La Academia: Professional Studies (Ages 15-23)
Advanced level training for students preparing for a career in dance
Professional Studies--the highest and most challenging arm of La Academia, Ballet Hispánico's Pre-Professional Program--is designed to further the development of the advanced student in Classical Ballet, Flamenco and Contemporary forms. This subprogram is tailored for those students attending performing arts schools, those interested in college preparation for conservatory programs, and/or those pursuing a career in dance. Admission to Professional Studies is by audition only, and students have the option of pursuing the full curriculum or one of three specialized tracks—Ballet, Flamenco or Contemporary. Performance skills are honed through exposure to repertory and preparation for a year-end recital.
SCHOOL YEAR 2017-18 - Registration Open
- Thursday, June 22nd
- Thursday, July 20th
- Thursday, August 24th
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applications are not considered complete unless all forms are submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for processing.
Full Program & TracksProfess. Studies
Class ScheduleClass Attire
Mandatory Dress Code
Full CurriculumThe student who pursues the full curriculum of Professional Studies receives the highest level of training to develop versatility across the entire spectrum of Classical Ballet, Flamenco and Contemporary offerings. Our comprehensive curriculum ensures that students are fully equipped to stand out in the professional dance world. The student is placed into one of three levels according to ability.
Ballet TrackThe Ballet Track follows the internationally renowned Cuban technique, a methodology that emphasizes plasticity and virtuosity to create proficient and powerful dancers. In order to diversify and strengthen their education, students must supplement their ballet training with two contemporary or flamenco classes.
Contemporary TrackThe Contemporary Track exposes students to repertory of different contemporary choreographers, including that of Ballet Hispánico, while maintaining strong modern technique with influences of Limón and Graham as a base. In order to diversify and strengthen their education, students must supplement their contemporary training with two ballet classes.
Flamenco TrackThe Flamenco Track will solidify students’ technique as they develop their artistry through the focused study of repertory in Clásico Español, Spanish Folklore and Flamenco dance. As flamenco is a structured improvisation, students will have hands-on experience working with letras, llamadas, cierres and escobillas. In order to diversify and strengthen their education, students must supplement their flamenco training with additional technique classes.
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES LEVEL
|TUE||4:45-6:10PM||Ballet/Pointe 4B & PS|
|WED||4:30-5:55PM||OPTIONAL: Ballet/Pointe 4A & 4B|
|SAT||3:30-5:00PM||Flamenco PS: Specialized Studies|
- 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.