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.
REGISTER FOR FALL 2013 NOW!
Download the General Program registration forms HERE and either:
E-mail to Derek Leyva at email@example.com
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.
BALLETThe 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.
SPANISH DANCEBallet 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.
HIP-HOPExplore 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.
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.
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.
BOYS WORKSHOP(Ages 6-11)
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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 higher 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.
MODERN Modern class encourages students to find their own movement and personal uniqueness. Filled with emotion and passion, Modern technique focuses primarily on fall and rebound, suspense and succession. Drawing primarily from the Limón technique, this modern class builds strength while creating a sense of freedom and exploration of movement in its most natural state.
CULTURAL LATIN DANCE(Ages 6-7)
Cultural Latin Dance helps children to develop their social skills and make friends in a fun and encouraging learning environment. Students will learn basic partnering skills, tap into their creative imagination and acquire rhythmic awareness as they salsa, merengue and cha cha cha their way through these musical genres’ most popular songs. A more advanced class than our Adventures in Dance Cultural Latin Dance offering for 4 to 5 year olds.
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 ballet slippers
Males -- Capezio brand white fitted crew neck tee style #5938, black Capezio leggings style #CC751, a black dance belt, white socks and white 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 (“fibra de vidrio” brand castanets only)*
Males -- Capezio brand white fitted crew neck tee style #5938, black jazz pants, a black dance belt, white socks, black flamenco shoes and castanets (“fibra de vidrio” brand castanets only)*
Beginner Hip Hop, Pre-Teen Hip-Hop, and Teen Hip-Hop
Females -- Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, white tee shirt, sweatpants and sneakers.
Males -- White fitted crew neck tee shirt, sweatpants and sneakers.
Beginner Jazz, Pre-Teen Jazz, and Teen Jazz
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black jazz pants and black jazz shoes.
Males – White fitted crew neck tee shirt #5938, black jazz or sweat pants, dance belt, and black jazz shoes.
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black jazz pants, leggings or skirt, hair in a bun or pony tail, 801G Brown Satin Salsa shoes with 1.5’ heel (can be purchased on www.exoticsalsashoes.com)
Males – White fitted tee shirt #5938, comfortable black pants and/or jazz pants, dance belt and black dress shoes or Style #915108B Salsa shoes in Black leather (can be purchased on www.exoticsalsashoes.com)
Pre-Teen Ballroom/Latin Folklore
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black tights, black wrap skirt, hair in a bun or pony tail, and black jazz shoes
Males – White fitted tee shirt #5938, comfortable black pants and/or jazz pants, dance belt and black jazz shoes
Boys’ Workshop 1 & 2
Ages 6 to 12- White fitted tee shirt #5938, black bike shorts 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 at 250 west 54th Street, 8th floor (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Please purchase “fibra de vidrio” brand castanets only. Ballet Hispanico students will receive a discount.