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

 

School Year 2019-20

Registration begins June 13, 2019. Register for classes online by clicking on the button below. If you are unable to register online or would like to apply for financial aid, visit the School of Dance Office. You may also request registration and financial aid forms by e-mailing school@ballethispanico.org.

PASITOS: EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM


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 Age 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 in partnership with their parent or caregiver. As students gain confidence and independence with the material, the teacher will encourage the students to do more of the class independently. Classes are accompanied by live music.

*Please note only one adult (parent or caregiver) may attend class with each 2 year old. An adult is required to attend each class with their 2 year old.


Pasitos Age 2 Class Schedule

THURS3:30-4:10PM 
SAT9:15-9:55AM 

These classes will not perform in the recital.
 

Pasitos Age 3

(3-year-olds)
Students articulate body parts, explore shapes and actions, develop 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. Classes are accompanied by live music.

Pasitos Age 3

TUES 3:30-4:10PM   
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, develop 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. Classes are accompanied by live music.

Pasitos Ages 3-4 Class Schedule

MON 3:30-4:10PM 
SAT 9:15-9:40AM 

 
 

Pasitos Age 4

(4-year-olds)
Students articulate body parts, explore shapes and actions, develop 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. Classes are accompanied by live music.

Pasitos Age 4 Class Schedule

WED4:15-4:55PM 
THURS3:30-4:10PM 
SAT 10:00-10:40AM 

 

Hablando y Bailando Ages 4 & 5

(4-5 year olds)
Creative movement and the Spanish language merge in this bilingual class. Children are introduced to the Spanish language while developing basic dance skills, learning to follow directions and respond in Spanish. A rich artistic and cultural experience for your budding dancer to build dance and language vocabulary. Classes are accompanied by live music. No prior Spanish language knowledge is required. This class works well paired with the Pasitos Pre-Ballet Age 5, and/or Los Explorers Ages 4 & 5 combined, and/or Pasitos Rhythms Ages 4 & 5 combined.

Hablando y Bailando Class Schedule

TUE 3:30-4:10PM 
 

 
 

Pasitos Pre-Ballet Age 5

(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. Classes are accompanied by live music. This foundational year prepares students for our Encuentros Ballet class Ages 6 & 7.

Pasitos Pre-Ballet Class Schedule

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



 

Los Explorers Ages 4 & 5

(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. This foundational year prepares students for our Encuentros Flamenco class Ages 6 & 7.

Los Explorers Class Schedule

SAT  10:45-11:25AM 

 
 
 

Pasitos Rhythms Ages 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. This class bridges the student's base from Pasitos Ages 3 & 4 to the rhythm skills and coordination needed in the Encuentros Flamenco and Tap/Jazz classes ages 6 & 7.

Pasitos Rhythms 4-5 Class Schedule

MON 4:15-4:55PM 
WED 3:30-4:10PM 
SAT 9:00-9:40AM 

 
 

TUITION & FEES

Los Pasitos Registration is open June 13, 2019-March 17,2019. Annual and quarterly payment options are available.
  • All tuition must be paid in full by March 17,2019. Students will not be able to participate unless the program is paid in full or a payment plan is set up.
  • Early Bird Special is available for all students who register by Friday, August 16, 2019.
 
Register for classes online by clicking on the button below. If you are unable to register online or would like to apply for financial aid, visit the School of Dance Office. You may also request registration and financial aid forms by e-mailing school@ballethispanico.org.

 PASITOS: EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM
 

Payment Options

EARLY BIRD
TUITION PRICE

REGULAR
TUITION PRICE

Annual Payment Plan

$996.00

$1,080.00

Quarterly Payment Plan

$249.00

$270.00
 




 

 

Dress Code for Los Pasitos: Early Childhood Program

 
HAIR: 
All Pasitos students' hair must be pulled back away from the face (no loose bangs) and neatly secured to the head (no loose hair). Braids are welcome, as long as it is secured to the head. No excessive hair accessories like large bows or fascinators. All hair accessories should match color of hair.
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 the School of Dance Office by parent/guardian in advance. Students requesting to wear jewelry for religious reasons must receive approval prior to wearing jewelry to class.
ATTIRE:
Refer to the chart for each class' specific dress code requirements.

PASITOS AGES 2-4, LOS EXPLORERS, HABLANDO Y BAILANDO AGES 4-5 & PASITOS RHYTHM AGES 4-5
Girls:
  • Capezio brand short sleeve style leotard #TB132C in purple.
  • Any brand black leggings or dance shorts worn over the required leotard.
  • Bare feet for Pasitos 2-4, Los Explorers, Hablando y Bailando 4-5. Any brand hard-soled dress shoes for Pasitos Rhythm 4-5.
Boys:
  • Any brand fitted white t-shirt.
  • Any brand black leggings or dance shorts.
  • Bare feet for Pasitos 2-4, Los Explorers, Hablando y Bailando 4-5. Any brand hard-soled dress shoes for Pasitos Rhythm 4-5.
 

PRE-BALLET 5
Girls:
  • Theatricals Child Short Sleeve Dance Dress #TH5105c in black.
  • *Any brand flesh toned transition tights.
  • *Any brand flesh toned ballet slippers. Canvas recommended.
Boys:
  • Any brand fitted white t-shirt.
  • Any brand black leggings.
  • Any brand white socks and white ballet slippers.

*It is essential that all students taking ballet are in appropriate flesh toned tights and slippers, to match the student's natural skin tone as close as possible. Please see the Student Resources tab to support your required dress code.

 

Student Resources


Dancewear Retailers
Capezio
201 Amsterdam Avenue at 69th Street
212-586-5140 | www.capezio.com
  • Ballet Hispánico students receive a 25% discount when shopping at this store.
  • 30% discount is available during special pop-up shop events at Ballet Hispánico.
(Discount does not apply online.)

Menkes

Discount Dance Supply

Boys Dance Too

Physical Therapists
Injury and Pain Management: The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases is dedicated to providing the dance community with the highest quality injury care and preventative resources. The Center offers many subsidized and free services including orthopedic and sports medicine clinics, physical therapy and athletic training services, and injury prevention lectures and workshops.

NYU's Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
Dance Clinic
240 East 18th Street (at 2nd Avenue), Suite 21
New York, NY 10003
212-598-6022 • harkness@nyumc.org

 
 


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