Encuentros: Open Class Program (Ages 6-18)

 

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.

 







 

Providing the young dance enthusiast with cultural enrichment alongside excellent dance training, the Encuentros Program at the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance offers something for everyone. Developed with the highest level of artistic excellence, our program supports dancers interested in taking anywhere from one to multiple dance classes per week. Offering a wide array of class including Ballet, Flamenco, Afro-Caribbean, Hip-Hop, Latin Rhythms, Salsa, Jazz, and Tap -- our students can create a tailored schedule to fit their needs. 


Financial Aid Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Class schedule subject to change.

Photo by Sofia Negron

 

Encuentros (Ages 6-7) Class Schedule

Ballet Ages 6 & 7 MON
FRI
SAT
3:30-4:25PM
4:00-4:55PM
9:00-9:55AM | 2:00-2:55PM
 
Tap/Jazz Ages 6 & 7 WED
THURS
3:30-4:25PM
3:30-4:25PM
 
Flamenco Ages 6 & 7 SAT 10:00-10:55AM | 1:00-1:55PM  

              

 

 

Encuentros (Ages 8-9) Class Schedule

Ballet Ages 8 & 9 MON
TUES
SAT
3:30-4:25PM
4:00-4:55PM
11:00-11:55AM | 3:00-3:55PM
 
Tap Ages 8 & 9 MON 3:30-4:25PM  
Flamenco Ages
8 & 9
TUES
WED
SAT
4:00-4:55PM
4:00-4:55PM
12:00-12:55PM
 
Jazz Ages 8 & 9
 
SAT 2:00-2:55PM  
Hip-Hop Ages
8 & 9
THURS
FRI
SAT
4:00-4:55PM
4:00-4:55PM
11:00-11:55AM
 

                           
 

Encuentros (Ages 10-18) Class Schedule


Ballet Class Schedule

Ballet Ages 10-12 WED
FRI
4:00-4:55PM
4:00-4:55PM
 
Ballet Ages 13-18 THURS 5:15-6:25PM  
*Ballet 2 Ages 13-18 SAT 10:00-11:10AM  

Flamenco Class Schedule

Flamenco Ages
10-12
THURS 4:15-5:10PM  
Flamenco Ages
13-18
FRI 4:00-4:55PM  
*Flamenco 2 Ages
13-18
SAT 11:30-12:40PM  

Spanish Dance Class Schedule

Spanish Dance Ages 13-18 SAT 3:00-4:25PM  

Latin Rhythms Class Schedule

Latin Rhythms Ages 10-18 SAT 3:15-4:25PM  

Hip-Hop Class Schedule

Hip-Hop Ages 10-12 MON
TUES
4:00-4:55PM
4:00-4:55PM
 
*Hip-Hop 2 Ages
10-18
SAT 12:45-1:55PM  

Salsa Class Schedule

Salsa Ages 13-18 MON 7:00-7:55PM  

Afro-Caribbean Class Schedule

Afro-Caribbean Ages 10-18 MON 4:00-4:55PM  

Tap Class Schedule

Tap Ages 10-18 SAT 10:00-10:55AM  
*Tap 2 Ages 10-18 MON 4:30-5:40PM
 

Jazz Class Schedule

Jazz Ages 10-12 SAT 12:00-12:55PM  
Jazz Ages 13-18
 
MON 5:45-6:55PM  

*Classes with an asterisk require approval from the school office before registering.            
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
              

 

 

Electives Encuentros (Ages 10-18)

**Elective: Boys Class Ages 10-18 TUES 4:00-4:55PM  
**Elective: Flamenco Footwork Technique SAT 9:30-10:00AM  
**Elective: Stretch & Conditioning Ages
10-18
SAT 3:00-3:30PM 
**Elective: Sevillanas & Castanets Ages 10-18 SAT 2:30-3:00PM  
**Elective: Hip-Hop Crew Ages 10-18SAT2:15-3:10PM  

 Electives are classes for dedicated students wanting to go more in depth in their dance studies and are strongly recommended for students needing additional support to their training. Options from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hour classes are available. Elective classes do not perform in the annual recital and end on June 6, 2020.

**Please note Elective classes are not mandatory and DO NOT perform in the recital.

            

 

Class Descriptions

 

AFRO-CARIBBEAN

Drawing from modern, contemporary, and Afrocentric dance practices, this class develops core dance principles such as balance and coordination while introducing students to intricate rhythms and vibrant expressiveness.
 

BALLET

Students are introduced to a ballet curriculum that enables them to develop a holistic understanding and mastery of technical skills in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. The program emphasizes clarity of line, execution and precision, dynamic movement, musicality, and artistic expression. Our curriculum draws from the internationally renowned Cuban methodology, which emphasizes plasticity and virtuosity to create proficient and powerful dancers. La Academia upper level students will also train in pointe work. 

