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 Hispanico'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.

AUDITIONS
To inquire about audition opportunities, contact kavelar@ballethispanico.org.

 

Schedule for School Year 16-17 now posted below and available for download here.

Online and in-person registration now open.
Register before October 15, 2016 and receive 35% off tuition.
In-person registration hours: Tuesday through Friday 2PM - 7PM and Saturday 10AM - 4PM

 

 
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Fill out the form HERE and email to mcorporan@ballethispanico.org by October 12, 2016. 

Applications are not considered complete unless all forms are submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for processing.
 
Questions? Contact the School Office at 212-362-6710.

Full Curriculum

Two Skill Levels: PS1 (16.5 hours/week), PS2 (16.5 hours/week)
The 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 Track

14.5 hours/week: 9.5-11 hours Ballet & Pointe plus 3 hours Contemporary or 3 hours Flamenco
The 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 Track

6 hours/week: 3 hours Contemporary plus 3 hours Ballet
The Contemporary Track exposes students to repertory of different contemporary choreographers, including that of Ballet Hispanico, 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 Track

6 hours/week: 3 hours Flamenco plus 3 hours of additional technique classes (TBD in consultation with Program Advisor)
The 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 1 (PS1)


MON5:00-6:25PMFlamenco Repertory
MON6:30-8:00PMModern: Limón
TUE5:00-6:25PMBallet/Pointe
TUE6:30-8:00PMModern: Limón
THURS5:00-6:25PMBallet/Pointe
THURS6:30-8:00PMPointe and/or Repertory
FRI 5:00-6:25PMBallet/Pointe
FRI6:30-8:00PMClassical Variations
SAT12:00-1:25PMBallet/Pointe
SAT1:30-2:55PMRepertory Workshop & Professional Development
SAT3:00-4:30PMFlamenco Repertory


  

 

 
 PROFESSIONAL STUDIES LEVEL 2 (PS2)


MON5:00-6:30PMFlamenco Repertory
MON6:30-8:00PMModern: Limón
TUE5:00-6:25PMBallet/Pointe
TUE6:30-8:00PMModern: Limón
THURS5:00-6:25PMBallet
THURS6:30-8:00PMPointe and/or Repertory
FRI5:00-6:25PMBallet/Pointe
FRI6:30-8:00PMClassical Variations
SAT12:00-1:25PMBallet/Pointe
SAT 1:30-2:55PMRepertory Workshop & Professional Development
SAT3:00-4:30PMFlamenco Repertory

  


 
Class Attire and Mandatory Student Dress Code
PROFESSIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM
All students are required to have a Stretch Out Strap, available for purchase here.

Professional Studies 1 & 2
Females 
Classes – Students may wear solid black leotard of choice.
Performance - Black (BLK) leotard Style #TB1420C/TB1420
Pink convertible tights
Pink ballet slippers (recommended Capezio style #CANVAS JULIET-2028/COBRA-2030/SCULPTURE II 20321)

Ballet & Pointe 
Females:
All La Academia levels will use Capezio Leotard Style # TB1420C/TB1420 in the following colors:
Level 1A & B- White (WHT)
Level 2A & B- Pink  (PNK)
Level 3A & B- Jet Blue (JBL)
Level 4A- Purple (PUR)

Pink convertible tights
Pink ballet slippers (recommended Capezio style #CANVAS JULIET-2028/COBRA-2030/SCULPTURE II 20321)

Males All Levels:
 
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358 (men’s sizes)
Body Wrappers B190, B400 WHT (boys)
Body Wrappers Convertible Tights B92/M92  
White ballet slippers (recommended Daisy style#205 or  MEN’S CANVAS ROMEO style#2021)
White socks
Dance  belt

Flamenco
Females: 
Level leotard
Black Flamenco skirt (recommended Capezio style#9100c/9100)
Black Flamenco shoes (available at Capezio or Menkes)
Castanets (available at Menkes NY)

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)

Modern & Contemporary 
Females:
Level leotard
Pink convertible tights
Bare feet

Males:
White Capezio Tactel Crew Neck Style #10358B/10358
Black Leggings or Black convertible solid opaque tights
Bare feet
Dance belt


Where to Purchase
Ballet Hispanico 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 Hispanico students will receive a discount.

 


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