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Calendars & Events

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar dates are subject to change. Please check this page often for most current information.
(Professional Division calendar may not include all dates for Ailey/Fordham BFA students. Please refer to the Fordham University Academic Calendar for a full list of dates)

For additional Ailey School dates, visit the Performance Calendar and the Auditions Calendar.

Monday, September 4th

Labor Day
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Tuesday, September 5th

Fall 2023 term begins
First day of Professional Division classes

Orientation - All students - 11:30am
Ailey Citigroup Theater- entry on PE Level

Monday, October 9th

Indigenous People Day
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Thursday, November 23rd - Friday, November 24th, 2023

Thanksgiving Recess
No classes*
Administrative staff off and offices closed.
(*no BFA classes on Wednesday, November 22)

Monday, December 11th - Monday, January 15th, 2024

Winter Holiday Break - BFA Program
No BFA classes
(BFA Spring term classes commence on Tuesday, January 16, 2024)

Monday, December 18th - Monday, January 1st, 2024

Winter Holiday Break - Certificate, Independent Study, & Scholarship
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Tuesday, January 2nd

Fall 2023 classes resume
Certificate, Independent Study, & Scholarship students.

Friday, January 5th

Spring 2024 Registration Deadline

Thursday, January 11th

Fall 2023 term ends
Last day of spring term dance classes for Certificate, Independent Study, and Scholarship students.

Monday, January 15th

MLK Jr. Day
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Tuesday, January 16th

Spring 2024 term begins
 

Monday, February 19th

President's Day
No classes
Administrative Staff off and offices closed

Thursday, March 21st - Monday, April 1st, 2024

Spring Break
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed on Friday, March 29
(classes resume on Tuesday, April 2, 2024)

Wednesday, May 1st

Spring 2024 term ends - BFA Program 
Last day of BFA classes

Friday, May 17th

Spring 2024 term ends - Non- BFA Programs
Last day of Certificate, Independent Study, and Scholarship Program classes

Saturday, May 25th - Sunday, May 26th, 2024

Ludlow spring term move-out

Monday, May 27th

Memorial Day
Administrative staff off and offices closed

Monday, June 24th - Friday, July 26th, 2024

Summer Intensive
Orientation takes place virtually on June 18.

Thursday, July 4th

Independence Day
No classes on Friday, July 5

Monday, September 2nd

Labor Day
No classes.
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Tuesday, September 3rd

Fall 2024 term begins
First day of Professional Division classes

Orientation - All students - 11:30am
Ailey Citigroup Theater- entry on PE Level

Monday, September 4th

Labor Day
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Saturday, September 9th

First day of First Steps and Bounding Boys in-person dance classes

Monday, September 11th - Friday, September 15th, 2023

Pre-Professional Orientation Week
Activities TBD

Saturday, September 16th

Pre-Professional classes begin

Monday, October 9th

Indigenous People's Day
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed

Wednesday, November 22nd - Saturday, November 25th, 2023

Thanksgiving Holiday
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed

Monday, November 27th

Junior Division classes resume

Saturday, December 16th

Parent Observation
First Steps and Bounding Boys

Monday, December 18th - Monday, January 1st, 2024

Winter Holiday Break
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Tuesday, January 2nd

Junior Division classes resume.

Monday, January 15th

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed

Tuesday, January 16th - Saturday, January 20th, 2024

Parent Observation
Pre-Professional Program - Levels I - VII
Ailey Athletic Boys Program

Saturday, February 17th - Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Mid-Winter Break
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed

Saturday, February 24th

Junior Division classes resume

Monday, March 25th - Monday, April 1st, 2024

Spring Break
No classes
Administrative staff off and offices closed

Tuesday, April 2nd

Junior Division classes resume

Sunday, May 5th

Spring 2024 term ends
Last day of First Steps & Bounding Boys classes

Friday, May 17th

Spring 2024 term ends
Last day of Pre-Professional classes

Monday, May 27th

Memorial Day
Administrative staff off and offices closed.

Monday, June 24th - Friday, July 19th, 2024

4-Week Summer Intensive

Thursday, July 4th

Independence Day
No classes on Friday, July 5