**BOYS CLASS

This elective class focuses on conditioning, jumps, turns, flexibility, and overall technique specifically curated for boys who enjoy dancing.

FLAMENCO

Spanish Dance has been the backbone of the School of Dance since its founding in the early 1970’s. Students in the Encuentros Program focus on flamenco, studying the roots and history of the art form, alongside the technique and artistry. 

**FLAMENCO FOOTWORK TECHNIQUE

Emphasis will be placed on repetition, clarity of articulation, and rhythmic accuracy through this 30-minute class. This class is recommended for all Encuentros and La Academia students taking Spanish Dance or flamenco to further support their training.


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 and our community’s need to be heard. Explore the distinctive styles and history of hip-hop! Students focus on various styles: locking, popping, house, breaking, and freestyle.

**HIP-HOP CREW

Students passionate about hip-hop should join this fun and interactive class where performance skills will be further developed. More in depth conversations about the history of the form will be discussed and special units of study in the different elements will be honed. 

JAZZ

The fundamentals of jazz technique build strong body alignment and emphasize muscle awareness through form, shape, style, and flexibility. Students develop musicality and retention skills as they perform jazz combinations and learn the artistry of theatrical repertory. Stretch and conditioning is an important element of the class structure, along with exploring historical jazz roots and the work of jazz dance & music pioneers.


**SEVILLANAS & CASTANETS

Students will develop castanet technique and learn the Spanish folk dance, Sevillanas (the festive tradition of the Feria de Sevilla). This class is recommended for all Encuentros and La Academia students taking Spanish Dance or flamenco to further support their training.


SALSA & LATIN RHYTHMS

Designed to teach students the history, culture, and social etiquette of Latin dances, these classes sharpen skills in musicality, dance terminology, footwork, body actions, arm styling, floor craft, and partnering. Classes increase in complexity throughout the year, with mucho sabor!


SPANISH DANCE

Spanish Dance forms have been the backbone of the School of Dance since its founding in the early 1970’s. Our curriculum covers flamenco, Spanish folk dances, danza estilizada, and escuela bolera, studying the roots and history of the forms alongside the technique and artistry.

**STRETCH & CONDITIONING

Dancers will be guided through stretching and conditioning exercises that support a dancer’s flexibility, strength, and overall fitness. Information about injury prevention and tools to maintain their physical readiness in support of their dance training will be taught throughout the course. This class is recommended for all Encuentros and La Academia students to further support their training.


TAP

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/JAZZ

In this class students will have the opportunity to explore both tap and jazz dance. Equal time will be spent exploring each genre. For more information about jazz and tap, please see their individual descriptions. This class will perform two dances at the end of the year.

**Please note Elective classes DO NOT perform in the recital.
*These classes will not perform at the recital.


 

 

TUITION & FEES

  • Encuentros: Open Class Program 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.
 

 


 
 
 


Encuentros Program Tuition

Payment Options

EARLY BIRD
TUITION PRICE

REGULAR
TUITION PRICE

Annual Payment Plan

$896.00

$996.00

Quarterly Payment Plan

$224.00

$249.00



Electives Tuition (Non-Recital Classes)

Payment Options

EARLY BIRD
TUITION PRICE

REGULAR
TUITION PRICE




Annual Payment Plan
30 Minute Class
$320.00
30 Minute Class
$360.00
60 Minute Class
$600.00
60 Minute Class
$680.00
90 Minute Class
$800.00
90 Minute Class
$880.00




Quarterly Payment Plan
30 Minute Class
$80.00
30 Minute Class
$90.00
60 Minute Class
$150.00
60 Minute Class
$170.00
90 Minute Class
$200.00
90 Minute Class
$220.00



 


 

Dress Code for Encuentros: Open Class Program

All students are required to adhere to the dress code in order to participate. See the Student Resources Tab for a list of resources to support finding your required uniform.

HAIR:
See specific hair requirements listed for each class.
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 listing for each class' specific dress code requirements.

BALLET
Please note: click on style ID to purchase.

Ladies:
  • All 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.
  • Black leotard Capezio style #CC201C (child sizes); CC201 (adult sizes).
  • *Any brand flesh toned transition tights.
  • *Any brand flesh toned ballet slippers. Canvas recommended.
  • Ages 6 & 7 - Black pull on skirt Capezio style #TC0011C (Required).
  • Ages 8 & up - Any brand black wrap skirt (Optional).
Gentlemen:
  • Long hair must be secured away from face. 
  • Any brand white fitted dance t-shirt
  • Any brand black footed or transition tights (recommended Capezio Tactel footed tights style #10361B (child sizes); 10361M (adult sizes); or Body Wrappers convertible tights B92 (child sizes); M92 (adult sizes).
  • OPTIONAL - Any brand black ballet socks (available from Boysdancetoo.com)
  • Any brand black ballet slippers. Canvas recommended.
  • REQUIRED - For boys 10 and older, any brand nude dance belt (quilted recommended).

