2020 Summer Intensive (Ages 11-23)


Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Ages 11-23
3-Week Program: July 13- July 31

As America’s leading Latino dance organization, Ballet Hispánico’s unique pre-professional Summer Intensive challenges students to be versatile by strengthening their classical technique, contemporary dance styles, and Spanish Dance. With an emphasis on holistic dance training, this summer intensive will develop students’ professional skills through specialized forums and a rigorous schedule of diverse class offerings led by an international roster of master teachers and world class musicians.


Register for Summer Intensive Auditions 

Register for Summer Intensive

Classes include:
Ballet, Pointe, Classical Variations, Men’s Class, Partnering, Modern, Contemporary, Flamenco, Repertory, Conditioning & Stretch


Note: Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for Summer Intensive students

Please see tabs below for additional information or download our Summer Programs brochure here.

Questions/¿Preguntas? E-mail school@ballethispanico.org or call 212-362-6710, ext. 72 

Photo by Sofia Negron


Saturday January 25, 2020 
Saturday February 29, 2020
Saturday March 28, 2020

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled audition to allow yourself time to warm-up and have your materials ready.

Audition Fees: 
$15 for online preregistration 
$20 for Day of Registration 
*Audition fees will be waived for La Academia students if preregistered on Mindbody 

Ages 11-13 
Registration: 10:15am - 10:45am

Ages 14-17 
Reigstration: 2:30-3:00pm
Audition: 3:30-5:30pm 

Ages 18+ 
Registration: 12:00-12:30pm 
Audition: 1:00-2:30pm 

What to expect: 
Ballet (Pointe shoes optional) 
Spanish Dance 

Required Materials: 
Online preregistration
Completed audition form
8x10 color headshot

*Audition form must be filled out prior to the day of the audition. Download the audition form here or find in the audition confirmation registration e-mail.
*Incomplete audition forms will not be allowed to audition.
*Printer unavailable. Please print your own headshots.

Miami, FL
January 10, 2020
Private Audition: New World School of the Arts

January 11, 2020
Open Audition - Ages 14+
New World School of the Arts
Registration: 10:15-11:00am
Auditions: 11:00-12:30pm

Houston, TX
January 15, 2020
Private Audition: Kinder High School for the Performing & Visual Arts

January 16, 2020
Private Audition: University of Houston

New Brunswick, NJ
February 20, 2020
Private Audition: Rutgers University

Chicago, IL
Date and Location TBD


Ballet Hispánico recommends that all applicants audition in person. However, video audition submissions are acceptable if a student is unable to attend a live audition.

Applicants must demonstrate exercise that incorporate the following:
  • Ballet Barre: Tendu, grand pliés, fondus with développé en croix, grand battement
  • Ballet Center: Adagio, pirouettes en dehors & en dedans, diagonal of piqué en tournant
  • Ballet Allegro : Sautés, changement de pieds, jeté, assemblé, sissonne, grand jeté
  • Modern/Contemporary: Across the floor and center combination
  • Spanish Dance (if experienced in the form): footwork, marking sequences with vueltas, palmas, and castanet exercises

There is a $40 video audition fee, which may be paid by check (made out to Ballet Hispánico, with a note in the memo “School of Dance Audition”) or by submitting a credit card authorization form.

Before submitting your video audition, please be sure to have the following:
  • Video link or DVD, as requested above
  • Completed audition form (download HERE)
  • 8x10 color headshot
  • $40 payment via check or credit card authorization form (download HERE)

Methods of Submission

If e-mailing a link, please send to Joshua Winzeler at jwinzeler@ballethispanico.org with subject line “School of Dance Audition Video.” Be sure to include any password(s) needed to view your video reel at time of submission.

If mailing, DVD must be in a format ready to view on American DVD players. Please mail DVD to Ballet Hispánico at 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024 to the attention of the School of Dance along with other requirements listed in checklist below.

Incomplete submissions will NOT be processed.

Video audition submissions are due before or on March 28, 2020. Allow at least three to four business weeks for processing. If accepted, you will be required to complete the registration forms that are available on our website at www.ballethispanico.org. All videos become property of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance and will not be returned.

