Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Announces In-Person and Virtual Summer Sessions

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Ballet Hispánico announces its in-person and virtual summer student programs. With early childhood summer camps, a summer boot camp for beginner and intermediate level students, a three-week pre-professional training intensive, and emerging professional artist workshop, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance has summer offerings for dancers of all ages through adult. Registration is open now, scholarships are available for all programs, and the early bird registration deadline for discounts is April 30, 2021. For more information and to register, visit

Ballet Hispánico's early childhood summer dance camps, Los Explorers (Ages 3-5) and Los Adventurers (Ages 6-8), are certain to inspire students with opportunities for self-exploration, creative independence, and socialization all July. Offering the very best of dance and culture, young dancers remain active in recreation, learning, creativity, and fun, at America's leading Latinx dance organization.

"COVID-19 may be limiting our activities right now, but it does not stop our desire to be creative and connect. We are excited to be able to offer the option to take our summer courses virtually or in-person this summer, ensuring that our students, of all ages, stay connected, dancing, and learning, whether at home or in the studio" said Michelle Manzanales, Director of the School of Dance, Ballet Hispánico. Summer programs are planned to take place both in-person and virtually. Registration is limited for both options and strict COVID safety measures are in place for in-person dancers. 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 options. Students outside of the tri-state area may not attend the in-person offerings. The virtual program is open to students in any location. Ballet Hispánico remains committed to continue closely monitoring developments of COVID-19 along with the safety and health regulations mandated and suggested by our local, state, and national governments.

Summer Intensive
July 12-July 30, 2021
Auditions are required to register for Summer Intensive. Ages 12-14 can audition virtually on Zoom. Ages 15 and up must submit a video audition. For audition dates and deadlines, please continue to our Summer Program Auditions page. Summer Intensive challenges students to strengthen their technique and develop skills for the professional dance world. Ballet Hispánico's three-week pre-professional Summer Intensive for intermediate to advanced dancers, challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, as well as experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums - all through a multicultural lens at America's leading Latinx dance organization. Classes include ballet, classical variations, men's class, modern, contemporary, flamenco, Ballet Hispánico repertory, and stretch & conditioning. Additional highlights include a Spanish Dance Series with world-class faculty; master classes in hip-hop, salsa, and more; and professional development seminars covering auditions, a future in the arts, and injury prevention. For more information and to register, visit

June 21 – July 2, 2021
Audition is required; video submissions are due Friday, April 30.
ChoreoLaB is a unique, holistic program which shapes hirable, competitive dancers who are ready to advance their careers. Designed for the emerging artist, ChoreoLaB immerses students in a professional dance experience.

Program highlights include:
Daily Company class, improvisation, movement invention, Ballet Hispánico repertory, and guest choreographers in the creative process of new work - previous guests include Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Bennyroyce Royon, and Mario Alberto Zambrano
Professional Development through forums including topics of injury prevention, financial literacy & planning, networking, personal branding, and more
Supportive feedback and guidance from artistic leaders in the field
Culminating showing and networking opportunities
For more information and to register, visit

ELEVATE!: Summer Dance Boot Camp (Ages 9-18)
One-week program, July 5-9, 2021. Open enrollment. 
A week-long intensive for beginner to intermediate level students who want to boost their dance technique, Ballet Hispánico's Elevate!: Summer Dance Boot Camp (Ages 9-18), offers classes which include Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Sevillanas, Braceo & Marcajes, Footwork & Castanets for Spanish Dance, Modern, and Stretch & Conditioning! For more information and to register, visit

Los Explorers Summer Dance Camp (Ages 3-5)
Four one-week sessions, July 5-30, 2021
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm ET 
Send your explorers on a multi-sensory journey around the rhythms and stories of Cuba, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico during Ballet Hispánico's Los Explorers Summer Dance Camp. Live classes, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm EST, encompass creative and cultural dance forms, music, and song. The perfect adventure camp for both young boys and girls, your children enjoy artistic immersion while enhancing skills, socialization, and creative independence, amongst their peers! Register for one week or all four. For more information and to register, visit

Week 1: July 5-9
Week 2: July 12-16
Week 3: July 19-23
Week 4: July 26-30

Los Adventurers Summer Dance Camp (Ages 6-8)
Four one-week sessions, July 5 - July 30, 2021
Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm ET 
For the older traveler, Ballet Hispánico's Los AdventurersSummer Dance Camp offers the ultimate integration of movement and cultural exploration. Campers spend the week journeying through the rich music and art cultures of Spain and the Caribbean through dance classes, arts & crafts, stories, games, music, and more. A five-day experience, camp takes place Monday- Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET, culminating in an open invitation for loved ones to virtually witness and celebrate their adventurer's journey each week. Ven con nosotros!--Join us! Register for one week, or all four. For more information and to register, visit

Week 1: July 5-9
Week 2: July 12-16
Week 3: July 19-23
Week 4: July 26-30

The Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education—serving over 1,000 students and celebrating 50 years of dance and culture—and offers accessible, high-quality dance training to students of all levels ages 2 through adult. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, it empowers students by offering a holistic approach to movement discovery, including pre-professional training and classes for the novice dancer. Through its pre-professional program, the School trains eclectic, versatile dancers who stand out in a competitive professional environment for their mastery of the classical ballet tradition, contemporary techniques, Spanish Dance, and performance skills. Dance training also goes beyond the classroom through cultural enrichment activities at venues across NYC, giving students a comprehensive view of the dance community at large. 

About Ballet Hispánico
Ballet Hispánico is the nation's renowned Latino dance organization and one of America's Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. Founded in 1970 by National Medal of Arts recipient, Tina Ramírez, the organization emerged during the post-civil rights movement on New York's Upper West Side, providing a safe haven for primarily Black and Brown Latinx youth seeking artistic sanctuary during New York City's plight in the 1970s. The need for place, both culturally and artistically, led families to find Ballet Hispánico. The focus on dance as a means to develop working artists, combined with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization's roots and trajectory. With its strong emphasis on dance, achievement, and public presence, the organization has flourished in its three main programs: its Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships. The organization serves as a platform for historically omitted and overlooked artists providing them with increased capacity, voice, and affirmation. Over the past five decades, by leading with Latinx culture at the forefront of performance, education, and advocacy, Ballet Hispánico's mission is a catalyst of change and possibility for communities throughout our nation. 
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