La Academia: Pre-Professional & Professional Studies Program (Ages 7-23)

 

School Year 2019-20

Ballet Hispánico's Pre-Professional & Professional StudiesProgram, 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. Registration begins June, 13, 2019. 


Register for classes online by clicking on the button below. If you are unable to register online or would like to apply for financial aid, visit the School of Dance Office. You may also request registration and financial aid forms by e-mailing school@ballethispanico.org.




 

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 in attending performing arts schools, conservatory/university programs, and/or those pursuing a career in dance. 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.

 
Video Auditions:
Please refer to our audition application for instructions on how to submit a video audition. You can access the application by clicking HERE.

Questions? E-mail  school@ballethispanico.org for assistance. 
 
Class schedule subject to change.

Photo Credits:First and third photos by Hayim Heron; Second photo by Sofia Negron

Level 1A Class Schedule

MON Spanish Dance
Ballet


 
4:30-5:30PM
5:35-6:55PM
 
WEDBallet
Spanish Dance
*Electives: Level 1A & 1B Stretch & Conditioning
4:30-5:50PM
5:55-6:55PM
7:00-7:30PM

 
 

*Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.
 
 

Level 1B Class Schedule

MONBallet
Spanish Dance

 
4:30-5:50PM
5:55-6:55PM

 
 
WEDSpanish Dance
Ballet
*Electives: Level 1A & 1B Sretch & Conditioning
 
4:30-5:50PM
5:35-6:55PM
7:00-7:30PM

 
 

*Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.        
 

Level 2A Class Schedule

TUES Ballet
Spanish Dance
*Electives: Level 2A & 2B Stretch & Conditioning
 
4:30-5:55PM
6:00-7:10PM
7:30-8:00PM
 
 
THURSAfro-Cuban
Ballet

 
4:15-5:40PM
5:45-6:55PM

 
 
FRISpanish Dance
Ballet

 
4:30-5:55PM
6:00-7:10PM

 
 

 *Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.           
 

Level 2B Class Schedule

TUES Spanish Dance
Ballet
*Electives: Level 2A & 2B Stretch & Conditioning
 
4:30-5:55PM
6:00-7:25PM
7:30-8:00PM
 
 
THURSBallet
Afro-Cuban

 
4:15-5:40PM
5:45-7:10PM

 
 
FRIBallet
Spanish Dance

 
4:30-5:55PM
6:00-7:30PM

 
 

 *Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.            
 

Level 3A Class Schedule

TUES Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Modern Dance Fundamentals
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM

 
 
WED Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Modern Dance Fundamentals
*Electives: Level 3A Stretch & Conditioning
 
4:30-5:55PM
6:00-7:25PM
7:30-8:00PM
 
 
THURS Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Spanish Dance

 
4:30-5:55PM
6:00-7:25PM

 
 
SATBallet (3B released 10 minutes early)
Spanish Dance

 
11:30-12:55PM
1:00-2:25PM

*Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.           

 

Level 3B Class Schedule

TUES Spanish Dance
Ballet & Pointe
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM

 
 
WED Graham
Ballet & Pointe
*Electives: Level 3B-PSB
Stretch & Conditioning
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
8:00-8:30PM
 
 
FRI Ballet & Pointe
Graham

 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM

 
 
SATSpanish Dance
Ballet (3B released 10 minutes early)
Repertory Workshop
*Electives: Level 3B & 4A
Pointe & Classical Variations
*Electives: Level 3B-PSB
Stretch & Conditioning
10:00-11:25AM
11:30-12:55PM
12:45-2:10PM
2:30-3:55PM

4:30-5:00PM
 

*Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.   

 

Level 4A Class Schedule

MON Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Spanish Dance

 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
WED Spanish Dance
Ballet & Pointe Performance Class
*Electives: Level 3B-PSB Stretch & Conditioning
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
8:00-8:30PM
 
THURS Graham
Ballet & Pointe Technique Class

 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM

 
 
FRI Graham
Ballet & Pointe Performance Class

 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM

 
 
SATBallet & Pointe Technique Class
Repertory Workshop
*Electives: Level 3B & 4A Pointe & Classical Variations
*Electives: 3B-PSB Stretch & Conditioning
 
11:15-12:40PM
12:45-2:10PM
2:30-3:55PM

4:30-5:00PM

 
 

 *Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.        

 

Level 4B Class Schedule

MON Ballet & Pointe Performance Class
Graham
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
 
TUES Ballet & Pointe Performance Class
 Spanish Dance
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
WED Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Graham
*Electives: Level 3B-PSB Stretch & Conditioning
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
8:00-8:30PM

 
 
THURS *Electives: 4B Pointe & Classical Variations
 
6:30-7:55PM  
FRI Ballet & Pointe Performance Class
 Spanish Dance
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
SAT Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Repertory Workshop
Specialized Studies in Spanish Dance
11:15-12:40PM
12:45-2:10PM
3:00-4:25PM




 


*Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing. 

