Adult Dance & Fitness Classes

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Our adult dance & fitness class offerings for ages 16+ will get you up, energized, and moving to the beat in no time!


Class Rates:

$20: Single drop-in class
$90: 5-class card
$170: 10-class card

Spring 2018 Classes:


Mondays 7:15pm: CARIBBEAN FLOW with Dana Manno
All levels welcome. Teens & Adults ages 16 and up.


Wednesdays 7:00pm: NEW YORK SALSA/MAMBO with Sekou McMiller
All levels welcome. Teens & Adults ages 16 and up.


Saturdays 9:00am: BALLET with Rebeca Maso
All levels welcome. Teens & Adults ages 16 and up.


Saturdays 3:30pm: FLAMENCO with JoDe Romano
All levels welcome. Teens and Adults ages 16 and up.


Saturdays 4:30pm: FLAMENCO PALOS- ALEGRÍAS with JoDe Romano
All levels welcome. Teens and Adults ages 16 and up.

Schedule Varies: BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY CLASS
For seasoned dancers. Click here for the Company class schedule.

Click on the tabs to the left to learn more and register for our Winter 2018 adult classes!

Cancellation Policy: Please note that three students are required for the class to take place. Classes with less than three students will be cancelled.

Don’t see the style of class you want to take? Let us know by emailing school@ballethispanico.org with your suggestions.

 

CARIBBEAN FLOW with DANA MANNO
Mondays at 7:15pm

Classes start April 9.
Teens & Adults, open to ages 16 and up

Dana's high-energy style transports dancers of all levels straight to the islands of the Caribbean in this fun and lively class. Each session fuses dance styles of Salsa, Rhumba, Soca, Merengue, and more. Get strong, get loose, and learn some cultural history while you move! All levels welcome. No previous dance experience required. 

1 hr class
Class rate: $20

Recommended Attire: Workout clothes or dance attire recommended. Bare feet, socks or jazz shoes permitted.
 


 

DANA MANNO

Dana Manno began her professional career as a choreographer for jazz legend Mary Lou Williams. She became a performer and then a teacher under the tutelage of Katherine Dunham and is a Dunham Technique Master. Her years as a faculty member of the Dunham School inspired her to create the 42nd Street Repertory Theatre that became the model for Theatre Row. There, she produced and directed plays including “Blues or Mr. Charlie” and “The Connection”. Her Off-Broadway staging of “Shuffle Along” went on to Broadway as the musical “Eubie”, which was nominated for a Tony Award. Her work as a director and choreographer includes film, on-and-Off Broadway theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Ghana Television, the United Nations and the New Zealand stage. Manno has also given Master Classes at Yale, Sarah Lawrence and Holy Cross universities. 

She has performed at the Apollo Theater, The Metropolitan Opera (Corps de Ballet), the Public Theater, as well as several New Federal Theatre productions. Manno is a contributor to the “Blueprint for Dance Education” of the NYC Department of Education. Manno has produced and directed productions at the 78th Street Theatre Lab and the United Nations Library Theatre (the ground breaking HIV play, St. Mark’s Place). Currently, Manno teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she was Director of the Theatre Ensemble. 

 

NEW YORK SALSA/MAMBO with Sekou McMiller

Wednesdays at 7:00pm


Classes start April 11.
Teens & Adults, open to ages 16 and up

Learn fundamentals to the rhythmic movement, partnering, and turn sequences that make up the popular New York On2 salsa style. This class walks you through the basics of the form before building on styling techniques that will improve your prowess on the dance floor! All levels welcome.

1 hr class
Class rate: $20

Recommended Attire: Students can wear workout, dance or street clothes. Ballroom shoes, heels, character or jazz shoes recommended.



SEKOU McMILLER

Native Chicagoan now residing in New York City, Sekou is at the forefront of a new movement in the Latin dance world. Sekou’s unique style of Latin dance rich with Afro-Carribean essence and laced with techniques from many genres of dance combined with his explosive energy on and off stage, has earned Sekou’s dancing and instructing broad recognition worldwide. Sekou made his NYC Off-Broadway debut and International Tour with Celia the Musical. He is the founder and artist director of SMc Dance Co, an internationally recognized Contemporary Afro-Latin Dance Company.

Sekou has performed and choreographed for top Latin artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Willie Colon, Cheo Feliciano, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Rojas, Tito Nieves, PitBull and pop icon MADONNA. Sekou has also worked with the Radio City Rockettes and has over 14 years of instructing and performing at Latin Dance conventions all over North and South America, Europe and Asia. Also he has conducted Master Classes in New York, Chicago, LA, Seoul, Tokyo, San Diego, Seattle, Beijing, Singapore, Mumbai, Miami, Shanghai, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Manchester, Warsaw, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, Rome, Paris, Brussels and many other international hubs of dance.

 


 

BALLET with Rebeca Maso

Saturdays at 9:00am


Classes start April 14.
Teens & Adults, open to ages 16 and up

This ballet class for adults is a great form of movement fitness, slowly building upper body strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination for the new dancer! Taught by Cuban classical ballet master teacher Rebeca Maso, this introductory level is perfect for new dancers with no experience, or for dancers who want to refine their technique. Start your weekends right with morning ballet at Ballet Hispánico! All levels welcome.

1 hr class
Class rate: $20

Recommended Attire: Workout clothes. Leggings, ballet shoes, and leotard recommended.





