2017 Summer Intensive (Ages 8+)
2017 BALLET HISPÁNICO SUMMER INTENSIVE
A one-of-a-kind Summer Intensive that challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums, all through a multicultural lens at one of the nation's leading training programs.
- Daily Classical Ballet & Pointe classes founded in Cuban methodology, a specialty unique to Ballet Hispánico
- Classical Variations & Partnering
- Modern & Contemporary classes with leading artists in the field from Limón and Dunham to Improvisation and Contemporary Partnering
- Flamenco Series for both beginners and more experienced students, focusing on the cante, palmas, and palo studies
- Ballet Hispánico Repertory classes taught by Ballet Hispánico Company Members & Alumni
- Conditioning & Stretch
- Master Classes in Hip-Hop, House, Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Escuela Bolera, and more!
- Professional Development Seminars including:
College & Beyond
Ask the Pros: Q&A Sessions with Ballet Hispánico Company Members
Dancer Wellness & Self-Care
- Parent Forums: learn how to communicate with your child to support their journey through the dance world
- Open Studios on final day of Intensive
Note that Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for Summer Intensive students.
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Admission to the Summer Intensive is by audition only.
Upcoming NYC Audition Dates
All NYC auditions are held at Ballet Hispánico at the Arnhold Center
167 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024
Sunday, April 30
9:30 Registration starts
10-10:45 am (ages 8-10)
11:00-12 pm (ages 11-13)
12:15-1:30 pm (ages 14+)
Please bring the following items to the audition:
1) Audition application form (download HERE)
2) $20.00 Audition fee
4) If student dances en pointe, he or she should bring pointe shoes to the audition
If you are unable to audition in New York, you may submit a video application. Instructions for the video audition may be downloaded HERE.
Contact the School of Dance office at 212-362-6710 or email us at email@example.com.
Download the audition application form
Download the video audition instructions
All national auditions dates have passed--thanks for your interest!
Register before April 15: $2,000
$530 Deposit following acceptance into the program, non-refundable
A limited amount of financial aid is available to program participants.
Photos (c) Paula Lobo
Guest Master Teacher
Laura Alonso, daughter of world famous Cuban ballerinas Alicia Alonso, and Fernando Alonso, is a dance teacher, coach, and expert at staging ballet classics. Ms. Alonso’s 25 year performing career with Ballet Nacional de Cuba included soloist work in all of the traditional classics. Today she travels around the world teaching and staging classic ballets for pre-professional and professional companies, such as London’s Royal Ballet School and The Royal Danish Ballet.
Ms. Alonso was honored with an award as the best coach at the Jackson International Ballet
Competition in 1990. Her student, Jose Manuel Carreno, won the Grand Prix de Ville, the highest award attainable. Ms. Alonso has served as coach, jury member, and teacher at the Jackson IBC and as jury member of the Concours International de Dance de Paris, France, the Alicia Alonso International Ballet Competition and other competitions around the world.
Under Ms. Alonso’s direction, the Center ProDanza of Cuba was established in 1994. ProDanza has contributed to the formation of classical dance talents, such as José Manuel Carreño and Xiomara Reyes of American Ballet Theater, Arionel Vargas of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet of Canada, Yat-Sen Chang of the British National Ballet, among others. ProDanza strives to achieve a consistent methodology that allows the dancers to progress from initiation to professional life based on the teaching methodology and technique of the Cuban School of Ballet. Ms. Alonso’s own company founded in 1995, Laura Alonso Ballet, has traveled to Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Guadeloupe and Jamaica.
All audition dates can be found in the above 'Auditions' tab.
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.
Students will be notified via e-mail of acceptance into the Summer Intensive 1 week following the audition.
Students unable to attend the NYC audition may submit a video. All criteria for the video submission can be found here.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
Upon acceptance into the Summer Intensive, all students can apply for scholarship. The scholarship application form is part of the registration form. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent via e-mail two weeks after submission.
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.
Students will need to register and make a deposit to secure their place in the summer intensive.
When can I register?
Students may sign up for 1, 2, or 3 weeks of the program.
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.
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?
As of June 20, 2017, tuition for the 2017 Summer Intensive is now past due. If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please feel free to contact the School at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-362-6710 ext. 10 or 13 to make arrangements.
The School of Dance will hold a welcome orientation for students and guardians on the first day of the program Monday, July 10th at 8:00am here 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 9:30am 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, found here. For BH merchandise and gear, we invite you to stop by our School office.
Will students be provided with a locker during the program?
Students attending the full 3-week program will have Open Studios on the final day of intensive. Students that are not attending the full 3-week program, but will be present during week 3 (July 24th -28th), will participate at the faculty’s discretion.
What is Ballet Hispánico's policy on arrivals and dismissials? 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 and return the attached “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.