              

              

 


 

Professional Studies Level A Class Schedule

MON Dunham
Ballet & Pointe Performance Class

 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
 
TUES Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Spanish Dance

 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
 
WED *Electives: PSA & PSB Pointe & Classical Variations
*Electives: 3B-PSB Stretch & Conditioning Class

 
7:00-8:25PM

8:00-8:30PM
 
 
THURS Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Graham
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
 
FRI Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Spanish Dance
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
 
SAT Ballet Performance Class
Repertory Workshop
Specialized Studies in Spanish Dance
*Electives: 3B-PSB Stretch & Conditioning Class
 
10:45-12:40PM
12:45-2:10PM
3:00-4:25PM
4:30-5:00PM
 
 

*Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.         
 

Professional Studies Level B Class Schedule

MON Dunham
Ballet & Pointe Performance Class
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
TUES Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Spanish Dance
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM 
 
WED *Electives: PSA & PSB Pointe & Classical Variations
*Electives: 3B-PSB Stretch & Conditioning Class
 
7:00-8:25PM

8:00-8:30PM
 
THURS Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Graham
 
5:00-6:25PM
6:30-7:55PM
 
FRI Ballet & Pointe Technique Class
Spanish Dance
 
5:00-6:25PM
 6:30-7:55PM
 
SAT Ballet Performance Class
Repertory Workshop
Specialized Studies in Spanish Dance
*Electives: 3B-PSB Stretch & Conditioning Class
10:45-12:40PM
12:45-2:10PM
3:00-4:25PM
4:30-5:00PM
 

 *Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing.       
 

Class Descriptions

AFRO-CUBAN

Through complex rhythms, vivid stories, and rich history, students develop dance fundamentals while exploring the artistry of Afro-Cuban traditions. Drawing from both contemporary and Afro-Cuban dance practices, this class develops core dance principles such as balance and coordination while introducing students to intricate rhythms and vibrant expressivity. Afro-Cuban will help prepare students for ongoing studies in a wide range of dance forms including modern, contemporary, and African-based styles.

BALLET

Students are introduced to a ballet curriculum that enables them to develop a holistic understanding and mastery of technical skills in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. The program emphasizes clarity of line, execution and precision, dynamic movement, musicality, and artistic expression. Our curriculum draws from the internationally renowned Cuban methodology, which emphasizes plasticity and virtuosity to create proficient and powerful dancers. La Academia upper level students will also train in pointe work.

MODERN DANCE

Students will focus on the techniques and styles of the modern dance masters José Limón, Martha Graham, and Katherine Dunham throughout their training in the La Academia curriculum. Classes focus on developing core dance principles such as balance and coordination while exploring diverse movement concepts. The curriculum includes spinal articulation, floorwork, dynamics of movement, use of weight, and complex rhythms, preparing the dancers to be able to adapt to the various choreographic voices of today’s dance world.

 **POINTE & CLASSICAL VARIATIONS

Students will learn various classical ballet variations and the history surrounding them while developing their pointe technique. Students will have the opportunity to share select variations at informal in-studio showings over the course of the year. This class is recommended for all upper level La Academia students to further support their training.

*REPERTORY WORKSHOP

Students will have the opportunity to learn and be coached in repertory as well as take master classes from artists in the field in a wide array of genres and styles including contemporary, hip-hop, improvisation, step, acting, voice, and more. Coupled with an emphasis on professional development, this course prepares students for their careers in the larger dance world ahead of them.


SPANISH DANCE

Spanish Dance forms have been the backbone of the School of Dance since its founding in the early 1970’s. Our curriculum covers flamenco, Spanish folk dances, danza estilizada, and escuela bolera, studying the roots and history of the forms alongside the technique and artistry.


*SPECIALIZED STUDIES IN SPANISH DANCE

Students will have the opportunity to deepen their studies in Spanish Dance. They will investigate specific elements of the dance form under the guidance of guest master teachers. Areas of focus will include cante, palmas, flamenco structure, castanets, escuela bolera, Zarzuela repertory, mantón, abanico technique, and more.


**STRETCH & CONDITIONING

Dancers will be guided through stretching and conditioning exercises that support a dancer’s flexibility, strength, and overall fitness. Information about injury prevention and tools to maintain their physical readiness in support of their dance training will be taught throughout the course. This class is recommended for all Encuentros and La Academia students to further support their training.