Payments may be completed as follows:
  • Online: You will need to create a log in through MindBody and follow steps if interested click here.
  • In Person: School Year Office hours are Tuesday-Friday 2:00-7:00pm & Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm. Summer Office Hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm (please refer to the School Calendar for when the hours begin)
  • By Mail to: Ballet Hispánico 167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024 (Attention: School of Dance, with a note in the memo “School of Dance Audition”)



Registration opens:
 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 
Registration closes: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 
Full tuition due: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 
Students may participate in the full three-week program, any two weeks, or any one week.


Early Bird Special:
Full Program: $1,895.00
Two Weeks Only: $1,400.00
One Week Only: $750.00

Full Tuition:
Full Program: $2,225.00
Two Weeks Only: $1,620.00
One Week Only: $860.00

Early Bird Special:
One Week: $119.00
Two Weeks: $225.00
Three Weeks: $300.00

Full Tuition:

One Week: $120.00
Two Weeks: $225.00
Three Weeks: $300.00

*Early Bird Special pricing ends April 17, 2020.

A non-refundable registration fee of $350.00 must be placed in order to secure your spot in the program. Individual programs must be paid in full upon registration. The School of Dance does NOT offer refunds, only credits. Any credits received will be applied to your Ballet Hispánico account.



All students who audition for the Summer Intensive will be considered for a Nuestro Futuro Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship program designed to support passionate young artists that are serious about their dance training. To learn more about the Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program, click here.

Financial Aid Scholarships are also available to those who qualify. Financial Aid Scholarship applications are part of the program registration form that will be provided to you in the acceptance e-mail.

To apply for a Financial Aid Scholarship, you will be required to submit the following:
  • Completed Registration Form (Download HERE)
  • 2017 or 2018 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/¿Preguntas about scholarships and financial aid? Contact school@ballethispanico.org.



Download all dress code information here.

Dancer Needs
  • Lunch/Snack (Please Note: We are a nut free camp)
  • Non-Glass Water Bottle
  • Combination Lock (If using a locker)
  • Street Shoes (For use outside of studios in building common areas)

Ballet, Pre-Pointe/ Pointe
  • Ladies: Solid black leotard (no leotards with color-piping or design will be allowed), Flesh tone (transition) tights, Ballet shoes, Black wrap skirt (optional) Note: Pointe shoes are allowed ONLY for students with previous pointe experience
  • Gentlemen: White or black crew neck t-shirt or tank, Black men’s tights, Black or white socks, Ballet shoe

  • Ladies: Solid black leotard (no leotards with color-piping or design will be allowed), Black character/ flamenco ankle length skirt, Black character or flamenco shoes, Castanets
  • Gentlemen: White or black crew neck t-shirt or tank, Black jazz pants, Black flamenco boots or hard-soled shoes, Castanets

Contemporary Forms
  • Ladies: Flesh toned transition tights, Solid black leotard (no leotards with color-piping or design will be allowed), Solid black leggings permitted with teacher approval (optional), Bare feet
  • Gentlemen: White or black crew neck t-shirt or tank, Black jazz pants or solid black leggings, Bare feet

  • Ladies: Hair neatly secured away from face, no loose hair (for all forms)
  • Gentlemen: Hair neatly secured away from face, no loose hair (for all forms)

Recommended Supplies for All Dancers (optional)
Ballroom shoes, Yoga mat, Stretch band (Available for purchase at Ballet Hispánico), Jazz shoes, Sweatpants (Hip-hop only), Sneakers (Hip-hop only), Ballet Hispánico Warm-ups, Socks (With teacher’s permission)

Recommended Dancewear Retailers

Capezio Flagship Store
1650 Broadway 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-2130
Ballet Hispánico students receive a 25% discount when shopping at this store.
30% discount available during special pop-up shop events at Ballet Hispánico.
www.capezio.com (Discount does not apply online)

Nude Barre
(888) 683-3811
Ballet Hispánico students receive a 15% discount when shopping online at this store.

Flamenco West
(310) 305-7661

Ole Ole Flamenco
(347) 960-6379

Pure Flamenco
(858) 848-0096

Flamenco Closet Creations
(903) 375-7448

Flamenco Export

Discount Dance Supply

Boys Dance Too



When are the auditions?
All audition dates can be found in the above "Auditions" tab.

