2018 Summer Intensive (Ages 9-23)

 Photo (c) Sofia Negron

TO MAY 15!



Ages 9-23
Levels: Intermediate to Advanced 

Ballet Hispánico's one-of-a-kind pre-professional Summer Intensive challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums, all through a multicultural lens at the nation's premier Latino dance training program.

Ballet Hispánico's multifaceted Summer Intensive experience provides:
How to Audition (Creating a Video Reel, Writing a Resume, Headshots)
College & Beyond
Ask the Pros: Q&A Sessions with Ballet Hispánico Company Members
Dancer Injury Prevention & Self-Care
Open Studios on final day of Intensive

Note that Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for Summer Intensive students.
An accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), Ballet Hispánico has been a leader in dance and cultural excellence in New York City and around the world for nearly 50 years. At our Summer Intensive, students will improve their technique, gain exposure to Ballet Hispánico and guest artists, and experience all that the dance capital of the world has to offer.

Download and share program flyer HERE.


There are no longer auditions scheduled at Ballet Hispánico's headquarters. Please check national auditions dates to see if we'll be in a city near you.

The deadline to submit video applications has been extended until May 15, 2018. You can find the video application HERE.

Contact the School of Dance office at 212-362-6710 or e-mail us at school@ballethispanico.org.



Houston, TX Audition

Date: May 19, 2018

12:00pm Registration
12:30pm - 2:30pm Audition Class 

University of Houston Dance Program
Wortham Theater Building

Entrance 16 on Cullen Blvd
Houston, TX 77204

What to expect?
Audition will begin with ballet class (pointe shoes optional) followed by Ballet Hispánico repertory and improvisation.

Who is eligible?

Although our Summer Intensive accepts intermediate to advanced students starting at age 9, only dancers 15 and up will be permitted to audition in Houston. Dancers 14 and under are encouraged to submit a video audition.
Dancers 18 and up can be considered for both ChoreoLaB and the Summer Intensive, and should indicate which programs they are interested in on their audition form.

Required materials?
1) Completed audition form (download HERE)
2) 8x10 headshot



Audition and register early to save!

Program Fees:
Full Three-Week Program: $2,100

Two-Week Program: $1,525.00

One-Week Program: $800

Spanish Series Only: TBD

(All prices include the $500 deposit following acceptance into the program.)

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by Friday, June 29, 2018. Students may not begin the program until payment is received, unless financial arrangements have been made.
Other Fees:
  • Audition fee (non-refundable) : $20 (cash only)
  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $75
  • Deposit: $500

Merit and need-based scholarships available. A limited amount of financial aid is available to program participants.

 Photo (c) Sofia Negron



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 so they can fill out the audition application form, along with a headshot, and pay the $20 audition fee. Students should wear their dance attire for the audition - leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, and bring pointe shoes if they have experience.
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 week following the audition.
What if I can’t make the NYC auditions?
Students unable to attend the NYC audition may submit a video by May 15, 2018.  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.


Is housing provided for the Summer Intensive?
Housing is not provided for the Summer Intensive. We suggest trying a housing site such as Gypsy Housing on Facebook 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?
Tuition and fees for the 2018 Summer Intensive must be paid in full by June 29, 2018. If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please feel free to contact the School at school@ballethispanico.or or 212-362-6710 ext. 10 or 13 to make financial arrangements.


When and where will orientation take place?
The School of Dance will hold a welcome orientation for students and guardians on the first day of the program, Monday, July 16 at 8:00 a.m. at Ballet Hispánico. 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 BH 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 BH account.
Do all students get to perform in the Summer Intensive Open Studio on Friday, August 3?
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 (July 30 - August 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  9:00 a.m. 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.

2018 Summer Intensive Dress Code


Hair neatly secured away from face, no loose hair (for all forms)

  • Solid black leotard (no leotards with color-piping or design will be allowed)
  • Pink or flesh toned convertible (transition) tights, ballet shoes, and pointe shoes
  • *Pointe Shoes for students with previous pointe experience ONLY
  • Black wrap skirt (optional)

  • Solid black leotard (no leotards with color-piping or design will be allowed)
  • Black character/flamenco ankle length skirt
  • Black character or flamenco shoes

  • Solid black leotard (no leotards with color-piping or design will be allowed)
  • Solid Black leggings permitted (optional). No track pants permitted.
  • Bare feet, socks depending on level and teacher’s discretion
  • Jazz shoes (optional)

  • T-shirt, pants and sneakers permitted (optional)

  • Solid black leotard (no leotards with color-piping or design will be allowed)
  • Black wrap skirt (optional)
  • Ballroom or Character shoes

Hair neatly secured away from face, no loose hair (for all forms)

  • White or black crew neck t-shirt or tank
  • Black men's tights
  • Black or white socks and ballet shoes
  • White or black crew neck t-shirt or tank
  • Black jazz pants
  • Black flamenco boots or hard-soled shoes

  • White or black crew neck t-shirt or tank
  • Black jazz pants or leggings
  • Bare feet, socks depending on level and teacher’s discretion
  • Jazz shoes (optional)

  • T-shirt, pants and sneakers permitted (optional)

  • White or black crew neck t-shirt or tank
  • Black jazz pants or leggings
  • Ballroom or hard-soled shoes

  • Yoga Mats
  • Stretch band (Available for purchase at Ballet Hispánico)
  • Castanets
  • Water Bottle


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