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

 

Creative movement and Latino cultures merge to form a fun atmosphere in which spatial awareness and self-expression can flourish.



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. 

The Los Pasitos program 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


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS END AUGUST 17

School Year 2018-19 - Online Registration is Open!

 
Register online anytime. In-person office hours this summer are Monday through Friday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Financial Aid Scholarships are available to those who qualify. 
 
Questions? E-mail school@ballethispanico.org for assistance.

Class schedule subject to change.
 

Pasitos 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. As students gain confidence over the year, they begin to gradually have more independence with the class material. Adults are able to slowly step back, so that children graduate the year able to complete most of the class on their own.

Pasitos 2 Class Schedule

THURS3:30-4:15PM
SAT9:15-10:00AM


 

Pasitos 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 3 Class Schedule

TUE 3:30-4:15PM
WED 3:30-4:15PM
THURS 3:30-4:15PM
SAT 9:15-10:00AM

              

 

Pasitos 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 3 & 4 Class Schedule

MON 3:30-4:15PM
SAT 9:15-10:00AM

 
 

Pasitos 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 4 Class Schedule

WED4:15-5:00PM
THURS3:30-4:15PM
SAT 10:00-10:45AM

 

Hablando & 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. A rich artistic and cultural experience for your budding dancer.

Hablando & 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 3:30-4:30PM
THURS 4:15-5:00PM
SAT 9:00-10:00AM



 

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  10:45-11:30AM

 

 

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 4:15-5:00PMAges 5
WED 3:30-4:15PMAges 4
SAT 10:00-10:45AMAges 4 & 5

 

Class Attire and Mandatory Student Dress Code

Students must be in proper dress to participate in class

 

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 any 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 RHYTHMS 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
 


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