Los Explorers Summer Dance Camps (Ages 3-5)

Ballet Hispanico's Los Explorers Summer Dance Camps engage boys and girls ages 3-5 in a lively exploration of the art and culture of four Latin American countries.


JUNE 13- JULY 8, 2016

Our Explorers will move and play in Mexico, jump and create throughout Haiti, and learn the songs and dances of Spain and Puerto Rico in our week-long camp adventures at Ballet Hispanico! Through activities that build creative skills in a safe and inclusive environment, we take our Explorers on a multi-sensory journey around the rhythms, stories, and natural wonders of our featured countries. Every week culminates in an open-studio invitation for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Explorer’s journey. Ven con nosotros! Join us!

Each week-long camp is Monday through Friday from 9AM-12PM. 
The Puerto Rico camp runs Tuesday through Friday due to the Independence Day holiday.
In-studio presentations each Friday for parents.


Tuition: $375 per week-long camp.
Tuition for the Puerto Rico camp is $300.
Online: Register HERE.
By phone: Contact the School of Dance office at 212-362-6710
Visit: Ballet Hispanico School of Dance, 167 West 89th Street near Amsterdam Ave (Tuesday through Friday 2PM-7PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM)




June 13-17: MEXICO

Explore the wonders of the ancient Aztec Empire! Children will learn about the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon through folkloric movement and music. They will clap to the beat of the Jarabe Tapatio, paint ceramic figures like the locals of Tulum and celebrate the culture with their own piñata!


June 20-24: HAITI

Move to the beat of bamboo trumpets, guiros, and maracas as we discover a country where French, Taino, African, and Spanish cultures come together! Children will learn Haitian folkloric dance, explore the world heritage site of The Citadelle fortress, and make their own coffee can maracas and masks for the Haitian Carnival! Inspired by the culture of this Caribbean country,  children will explore its nature, music, dance, and art.


June 27-July 1: SPAIN

Jump into the world of Flamenco! Children will dance through the beats of the castañuelas and learn how to do golpes and palmas. They will listen to the Spanish guitar in a special workshop guided by our very own Flamenco pro, Kiri Avelar!  Children will be inspired as they recreate the imaginative adventures of Don Quixote!



Dive into the Isla del Encanto! Children will move to the beat of the bomba y plena as they dance their way through the streets of old San Juan, explore the Castle of San Cristobal, and leap through the famous beaches of this beautiful archipelago. Through stories, songs and art, they will discover the history of the Taino people. 




Parent Testimonial
"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 Hispanico does.” 

-Madeline Tsingopoulos, Los Explorers Summer Dance Camp parent

Photos (c) Raquel Valiente, Paula Lobo

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