Ballet Hispanico
 

General Program (Ages 6-18)

 

Providing the  young dance enthusiast with cultural enrichment alongside excellent dance training.



The General Program at the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance offers something for everyone. Developed with the highest level of artistic excellence offered at any dance institution, our program supports the recreational dancer interested in taking one to three classes a week.  With over 25 classes a week in a wide array of genres--from ballet and flamenco to hip-hop, salsa, and jazz--our students receive not only a thorough grounding in the primary techniques, but also specialized training in the rich and varied Latin American dance traditions, which for many is their cultural heritage.

TO DOWNLOAD THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION FORM AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, CLICK HERE.
To register by email, save completed form as “LAST NAME_Registration 14-15” and attach to an email to awinbush@ballethispanico.org.
Forms are also accepted via fax, mail, and in-person visits to the School of Dance office.

SCHOLARSHIPS are available for those who qualify.

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

2014-15 class schedule below. Schedule also available for download HERE.


BALLET

The ballet program at Ballet Hispanico is uniquely designed to serve as the foundation and basis of all the dance techniques. Students develop self-confidence and a strong understanding and mastery of technical skill in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. The program emphasizes attention to detail, dynamic movement, musicality, and expressiveness through dance quality.

Ballet Class Schedule

MON 3:30-4:30PM Intro to BalletAge 6

MON

3:30-4:30PM Beginner
Ballet I
Ages 7-8
TUES 3:30-4:30PM Intro to BalletAge 6
WEDS 3:30-4:30PM Intro to BalletAge 6
THURS 3:30-4:30PM Beginner
Ballet II
Ages 7-8
FRI 6:00-7:15PM Pre-Teen BalletAges 9-11
SAT 9:30-10:45AM Pre-Teen BalletAges 9-11
SAT 9:30-11:00AM Pre-Teen & Teen PointeAges
SAT 10:00-11:00AM Beginner Ballet IAges 7-8
SAT 11:00AM-12:00PM Beginner Ballet IIAges 7-8
SAT 1:00-2:00PM Intro to BalletAge 6
SAT 1:00-2:15PM Teen Ballet IIAges 12 & Up
SAT 2:15-3:15PM Intro to BalletAge 6
SAT 2:15-3:45PM Teen Ballet IAges 12 & Up

 

SPANISH DANCE

Ballet Hispanico’s unique Spanish Dance curriculum incorporates varied regional dance styles from Spain including flamenco and Escuela Clásica. This dramatic technique engages the entire body through the hand, arm, and footwork exercises. Classes feature complex rhythm exercises, full-length choreography, and brief descriptions of the history of the art form and its expressive content.

Spanish Dance Class Schedule

TUES 3:30-4:30PM Beginner Spanish Ages 7-8
WED 3:30-4:30PM Beginner Spanish Ages 7-8
THURS 4:30-5:55PM Teen Flamenco I Ages 12 & Up
SAT 11:00AM-12:00PM Intro to Spanish Age 6
SAT 12:00-1:00PM Pre-Teen Flamenco I Ages 9-11
SAT 12:00-1:00PM Pre-Teen Flamenco II Ages 9-11
SAT  1:00-2:00PM Beginner Spanish Ages 7-8
SAT 2:15-3:30PM Teen Flamenco II Ages 12 & Up

 

HIP-HOP

Explore the distinctive history and culture of hip-hop! Students focus on five styles: locking, popping, house, breaking, and freestyle. The class emphasizes proper hip-hop technique and the ability to retain movement patterns in a choreographed work.

Hip-Hop Class Schedule

MON 4:30-5:30PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11
MON 5:45-6:55PM Teen Hip-Hop Ages 12 & Up
WED 3:30-4:30PM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8
FRI 5:00-6:00PM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8
FRI 5:00-6:00PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11
SAT 10:00-11:00AM Beginner 
Hip-Hop
Ages 7-8


 


 

JAZZ

Jazz targets the fundamentals of strong body alignment and emphasizes muscle awareness through form, shape, style and flexibility. The three levels focus on different rhythms and timing to enhance students’ awareness of technique and musical expression. Each level increases in complexity and culminates in a theatrical or contemporary combination that develops students’ learning and retention skills.

Jazz Class Schedule

TUES 6:00-7:15PM Teen Jazz Ages 12 & Up
SAT 11:00AM-12:00PM Pre-Teen Jazz Ages 9-11
SAT 12:00-1:00PM Beginner Jazz Ages 7-8
SAT 2:30-3:45PM Beginner Jazz II Ages 7-8



 

SALSA and BALLROOM

Designed to teach students the history and social etiquette of the Ballroom and Latin dances, these classes sharpen skills in dance position, frame, footwork, body actions, arm styling, floor craft, and partnering. Students can work toward competitions and performances.

