Ballet Hispanico
 

Los Pasitos: Early Childhood Program (Ages 2-5)

 

Creative movement and Latino culture merge to form a fun atmosphere in which spatial awareness and self-expression can flourish.


Ballet Hispanico’s Los Pasitos early childhood program for ages 2-5 merges creativity, culture and technique. Its curriculum focuses on developing coordination, spatial awareness and musicality, with an emphasis on each child’s unique self-expression. Students learn proper dance etiquette, explore the wide spectrum of Hispanic culture and build a solid foundation for dance training in a joyful environment.

The Los Pasitos program helps students gain the following skills:

  • Physical: Self-control, refinement of gross and fine motor skills, understanding of space and their bodies
  • Social/Affective: Listening, responding, taking turns, working cooperatively
  • Cognitive: Recognizing, recalling, identifying, differentiating and sequencing
  • Aesthetic: Exposure to Hispanic culture, arts and language, expressing a preference for dance movements and style.

TO DOWNLOAD THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION FORM AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.
To register by email, save completed form as "LAST NAME_Registration 15-16" and attach it to an email sent to Alana Winbush at awinbush@ballethispanico.org. Forms are also accepted via:
Fax: 212-362-3081
In-person visit or postal mail address: Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024

SCHOLARSHIPS are available for those who qualify.

Questions? Contact the School Office at 212-362-6710.


Pasitos 2

(2 year olds with parent or caregiver)
Children discover the joy of dance alongside an adult. Through the use of cultural imagery, songs, and games, this class fosters each student’s coordination, control, and musicality.

Pasitos 2  Class Schedule

WED10:00-10:45AM
SAT9:15-9:55AM


 

Pasitos 3

(3-year-olds)
Jump! Turn! Swirl! Students articulate body parts and explore shapes and actions. They execute basic locomotor movements and dive into a world of culture, while developing rhythm awareness and learning dance etiquette.

Pasitos 3 Class Schedule

MON 2:45-3:25PM
WED 3:30-4:10PM
SAT 9:15-9:55AM
SAT 10:00-10:40AM



 

Pasitos 4

(4-year-olds)
Children expand their range of movement vocabulary in a creative and playful manner. Each lesson celebrates the Hispanic culture and enhances coordination, musicality, and movement dynamics with an emphasis on creative expression.

Pasitos 4 Class Schedule

THURS3:30-4:10PM
SAT9:15-9:55AM
SAT11:00-11:40AM

 

Pasitos Pre-Ballet

(5-year-olds)
Creativity and technique are fused into one fun class that refines musicality, flexibility and control. Students will study basic ballet concepts through classic stories and cultural music, while also continuing to hone their creative expression.

Pasitos Pre-Ballet Class Schedule

TUES 3:30-4:25PM
THURS 3:30-4:25PM
SAT 9:00-9:55AM



 

Hablando y Bailando

(4-5 year olds)
Creative movement and the Spanish language merge in this program. Children learn basic dance concepts, while following directions in Spanish. It is an incredibly rich and unique cultural experience.

Hablando y Bailando Class Schedule

WED 3:30-4:10PM
 

 
 

Los Explorers

(4-5 year olds)
Latin dance forms develop young children’s social skills in a fun learning environment. Students will learn basic partnering skills as they merengue and acquire rhythmic awareness as they listen to salsa and tango music. They will dance their way through Latin America’s most popular songs
.

Los Explorers Class Schedule

SAT  10:00-10:40AM

 

 

Pasitos Tap 4 & 5

(4 & 5 year olds)
Tap dance is an incredibly fun way to refine musicality, coordination and footwork precision, while enhancing each student’s cognitive ability. Through creative imagery, this class introduces children to tap dance basics.

Pasitos Tap Class Schedule

Pasitos Tap 4TUES3:30-4:10PM
Pasitos Tap 5MON3:30-4:10PM

 
CLASS ATTIRE AND MANDATORY STUDENT DRESS CODE
  • Students must be in proper dress to participate in class
  • Girls’ hair must be pulled back out of the face
  • No jewelry or watches should be worn
  • No plastic pants, extra tee shirts, or legwarmers are permitted
  • No skirts permitted
 
ADVENTURES IN DANCE:
Pasitos 2, 3, 4, Los Explorers & Hablando y Bailando 4-5 
Females:
  • Eurotard brand short sleeve leotard in Purple color, style # 44475c
  • Shorts/leggings in Asphalt Capezio style #8128 or Body Wrappers ProTech Dance short style B192 in Charcoal
  • Bare feet
Males:
  • White fitted tee shirt
  • Microfiber shorts in Steel color, style #44335c or Body Wrappers ProTech Dance short style B192 in Charcoal or grey sweatpants
  • Bare feet

Pasitos Pre-Ballet
Females:
  • TB132C Short sleeve leotard in Pink with pink tights
  • Bare feet
  • Pink ballet slippers are introduced in January
Males:
  • White fitted tee shirt
  • Black leggings
  • Bare feet
  • White socks and white ballet slippers are introduced in January
 
Pasitos Tap 4 & 5
Females:
  • Age 4: Eurotard brand short sleeve leotard in Purple color, style # 44475c with Microfiber shorts in Steel color, style # 44335c or Body Wrappers ProTech Dance short style B192 in Charcoal
  • Age 5: TB132C Short sleeve leotard in Pink with pink tights
  • Shoes: Black 3800 Mary Jane
Males:
  • Age 4 & 5: White fitted tee shirt with Microfiber shorts in Steel color, style # 44335c or Body Wrappers ProTech Dance short style B192 in Charcoal or black leggings
  • Shoes: Black 442C Tapster


Where to Purchase

Ballet Hispanico school uniform requirements are available and families will receive a discount at the Capezio located on 201 Amsterdam Ave. at 69th Street.There are 30% Private Shopping Nights offered periodically throughout the year. See our School of Dance staff for details.
 


 
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