Encuentros: Open Class Program (Ages 6-18)

 

Providing the  young dance enthusiast with cultural enrichment alongside excellent dance training.



 

The General Program at the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance offers something for everyone. Developed with the highest level of artistic excellence offered at any dance institution, our program supports the recreational dancer interested in taking one to three classes a week.  With over 25 classes a week in a wide array of genres--from ballet and flamenco to hip-hop, salsa, and jazz--our students receive not only a thorough grounding in the primary techniques, but also specialized training in the rich and varied Latin American dance traditions, which for many is their cultural heritage.

Schedule for School Year 16-17 now posted below and available for download here 

Registration for School Year 2016-17 is now closed!


In-person registration hours: Tuesday through Friday 2PM - 7PM and Saturday 10AM - 4PM

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Fill out the form HERE and email to mcorporan@ballethispanico.org by October 12, 2016. 

Applications are not considered complete unless all forms are submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for processing.

Questions? Contact the School Office at 212-362-6710.


BALLET & POINTE

The ballet program at Ballet Hispanico is uniquely designed to serve as the foundation of all the dance techniques. Students develop self-confidence and a strong understanding and mastery of technical skill in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. The program emphasizes attention to detail, dynamic movement, musicality, and expressiveness through dance quality.

Ballet Class Schedule

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
MON 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6 Closed

MON

3:30-4:25PM Beginner
Ballet I
Ages 7-8Closed
TUES 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6Closed
WED 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6Closed
THURS 3:30-4:25PM Beginner
Ballet II*
Ages 7-8Closed
FRI 3:30-4:23PM Beginner Ballet I Ages 7-8Closed
FRI 4:30-5:25PM Pre-Teen Ballet I Ages 9-11Closed
FRI6:30-7:25PMPre-Teen Ballet II* Ages 9-11Closed
FRI 5:45-6:55PM Teen BalletAges 12-18Closed
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Intro to BalletAge 6Closed
SAT 12:00-12:55PM Intro to BalletAge 6Closed
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Beginner Ballet I Ages 7-8Closed
SAT 2:00-2:55PM Beginner Ballet IAges 7-8Closed
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Pre-Teen Ballet II*Ages 9-11Closed
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Pre-Teen Ballet IAges 9-11Closed
SAT 3:00-3:55PM Pre-Teen Ballet IAges 9-11Closed
SAT 3:30-4:40PM Teen Ballet IAges 12 & UpClosed
SAT 3:30-4:40PM Teen Ballet II Ages 12 & UpClosed


 

FLAMENCO

Ballet Hispanico’s unique Spanish Dance curriculum incorporates varied regional dance styles from Spain including flamenco and Escuela Clásica. This dramatic technique engages the entire body through the hand, arm, footwork exercises and castanet technique. Classes feature complex rhythm exercises, full-length choreography, and brief descriptions of the history of the art form and its expressive content.

Flamenco Class Schedule

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
WED 3:30-4:25PM Beginner Flamenco Ages 7-8Closed
WED 4:45-5:40PM Pre-Teen Flamenco Ages 9-11Closed
FRI 4:30-5:40PM Teen Flamenco Ages 12-18Closed
SAT 10:45-11:55AM Teen Flamenco II Ages 12 & UpClosed
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Intro to Flamenco Age 6Closed
SAT  12:00-12:55PM Pre-Teen Flamenco I Ages 9-11Closed
SAT 12:00-12:55PM Pre-Teen Flamenco II* Ages 9-11Closed
SAT1:00-1:55PMBeginner FlamencoAges 7-8Closed


 

HIP-HOP

Explore the distinctive history and culture of hip-hop! Students focus on five styles: locking, popping, house, breaking, and freestyle. The class emphasizes proper hip-hop technique and the ability to retain movement patterns in a choreographed work.

Hip-Hop Class Schedule

TUES 3:30-4:25PM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8Closed
WED 3:45-4:40PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11Closed
FRI4:30-5:25PM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8Closed
FRI5:30-6:25PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11Closed
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8Closed
SAT 1:00-2:10PM Teen Hip-Hop Ages 12 & UpClosed


 


 

JAZZ

Jazz targets the fundamentals of strong body alignment and emphasizes muscle awareness through form, shape, style and flexibility. The three levels focus on different rhythms and timing to enhance students’ awareness of technique and musical expression. Each level increases in complexity and culminates in a theatrical or contemporary combination that develops students’ learning and retention skills.

Jazz Class Schedule

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
TUES 4:45-5:55PM Teen
Jazz I & II
Ages 12 & UpClosed
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Pre-Teen Jazz I Ages 9-11Closed
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Pre-Teen Jazz II* Ages 9-11Closed
SAT 12:00-12:55PM Beginner Jazz Ages 7-8Closed



 

SALSA & LATIN RHYTHMS

Designed to teach students the history and social etiquette of the Ballroom and Latin dances, these classes sharpen skills in dance position, frame, footwork, body actions, arm styling, floor craft, and partnering. Students can work toward competitions and performances.