Salsa Class Schedule

SAT 3:45-5:00PM Teen SalsaAges 12 & Up


Ballroom Class Schedule

SAT12:00-1:00PMTeen BallroomAges 12 & Up
SAT1:00-2:00PMPre-Teen BallroomAges 9-11

 

BOYS WORKSHOP

(Ages 6-11)

Click here to discover the fun energy of dance in this class! 

In Level 1, students engage in dance activities that develop coordination, control, and creativity by exploring elements such as levels in space, directions, movement dynamics, and focus.

In Level 2, students are introduced to the Limón technique that strengthens and expands the concepts learned in Level 1 at the same time preparing them for the highChildren will learn tap dance fundamentals, as they work on the precision of their footwork, coordination, balance and sense of rhythm. An emphasis is given to developing their artistry and improvisation skills. This class also enhances the children’s cognitive ability as they memorize different tap combinations.er levels in the School program.

Tuition for the Boys Workshop is 100% subsidized. Special thanks to the Ted Snowdon Foundation for their generous support of this program. A $30 Registration Fee will be assessed.

A limited number of spaces are available for these classes.


Boys Workshop Class Schedule

SAT 10:00-11:00AM Level 1 Ages 6-8
SAT 11:00AM-12:00PM Level 2 Ages 9-11


 

TAP

Children will learn tap dance fundamentals as they work on the precision of their footwork, coordination, balance, and sense of rhythm. An emphasis is given to developing their artistry and improvisation skills. This class also enhances the children’s cognitive ability as they memorize different tap combinations.


Tap Class Schedule

THURS3:30-4:30PMIntro to TapAges 6
SAT3:45-5:00PMBeginner TapAges 7-8
 
Intro to Ballet, Beginner Ballet, Pre-Teen Ballet, and Teen Ballet
Females -- Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, pink footed tights, and pink split-sole canvas ballet slippers
Males -- Capezio brand white fitted crew neck tee style #5938, black Capezio leggings style #MT11, a black dance belt, white socks and white split-sole canvas ballet slippers
 
Intro to Spanish, Beginner Flamenco, Pre-Teen Flamenco, and Teen Flamenco
Females -- Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black flamenco skirt, black flamenco shoes and castanets
Males -- Capezio brand white fitted crew neck tee style #5938, black jazz pants TB118/TB118c, a black dance belt, white socks, black flamenco shoes and castanets
 
Beginner Hip Hop, Pre-Teen Hip-Hop, and Teen Hip-Hop
Females -- Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, BH School of Dance red t-shirt, black or grey sweatpants and sneakers.
Males -- BH School of Dance red t-shirt, black or grey sweatpants and sneakers.

Beginner Jazz/Tap, Pre-Teen Jazz, and Teen Jazz
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black jazz pants and black jazz shoes CG05/CG05c. *Tap shoes: Tapster 442/442C
Males – White fitted crew neck tee shirt #5938, black jazz pants TB118/TB118c or sweatpants, dance belt, and black jazz shoes CG05/CG05c. *Tap shoes: Tapster 442/442C
 
Teen Salsa
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black jazz pants TB118/TB118c, leggings or skirt, hair in a bun or ponytail, ASHLEY-BR198-CIN 2" heel (purchase at Capezio)
Males – White fitted tee shirt #5938, comfortable black pants and/or black jazz pants TB118/TB118c, dance belt and black dress shoes or Capezio shoe style SD104 Practice in black


Pre-Teen Ballroom, Teen Ballroom

Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black jazz pants TB118/TB118c, leggings or skirt, hair in a bun or ponytail, ASHLEY-BR198-CIN 2" heel (purchase at Capezio)
Males – White fitted tee shirt #5938, comfortable black pants and/or black jazz pants TB118/TB118c, dance belt and black dress shoes or Capezio shoe style SD104 Practice in black
 
Boys Workshop 1 & 2
Ages 6 to 12 - White fitted tee shirt #5938, black bike shorts TB108c and bare feet
 

Where to Purchase
Ballet Hispanico school uniform requirements are available at:
  • Barbara Gee Danskin Center at Broadway/ 83rd Street (25% discount for Ballet Hispanico students)
  • Capezio, 201 Amsterdam Ave. at 69th St.
  • Flamenco shoes and castanets are available at Menkes, 250 West 54th Street, 8th floor (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Please purchase pollopas castanets only. Ballet Hispanico students will receive a discount.
  • Ballet Hispanico red t-shirts are available for purchase in the school office

 


 
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