Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Announces Winter Adult Class Series
Ballet Hispánico, the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, announces that registration is now open for Winter Adult Classes in the School of Dance.
“Whether you dance because of your love of dance, to celebrate your heritage, for fitness, or to meet new people, we are thrilled to invite adults to join us for classes again this winter,” said Michelle Manzanales, Director, School of Dance, Ballet Hispánico. “Our world-class teachers welcome dancers of all ages and levels of experience to join us at our Upper West Side home for class series from January through March 2023.”
With seven different series available, there’s a class for everyone! All levels are welcome in every style: Ballet and Ballet Fitness, Flamenco, Hip Hop, Salsa, and Zumba. Get in shape, brush up on your dance moves, and meet new friends!
Classes begin the week of January 17th, and are as follows:
Absolute Beginner Ballet with Victoria Vargas on Tuesdays at 7:15pm. Designed to introduce basic principles, this is the perfect class for the new dancer, providing the necessary tools to allow class members to understand how a ballet class works and how the muscles in one’s body need to engage to achieve the simple but complex steps of this dance style.
Ballet Fitness with Victoria Vargas on Thursdays at 7:15pm. With a focus on floor barre technique and center ballet work, this series is recommended to those who wish to build solid technical foundations in ballet, stay in shape, and prevent or recover from injuries. Ballet Fitness is for dancers looking for a low-impact form of exercise to strengthen their cores and extremities using different targeted exercises to keep the body challenged.
Flamenco with JoDe Romano “La Chispa” on Saturdays at 2pm. 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!
Hip Hop with Anthony ‘AntBoogie’ Rue II on Tuesdays at 7:15pm. Learn elements of hip hop grooves, culture and ability to express yourself on the dance floor. Work on choreography, musicality, and your ability to perform. This class will clean movements, correct bad habits, all while learning fun and energetic routines that delivers an enriching cardio workout.
Beginner Salsa with Marisabel Vasconez on Mondays at 6:45pm. Get your body moving 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.
Beginner/Intermediate Salsa with Marcus Valentin on Thursdays at 7:15pm. This class is designed as the continuation of Beginner Salsa and is also ideal for those who have prior training in this dance style. This series will give you the opportunity to take your training to the next level! Steps are safe for all ages and no partner is needed.
Zumba with Tamika Myers on Saturdays at 1:45pm. Zumba offers a total workout that combines all the elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave. You’ll energize yourself to the beat of Latin rhythms while dancing and working out!
Adult Classes are at Ballet Hispánico’s studios at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC and are sold in complete series packages by genre. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/additional-learning/adult-classes.