Adult Classes

Ages 18+ | All Levels Welcome

Adult Classes

Ages 18+ | All Levels Welcome

Adult Classes

Ages 18+ | All Levels Welcome

Adult Classes

Ages 18+ | All Levels Welcome

ABOUT SPRING/SUMMER CLASSES

APRIL 1 - JUNE 3, 2024

Embark on an exciting dance journey with Ballet Hispánico's Adult Program, where dance enthusiasts explore the dynamic rhythms of Hispanic and Latin American music. Our classes accommodate all skill levels, providing a nurturing and energetic atmosphere for growth and improvement.

Receive personalized instruction from our expert faculty as you delve into a variety of dance styles. Whether you're a novice or seasoned dancer, our program offers a distinct opportunity to ignite your passion and refine your skills year-round and during the summer months.

Join us and discover your own rhythm as you embark on an unforgettable dance journey with Ballet Hispánico.

 

CLASS TECHNIQUES

Salsa: Level 1

Join us in the Beginner Salsa for Adults! Get your body moving with us while learning the basic steps, shines, and partner work found in New York's Salsa On2 timing. All steps are safe for all ages and no partner is needed. This class explores the Latin dance of Salsa through body isolations, rhythm, and partner work which are explained and demonstrated in detail using dance kinesiology and theory.

SATURDAYS | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

TUITION: $170 (7 Classes)

Tango

In these classes, dancers will work on the foundational basis needed to dance Argentine Tango. The course includes learning individual and couples techniques and useful tools. No previous experience required and no partner is required.

TUESDAYS | 7:15pm - 8:15pm

TUITION: $190 (9 Classes)

Beginner Ballet

Join the School of Dance for this class designed to teach you the basic principles of ballet! If you have ever wanted to learn ballet, this is the perfect class for you. It will provide the necessary tools that will allow you to understand how a ballet class works and how the muscles in your body need to engage to achieve the simple but complex steps of this dance style.

WEDNESDAYS | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

TUITION: $205 (9 Classes)

Mat Pilates

Whether a dancer or not, having a strong balanced body will keep you away from chronic pain and injuries. This class will improve your posture, flexibility, balance, and body awareness. Pilates focuses on the connection between the body and the mind, being 100% present and aware during the class so when class is finished your new good habits happen without you having to think. The benefits from doing Pilates are worth the effort and for dancers out there, it will give you lean, long, and strong musculature!

Yoga

This grounding and energizing Vinyasa Flow class guides students through dynamic sequencing of postures that are linked to the breath. This open-to-all-levels class will help you increase strength and flexibility.

Salsa: Level 2

Join the School of Dance in the Advanced Beginner Salsa for Adults! This class is designed to be the continuation of our Beginner Salsa, and is also ideal for those who have prior training in this dance style. This class will give you the opportunity to take your training to the next level! Steps are safe for all ages and no partner is needed.

MONDAYS | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

TUITION: $170 (7 Classes)

Class not available for
drop-ins

Flamenco: Open Level Technique

Join School of Dance faculty member, and former soloist and choreographer for the Jose Greco Dance Company, JoDe Romano “La Chispa”, for an Adult Flamenco class series, exploring castanets, movement techniques, inspirational music, and more. ¡OLÉ!

SATURDAYS | 2:45pm - 3:45pm

TUITION: $170 (7 Classes)

Class not available for
drop-ins

Flamenco: Open Level Combinations

Join School of Dance faculty member and former soloist and choreographer for the Jose Greco Dance Company, JoDe Romano, “La Chispa”, for an Adult Flamenco Combinations class series, exploring the basic elements, choreography, and movement combinations of Flamenco. ¡OLÉ!

SATURDAYS | 3:45pm - 4:45pm

TUITION: $170 (7 Classes)

Class not available for
drop-ins

Select classes have one-time drop-in slots available. For more information contact: [email protected]

INSTRUCTORS

JoDe Romano

Flamenco

JoDe Romano "La Chispa" was a guest teaching artist & graduate of the High School for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas where she was featured in the Houston Grand Opera's Carmen. She also performed in the Franco Zeffirelli original production of Carmen, starring Placido Domingo and Maria Benitez at the Metropolitan Opera, which was broadcast for PBS's Live From Lincoln Center and then toured Japan. For over 20 years, Ms. Romano lived, studied, and performed Spanish dance in Spain and Japan, was soloist and choreographer for the José Greco Dance Company at The Joyce Theater, the Town Hall New York City, and toured the US and Spain. She was also a dancer in The Charo Show, and choreographed the Broadway Workshop production of Rita Hayworth-Hollywood Goddess, numerous Zarzuelas, and the mixed media dramatic presentation, Picasso's Guernica, at The Thalia Theater in New York.

