Los Pasitos: Early Childhood Program (Ages 2-5)

 

School Year 2019-20

Registration begins June 13, 2019. To register for classes, please visit the School of Dance office, e-mail school@ballethispanico.org, or call 212-362-6710, ext. 72



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 for dance training in a joyful, creative environment. 

Los Pasitos merges creativity, cultures, and technique as well as helps students gain the following skills:
  • Physical: Coordination, refinement of gross and fine motor skills, understanding of space and their bodies.
  • Social/Affective: Listening, responding, taking turns, working cooperatively.
  • Cognitive: Recognizing, recalling, identifying, differentiating, and sequencing.
  
Financial Aid Scholarships are available to those who qualify. 

Class schedule subject to change.

Photo by Joshua Preston

Pasitos Ages 2

(2-year-olds with parent or caregiver)
Children discover the joy of dance alongside an adult. Through the use of cultural imagery, songs, and games, this class fosters each student’s coordination, control, and musicality.

Pasitos Ages 2 Class Schedule

THURS3:30-4:15PM 
SAT9:00-9:40AM 


 

Pasitos Ages 3

(3-year-olds)
Students articulate body parts, explore shapes and actions, execute basic locomotor movements, while learning dance etiquette. Each class celebrates Latino cultures and enhances coordination, musicality, and movement dynamics with an emphasis on creative expression.

Pasitos Ages 3

TUES 3:30-4:15PM   
THURS 3:30-4:10PM   
SAT9:15-9:55AM  

              



 

Pasitos Ages 3-4

(3-4 year olds)
Students articulate body parts, explore shapes and actions, execute basic locomotor movements, while learning dance etiquette. Each class celebrates Latino cultures and enhances coordination, musicality, and movement dynamics with an emphasis on creative expression.

Pasitos Ages 3-4 Class Schedule

MON 3:30-4:15PM 
SAT 9:15-9:55AM 

 
 

Pasitos Ages 4

(4-year-olds)
Students articulate body parts, explore shapes and actions, execute basic locomotor movements, while learning dance etiquette. Each class celebrates Latino cultures and enhances coordination, musicality, and movement dynamics with an emphasis on creative expression.

Pasitos Ages 4 Class Schedule

WED4:15-5:00PM 
THURS3:30-4:15PM 
SAT 10:00-10:40AM 

 

Hablando y Bailando

(4-5 year olds)
Creative movement and the Spanish language merge in this bilingual class. Children learn basic dance concepts, while following directions and responding in Spanish. It is an incredibly rich cultural experience.

Hablando y Bailando Class Schedule

TUE 3:30-4:15PM 
 

 
 

Pasitos Pre-Ballet

(5-year-olds)
Creativity and technique are fused into one fun class that refines musicality, flexibility and control. Students will study foundational ballet concepts through classic stories and cultural music, while also continuing to hone their creative expression. This class bridges the student’s base in Pasitos 3 & 4 to the codified technique of ballet.

Pasitos Pre-Ballet Class Schedule

WED 3:30-4:25PM 
THURS 4:15-4:55PM 
SAT 9:45-10:40AM 



 

Los Explorers

(4-5 year olds)
Engaging and discovering Latin dance forms, children’s social skills are developed in a fun learning environment. Students will learn basic partnering skills and acquire rhythmic awareness as they learn merengue, salsa, tango, and Spanish Dance.They will dance their way through Spain and Latin America. 

Los Explorers Class Schedule

SAT  10:45-11:25AM 

 
 
 

Pasitos Rhythms 4-5

(Ages 4-5 year olds)

Students are introduced to a world of rhythms through this new class offering for our Pasitos dancers. Children learn the fundamentals of tap, flamenco, and folklorico, while strengthening musicality and coordination. This fun and challenging class immerses the children in the history and culture of the dance forms through their dynamic rhythms.

Pasitos Rhythms 4-5 Class Schedule

MON 4:15-5:00PM 
WED 3:30-4:15PM 
SAT 9:15-9:55AM 

 
 

LOS PASITOS DRESS CODE


HAIR:
Girls’ hair must be pulled back into a neat bun for all Los Pasitos classes. Short hair must be secured away from face.

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 School Leadership by parent/guardian in advance.

PASITOS 2-4, LOS EXPLORERS, HABLANDO Y BAILANDO 4-5 & PASITOS RHYTHM 4-5
FEMALES:
  • Capezio brand short sleeve leotard in purple style #TB132C
  • Any brand Black leggings or dance shorts worn over the leotard
  • Bare feet for Pasitos 2-4, Explorers, Hablando y Bailando 4-5
  • Any brand hard-soled dress shoes for Pasitos Rhythm 4-5

MALES:
  • Any brand fitted white t-shirt
  • Any brand Black leggings or dance shorts
  • Bare feet for Pasitos 2-4, Explorers, Hablando y Bailando 4-5
  • Any brand hard-soled dress shoes for Pasitos Rhythm 4-5

PRE-BALLET 5
FEMALES:
  • Theatricals Child Short Sleeve Dance Dress #TH5105c Black
  • Any brand ballet Pink tights worn under the leotard
  • Any brand pink ballet slippers

MALES:
  • Any brand white fitted tee shirt
  • Any brand black leggings
  • Any brand white socks and white ballet slippers
 

TUITION & FEES

Registration begins June 13, 2019. If you are interested in registering, please visit or call the School of Dance to receive a pro-rated rate. 

Tuition

Payment OptionsEARLY BIRD TUITION PRICE REGULAR TUITION PRICE  
Annual Payment Plan TBD TBD  
Quarterly Payment Plan TBDTBD 

Quarterly Payment Schedule
1st Quarterly Payment: TBD
2nd Quarterly Payment: TBD
3rd Quarterly Payment: TBD
4th Quarterly Payment: TBD

Payment/ Refund Policy
  • Ballet Hispánico School of Dance does not offer refunds
  • Any returned credit card transactions will incur a 3.5% fee to cover credit card processing costs
  • Returned checks will incur a $30 fee
  • Late payments will incur a $30 fee

 


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