About SLK Ballet School
Professional Training School for Gifted Young Dancers
SLK Ballet School is an exclusive year-round training program designed to prepare the serious ballet student for a professional career in both classical and contemporary dance.
Under the direction of Sara Knight and her staff, SLK Ballet School offers classes in classical ballet, pointe, repertoire, contemporary, character, musical theatre, floor barre, pilates, pas de deux and stretch classes. Private coaching is available upon request.
SLK Ballet School's syllabus is based on the Vaganova method and incorporates traditional Russian, English, French and Danish techniques. The school year runs from September into June. Summer Intensives are held in two locations. 2-weeks are offered in Boynton Beach, Florida at the end of June, and 2-weeks are offered in New York City during the month of August.
SLK Ballet School students gain performance experience throughout the year guesting with various ballet companies throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Chevalier Ballet company in New York City. Their annual performance in June ends their school year. They are involved in outreach dancing in hospitals and schools around the New York City area and abroad including the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (NYC), The Ronald McDonald House of Manhattan, Mount Sinai and Sloan Kettering (NYC), Success Academy (NYC), Holme J & I (Yorkshire, U.K.), Scholes J & I (Yorkshire, U.K.), Holmfirth High School (Yorkshire, U.K.).
SLK Ballet School has exchange programs with the Central School of Ballet, Masters of Ballet and English National Ballet School, in London, England. Select advanced students have an opportunity to study at these prestigious ballet schools.
Read what our graduates and alumni have to say about SLK Ballet School !!
"I spent the last four years of my pre-professional training at SLK Ballet. I remember these as the most educational, rewarding, inspirational, and influential years of my training. Ms. Knight and the faculty at SLK are dedicated to providing their students the highest quality training to prepare them for professional careers. Ms.Knight has an extensive knowledge of the industry that she selflessly passes on to each of her students in a manner that is challenging yet exciting. She cares for her students both inside and outside of the studio and pushes them to be the best versions of themselves as dancers and people. The performance opportunities both domestically and internationally are unlike anything offered elsewhere. I truly believe SLK Ballet is the perfect program to prepare the young dancer both physically and mentally for a professional career; it certainly was for me!"
— Madison Cole, 2017 Graduate
COVID-19 Health & Safety
Our first and foremost commitment is to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, extended families and community. If our current plan needs to change in order to put safety first, then we will do so without hesitation and with full measure.
Masks are Mandatory
SLK Ballet School supports and abides by the health guidelines in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control, the City and State of New York, and Battery Dance Studios. With the recent CDC recommendations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people to wear masks indoors, we have updated our COVID Health and Safety protocols, effective 3 August 2021. Masks will be required at all times.
We sincerely appreciate your support in helping everyone remain healthy and safe!