Summer Intensive (Ages 11-23)

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Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Ages 10-23
3-Week Program:

Ballet Hispánico’s 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 America's leading Latino dance organization.

Classes include:
Ballet, Pointe, Classical Variations, Men’s Class, Partnering, Modern, Contemporary, Flamenco, Repertory, Conditioning & Stretch


  • Spanish Dance Series featuring guest faculty
  • Master Classes in hip-hop, salsa, and more
  • Professional development seminars on audition prep, college programs, and injury prevention 

Note: Ballet Hispánico is unable to provide housing for Summer Intensive students



Registration opens: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Registration closes: Friday, May 29, 2020
Full tuition due: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Students may participate in the full three-week program, any two weeks, or any one week.


Early Bird Special:
Full Program: $1,895.00
Two Weeks Only: $1,400.00
One Week Only: $750.00

Full Tuition:
Full Program: $2,225.00
Two Weeks Only: $1,620.00
One Week Only: $860.00

Early Bird Special:
One Week: $119.00
Two Weeks: $225.00
Three Weeks: $300.00

Full Tuition:
One Week: $120.00
Two Weeks: $225.00
Three Weeks: $300.00

Early Bird Special pricing ends April 17, 2020.
Does your child have a sibling? Call the School of Dance to receive the sibling discount code prior to registering.


A non-refundable registration fee of $350.00 must be placed in order to secure your spot in the program. Individual programs must be paid in full upon registration. The School of Dance does NOT offer refunds, only credits. Any credits received will be applied to your Ballet Hispánico account.


All students who audition for Summer Intensive will be considered for a Nuestro Futuro Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship program designed to support passionate young artists that are serious about their dance training. To learn more about the Nuestro Futuro Scholarship Program, click here.

Financial Aid Scholarships are also available to those who qualify. Financial Aid Scholarship applications are part of the program registration form that will be provided to you upon acceptance.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please allow two weeks for processing.

If accepted, you may fill out the form through the registration link provided in the acceptance email.

Questions/¿Preguntas about financial aid? Contact



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 with completed audition forms (download here), their appropriate program’s checklist materials, and pay the $20 audition fee. Students should wear their dance attire for the audition - leotard, transition tights, and ballet shoes, and bring pointe shoes and flamenco supplies (shoes, Castanets, skirts) if they have experience.

How can I prepare for New York City auditions?
Auditions at Ballet Hispánico will be composed of three parts: ballet, contemporary, and Spanish Dance. Students can expect to begin the audition with a streamlined ballet barre, centre, and pointe work (only if experienced.) The ballet portion will be followed by a contemporary section with improvisation, and will finish with an exploration of Spanish Dance.

How can I prepare for national auditions?
Students can expect an audition similar to above. National auditions will be conducted in a master class format that features contemporary dance and Ballet Hispánico repertory.

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 to two weeks following the audition.

What if I can’t make the NYC or National auditions?
Students unable to attend the NYC or any national auditions may submit a video by May 8, 2020. 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. For questions about financial aid and scholarships, contact


Is housing provided for the Summer Intensive?
Housing is not provided for the Summer Intensive. We suggest trying a housing site such as Ghostlight Housing on Facebook, Centro Maria, 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?
The final day to make tuition payments is Tuesday, June 30, 2020. If you have questions or concerns regarding payments, please feel free to contact the School at school@ballethispanico.or or 212-362-6710, ext. 72 to make financial arrangements.


When and where will orientation take place?
The School of Dance will hold a welcome orientation for all students and guardians on the morning of their first day. 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 Ballet Hispánico 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 Ballet Hispánico account.

Do all students get to perform in the Summer Intensive Open Studio?
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, 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 9:00am 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 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.


Contact the School of Dance Office at or by calling 212-362-6710, ext. 72.

Summer Intensive: Ages 11-23

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