Beth Kurtz Ballet
Location, Fees, Questions
Introducing Julie
Private Ballet Coaching
Pointe Work
The Mini Intensive
Students' Stories
Students' Questions
Location, Fees, Questions
About Me

The Studio

I teach at Ripley-Grier 72, a well known rehearsal space in New York City at 131 West 72d Street (between Broadway and Columbus Avenues), part of the Ripley-Grier studio complex ( The studios are clean and bright, and ideally sized for private sessions. The studio phone number is 212-799-5433.


  • Half-hour introductory lesson, $50
  • One-hour lesson, $90
  • 1-1/2 hour lesson, $120
  • Mini-Intensive (three or more 90-minute lessons in 1 week), $110 each lesson
  • Schedules

    Appointments can be made for any day of the year except major national holidays. Advance notice helps assure that you can book the time and day most convenient for you. Lessons may be scheduled on a weekly or monthly basis, or one by one, whatever is best for you.
    • Cash payment is preferred.
    • 24 hours cancellation notice is required. 
    • A late cancellation fee will be charged, to cover studio rental. Last-minute cancellations (with less than 1 hour notice) will be charged at the full lesson fee.
    • Fees are subject to change.


    Parents of children and teens are welcome to observe their children's lessons, one visitor at a time. I ask any visitor to respect the learning environment by not using computers or phones while observing. Devices may be used in the waiting space outside the studio.

    Talk to Me

    Where are you in your ballet training? Where do you want to be? What are your plans for the future?

    If you are unsure whether you want, or need, or can afford private coaching, send me your concerns in the contact box below. I'll try to help you work it out. If you want an answer, be sure to include your email address.

    Or, let me know if you'd like to make an appointment, and when. It is a good idea to begin with a half-hour Introductory Lesson, where I can take a look at you, work with you on a few barre exercises, and diagnose your current needs. If you are visiting New York for just a short time, a 3-lesson mini-intensive will give you a substantial program to take home with you.

    I prefer e-mail communication (from the form below) for scheduling lessons. However, if you prefer the telephone, just call me at 917-292-9384. Please note that my phone does not receive text messages. You can  check out the Ripley-Grier 72 studios at the bottom of the page:

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    Gift Certificates

    The gift of a private lesson will be appreciated long after the event. Inquire above or phone me for details at 917-292-9384.

    Email me from my Contact page
    All lessons are given at
    Ripley-Grier 72, 131 West 72 Street 
    (between Broadway and Columbus)  
    New York, NY 10023

    Photography by John L. Murphy

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