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 Hispánico 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.
SCHOOL YEAR 2018-19- Online Registration Begins June 12
Financial Aid Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Financial Aid Scholarship applications are part of the program registration form. To apply for a Financial Aid Scholarship, you will be required to submit the following:
- Completed Registration Form
- 2017 IRS 1040 tax return forms
- Completed Financial Aid Application Parts I and II
Applications are not considered complete unless all forms are submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for processing.
Class schedule subject to change.
Class ScheduleSalsa, Latin Rhythms
BALLET & POINTE The ballet program at Ballet Hispánico 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 Ballet||Age 6|
|4:00-4:55PM||Beginner Ballet||Ages 7-8|
|MON||4:00-4:55PM||Pre-Teen Ballet||Ages 9-11|
|TUES||4:00-4:55PM||Beginner Ballet||Age 7-8|
|TUES||4:00-4:55PM||Teen Ballet||Ages 12-18|
|THURS||3:30-4:25PM||Intro to Ballet||Age 6|
|FRI||4:00-4:55PM||Pre-Teen Ballet||Ages 12-18|
|SAT||9:00-9:55AM||Intro to Ballet||Age 6|
|SAT||10:00-10:55AM||Beginner Ballet||Ages 7-8|
|SAT||10:00-11:10AM||Teen Ballet II||Ages 12-18|
|SAT||2:00-2:55PM||Pre-Teen Ballet I||Ages 9-11|
|SAT||2:00-2:55PM||Pre-Teen Ballet II||Ages 9-11|
|SAT||3:00-3:55PM||Beginner Ballet||Ages 7-8|
FLAMENCOSpanish Dance forms have been the backbone of the School of Dance since it’s founding in the early 1970s. Our curriculum incorporates varied regional dance styles from Spain, including flamenco and escuela clásica. These dramatic techniques engage the entire body through intricate hand, arm, and footwork exercises and castanet mastery. Classes feature training in complex rhythmic exercise, exploring the roots and history of the forms, and learning the traditional dances of the Spanish regions.
Flamenco Class Schedule*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
|TUES||4:00-4:55PM||Beginner Flamenco||Ages 7-8|
|WED||3:30-4:25PM||Beginner Flamenco||Ages 7-8|
|THURS||4:00-4:55PM||Pre-Teen Flamenco||Ages 9-11|
|FRI||4:00-4:55PM||Teen Flamenco||Ages 12-18|
|SAT||11:30-12:25PM||Teen Flamenco II||Ages 12-18|
|SAT||12:00-12:55PM||Beginner Flamenco||Ages 7-8|
|SAT||1:00-1:55PM||Pre-Teen Flamenco I||Ages 9-11|
|SAT||1:00-1:55PM||Pre-Teen Flamenco II||Ages 9-11|
HIP-HOPExplore the distinctive styles and history of hip-hop! As hip-hop developed in New York City many of its founding creators were young Latino(a) men and women. With its strong connection to African movement, hip-hop is linked to the explosive era of the 1970s. Students focus on various styles: locking, popping, house, breaking, and freestyle.
Hip-Hop Class Schedule
|TUES||4:00-4:55PM||Pre-Teen Hip-Hop||Ages 9-11|
|WED||4:00-4:55PM||Pre-Teen Hip-Hop||Ages 9-11|
|THURS||4:00-4:55PM||Beginner Hip-Hop||Ages 7-8|
|SAT||11:00-11:55PM||Beginner Hip-Hop||Ages 7-8|
|SAT||12:30-1:55PM||Teen Hip-Hop||Ages 12-18|
JAZZThe fundamentals of Jazz technique build strong body alignment and emphasize muscle awareness through form, shape, style, and flexibility. Each of our three levels increase in complexity and helps develop the student’s musicality and retention skills as they perform Jazz combinations and learn the artistry of theatrical repertory.
Jazz Class Schedule*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
|FRI||6:45-7:40PM||Teen Jazz||Ages 12-18|
|SAT||11:00-11:55PM||Pre-Teen Jazz I||Ages 7-8|
|SAT||11:00-11:55AM||Pre-Teen Jazz II*||Ages 9-11|
|SAT||2:00-2:55PM||Beginner Jazz||Ages 7-8|
LATINO FOLD FORMS: SALSA & LATIN RHYTHMSDesigned to teach students the history and social etiquette of Latin dances, these classes sharpen skills in dance position, frame, footwork, body actions, arm styling, floor craft, and partnering. Each level increases in complexity.
Salsa & Latin Rhythms Class Schedule*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
|MON||7:00-8:00PM||Teen Salsa II||Ages 12-18|
|THURS||7:30-8:30PM||Teen Afro-Cuban||Ages 12-18|
|SAT||3:15-4:25PM||Pre-Teen & Teen Latin Rhythms||Ages 9-18|
Ballet Hispánico furthers students' fluency in rhythmic styles by offering tap in tandem with Flamenco studies. Students will learn tap fundamentals as they develop footwork precision, movement coordination, balance, and rhythmic accuracy. Emphasis is given to developing the student’s artistry and improvisation skills in this form.
Tap Class Schedule
|MON||3:30-4:25PM||Beginner Tap||Ages 7-8|
|MON||4:30-5:25PM||Pre-Teen & Teen Tap II*||Ages 9-18|
|WED||3:30-4:25PM||Intro to Tap||Age 6|
|THURS||3:30-4:25PM||Beginner Tap||Ages 7-8|
|SAT||9:00-9:55AM||Pre-Teen & Teen Tap II||Ages 9-18|
|SAT||2:00-2:55PM||Pre-Teen & Teen*||Ages 9-18|
|SAT||2:30-2:55PM||Pre-Teen & Teen Sevillanas||Ages 9-18|
|SAT||3:00-3:25PM||Pre-Teen & Teen Stretch & Conditioning||Ages 9-18|
|SAT||4:30-4:55PM||Pre-Teen & Teen Stretch & Conditioning||Ages 9-18|