Currently, Ms. Romano conducts Spanish dance and castanet classes at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center, has been a guest teacher at Hunter College and co-developed and taught a Dance Education Laboratory workshop at the 92Y. She has also taught master classes and workshops at NYU for NYSDEA and at Fall for Dance at NY City Center, and regularly teaches at Steps on Broadway, Ballet Hispánico, the Joffrey Ballet trainees and summer intensive NYC, Alvin Ailey, along with other locations and public schools throughout the NY metropolitan area. Ms. Romano holds a teaching license from the Bureau of Provisionary School Supervision (BPSS) under the NY Department of Education. She has completed a series of instructional DVDs on castanet and flamenco movement techniques and produced and played castanets on her "Spanish Classical Piano and Castanets" CD.

Shani Talmor

Salsa: Levels 1 & 2

Shani Talmor is a professional performer and teacher who has traveled worldwide presenting her unique Salsa style.Trained in a variety of dance styles, including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Samba and Afro-Cuban, Shani is an energetic and explosive dancer as she's been seen on Broadway's "On Your Feet", the movie "In The Heights" directed by Jon M. Chu, and other performances with artists like Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Ne-Yo, and several TV appareances. Shani has also been the associate choreographer at The Muny's production of "On Your Feet" and "Legally Blonde."

A few of her performance credits include the Jennifer Lopez's 40th Birthday Party event, The "NY Knicks" Noche Latina at Madison Square Garden and Madonna's "Smirnoff lifestyle Exchange Project" showcase.

Marcos Pereira and Florencia Borgnia

Tango

Marcos Pereira and Florencia Borgnia are Argentine Tango dancers, performers and instructors from Argentina. They started their career together in 2013, performing at many tango shows in Buenos Aires, such as "Cafe Tortoni," "La Ventana," "El Querandi," among others. They have been dedicated to tango since their early age, having the opportunity to learn and being inspired by most of the well known tango masters in Buenos Aires.  Together they have achieved a unique style, among other tango couples, because of their outstanding elegance and their technical and interpretative quality.

In 2015, they got the Second Place in the Buenos Aires City Tango Championship; they have been Finalists in the World Tango Championship in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2023 they got 9th Place in the World Tango Championship. During the latest years, they have been travelling worldwide teaching and performing at most of the biggest Tango Festivals.

Melissa Castañeda

Beginner Ballet

Melissa Castañeda started her career more than twenty years ago in Monterrey, México, where she was born and raised. She recently received her M.A. in Dance Education with a focus on American Ballet Theater's National Training Curriculum from NYU Steinhardt. She is a fully certified teacher of the NTC and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Dance Education with a Specialty in Classical from the Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey. Her dance training includes ballet, modern, and jazz in intensive courses and performances with different schools around the United States, such as Houston Ballet Academy, Orlando Ballet School, and The Ailey School.

As a teacher, Melissa has prepared students for national and international dance competitions, where they have obtained successful results, and she has received awards such as NYU's "Outstanding Scholarship and Service in Dance Education." She is a passionate dance educator who strives to positively impact the lives of her students, and she is very excited to be a part of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance.

Kyla McCarthy

Yoga

Kyla began teaching yoga in 2015 after she attended Bikram training in Thailand. Soon after she received her 200-hour Vinyasa, 75-hour Mentorship and 25-hour Restorative Training at Yoga Vida. In 2022 Kyla received her 85-hour Prenatal Yoga Certification at the Prenatal Yoga Center and was lucky enough to teach at PYC throughout her pregnancy. The practice has been a constant in her life as it has helped her battle anxiety, depression, and gain discipline. Kyla's class is accessible, creative, focused and inviting.

Vanessa Martínez de Baños

Mat Pilates

Internationally recognized dancer, teacher, choreographer and co-artistic director of DoubleTake Dance. Vanessa has been trained in Contemporary, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, Areal Silks and Acting. She can be seen dancing in Daniel Gwirtzman Company, now celebrating 10 years as a soloist. Some of her favorite shows include Lincoln Center Outdoors, Battery Dance, Rochester Fringe Festival, Christy Walsh Company and DoubleTake Dance. Recently seen as “The Queen” in the Contemporary Ballet production of “The Queen of Nöri” by Stoneworks Productions (performed in Oahu, Hawaii) and in the Fashion Magazine BAZAAR Indonesia, dancing/modeling for Fashion Designer Yinglun Zhang. Credits in Spain include choreographing “Tick Tick…BOOM!” and “I Love You, You're Perfect... Now Change” produced by Tela-Katola as well as performing with the European show "Compradores de Sueños.” Vanessa loves traveling as a teacher, judge, choreographer, and a Pilates Mat Certified Trainer.


Tuition prices can be found on our Mindbody site.



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