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:
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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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
CLASS ATTIRE AND MANDATORY STUDENT DRESS CODE
ADVENTURES IN DANCE:
Pasitos 2, 3, 4, Los Explorers & Hablando y Bailando 4-5
Pasitos Tap 4 & 5
Where to PurchaseBallet 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.