimal training and the best overall experience, an entire school year commitment is required for acceptance to the Student Ensemble.

Please see BRB's Ensemble Programs below and contact us if your child has interest in auditioning for BRB's Student Ensemble!  

Ballet I Student Ensemble


2 Day/5 Class Commitment:

Thursday Ballet I 

Thursday Stretch & Conditioning

Thursday Broadway Jazz

Saturday Ballet I with Pre-Pointe

Saturday Student Ensemble Class

Tuition:  $1600 Per Semester

Payment Plan Available

Multiple class discount details HERE & schedule details HERE

Ballet II Student Ensemble

3 Day/7 Class Commitment: 

Monday Ballet II with Pre-pointe/Pointe

Monday Stretch & Conditioning  

Friday Ballet II with Pre-pointe/Pointe

Friday Modern/Jazz Technique

Saturday Ballet II 

Saturday Ballet II Pre-pointe/Pointe 

Saturday Ballet II Student Ensemble Rehearsal 

Tuition:  $2030

Payment Plan Available

Multiple class discount detail HERE & schedule details HERE

Ballet III/IV Student Ensemble

3 Day/7 Class Commitment:

Tuesday Ballet III/IV with Pre-Pointe/Pointe 

Wednesday Ballet III/IV

Wednesday Ballet III/IV Pre-Pointe/Pointe & Variation  

Wednesday Modern/Jazz Technique 

Sunday Ballet III/IV with Pre-pointe/Pointe 

Sunday Ballet III/IV Student Ensemble Rehearsal 

Sunday Ballet III/IV Stretch & Conditioning 

Tuition:  $2030  

Payment Plan Available

Multiple class discount detail HERE & schedule details HERE