Pre-School Summer Dance Camps (Ages 3-5)
The Ballet Hispanico Pre-School Summer Dance Camps engage boys and girls ages 3-5 in a balanced exploration of the art and culture of four Latin American countries.
Our goal is to introduce children to these diverse cultures while encouraging them to build 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 movement class, the physical interpretation of Latin American children’s literature, and the exploration of musical elements and percussion. Each week will take campers on a journey through Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru!
All camps 9AM-12PM, Monday through Friday.
In-Studio presentations each week for parents!
June 10-14: Cuba
Discover the country that never stops dancing! Children will create their own maracas and explore the different rhythms of Cuban music such as son, mambo, and cha-cha-cha. Frolic on the beautiful beach of Paradero, dance in the streets of La Habana and climb the highest mountain in Cuba, El Pico Turquino.
June 17-21: Colombia
Take an imaginary journey from the capital city of Bogotá all the way to Barranquilla where the Carnival awaits! Traveling through the Andes Mountains, tropical grasslands and Amazonian rainforest, children will discover exotic animals, like the Andean Condor, and dance to the fascinating Afro-Colombian rhythms of Cumbia and Vallenato.
June 24-28: Mexico
Travel the picturesque landscapes and bustling cities of modern Mexico while uncovering the legends of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Children will celebrate the culture’s rich history through songs, art making and fiestas such as Cinco de Mayo. Grab a sombrero, and get ready to explore the exciting movements of traditional Mexican dances.
July 8-12: Peru
Do you ever wonder where potatoes, tomatoes and avocados come from? Then jump into the ancient culture of the Incas and travel the magical lands of Machu Picchu to find out! Discover the life of a child from the Peruvian Andes and explore the different dances of this incredible country, such as el Baile de Ayacucho, Llanera and Baile de Cusco.
SIGN UP TODAY! Classes fill up fast.
Tuition: $330 per week-long camp
Online: Download the registration forms HERE and e-mail to Derek Leyva at email@example.com
By Phone: Contact the School Office at 212-362-6710
Visit: Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 West 89th Street near Amsterdam Ave (Monday thru Friday 9AM-6PM)
“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, Pre-School Camp parent
Photo (c) Joshua Preston