Ballet Hispanico

Summer Intensive Program (Ages 6-18)

Ballet Hispanico 

Ballet Hispanico’s Summer Intensive challenges students to diversify and strengthen their dance education at one of the nation’s leading training programs.

July 8 - August 2, 2013  (Full program)
July 8-19, 2013  (2-week Intro level)

"Ballet Hispanico offered a variety of the techniques that prepared me far beyond my imagination. It taught me to be the dancer I am today." -Linda Celeste Sims, Principal Dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

"We have terrific talent on Broadway, film, and TV who were trained at Ballet Hispanico." -Broadway star Chita Rivera

With an internationally renowned faculty that includes Caridad Martinez (Ballet Nacional de Cuba), Rinat Imaev (American Ballet Theatre), Xiomara Reyes (American Ballet Theatre) and members of the Ballet Hispanico Company, “the most technically accomplished and musical dancers you’ll find in the contemporary sphere” (The Washington Post), students receive the highest and most diverse level of training.

The Summer Intensive program focuses on a mastery of ballet, with an emphasis on Cuban Methodology, and offers additional classes, including modern, Flamenco, and Afro-Caribbean, that enhance the dancers' technique. Our well-rounded curriculum broadens students’ exposure to different dance forms and equips them for success in a competitive dance environment.

An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), Ballet Hispanico has a 42-year history as a leader in dance and cultural excellence in New York City and around the world. At the Ballet Hispanico Summer Intensive, students will improve their technique, develop their performance skills in a culminating presentation, gain exposure to Ballet Hispanico artists and repertory, and experience all that the dance capital of the world has to offer.

Intro (2 weeks - no prior experience necessary), Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Full program curriculum: Ballet, Cuban Technique and Methodology, Pointe, Spanish Dance, Flamenco, Men's Variation, Improvisation, Stretch, Jazz, Modern, Classical Repertory, Afro-Caribbean, Hip-Hop.
2-week Intro level curriculum: Ballet, Modern, Dance Making.

A series of workshops on topics ranging from nutrition and injury prevention to resume writing will help students navigate the dance world and offer access to the field’s leading experts.

Ballet Hispanico has relationships with several nearby housing sites. Please contact the School of Dance office at 212-362-6710 or for more information.


$2,000 for a full-day, 4-week program (Mon-Fri) - Levels: Beginner (9:30am-3:45pm), Intermediate (9:30am-5:45pm), Advanced (9:30am-5:45pm)
$900 for a half-day, 2-week program (Mon-Fri, 9:30am-1:00pm)  - Level: Intro
$20 Audition Fee, non-refundable
$50 Application Fee, non-refundable
$500 Deposit following acceptance into the program, non-refundable

Partial and full scholarships to the Summer Intensive are available on a rolling basis.  Students accepted into the program that are interested in applying for a scholarship should fill out an application available for download HERE.

Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only.* Students are placed into one of four levels according to technical ability. 

Final NYC Audition
Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Ballet Hispanico Studios (167 West 89th Street)
2:30-3:30pm (Ages 6-8)
3:30-4:30pm (Ages 9-10)
5:00-6:00pm (Ages 11-13)
6:00-7:00pm (Ages 14+)

Please bring with you to the audition:
1) Audition application form (available for download HERE)
2) $20.00 Audition fee (cash only)
3) Two 5x7 photos: tendu a la seconde, headshot (ages 6-8 may bring headshot only)

*Current Ballet Hispanico School of Dance students in the Pre-Professional Program do not need to audition. They may simply apply to the program and their school evaluation will determine their placement into the Summer Intensive.

If you are unable to audition in New York, you may submit a video application (your package must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2013).  Instructions for submitting a video application can be found HERE.

Download the audition application form

Download the video audition information and application form

Download the program registration form (to be filled out only if student is accepted into the program)

Scholarship Application (to be filled out only if student is accepted into the program)
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