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 2017-18 - Online Registration Open

 
Register online anytime. In-person office hours are Tuesday through Friday 2PM-7PM and Saturdays 10AM - 4PM.

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
  • 2016 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.
 
Questions? Email school@ballethispanico.org for assistance.

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 BalletAge 6 

MON

3:30-4:25PM Beginner
Ballet I
Ages 7-8
TUES 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6
WED 3:30-4:25PM Intro to BalletAge 6
THURS 3:30-4:25PM Beginner
Ballet II*
Ages 7-8
FRI 4:00-4:55PM Pre-Teen Ballet II*Ages 9-11
FRI 6:00-7:10PMTeen Ballet Ages 12-18
SAT10:00-10:55AMIntro to Ballet Age 6
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Beginner Ballet IAges 7-8
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Pre-Teen Ballet II*Ages 9-11
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Pre-Teen Ballet IAges 9-11
SAT 1:00-1:55PM Pre-Teen Ballet II*Ages 9-11
SAT 2:15-3:25PM Teen Ballet II*Ages 12-18
SAT 2:00-2:55PM Beginner Ballet II*Ages 7-8
     

 

FLAMENCO

Ballet Hispánico’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
TUE 3:30-4:25PM Intro to Flamenco Age 6
WED 5:00-5:55PM Pre-Teen Flamenco I Ages 9-11
WED 3:30-4:25PM Beginner Flamenco Ages 7-8
FRI 4:45-5:55PM Teen Flamenco I Ages 12-18
SAT 10:45-11:55AM Teen Flamenco II* Ages 12-18
SAT  11:00-11:55AM Intro to Flamenco Age 6
SAT 12:00-12:55PM Pre-Teen Flamenco II* Ages 9-11
SAT12:00-12:55PMPre-Teen Flamenco IAges 9-11


SAT 1:00-1:55PM Beginner Flamenco Ages 7-8          
    

              
 

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 7-8
WED 4:00-4:55PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11
FRI3:45-4:40PM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8
FRI5:45-6:40PM Pre-Teen Hip-Hop Ages 9-11
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Beginner Hip-Hop Ages 7-8
SAT 1:00-2:10PM Teen Hip-Hop Ages 12-18


 


 

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
MON 5:15-6:10PM Teen
Jazz I & II
Ages 12-18
SAT 10:00-10:55AM Pre-Teen Jazz I Ages 9-11
SAT 11:00-11:55AM Pre-Teen Jazz II* Ages 9-11
SAT 12:00-12:55PM Beginner Jazz Ages 7-8



 

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 & Latin Rhythms Class Schedule

*Classes with an asterisk require advisor approval before registering
MON6:15-7:10PMTeen Salsa I & IIAges 12-18
 
SAT3:30-4:45PMPre-Teen & Teen Latin RhythmsAges 9-18
     
 

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

MON4:15-5:10PMPre-Teen & Teen Tap II*Ages 9-18
TUE3:45-4:40PMPre-Teen & Teen TapAges 9-18
WED3:30-4:25PMIntro to TapAge 6
THURS3:30-4:25PMBeginner TapAges 7-8
SAT9:00-9:55AMBeginner TapAges 7-8

 

SAT 2:15 - 3:25 PM Pre-Teen & Teen Tap Ages 9-18 .      
    
 
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 transition tights
Pink ballet slippers (recommended Capezio style #CANVAS JUILET-2028/COBRA-2030)

Males:
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck style #10358B/10358/10358M
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 & 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 & 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 Hispánico 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 Hispánico students will receive a discount.
Ballet Hispánico red t-shirts are available for purchase in the school office
 


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