ChoreoLaB


Video (c) Angelo Vasta

 

Emerging Artist Workshop
Ages 18+
2-Week Program: June 22-July 2, 2020


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

 

Register for ChoreoLaB Auditions


 

Register for ChoreoLaB


Program highlights:  
Note: Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for ChoreoLaB students

Please see tabs below for additional information or download our Summer Programs brochure here.

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

AUDITIONS - NYC


Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020

  

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled audition to allow yourself time to warm-up and have your materials ready.

Ages 18+
Registration: 12:30-1:00pm
Audition: 1:00-2:30pm

What to Expect: 
Ballet (Pointe shoes optional) 
Contemporary/Repertory


Audition Fees: 

$15 Preregistration Fee 
$20 Day of Registration Fee 

Required Materials:
Online preregistration 
Completed audition form
8x10 color headshot
Resume


*Audition form must be filled out prior to the day of the audition. Download the audition form here.
*Incomplete audition forms will not be allowed to audition.
*Printer unavailable. Please print your own headshots.
*Students auditioning for ChoreoLaB can also be considered for Summer Intensive. 

 

AUDITIONS - NATIONAL


Miami, FL

January 10, 2020
Private Audition: New World School of the Arts

January 11, 2020
Open Audition - Ages 14+
New World School of the Arts
Registration: 10:15-11:00am
Auditions: 11:00-12:30pm

Houston, TX

January 15, 2020
Private Audition: Kinder High School for the Performing & Visual Arts

January 16, 2020
Private Audition: University of Houston

New Brunswick, NJ

February 20, 2020
Private Audition: Rutgers University

Chicago, IL

Date and Location TBD
 

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.   

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 by submitting a credit card authorization form.


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)
  • 8x10 color headshot
  • Resume
  • $40 payment via check or credit card authorization form (download HERE)


Methods of Submission 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF VIDEO AUDITION
If e-mailing a link, please send to Joshua Winzeler at jwinzeler@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.




Incomplete submissions will NOT be processed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
Video submissions are due before or on March 28, 2020. 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 follows:
  • Online: You will need to create a log in through MindBody and follow steps if interested click here.
  • In Person: School Year 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”)

 

TUITION & FEES

Students may participate in one week or the full two weeks. If only signing up for one week, the student must in the first week of the program.

REGISTRATION 

Registration opens: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 
Registration closes: Friday, May 8, 2020
Full tuition due: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 



TUITION

Early Bird Special:
Full Program: $1,195.00
First Week Only: $700.00

Full Tuition:
Full Program:
$1,495.00
First Week Only: $850.00
 
*Early Bird Special pricing ends Friday, April 17, 2020.


IMPORTANT
A non-refundable registration fee of $350 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 (Download HERE)
  • 2017 or 2018 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.
*If accepted, you may fill out the registration link provided in the acceptance email. 


Questions/¿Preguntas about financial aid? Contact school@ballethispanico.org.

 
 

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 Flagship Store
1650 Broadway 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-2130
Ballet Hispánico students receive a 25% discount when shopping at this store.
30% discount available during special pop-up shop events at Ballet Hispánico.
www.capezio.com (Discount does not apply online)

Nude Barre
(888) 683-3811
https://nudebarre.com/
Ballet Hispánico students receive a 15% discount when shopping online at this store.

Flamenco West
(310) 305-7661
https://www.flamencowest.com

Ole Ole Flamenco
(347) 960-6379
https://oleoleflamenco.com

Pure Flamenco
(858) 848-0096
https://pureflamencostore.com/

Flamenco Closet Creations
(903) 375-7448
https://www.everythingflamenco.com

Flamenco Export
https://www.flamencoexport.com

Discount Dance Supply
www.discountdance.com

Boys Dance Too
www.boysdancetoo.com 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 with completed audition forms, and their appropriate program’s checklist materials.The live audition fee is $20 for preregistration. Students should wear their dance attire for the audition - leotard, transition tights, and ballet shoes, and bring pointe shoes.
*Audition forms can be found in the audition registration confirmation email, or download here.

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 ChoreoLaB?
Students will be notified via e-mail of acceptance into the ChoreoLaB two to three weeks following the audition.

What if I can’t make the NYC or national auditions? 
Students unable to attend the NYC or any national auditions may submit a video audition on or by March 28, 2020.  All criteria for the video submission can be found HERE.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

How do I apply for scholarship? 
Upon acceptance into the ChoreoLaB, 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. For questions about scholarships and financial aid, contact school@ballethispanico.org.

HOUSING

Is housing provided for ChoreoLaB? 
Housing is not provided for ChoreoLaB. We suggest trying a housing site such as Ghostllight Housing on Facebook, Centro Maria, or AirBnB for guest housing options.

REGISTRATION

Is my spot in ChoreoLaB guaranteed if I am accepted?
Students will need to register and make a deposit to secure their place in ChoreoLaB. Full deposit of $350.00 is required to register.

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 ChoreoLaB, do I need to attend the full two weeks? 
Students may sign up for one or two weeks of the program. If only participating in one-week, students must register for the first week.

What is the schedule like? 

How are students placed in levels?  
Primary placement is completed at auditions. Placement is subject to change at the discretion of the School Director.

What is the last day to make payments toward tuition?
The final day to make tuition payments is Tuesday, June 9, 2020. If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please feel free to contact the School at school@ballethispanico.org or 212-362-6710, ext. 72 to make financial arrangements.
 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

When and where will orientation take place?
Orientation will be held on the first day of classes at Ballet Hisp
ánico. Details will be provided in welcome e-mails before the start of each program.


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 welcome to store their belongings in our lockers rooms located on the 8th
 floor. 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 ChoreoLaB Open Studio on Friday, July 2? 
Students attending the full two-week program will have a showing on Friday, July 2, the final day of ChoreLaB.
 


 


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