**Please note Elective classes DO NOT perform in the recital.
*These classes will not perform at the recital.

 

TUITION & FEES

  • La Academia: Pre-Professional and Professional Studies Program Registration begins June 13, 2019-March 17, 2019. Annual and quarterly payment options are available.
  • All tuition must be paid in full by March 17, 2019. Students will not be able to participtate unless the program is paid in full or a payment plan is set up.
  • Early Bird Special is available for all students who register by Friday, August 16, 2019.
 
Register for classes online by clicking on the button below. If you are unable to register online or would like to apply for financial aid, visit the School of Dance Office. You may also request registration and financial aid forms by e-mailing school@ballethispanico.org.
 
 

 
 
 


LA ACADEMIA PROGRAM
YEARLY PAYMENT PLAN

Level

EARLY BIRD
TUITION PRICE

REGULAR
TUITION PRICE

1A

$2,460.00

$2,720.00

1B

$2,460.00

$2,720.00

2A

$3,680.00

$4,100.00

2B

$3,680.00

$4,100.00

3A

$4,977.00

$5,530.00

3B

$5,600.00

$6,220.00

4A

$6,240.00

$6,940.00

4B

$6,860.00

$7,620.00

PSA & PSB

$6,860.00

$7,620.00

 


LA ACADEMIA PROGRAM
QUARTERLY PAYMENT PLAN



Level

EARLY BIRD
TUITION PRICE

REGULAR
TUITION PRICE

1A

$615.00

$680.00

1B

$615.00

$680.00

2A

$920.00

$1,025.00

2B

$920.00

$1,025.00

3A

$1,244.25

$1,382.50

3B

$1,400.00

$1,555.00

4A

$1,560.00

$1,735.00

4B

$1,715.00

$1,905.00

PSA & PSB

$1,715.00

$1,905.00
 


ELECTIVES TUITION (NON-RECIATAL CLASSES)

Payment Options

EARLY BIRD
TUITION PRICE

REGULAR
TUITION PRICE
 


Annual Payment Plan
30 Minute Class
$320.00
30 Minute Class
$360.00
60 Minute Class
$600.00
60 Minute Class
$680.00
90 Minute Class
$800.00
90 Minute Class
$880.00
 


Quarterly Payment Plan
30 Minute Class
$80.00
30 Minute Class
$90.00
60 Minute Class
$150.00
60 Minute Class
$170.00
90 Minute Class
$200.00
90 Minute Class
$220.00

*Electives are NOT part of the required class schedule and can be added at an additional cost. Electives are strongly recommended for students wanting additional support to their training and are classes for dedicated students desiring to go more in depth in their dance studies. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020. Students may add as many electives as they wish, see listings for pricing. 
 

Dress Code for La Academia: Pre-Professional and Professional Studies Program

 
HAIR:
All students' hair must be pulled back away from the face (no loose bangs) and neatly secured to the head (no loose hair). Braids and different parts to the hair are welcome as long as it is secured to the head. No excessive hair accessories like large bows or fascinators. All hair accessories should match color of hair.
JEWELRY:
Jewelry is NOT permitted to be worn during class with the exception of small stud earrings. Jewelry worn for religious reasons is permitted only if communicated to the School of Dance Office by a parent/guardian in advance. Students requesting to wear jewelry for religious reasons must receive approval prior to wearing jewelry to class.

BALLET, POINTE, AND CLASSICAL VARIATIONS
Please note: click on style ID to purchase.

Ladies:
  • Capezio Leotard Style #TB1420C (child sizes), #TB1420 (adult sizes) in the following colors:
  • Level 1A & 1B - White
  • Level 2A & 2B - Vibrant Violet
  • Level 3A & 3B - Turquoise
  • Level 4A & 4B - Purple
  • Professional Studies A & B - Black. In addition to the required leotard listed above, PS Level Students may wear a solid black leotard of their choice. No color piping or logos. 
  • *Flesh toned transition tights
  • *Any brand flesh toned ballet slippers. Canvas recommended.
  • **3A-PS Pointe & Classical Variations: *Any brand flesh toned pointe shoes (must be fitted by a professional consultant at Capezio, Block, Sansha, Grishoko, etc.) Level 3A, please see note at the bottom of this page.
  • 3A-PS Ballet, Pointe: Any brand black wrap skirt. Daily use is permitted at the teacher's discretion.
  • Classical Variations: White pancake rehearsal tutu recommended.
  • Nude undergarments as needed (examples: Capezio, style ID #3564/3678)
Gentlemen:
  • Levels 1A-3B
    • Any brand white fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190, B400)
    • Any brand black footed or transition tights (recommended Capezio Tactel footed tights style #10361B (child sizes); 10361M (adult sizes); or Body Wrappers convertible tights B92 (child sizes); M92 (adult sizes)).
    • Any brand white ballet socks (available from Boysdancetoo.com).
    • Any brand white ballet slippers. Canvas recommended.
  • Levels 4A-PSB
    • Any brand black fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
    • Any brand black footed or transition tights (recommended Capezio Tactel footed tights style #10361B (child sizes); 10361M (adult sizes); or Body Wrappers convertible tights B92 (child sizes); M92 (adult sizes)).
    • Any brand black ballet socks (available from Boysdancetoo.com)
    • Any brand black ballet slippers. Canvas recommended.
  • Ages 10 and up: Any brand nude or black dance belt (quilted style recommended).

