Arts and Education Residencies
Bring the fun and educational components of dance right to your classroom! Ballet Hispanico's Arts and Education Residencies are specially-designed to meet the developmental needs of children and to support their teachers and parents. Our Residencies bring professional teaching artists into your school to lead students through an extended series of dance workshops that engage students with dance and Latino culture.
All residencies include:
- A planning meeting
- Weekly 45-minute lessons with a teaching artist
- A reflection meeting with classroom teachers
- A fully-costumed culminating performance for friends, teachers, and parents
Educators also have the opportunity to participate in Professional Development Workshops that introduce key dance concepts and ways to integrate them into classroom curriculum. Additional programs can be added depending on the needs an interests of each school.
For more information about our programs, please contact our Community Arts Programs Manager. In addition, please e-mail our External Affairs Office to find out how your donation can help make these programs possible.
Ballet Hispanico is a licensed vendor through the New York City Board of Education: Vendor No. BAL 06500, Contract No. QR891DF. Ballet Hispanico's residencies meet the standards set in the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, as well as the New York State Standards in the Arts, English Language Arts and Social Studies.
Grades K-2Students explore physical expression and build vocabulary in movement and Spanish language with use of dances, literature, art and music from the Hispanic Diaspora. They also learn about body and spatial awareness and explore different movement qualities.
Grades 3-5Students delve into learning a specific movement style from the Hispanic Diaspora, while building a physical and cognitive understanding of the rhythm, sequencing, movement quality and patterns informed by that style. Movement styles include: Afro-Caribbean, Spanish Dance, Modern Dance, and Folkloric dances of the Americas.
Photo by: Joshua Preston
Teaching Artist: JoDe Romano
Flamenco Student: Craig, 3rd Grade PS 166m
Grades 9-12Specially-designed programs, depending on the level of experience with dance, will help students explore movement qualities and connect them with student led projects based on their learning in dance and culture. This program is adaptable for ESL students and groups studying subjects such as Spanish language, history, or dance. Movement styles include: Afro-Caribbean, Spanish Dance, Modern Dance, and Folkloric dances of the Americas.
Ballet Hispanico works to the best of its abilities to fit the needs of groups interested in working with us.
In addition to the in-school residencies, we provide workshops in places like colleges, universities, community centers, dance schools, businesses, and special interest groups.
We also offer workshops designed for Spanish speaking students learning English and for students learning Spanish. Depending on the level of experience with dance, participants explore movement and cultural content with teaching artists that are well prepared for the needs and interests of the group. Let us know what is unique about your group and we will try our best to fit your needs.
- Dance Schools
- ESL Students
- Spanish Language Students