FLAMENCO, FOOTWORK TECHNIQUE, SEVILLANAS & CASTANETS, SPANISH DANCE
Ladies:
  •  All 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.
  • Black leotard Capezio style #CC201C (child sizes); #CC201 (adult sizes).
  • *Any brand flesh toned transition tights.
  • Ankle-length black flamenco skirt (recommended brand BalTogs #9100C (child sizes); #9100 (adult sizes)).
  • Black flamenco shoes with nails (available at Capezio, Menkes, and other online retailers). Flamenco Level 2 classes for ages 10-12 and 13-18 are required to have professional level flamenco shoes with nails, as these shoes have added support for the level of footwork that is required in the upper levels. For all other students, nails in shoes are optional.
  • Castanets: Castanets should be sized accordingly. Please speak with the dance store professional to be sure the student has the right size castanet for their body. (Available at Menkes and select music stores).
Gentlemen:
  • Long hair must be secured away from face. 
  • Any brand white fitted t-shirt (recommended brand Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
  • Any brand black jazz pants.
  • Black flamenco shoes with nails (available at Capezio, Menkes, and other online retailers). Flamenco Level 2 classes for ages 10-12 and 13-18 are required to have professional level flamenco shoes with nails, as these shoes have added support for the level of footwork that is required in the upper levels. For all other students, nails in shoes are optional.
  • Castanets: Castanets should be sized accordingly. Please talk to the Menkes rep to be sure the student has the right size castanet for their body. (Available at Menkes and select music stores).

JAZZ & TAP
Ladies:
  • Hair must be pulled back away from face and off of neck. Ponytails are acceptable. Short hair must be secured away from face. No excessive hair accessories like large bows or fascinators. All hair accessories should match color of hair.
  • Black leotard Capezio style #CC201C (child sizes); #CC201 (adult sizes).
  • Any brand black leggings (worn over leotard).
  • Jazz Classes - Black jazz shoes Capezio style #EJ2C in Caramel color.
  • Tap Classes - Any brand lace up oxford style black tap shoes (recommended Capezio style #TIC TAC TOE 443C/443B/443)
Gentlemen:
  • Long hair must be secured away from face.
  • Any brand white fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190, B400 WHT).
  • Any brand black jazz pants.
  • Jazz - Black jazz shoes Capezio style #EJ2C (child sizes) EJ2 (adult sizes).
  • Tap - Any brand lace up oxford style black tap shoes (recommended Capezio style #TIC TAC TOE 443C/443B/443).
  • REQUIRED - For boys 10 and older, any nude dance belt (quilted style recommended).

LATIN RHYTHMS & SALSA
Ladies:
  • Hair must be pulled back away from face and off of neck. Ponytails are acceptable. Short hair must be secured away from face. No excessive hair accessories like large bows or fascinators. All hair accessories should match color of hair.
  • Black Capezio style #CC201C (child sizes); CC201 (adult sizes).
  • *Any brand flesh toned transition tights. Any brand skin color or nude tights.
  • Any brand black wrap skirt.
  • Ballroom shoes should be open toe, practice heel to 2.5 inch flared heel permissible, in flesh tone colors only, no metallics.
Gentlemen:
  • Long hair must be secured away from face.
  • Any brand white fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
  • Any brand black jazz pants.
  • Black dress shoes or Capezio shoe #SD103 practice style or dress shoes.
  • REQUIRED - For boys 10 and older, any brand nude dance belt (quilted recommended).

HIP HOP
Ladies & Gentlemen:
  • Hair must be pulled back away from face and off of neck. Ponytails are acceptable. No excessive hair accessories like large bows or fascinators. All hair accessories should match color of hair.
  • Ballet Hispánico t-shirt (available for purchase in School of Dance Office).
  • Any brand black leggings, athletic pants, sweatpants, or jazz pants.
  • Sneakers. Do not use everyday street shoes for class. To keep our dance space safe and free of street debris such as glass and rocks, a designated pair of sneakers for use in the studio is highly recommended.
 
AFRO-CARIBBEAN
Ladies:
  • Hair must be pulled back away from face and off of neck. Ponytails are acceptable. Short hair must be secured away from face. No excessive hair accessories like large bows or fascinators.
  • Black style Capezio leotard style #CC201C (child sizes); CC201 (adult sizes).
  • Any brand solid black, ankle length leggings.
Barefeet.
Gentlemen:
  • Long hair must be secured away from face.
  • Any brand white fitted dance t-shirt (recommended Body Wrappers B190 (child sizes), B400 (adult sizes)).
  • Any brand solid black, ankle length leggings.
  • Bare feet.
 
*It is essential that all students are in the appropriate flesh toned tights, slippers and shoes, to match the student's natural skin tone as close as possible. Please see the Student Resources tab for a list of resources 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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