Ballet Hispanico

Adventures in Dance (Ages 2-5)


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

Movement is integral to the development of children. An experience in creative dance can open up a world of expression and communication. Our Adventures in Dance program goes beyond the traditional story ballet to employ creativity, exploration, language skills, and body awareness in building a solid foundation of spoken and movement vocabulary.

The AID 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: Expressing a preference for dance movements, exposure to Spanish culture, arts and language

Download the Adventures in Dance registration forms HERE and either:
E-mail to Derek Leyva at
Fax to 212-362-3081
Mail to Ballet Hispanico, 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024
Drop off at Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 West 89th Street near Amsterdam Ave (Tuesday thru Friday 10AM-5PM)

SCHOLARSHIPS are available for those who qualify. Download the scholarship application form HERE.

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

Pasitos 2

(2 year olds with parent or caregiver)
In this class, children explore movement alongside an adult, exploring relationships between their bodies and people around them. Class includes developmental activities that foster coordination, control, and musicality.

Pasitos 2  (2-year-old with parent/guardian)



Pasitos 3

Jump! Turn! Swirl! Students articulate body parts and explore shapes and actions. They execute basic locomotor movements and exercise control by freezing, starting, and stopping, while developing rhythm awareness.

Pasitos 3

MON 2:45-3:30PM Available
TUES 2:45-3:30PM Available
SAT 10:00-10:45AMFull
SAT 12:45PM-1:30PMFull


Pasitos 4

Children expand their range of movement vocabulary in a creative and playful manner, enhancing coordination, musicality, and movement dynamics. With emphasis on creative expression, students explore fundamental dance concepts such as contrast, levels in space, directions, and balance, among many others.

Pasitos 4


Pasitos 5

Creativity and technique go hand in hand. This experience in creative dance opens up a world of expression and communication while developing strength, flexibility, and a growing command of the body.

Pasitos 5

TUES 3:30-4:30PM Full
THURS 3:30-4:30PM Available




Hablando y Bailando

(4-5 year olds)
Creativity, technique, and Hispanic culture merge in this program. Children dance to Latin American children's songs while following directions and concepts in Spanish. This class is bilingual and rich in culture and creativity.

Hablando y Bailando (4-5 year-olds)

WEDS 3:30-4:30PM Available


Cultural Latin Dance

(4-5 year olds)
Latin dance forms help young children to develop their social skills and make friends in a fun and encouraging learning environment. Students will learn basic partnering skills and acquire rhythmic awareness as they salsa, merengue and cha cha cha their way through these musical genres’ most popular songs.

Cultural Latin Dance

SAT  9:15-10:00AM Available


  • 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
Pasitos 2, 3, 4, 5 and, Hablando y Bailando 3, 4, 5 
  • Eurotard brand short sleeve leotard in Purple color, style # 44475c
  • Microfiber shorts in Steel color, style # 44335c or grey leggings or grey fitted sweatpants
  • Bare feet
  • Solid color fitted tee shirt
  • Grey bike shorts or grey fitted sweatpants
  • Bare feet

Where to Purchase

Ballet Hispanico school uniform requirements are available at Barbara Gee Danskin Center at Broadway & 83rd Street. There is a 25% discount for Ballet Hispanico students.

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