What should I bring to the audition?
Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition with completed audition forms (download here), their appropriate program’s checklist materials, and pay the $20 audition fee. Students should wear their dance attire for the audition - leotard, transition tights, and ballet shoes, and bring pointe shoes and flamenco supplies (shoes, Castanets, skirts) if they have experience.

How can I prepare for New York City auditions?

Auditions at Ballet Hispánico will be composed of three parts: ballet, contemporary, and Spanish Dance. Students can expect to begin the audition with a streamlined ballet barre, centre, and pointe work (only if experienced.) The ballet portion will be followed by a contemporary section with improvisation, and will finish with an exploration of Spanish Dance.

How can I prepare for national auditions?
Students can expect an audition similar to above. National auditions will be conducted in a master class format that features contemporary dance and Ballet Hispánico repertory.

When will I be notified if I am accepted into the Summer Intensive?
Students will be notified via e-mail of acceptance into the Summer Intensive one to two weeks following the audition.

What if I can’t make the NYC or National auditions?
Students unable to attend the NYC or any national auditions may submit a video by March 28, 2020.  All criteria for the video submission can be found here.


How do I apply for scholarship?
Upon acceptance into the Summer Intensive, all students can apply for scholarships. The scholarship application form is part of the registration form. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent via e-mail two weeks after submission. For questions about financial aid and scholarships, contact school@ballethispanico.org


Is housing provided for the Summer Intensive?
Housing is not provided for the Summer Intensive. We suggest trying a housing site such as Ghostlight Housing on Facebook, Centro Maria, or AirBnB for guest housing options.


Is my spot in the Summer Intensive guaranteed if I am accepted?
Students will need to register and make a deposit to secure their place in the Summer Intensive.

When can I register? 
Students can register as soon as they are accepted into the program. Students will receive a registration form along with their acceptance e-mail.

If accepted into the Summer Intensive do I need to attend the full three weeks?
Students may sign up for one, two, or three weeks of the program.

What is the schedule like?
Daily classes include ballet, pointe, conditioning & stretch, and contemporary forms. Throughout the week students will also have classes in flamenco, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and salsa.

How are students placed in levels?  
Students will receive their level placement on the first day of classes. Placement is subject to change at the discretion of the School Director.

What is the last day to make payments toward tuition?
The final day to make tuition payments is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please feel free to contact the School at school@ballethispanico.or or 212-362-6710, ext. 72 to make financial arrangements.


When and where will orientation take place?
The School of Dance will hold a welcome orientation for all students and guardians on the morning of their first day. At the orientation, you will have an opportunity to meet our staff, see our building, and learn about the program expectations and building policies. Classes are set begin at 9:30 a.m. as scheduled. Students not attending the first week of the program will need to stop by the school office on their first day and pick up all materials then.

What is your dress code policy?
All information regarding dress code is located under the "Dress Code" tab of this page. For Ballet Hispánico merchandise and gear, we invite you to stop by our School of Dance office.

Will students be provided with a locker during the program?
Students are welcomed to store their belongings in our lockers rooms, located on the 2nd and 8th floors. During the orientation, you will have an opportunity to choose a locker and place a lock on it. We ask that you only use combination locks, as this information will be stored in the student’s Ballet Hispánico account.

Do all students get to perform in the Summer Intensive Open Studio on TBA?
Students attending the full three-week program will have Open Studios on the final day of the Summer Intensive. Students that are not attending the full three-week program, but will be present during week 3, will participate at the faculty’s discretion. 

What is Ballet Hispánico's policy on arrivals and dismissals? Will my child(ren) be allowed to leave the premise alone?
Our building opens at  9:00am each day. Students are welcomed to arrive at this time and get ready for class. At the end of the day, all students will be dismissed promptly at their scheduled time. Please be sure to arrive on time and communicate if you are running late. Additionally, if your child (under the age of 18) has permission to leave the premises on their own, please complete a “Permission to Leave Premises Form.” If the form is not completed, your child will not  be allowed to leave the building on their own. By signing this form, you are allowing your child to leave our premises anytime during the day whether it is lunchtime or dismissal, etc.


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