Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance Participates in Kids Week at Intrepid Museum
Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance
Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance
Kids Week at Intrepid Museum
February 22 & 24, 2022
New York, NY – Ballet Hispánico announces participation in Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum on February 22 & 24, 2022, 10am-5pm. This interactive, fun-filled exploration features excerpts of the Ballet Hispánico repertoire. Music, cultural connections, choreography insights, and history come together to deepen the audience's experience of dance. For more information and to register, visit intrepidmuseum.org/kidsweek.
Ballet Hispánico School of Dance staff members will lead children in an interactive crafting project to explore the rhythms of Latinx culture across a variety of different countries. Stop by for a 'ticket to fun' and a preview of Ballet Hispánico's exciting 2022 Summer Camp offerings! Age range 3-8 years old. Pa’lante Scholars will also perform excerpts of repertory favorites on February 24 at 1pm and 3pm.
Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum welcomes kids of all ages and interests to learn about science, technology, engineering, the arts and math through fun-filled activities, live animal shows, hands-on workshops, performances, special guests and interactive demonstrations designed to educate and inspire. Kids Week 2022 runs from Saturday, February 19 – Saturday, February 26. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org/kidsweek.
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.
The School of Dance is the direct link to the organization's values of access, opportunity, and pride for all students interested in dance and Latinx culture. For more information and to register, visit ballethispanico.org/school/ or email email@example.com.
The Pa’lante Scholars initiative is an innovative, tuition-free professional studies program designed to bridge the gap between the pre-professional and professional stages of a dancer’s career. Ballet Hispánico is answering the need for more career centered programs that build artistry and leadership for our communities, without the financial burden often tied to professional development. We believe that a talented young dancer should never be held back by financial strain. Removing the financial barrier to professional training will in turn ensure young dancers can pursue artistic careers without the burden of debt. The impact of this vision will be reflected as dancers are better able to flourish in their artistic careers, ultimately strengthening recognition and representation of Latinx dancers in the field.
For information on Intrepid Museum’s COVID-19 health and safety policies, visit intrepidmuseum.org/LatestNews/August-2021/NYC-Vaccine-Mandate-for-Museum-Visitors.
About Ballet Hispánico
For more than fifty years, Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy and is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences.
National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez founded Ballet Hispánico in 1970, at the height of the post-war civil rights movements. From its inception Ballet Hispánico fo-cused on providing a haven for Black and Brown Latinx youth and families seeking ar-tistic place and cultural sanctuary. By providing the space for Latinx dance and dancers to flourish, Ballet Hispánico uplifted marginalized emerging and working artists, which combined with the training, authenticity of voice, and power of representation, fueled the organization’s roots and trajectory. In 2009, Ballet Hispánico welcomed Eduardo Vilaro as its Artistic Director, ushering in a new era by inserting fresh energy to the company’s founding values and leading Ballet Hispánico into an artistically vibrant future. Today, Ballet Hispánico’s New York City headquarters house a School of Dance and state-of-the-art dance studios for its programs and the arts community. From its grassroots origins as a dance school and community-based performing arts troupe, for fifty years Ballet Hispánico has stood as a catalyst for social change.
Ballet Hispánico provides the physical home and cultural heart for Latinx dance in the United States. Ballet Hispánico has developed a robust public presence across its three main programs: its Company, School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnerships.
Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted com-munity engagement efforts Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies underrepresented voices in the field. For fifty years Ballet Hispánico has provided a place of hon-or for the omitted, overlooked, and oppressed. As it looks to the next fifty years and be-yond, Ballet Hispánico seeks to empower, and give agency to, the Latinx experience and those individuals within it.
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