Ballet Hispanico

Los Explorers Summer Dance Camps (Ages 3-5)

Ballet Hispanico's Los Explorers Summer Dance Camps engage boys and girls ages 3-5 in a lively exploration of the art and culture of four Latin American countries.

Each little explorer will be exposed to diverse Latino cultures and dance while he or she builds creative skills in an environment that is safe, accessible, and inclusive. The camps focus on the dances, songs, stories, and rhythms of Latin America through offerings such as creative dance class, the exploration of Latin American children’s literature through movement, and the introduction of musical elements and percussion. Each week will take campers on a journey through Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador and Mexico!  

Each week-long camp is Monday through Friday from 9AM-12PM.
In-studio presentations each Friday for parents.


Tuition: $350 per week-long camp ($280 for the Mexico camp, which runs Mon-Thurs due to the holiday)
Online: Download the registration forms HERE and e-mail to Alana Winbush at
By phone: Contact the School Office at 212-362-6710
Visit: Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 West 89th St near Amsterdam Ave (Monday through Friday 9AM-6PM)




June 8-12: COLOMBIA

Dance to the unique sounds and rhythms of Colombia's Caribbean-influenced Vallenato music! Our explorers will sway to the beautiful sounds of the accordion and be transported to the picturesque fishing villages of Cartagena. This imaginary trip will include a visit to Colombia’s coffee triangle where children will explore the country’s landscape and discover some of the world’s best coffee plantations.


June 15-19: CUBA

Discover the country that never stops moving! Our explorers will dance to the beat of the rumba, salsa, mambo and cha-cha-cha and create their very own maracas. Our imaginary journey through the Caribbean’s largest island will enable your little explorers to swim in the beautiful beach of Varadero, skip through the streets of Santiago de Cuba and twirl in the world famous Gran Teatro de La Habana.


June 22-26: EL SALVADOR

Jump into the world of the Mayas! Children will hop up the stairs of the Tazumal pyramids, uncover hidden secrets and recreate the pottery found in archeological excavations. Explorers will be inspired by the country’s colorful artwork and prance to the beat of unique instruments, like the marimba.


June 29-July 2: MEXICO

Uncover the wonders of the ancient Aztec Empire!  Explorers will learn about the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon through movement and music.  They will clap to the beat of the Jarabe Tapatio, paint their own ceramic figures like the artisans in Tulum and celebrate the culture with their own piñata.


Parent Testimonial
"I think you have a real jewel of an idea in surrounding the children not only with the dance and music of a place, but also with a real sense of adventure and love of other cultures. When we walked into Miss Lana's studio yesterday to the sound of coquis, it truly felt like we had left NYC and traveled to Puerto Rico. I believe many parents would love nothing more than to instill a love of travel and respect for other cultures, and I have seen no one teach it the way Ballet Hispanico does.”  -Madeline Tsingopoulos, Los Explorers Summer Dance Camp parent

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