In the Spotlight:
School of Dance 2018-19 School Year Registration
Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, announces that registration is now available for classes during the 2018-19 school year. Celebrating nearly 50 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large.
Los Pasitos Early Childhood Program (ages 2-5)
Ballet Hispánico’s Los Pasitos early childhood program for ages 2-5 merges creativity, cultures, and technique. Its curriculum focuses on developing coordination, spatial awareness, and musicality, with an emphasis on each child’s individual self-expression. Students learn proper dance etiquette, explore the wide spectrum of Latino cultures, and build a solid foundation fordance training in a joyful, creative environment.
Encuentros Open Class Program (ages 6-18)
The Encuentros Program at the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance offers something for everyone. Developed with the highest level of artistic excellence, our program supports dancers interested in taking anywhere from one to multiple dance classes per week. Offering a wide array of classes including Ballet, Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, Hip-Hop, Latin Rhythms, Salsa, Jazz, and Tap -- our students can create a tailored schedule to fit their needs.
La Academia: Pre-Professional and Professional Program (ages 7-23)
Ballet Hispánico's Pre-Professional division, La Academia, trains eclectic, versatile dancers who stand out in a competitive field of dance for their mastery of the classical ballet tradition, contemporary techniques, Spanish Dance, and performance skills. This program is designed to support students interested n attending performing arts schools, conservatory/university programs, and/or those pursuing a career in dance. Performance skills are honed through exposure to repertory, community performances, and preparation for two annual school productions. Admission to La Academia is by audition only. High school and college-aged students that reach the Professional Studies Level in La Academia have the option of pursuing the full curriculum or one of three specialized tracks—ballet, flamenco, or contemporary.
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