ChoreoLaB


Video (c) Angelo Vasta

 

Emerging Artist Workshop
Ages 18+
2-Week Program: June 17-28


A unique, holistic program, which shapes hirable, competitive dancers who are ready to advance their careers.


REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Program highlights:
• Take daily technique classes in ballet, improvisation, creative process, partnering, and more!
• Work with renowned guest choreographers and former artists of Batsheva, Ballet Frankfurt, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
• Learn excerpts of Ballet Hispánico’s repertory from artistic staff
• Benefit from professional development opportunities including forums, networking events, and Q &A sessions with artists in the field
• Audition in an open call for Ballet Hispánico’s second company, BHdos
• Receive individualized constructive feedback and guidance from artistic leaders in the field, and more!
 
Note: Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for ChoreoLaB students

Questions/Preguntas? E-mail school@ballethispanico.org or call 212-362-6710, ext. 72 

AUDITIONS

Live auditions for ChoreoLaB have ended. Students who were unable to attend a live audition may submit a video audition by Saturday, May 18, 2019. All criteria for the video submission can be found HERE.

 

 

VIDEO AUDITIONS

Ballet Hispánico recommends that all applicants audition in person. However, video audition submissions are acceptable if a student is unable to attend a live audition.

You can download the video auditions form HERE.  

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should send their current video dance reel, which demonstrates skill in both contemporary and classical forms along with any specialized dance knowledge. Improvisation is also welcome. If applicant does not have a reel, videos of a performance solo are permissible (rehearsal of solo is acceptable). Video footage should be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes. A preliminary placement will be given from video. Once student is enrolled, an additional observation by artistic leadership during class will be scheduled to determine any level adjustment needed.

VIDEO AUDITION FEE
There is a $40 video audition fee, which may be paid by check (made out to Ballet Hispánico, with a note in the memo “School of Dance Audition”) or via credit card by calling our School of Dance Office at 212-362-6710, ext. 72.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF VIDEO AUDITION
If e-mailing a link, please send to Camille Moten at cmoten@ballethispanico.org with subject line “School of Dance Audition Video.” Be sure to include any password(s) needed to view your video reel at time of submission.

BY MAIL OF SUBMISSION VIDEO AUDITION
If mailing, DVD must be in a format ready to view on American DVD players. Please mail DVD to Ballet Hispánico at 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024 to the attention of the School of Dance along with other requirements listed in checklist below.

CHECKLIST

  • Before submitting your video audition please be sure to have the following:
  • Video link or DVD, as requested above
  • Completed Audition Form (download HERE)
  • Color 5x7 (or larger, acceptable) headshot
  • Resume
  • $40 payment

Incomplete submissions will NOT be processed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
See website for program submission deadlines. Allow at least three to four business weeks for processing. If accepted, you will be required to complete the registration forms that are available on our website at www.ballethispanico.org. All videos become property of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance and will not be returned.

  • PAYMENT INFORMATION
  • Payments may be completed as following:
  • Online: You will need to create a log in through MindBody and follow steps if interested click here.
  • In Person: Fall Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 2:00-7:00pm & Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm. Summer Office Hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm (please refer to the School Calendar for when the hours begin)
  • By Mail to: Ballet Hispánico 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024 (Attention: School of Dance, with a note in the memo “School of Dance Audition”)
  • Fax: 212-362-3081 

 

TUITION & FEES

Registration begins January 15, 2019.
Students must register by May 24, 2019.

Students may participate in the full two-week program or enroll for the first week only.
Students may not only enroll in the second week of the program.

TUITION
Two-Week Program
Cost: $1,495
Early Bird Discount (before April 18, 2019): $1,245


First Week Only
Cost: $800
Early Bird Discount (before April 18, 2019): $700


IMPORTANT
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $300 must be placed in order to secure your spot in the program. The School of Dance does NOT offer refunds, only credits. Any credits received will be applied to your Ballet Hispánico account. 
 

FINANCIAL AID

All students who audition for ChoreoLaB will be considered for a Nuestro Futuro Scholarship. a merit-based scholarship program designed to support passionate young artists that are serious about their dance training. To learn more about the Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program, click here.

Financial Aid Scholarships are also available to those who qualify. Financial Aid Scholarship applications are part of the program registration form that will be provided to you upon acceptance. To apply for a Financial Aid Scholarship, you will be required to submit the following:
  • Completed Registration Form
  • 2017 IRS 1040 tax return forms
  • Completed Financial Aid Application Parts I and II
 
Applications are not considered complete unless all forms are submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for processing.
 

