Ballet Hispanico
 

Encuentros: Open Class 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 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.


BALLET & POINTE

The ballet program at Ballet Hispanico is uniquely designed to serve as the foundation 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

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
MON 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6

MON

3:30-4:25PM Beginner
Ballet I
Ages 7-8
TUES 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6
WED 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6
THURS 3:30-4:25PM Beginner
Ballet II*
Ages 7-8
FRI 4:30-5:25PM Pre-Teen Ballet IAges 9-11 
FRI 5:30-6:25PM Beginner Ballet IAges 7-8 
FRI 6:30-7:25PM Pre-Teen Ballet II*Ages 9-11
SAT 9:30-10:45AM Pre-Teen Ballet IAges 9-11
SAT 9:30-10:45AM Teen BalletAges 12 & Up
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Intro to BalletAge 6 
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Beginner Ballet IAges 7-8
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Pre-Teen Pointe*Ages 9-11
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Teen PointeAges 12 & Up
SAT 12:00-12:55PM Intro to BalletAge 6 
SAT 2:00-2:55PM Beginner Ballet II*Ages 7-8 
SAT 2:15-3:10PM Beginner Ballet IAges 7-8
SAT 3:45-4:55PM Teen Ballet II*Ages 12 & Up

 

FLAMENCO

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, footwork exercises and castanet technique. Classes feature complex rhythm exercises, full-length choreography, and brief descriptions of the history of the art form and its expressive content.

Flamenco Class Schedule

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
WED 3:30-4:25PM Beginner Flamenco Ages 7-8
SAT 10:45-11:55AM Teen Flamenco II* Ages 12 & Up
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Intro to Flamenco Age 6
SAT 12:00-12:55AM Pre-Teen Flamenco I Ages 9-11
SAT  12:00-12:55AM Pre-Teen Flamenco II* Ages 9-11
SAT 1:00-1:55AM Beginner Flamenco Ages 7-8

 

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

TUES 3:45-4:40PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11
TUES 5:45-6:55PM Teen Hip-Hop Ages 12 & Up
WED 3:30-4:25PM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8
FRI 4:30-5:25PM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8
FRI 5:30-6:25PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11
SAT 11:00-11:55AM 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

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
TUES 3:45-4:55PM Teen
Jazz II*
Ages 12 & Up
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Pre-Teen Jazz I Ages 9-11
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Pre-Teen Jazz II* Ages 9-11
SAT 12:00-12:55PM Beginner Jazz Ages 7-8



 

SALSA & 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

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
SAT 1:00-2:10PM Teen
Salsa II*
Ages 12 & Up


Ballroom Class Schedule

SAT1:00-1:55PMPre-Teen BallroomAges 9-11
SAT2:30-3:40PMTeen BallroomAges
12 & Up

 

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

TUES4:45-5:40PMPre-Teen TapAges 9-11
WED3:30-4:25PMIntro to TapAge 6
THURS3:30-4:25PMBeginner TapAges 7-8
SAT2:00-2:55PMPre-Teen TapAges 9-11
SAT3:15-4:10PMBeginner TapAges 7-8
 
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, baggy sweatpants or legwarmers are permitted

Intro to Ballet & Beginner Ballet
Females
-- Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, black pull-on skirt Capezio style #TC0011C, pink footed tights (recommended: Capezio style #1915), and pink ballet slippers (recommended: Capezio style canvas Juilet-2028/Cobra-2030)
Males -- White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358, black Capezio Tactel footed tights style #10361B/10361M, white socks, white ballet slippers (recommended: Men's canvas Romeo style #2021)
 
Pre-Teen & Teen Ballet
Females -- Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, pink convertible tights (recommended: Capezio style #1916), and pink ballet slippers (recommended: Capezio style canvas Juilet-2028/Cobra-2030)
Males -- White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358, black Capezio Tactel footed tights style #10361B/10361M, white socks, white ballet slippers (recommended: Men's canvas Romeo style #2021), black dance belt

Intro to Flamenco, Beginner Flamenco, Pre-Teen Flamenco & Teen Flamenco
Females -- Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, black flamenco skirt (recommended: Capezio style #9100c/9100), black flamenco shoes (available at Capezio or Menkes) and castanets (available at Menkes)
Males -- White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358, black jazz pants, black dance belt, black flamenco shoes (available at Capezio or Menkes) and castanets (available at Menkes)
 
Beginner Hip Hop, Pre-Teen Hip-Hop & Teen Hip-Hop
Females -- Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, BH School of Dance red t-shirt, black sweatpants and sneakers.
Males -- BH School of Dance red t-shirt, black sweatpants and sneakers.

Beginner Jazz, Pre-Teen Jazz & Teen Jazz
Females – Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, black leggings Capezio style #TB204C, and caramel Jazz shoes Capezio style #EJ2C/EJ2/EJA
Males – White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358, black jazz pants, dance belt, and black jazz shoes Capezio style #EJ2C/EJ2/EJA
 
Teen Salsa
Females – Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, skin color tights (available at Capezio), black skirt, Capezio shoes style ASHLEY-BR198-CIN 2" heel
Males – White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358, black jazz pants, dance belt and black dress shoes or Capezio shoe style SD104 Practice in black

Pre-Teen & Teen Ballroom
Females – Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, skin color tights (available at Capezio), black skirt, Capezio shoes style ASHLEY-BR198-CIN 2" heel
Males – White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358, black jazz pants, dance belt and black dress shoes or Capezio shoe style SD104 Practice in black

Intro to Tap, Beginner Tap & Pre-Teen Tap
Females – Black Capezio style # CC201c/CC201 leotard, black leggings Capezio style #TB204C, black Capezio shoes style # TIC TAP TOE 443C/443B/443 
Males – White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358, black jazz pants, dance belt and black Capezio shoes style # TIC TAP TOE 443C/443B/443
 
Where to Purchase
Ballet Hispanico school uniform requirements are available at:
  • 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.
  • 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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