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 REGISTER:
Download the General Program registration forms HERE and either:
E-mail to Derek Leyva at dleyva@ballethispanico.org
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.


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 6Full

MON

3:30-4:30PM Beginner BalletAge 7-8Full
TUES 3:30-4:30PM Intro to BalletAge 6Full
WEDS 3:30-4:30PM Beginner BalletAges 7-8Full
WEDS 3:30-4:30PM Intro to BalletAge 6Full
FRI 3:15-4:30PM Pre-Teen BalletAges 9-11Full
SAT 9:45-11:15AM Pre-Teen and Teen PointeAges 9 & UpFull
SAT 9:45AM-11:00AM Pre-Teen BalletAges 9-11Full
SAT 11:00AM-12:00PM Beginner BalletAges 7-8Full
SAT 12:30-1:30PM Beginner BalletAges 7-8Full
SAT 1:30-2:30PM Intro to BalletAge 6Full
SAT 2:30-3:30PM Intro to BalletAge 6Full
SAT 2:30-4:00PM Teen Ballet IIAges 12 & UpFull
SAT 3:30-5:00PM Teen Ballet IAges 12 & UpFull

 

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

MON 4:30-5:30PM Beginner Spanish Ages 7-8Full
SAT 11:15AM-12:15PM Beginner Spanish Ages 7-8Full
SAT 11:15AM-12:15PM Pre-Teen Flamenco I Ages 9-11Full
SAT 12:15-1:15PM Intro to Spanish Age 6Full
SAT 1:30-2:30PM Pre-Teen Flamenco I Ages 9-11Full
SAT 1:15-2:30PM Teen Flamenco I Ages 12 & UpFull
SAT  3:45-5:00PM Teen  Flamenco II Ages 12 & UpFull

 

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


 


 

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

SAT 11:00AM-12:15PM Pre-Teen Jazz Ages 9-11Full
SAT 12:15-1:15 Beginner Jazz Ages 7-8Full
SAT 3:45-5:00PM Teen Jazz Ages 12 & UpFull



 

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 2:30-3:45PM Teen SalsaAges 12 & UpFull


Ballroom Class Schedule

SAT1:30-2:30PMPre-Teen BallroomAges 9-11Full
SAT4:15-5:15PMTeen BallroomAges 12 & UpFull

 

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 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.


Boys Workshop Class Schedule

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


 
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 (pollopas available at Menkes NY)
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 (pollopas available at Menkes NY)
 
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, Pre-Teen Jazz, and Teen Jazz
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black jazz pants and black jazz shoes CG05/CG05c.
Males – White fitted crew neck tee shirt #5938, black jazz pants TB118/TB118c or sweatpants, dance belt, and black jazz shoes CG05/CG05c.
 
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, SD02 Rosa 2" heel shoes in nude (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 BR02 Standard Oxford in black

Pre-Teen Ballroom, Teen Ballroom

Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black tights, black wrap skirt, hair in a bun or pony tail, and SD02 Rosa 2" heel shoes in nude (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 BR02 Standard Oxford in black
 
Boys Workshop 1 & 2
Ages 6 to 12 - White fitted tee shirt #5938, black bike shorts and bare feet
 
Intro to Modern
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard, black jazz pants
Males – White fitted crew neck tee shirt #5938, black jazz pants TB118/TB118c and dance belt

Cultural Latin Dance
Females – Burgundy Capezio style # CC202c/CC202 Princess Tank leotard and black bike shorts. Bare feet.
Males – White fitted crew neck tee shirt #5938, black bike shorts. 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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