DRESS CODE


  • Dancer Needs
  • Lunch/Snack (Please Note: We are a nut free camp)
  • Non-Glass Water Bottle
  • Combination Lock (If using a locker)
  • Street Shoes (For use outside of studios in building common areas)
  • Journal/Notebook
  • Pen/Pencil


Dancer Dress Code

  • Professional Dance Attire
  • Ballet Shoes


RECOMMENDED DANCEWEAR RETAILERS

 

Capezio www.capezio.com (Discount does not apply online)

201 Amsterdam Ave at 69th Street

212-586-5140

  • Ballet Hispánico students receive 25% discount when shopping at this store
  • 30% discount available during special pop-up shop events at Ballet Hispánico 

 

Menkes www.menkesflamenco.com

250 West 54th Street, 6th Floor

212-541-8401

  • Ballet Hispánico students receive 10% discount when shopping at this store
  • We recommend calling the store prior to going as business hours fluctuate

 

Discount Dance Supply

www.discountdance.com

 

Boys Dance Too

www.boysdancetoo.com

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

AUDITIONS

When are the auditions? 
All audition dates can be found in the above "Auditions" tab.

What should I bring to the audition? 
Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition so they can fill out the audition application form, prepare their appropriate program’s checklist materials, and pay the $20 audition fee. Students should wear their dance attire for the audition - leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, and bring pointe shoes and flamenco supplies (shoes, Castanets, skirts) if they have experience.

How can I prepare for New York City auditions?
Auditions at Ballet Hispánico will be composed of three parts: ballet, contemporary, and Spanish Dance. Students can expect to begin the audition with a streamlined ballet barre, centre, and pointe work (only if experienced.) The ballet portion will be followed by a contemporary section with improvisation, and will finish with an exploration of Spanish Dance. 

How can I prepare for national auditions?
Students can expect an audition similar to above. National auditions will be conducted in a master class format that features contemporary dance and Ballet Hispánico repertory. 

When will I be notified if I am accepted into the Summer Intensive?
Students will be notified via e-mail of acceptance into the Summer Intensive one to two weeks following the audition.

What if I can’t make the NYC auditions? 
Students unable to attend the NYC audition may submit a video by April 30, 2019.  All criteria for the video submission can be found HERE.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

How do I apply for scholarship? 
Upon acceptance into the Summer Intensive, all students can apply for scholarships. The scholarship application form is part of the registration form. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent via e-mail two weeks after submission.

HOUSING

Is housing provided for the Summer Intensive? 
Housing is not provided for the Summer Intensive. We suggest trying a housing site such as Gypsy Housing on Facebook or AirBnB for guest housing options.

REGISTRATION

Is my spot in the Summer Intensive guaranteed if I am accepted?
Students will need to register and make a deposit to secure their place in the Summer Intensive.

When can I register? 
Students can register as soon as they are accepted into the program. Students will receive a registration form along with their acceptance e-mail.

If accepted into the Summer Intensive do I need to attend the full three weeks? 
Students may sign up for one, two, or three weeks of the program.

What is the schedule like? 
Daily classes include ballet, pointe, conditioning & stretch, and contemporary forms. Throughout the week students will also have classes in flamenco, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and salsa.

How are students placed in levels?  
Students will receive their level placement on the first day of classes. Placement is subject to change at the discretion of the School Director.

What is the last day to make payments toward tuition?
Tuition and fees for the 2019 ChoreoLaB workshop must be paid in full by June 11, 2019. Tuition and fees for the 2019 Summer Intensive must be paid in full by June 28, 2019. If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please feel free to contact the School at school@ballethispanico.or or 212-362-6710, ext. 72 to make financial arrangements.
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

When and where will orientation take place?
The School of Dance will hold a welcome orientation for all students and guardians on the morning of their first day. At the orientation, you will have an opportunity to meet our staff, see our building, and learn about the program expectations and building policies. Classes are set begin at 9:30 a.m. as scheduled. Students not attending the first week of the program will need to stop by the school office on their first day and pick up all materials then.

What is your dress code policy?
All information regarding dress code is located under the "Dress Code" tab of this page. For Ballet Hispánico merchandise and gear, we invite you to stop by our School of Dance office.

Will students be provided with a locker during the program?
Students are welcomed to store their belongings in our lockers rooms, located on the 2nd and 8thfloors. During the orientation, you will have an opportunity to choose a locker and place a lock on it. We ask that you only use combination locks, as this information will be stored in the student’s Ballet Hispánico account.

Do all students get to perform in the Summer Intensive Open Studio on Friday, August 2? 
Students attending the full three-week program will have Open Studios on the final day of the Summer Intensive. Students that are not attending the full three-week program, but will be present during week 3 (July 29 - August 2), will participate at the faculty’s discretion. 

What is Ballet Hispánico's policy on arrivals and dismissals? Will my child(ren) be allowed to leave the premise alone?
Our building opens at  9:00am each day. Students are welcomed to arrive at this time and get ready for class. At the end of the day, all students will be dismissed promptly at their scheduled time. Please be sure to arrive on time and communicate if you are running late. Additionally, if your child (under the age of 18) has permission to leave the premises on their own, please complete a “Permission to Leave Premises Form.” If the form is not completed, your child will not  be allowed to leave the building on their own. By signing this form, you are allowing your child to leave our premises anytime during the day whether it is lunchtime or dismissal, etc.

 


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