Salsa Class Schedule

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering

Latin Rhythms Class Schedule

TUE6:00-7:10PMTeen SalsaAges 12 & Up
Closed 
SAT1:00-1:55PMPre-Teen Latin RhythmsAges 9-11Closed
SAT2:15-3:25PMTeen Latin RhythmsAges 12 & UpClosed

 

TAP

Children will learn tap dance fundamentals as they work on the precision of their footwork, coordination, balance, and sense of rhythm. An emphasis is given to developing their artistry and improvisation skills. This class also enhances the children’s cognitive ability as they memorize different tap combinations. Jazz, Bossa Nova and Latin American tunes will be used to develop musicality and continue the exploration of the Latin American culture..


Tap Class Schedule

TUE3:45-4:40PMPre-Teen Tap II*Ages 9-11Closed
WED3:30-4:25PMIntro to TapAge 6Closed
THURS3:30-4:25PMBeginner TapAges 7-8Closed
SAT9:00-9:55AMBeginner TapAges 7-8Closed
SAT2:00-2:55PMPre-Teen TapAges 9-11Closed

 
CLASS ATTIRE AND MANDATORY STUDENT DRESS CODE
  • Students must be in proper dress to participate in class
  • Girls’ hair must be pulled back in a neat bun
  • Short hair must be secured from swinging about the face
  • No jewelry or watches should be worn. Small stud earrings are permitted
  • No plastic pants, extra tee shirts, baggy sweatpants or legwarmers are permitted
  • A Capezio warm-up wrap sweater style #TC0010C/TC0010
  • A dance belt is required for males ages 10 and up
  • Nude undergarment recommendations Capezio style #3564/3678

Intro to Ballet & Beginner Ballet
Females:

Black Capezio style #CC201C/CC201 leotard
Black pull on skirt Capezio style #TC0011C
Pink footed tights (recommended Capezio style #1915)
Pink ballet slippers (recommended Capezio  style #CANVAS JUILET-2028/COBRA-2030)

Males: 
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358
Black Capezio Tactel Footed Tights style#10361B/10361M
White socks
White ballet slippers (recommended Daisy style#205 or  MEN’S CANVAS ROMEO style#2021)
 
Pre-Teen & Teen Ballet
Females:
Black Capezio style #CC201C/CC201 leotard
Pink convertible tights
Pink ballet slippers (recommended Capezio style #CANVAS JUILET-2028/COBRA-2030)

Males:
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck style #10358B/10358
Black Capezio Tactel Footed Tights style #10361B/10361M
White Socks
White ballet slippers (recommended Daisy style #205 or MEN’S CANVAS ROMEO style #2021)
Dance Belt

Intro to Flamenco, Beginner Flamenco, Pre-Teen Flamenco & Teen Flamenco
Females:
Black Capezio style #CC201C/CC201 leotard
Black Flamenco skirt (recommended Capezio style #9100c/9100)
Black Flamenco shoes (Available at Capezio or Menkes)
Castanets (available at Menkes NY)
Pink convertible tights 
 
Males: 
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358
Black Jazz pants
Dance  belt
Black flamenco shoes (Available at Capezio or Menkes)
Castanets (available at Menkes NY)
 
Beginner Hip Hop, Pre-Teen Hip-Hop & Teen Hip-Hop
Females:
BH School of Dance t-shirt (Purchase through the School of Dance)
Black Sweatpants
Sneakers

Males:
BH School of Dance t-shirt (Purchase through the School of Dance)
Black Sweatpants
Sneakers

Beginner Jazz, Pre-Teen Jazz & Teen Jazz
Females:
Black Capezio style #CC201C/CC201 leotard
Black leggings
Caramel Jazz shoes Capezio style #EJ2C/EJ2/EJA

Males:
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358
Black Jazz pants
Dance belt
Black Jazz shoes Capezio style #EJ2C/EJ2/EJA
 
Teen Salsa & Teen Latin Rhythms
Females:
Black Capezio style #CC201C/CC201 leotard
Skin Color Tights
Black skirt
Ballroom Shoes – open toe, 2-2.5 inch flared heel, flesh tone (purchase at Capezio)

Males:
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358
Black jazz pants
Dance belt  
Black dress shoes or Capezio shoe style SD104 Practice in black

Pre-Teen Latin Rhythms
Females:
Black Capezio style #CC201C/CC201 leotard
Skin Color Tights
Black skirt
Ballroom Shoes – open toe, Cuban heel, flesh tone (purchase at Capezio)

Males:
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358
Black jazz pants
Dance belt 
Black dress shoes or Capezio shoe style SD104 Practice in black

Intro to Tap, Beginner Tap & Pre-Teen Tap
Females:
Black Capezio style #CC201C/CC201 leotard
Black leggings
Black Capezio style #TIC TAP T0E  443C/443B/443

Males:
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358
Black Jazz pants
Dance belt
Black Capezio style #TIC TAP T0E  443C/443B/443
 
Where to Purchase
Ballet Hispanico school uniform requirements are available at:
Families will receive a discount at the Capezio located on 201 Amsterdam Ave. at 69th Street. There are 30% Private Shopping Nights offered periodically throughout the year. See our School of Dance staff for details.
Flamenco shoes and castanets are available at Menkes, 250 West 54th Street, 8th floor (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Please purchase pollopas castanets only. Ballet Hispanico students will receive a discount.
Ballet Hispanico red t-shirts are available for purchase in the school office
 


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