MODERN, DUNHAM, GRAHAM, AFRO-CUBAN AND STRETCH & CONDITIONING
Ladies: 
  • Capezio Leotard Style #TB1420C (child sizes), #TB1420 (adult sizes) in the required color consistent with each level listed above.
  • *Flesh toned transition tights.
  • Nude undergarments as needed (examples: Capezio, style ID #3564/3678)
  • 3B-PS Dunham & Graham: Any brand solid black, ankle length leggings.
  • 3B-PS Graham Any brand knee pads (flesh tone or black only).
  • Bare feet.
Gentlemen:
  • Levels 1A-3B: Any brand white fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
  • Levels 4A-PSB: Any brand black fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
  • Any brand solid black, angle length leggings or tights.
  • Bare feet.
  • Ages 10 and up: Any brand nude or black dance belt (quilted style recommended).

SPANISH DANCE, SPECIALIZED STUDIES IN SPANISH DANCE, SEVILLANAS & CASTANETS, AND FLAMENCO FOOTWORK
Ladies: 
  • Capezio Leotard Style #TB1420C (child sizes), #TB1420 (adult sizes) in the required color consistent with each level listed above.
  • *Flesh toned transition tights.
  • Nude undergarments as needed (examples: Capezio, style ID #3564/3678)
  • Black flamenco shoes with nails (available at Capezio or Menkes). Levels 1 and 2 nails in shoes are optional, Level 3 and up are required to have professional level flamenco shoes with nails, as these shoes have added support for the level of footwork that is required in the upper levels.
  • Castanets should be sized accordingly. Please talk to the Menkes rep to be sure the student has the right size castanet for their body. (available at Menkes)
  • Levels 3A and up: Rehearsal fan strongly encouraged
Gentlemen:
  • Levels 1A-3B: Any brand white fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
  • Levels 4A-PSB: Any brand black fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
  • Any brand black jazz pants.
  • Black flamenco shoes with nails (available at Capezio or Menkes). Levels 1 and 2 nails in shoes are optional, Level 3 and up are required to have professional level flamenco shoes with nails, as these shoes have added support for the level of footwork that is required in the upper levels.
  • Castanets should be sized accordingly. Please talk to the Menkes rep to be sure the student has the right size castanet for their body. (available at Menkes)
  • Ages 10 and up: Any brand nude or black dance belt (quilted style recommended).

*It is essential that all students are in the appropriate flesh toned tights, slippers and/or pointe shoes, to match the student’s natural skin tone as close as possible. Please see the student resources tab for a list of resources to support finding your required uniform.
**Level 3A students will begin the year in ballet shoes with pointe shoe ribbons. Students should be prepared with pointe shoe ribbons (not sewn on), as well as with a sewing kit. Teachers will guide the process of how to sew. DO NOT purchase pointe shoes until instructed by the School Office, as this is their introductory year in pointe. Students will work through pre-pointe exercises at the beginning of the year, graduating to pointe work towards the middle or end of the school year, based on their progression.
 

 

Student Resources

 

Dancewear Retailers
Capezio
201 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street
212-586-5140 | www.capezio.com
  • Ballet Hispánico students receive a 25% discount when shopping at this store.
  • 30% discount is available during special pop-up shop events at Ballet Hispánico.
  • (Discount does not apply online.)

Menkes
www.menkesflamenco.com

Discount Dance Supply

Boys Dance Too

Physical Therapists
Injury and Pain Management: The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases is dedicated to providing the dance community with the highest quality injury care and preventative resources. The Center offers many subsidized and free services including orthopedic and sports medicine clinics, physical therapy and athletic training services, and injury prevention lectures and workshops.

NYU's Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
Dance Clinic
240 East 18th Street (at 2nd Avenue), Suite 21
New York, NY 10003
212-598-6022 • harkness@nyumc.org
 


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