ELEVATE! : Summer Dance Boot Camp

Beginner to Intermediate Level Students (Ages 9-18)

July 5-9, 2021

Design the summer dance-training program for you!

ELEVATE!: Summer Dance Boot Camp is a week-long intensive for beginner to intermediate level students who want to boost their dance technique. Classes include Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Sevillanas, Braceo & Marcajes, Footwork & Castanets for Spanish Dance, Modern, and Stretch & Conditioning.


ELEVATE! will be offered in-person and virtually. Registration is limited for both options. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only residents of the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) are permitted to attend the in-person program. Students outside of the tri-state area may not attend the in-person program. The virtual program is open to students in any location. Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for students participating in the in-person program.

Auditions are NOT required to register for ELEVATE! To participate in the in-person program, students must register for the FULL program. Spanish Dance, Modern, and Ballet class bundles are available only for the virtual program. 

Tuition and Financial Aid

For more tuition details, please visit Mindbody. Early Bird tuition pricing for Summer Programs is available through April 30, 2021. Register more than one child in your family to receive a 5% discount on your tuition.

Financial support is available for our ELEVATE! families. To learn more about Financial Aid, click here, or e-mail school@ballethispanico.org for more information.

Prepare for Class

What to bring for In-Person ELEVATE!

  • Snacks (Nuts and snacks containing nuts are prohibited)
  • Non-Glass Water Bottle
  • Combination Lock (If using a locker at BH)
  • Street Shoes (For outside of studios and common areas)

Dress Code

For a detailed description of the dress code for each class, please visit Mindbody. For dancewear retailers, click here, or for suppport regarding the School's dress code, please e-mail school@ballethispanico.org.

Class Descriptions

Stretch & Conditioning - Dancers will be guided through stretching and conditioning exercises that support a dancer's flexibility, strength, and overall fitness. Information about injury prevention and tools to maintain their physical readiness in support of their dance training will be taught throughout the course.

Modern - Classes focus on developing core dance principles, such as balance and coordination, while exploring diverse movement concepts. The curriculum includes spinal articulation, floorwork, movement dynamics, use of weight, and complex rhythms, building students who are adaptable to the contemporary landscape.

Sevillanas, Braceo, and Marcajes - Students will learn various coplas of the Spanish folk dance, Sevillanas, including its history and festive tradition of Feria de Sevilla. This class will give students the opportunity to focus on strengthening the execution and precision of their marcaje and braceo technique for Spanish Dance.

Footwork and Castanets for Spanish Dance - Spanish dance forms have been the backbone of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance since its founding in the early 1970s. This class will give students the opportunity to focus on strengthening the execution and precision of their footwork & castanets technique for Spanish Dance.

Ballet and Pre-Pointe/Pointe - Students are introduced to a ballet curriculum that enables them to develop a holistic understanding of technical skills in a disciplined yet nurturing environment. Our ballet program emphasizes plasticity and virtuosity to create proficient and powerful dancers. Students will develop their pointe technique through strengthening and conditioning exercises specifically for pointe work. The class can be taken in both flat ballet shoes and pointe shoes, and will focus on developing the students' knowledge and execution of pre-pointe/pointe fundamentals.


Contact the School of Dance Office at school@ballethispanico.org

ELEVATE! Ages 9-18

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