Summer Dance Camps: Los Explorers (Ages 3-5)


Los Explorers Summer Dance Camps

Ages 3-5

Three 1-Week Sessions: 


July 6-10, 2020 | The Caribbean
July 13-17, 2020 | Spain
July 20-24, 2020 | Venezuela

Los Explorers Camps are the passport to discovering Latino cultures. Campers will have fun moving their way through varied and diverse dances, songs, artwork, and landscapes, while traveling through Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. This is perfect adventure camp for both boys and girls — join us for this multi-sensory journey of the rhythms, stories, and wonders of these featured countries!

Explorer Camps take place Monday-Friday and encompass creative dance, arts & crafts, cultural dance, and music & songs. These globetrotters graduate inspired by this artistic immersion with enhanced skills in socialization, independence, and self-confidence, returning to the world as stronger citizens. A little bit of everything and a whole lot of fun, campers culminate in an open-studio showing for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Explorer’s journey.

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

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

Photo by Billy Pennant


Week 1: July 6-10 | The Caribbean 

Every island in the Caribbean has its own special flavor, with diverse landscapes and wildlife, intriguing rhythms, and beautiful artwork. This week we will adventure with the Taino people, salsa through the streets of Santiago de Cuba, merengue across the beautiful island of Hispaniola, and let the drums take the lead as we dance the bomba in Puerto Rico.

Week 2: July 13-17 | Spain 

Come and fall in love with Spain! Students will explore the diversity of Spain’s culture in a journey through the various regions of the country and discover dance forms including folklore, danza estilizada, and flamenco. Uncover interesting facts about Spain’s geography, history, food and famous citizens while we learn about its culture, art, and festivals. Explorers will be mesmerized as they step into the world of Spanish Dance, moving to the beautiful sounds of the guitar, the rhythmic quality of the palmas & zapateado, and working with the Spanish fan, all led by special guest artists!

Week 3: July 20-24 | Venezuela

Discover the wonders of Venezuela, from the magnificent waterfalls tumbling off table top mountains to the Orinoco Delta teeming with wildlife. Campers will explore the Catatumbo lightning phenomenon, Los Llanos with countless capybara and crocodiles, and the National Pantheon in Caracas. They will dance to the beat of the Joropo as they delve into the art, music and dances that shape everyday life in Venezuela!




Registration opens: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Registration closes:
Friday, June 19, 2020
Full tuition due by:
Time of registration


Early Bird Special:
Full One Week Program:
*Any Two Weeks:
$830.00 ($500/week)
*All Three Weeks: $1,200.00 ($400/week)

Full Tuition:
Full One Week Program: $520.00
*Any Two Weeks: $1,000.00 ($500/week)
*All Three Weeks: $1,455.00 ($485/week)

*Combo Discount: Receive a discount when you register for any combination of weeks!
Sibling Discount: Receive a 5% discount for siblings attending the same week.

Early Bird Special pricing ends April 17, 2020.



Camper Needs
  • Non-Glass Water Bottle
  • Labeled Snacks (Please Note: We are a nut free camp)
  • Change of Clothes

Dress Code

Leotard, footless tights, or leggings (any color/style). Skirts and shorts may be worn over leotard. Ballet and hard-soled shoes highly recommended for technique classes.

Boys: Fitted t-shirt and leggings or dance shorts. Ballet shoes and hard-soled shoes highly recommended for technique classes.

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. (Discount does not apply online)

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

Flamenco West

(310) 305-7661

Ole Ole Flamenco
(347) 960-6379

Pure Flamenco
(858) 848-0096

Flamenco Closet Creations
(903) 375-7448

Flamenco Export

Discount Dance Supply

Boys Dance Too



Can we see the progress of our students?
Yes. There is an open studio at the end of each week on Friday (July 10, 17, and 24) from 11:30-12:00pm.

Is there a deadline to register?
All campers must register before June 19, 2020. Payment plans must be complete by June 5, 2020 to secure spot.

Is there a dress code for students?
Yes. See below.

Girls: Leotard, footless tights, or leggings (any color/style). Skirts and shorts may be worn over leotard. Ballet shoes and hard-soled shoes are highly recommended for technique classes.

Boys: Fitted t-shirt and leggings or dance shorts. Ballet shoes and hard-soled shoes highly recommend for technique classes.

Do you provide snacks for campers?

No. Please pack nut-free and dye-free snacks and a bottle of water.

Is there anything else I should pack my child with?
A spare change of clothes in the case there is an incident.

Does my child need to be potty trained?

Campers MUST be potty trained to enroll in camp.

What is the age cutoff?
Campers must be 3 years old by June 1, 2020.

Is early drop-off or late pick-up available?


"I think you have a real jewel of an idea in surrounding the children not only with the dance and music of a place, but also with a real sense of adventure and love of other cultures. When we walked into Miss Lana's studio yesterday to the sound of coquis, it truly felt like we had left NYC and traveled to Puerto Rico. I believe many parents would love nothing more than to instill a love of travel and respect for other cultures, and I have seen no one teach it the way Ballet Hispánico does.” 
- Madeline Tsingopoulos, Los Explorers Summer Dance Camps Parent

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