REBECA MASO

Rebeca Maso is a former ballet dancer from Cuba. She received her training at the Professional School of Ballet Arts in Cuba under the direction of Fernando Alonso. She also obtained her diploma as a Ballet Teacher in Cuba and has been teaching for more than 25 years. She was one of the founding ballet dancers of the Professional Ballet Company of Santiago of Cuba in 1990, under the direction of Maria Elena Martinez and choreographer and dancer Jorge Lefebvre, artistic director of Royal Ballet of Wallonie at that time. In 1994, she traveled to Venezuela as a guest ballet teacher to different ballet schools in the southern part of the country, working in regional ballet festivals and teaching Cuban ballet methodology. In Venezuela, she was a member of the Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas for five years under direction of Zhandra Rodriguez, where she performed neoclassic and contemporary works by choreographer such as Jose Pares, Paulo Denubila, Dennis Nahat, Gabriel Castillo, Hector Montero, Maria Rovira among others, participating in European tour and International Ballet Festivals in Cuba. During her time in Venezuela she had the opportunity to perform with Ballet Metropolitano of Caracas by Artistic Director Keyla Ermecheo in different classical ballet productions like The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle. Ms. Maso also was invited from Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas to be part of the world premier “Dejando Rastro,” a modern dance created for four female ballet dancers by Carlos Orta, a leading dancer and teacher with the José Limón Dance Company and director of Corearte Dance Company of Venezuela.

Ms. Maso came to U.S in 1999 as a guest artist of Metropolitan Ballet of Caracas participating in the international Ballet in Philadelphia. Ms. Maso is currently a student at Saint Mary’s College (LEAP), an internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree program specifically designed for current and former professional dancers. Ms. Maso was a judge of NJN Hispanic Youth Showcase at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for three years and still teaches throughout NY & NJ. 



 

FLAMENCO with JoDe Romano
Saturdays at 3:30pm


Classes start April 14.
Teens & Adults, open to ages 16 and up.

This class serves as an introduction to the art form of flamenco, covering basic technique. Work on rhythm exercises and full body coordination to engage the entire body through hand, arm and footwork exercises. Have fun expressing yourself through this empowering dance style! All levels welcome.

1 hr class
Class rate: $20

Recommended Attire: Leotard, flamenco skirt, flamenco heels, castanets.
 



JoDe ROMANO

JoDe Romano "La Chispa" is a guest teaching artist & graduate of the High School for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas. There, she was featured in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Carmen. She also performed in the Franco Zeffirelli original production of Carmen, starring Placido Domingo and Maria Benitez at the Metropolitan Opera which was broadcast for PBS as part of "Live From Lincoln Center" with President Clinton in attendance.
 
For over 20 years, Ms. Romano studied and performed Spanish dance in Spain and Japan, was the soloist and choreographer for the José Greco Dance Company at the Joyce Theater and the Town Hall in New York City, and toured throughout the US and Spain. She was also a dancer in The Charo Show in Las Vegas with Jerry Lewis and others, and has taught a castanet workout on the Dr. Oz Show.

Ms. Romano choreographed the Broadway Workshop production of Rita Hayworth-Hollywood Goddess, numerous Zarzuelas, and the mixed media dramatic presentation, Picasso's Guernica, at The Thalia Theater in New York.

She has also taught at Alvin Ailey and Ballet Hispánico studios, in NYC public schools, and with the summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet NYC.

Currently, Ms. Romano teaches Spanish dance and castanet classes at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center and at Steps on Broadway. She is a graduate of the 92Y Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) program, where she co-developed and taught a DEL workshop, and has been a guest teacher at Hunter College.
 

FLAMENCO PALOS - ALEGRÍAS with JoDe Romano
Saturdays at 4:30pm


Classes start April 14.
Teens & Adults, open to ages 16 and up.

Join us in learning the beautiful Alegrías from Cádiz, Spain, exploring the secret language of the symbolic fan. Engage the entire body through hand, arm and footwork exercises, and have fun expressing yourself through this empowering dance style! All levels welcome.

1 hr class
Class rate: $20

Recommended Attire: Leotard, flamenco skirt, flamenco heels, fans.



JoDe ROMANO

JoDe Romano "La Chispa" is a guest teaching artist & graduate of the High School for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas. There, she was featured in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Carmen. She also performed in the Franco Zeffirelli original production of Carmen, starring Placido Domingo and Maria Benitez at the Metropolitan Opera which was broadcast for PBS as part of "Live From Lincoln Center" with President Clinton in attendance.
 
For over 20 years, Ms. Romano studied and performed Spanish dance in Spain and Japan, was the soloist and choreographer for the José Greco Dance Company at the Joyce Theater and the Town Hall in New York City, and toured throughout the US and Spain. She was also a dancer in The Charo Show in Las Vegas with Jerry Lewis and others, and has taught a castanet workout on the Dr. Oz Show.

Ms. Romano choreographed the Broadway Workshop production of Rita Hayworth-Hollywood Goddess, numerous Zarzuelas, and the mixed media dramatic presentation, Picasso's Guernica, at The Thalia Theater in New York.

She has also taught at Alvin Ailey and Ballet Hispánico studios, in NYC public schools, and with the summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet NYC.

Currently, Ms. Romano teaches Spanish dance and castanet classes at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center and at Steps on Broadway. She is a graduate of the 92Y Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) program, where she co-developed and taught a DEL workshop, and has been a guest teacher at Hunter College.

 

BALLET HISPÁNICO COMPANY CLASS


Seasoned dancers may take class with the Ballet Hispánico company at a drop-in rate of $20.



 


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