Please check here regularly for parent information and last minute updates for special events. All documents below will be posted on HSA Dance Call Board during the school year.
Last Update January 4, 2019
WELCOME TO HSA DANCE 2018-2019!
It is said that goodness came to the world in the form of love, beauty and kindness. Evil also came. She arrived as greed, hatred and selfishness. These twin sisters, The Queen of Love and Light and The Queen of Darkness could not exist without one another, two mighty queendoms spread across the universe in a sacred vow of harmony. In an attempt to gain ultimate power, the Queen of Darkness has broken their vow and evil is flooding across the universe. To save what is left, the Queen of Love and Light casts a spell to protect goodness and kindness in the form of a Brown Dove, who sings a magical song of hope. Only the gift of dance and true love can break the spell.
Welcome to, The Enchanted Forest.
- Conceived, Written and Directed by Aubrey Lynch II
- Choreographed by Aubrey Lynch II & HSA Dance Faculty
- Original Music Composer and Accompaniment, Adrià Barbosa Torregrosa
- Guest Artist Musician, HSA Music alumni, Gabrielle Garo
- Guest Artist HSA Dance Alumni, Makhila Cooke
- Narrated and Sung by Kissy Simmons, former Nala, Disney’s The Lion King
- HSA Dance Award 2019 Honoring Women of Dance Theatre of Harlem
What must I do to prepare for the year-end dance recital? Follow these steps:
Step 1: Download the HSA Dance Recital 2019 Information Letter
Download information letter: Click here
Step 2: Pay HSA Dance recital Costume Pool Fee, $25 per child by May 18. Click below (Scroll down to left)
Pay Recital Costume Fee: CLICK HERE (Scroll down and look to left)
Step 3: Fill out the dance recital permission slip: Parents must fill out form by Monday, May 13. Click below
To participate in HSA Dance Recital 2019: Click here
Step 4: Find out in which performance your child dances
Download Performance Casting Chart: Click here
Step 5: Purchase your tickets
Tickets will be through Hostos’s box office, not HSA.
- By Phone, Mon to Fri, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 718-518-4455 (No surcharge)
- Box Office Window: Mon to Fri, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (In person, no surcharge)
- Online (Online surcharge: $3.00 to $5.00 per ticket): 24 hours/7 days a week www.hostoscenter.org
Online Ticket Quick Links (Online sales surcharges: $3.00 to $5.00 per ticket):
- Sunday June 9, 1:00 PM: Click here
- Sunday June 9, 5:00 PM: Click here
- Sunday June 9, 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM (Two show package): Click here or call box office, 718-518-4455
Step 6: Volunteers and Chaperones
To chaperone or volunteer for rehearsal and performances: Click here
Step 7: Costume Parent Responsibilities (in addition to costume pool fee)
Download List of Parent Responsibilities: Click here
NEW – Families are required to purchase HSA branded leotards, tee shirts and joggers for classes that require them. Visit the HSA Dance merchandise page on the HSA website to order. Print your receipt and bring in to collect your items. HSA branded dance wear can be picked up Sept 8-Sept 14 from 12:00-5:00 PM. Click below to order.
HSA Dance Welcome Letter: Click below
Welcome HSA Dance Families 2018-2019: CLICK HERE
HSA Dance Student Registration Form. Complete your registration by filling out the HSA Dance Student Registration Google Form. Dance registration is not complete until this form is filled out: Click below
Fill out the HSA Dance Student Registration Form: CLICK HERE
HSA Dance Class Schedule 2018-2019 (Subject to change)
Download HSA Dance Class Schedule 2018-2019: CLICK HERE
HSA Holiday Calendar
Download HSA 2018-19 Calendar: CLICK HERE
HSA Dance Academy 2019-2020
To audition or be assessed for HSA Dance Academy 2019-2020 including Prep, Pre-Prep and HSA Dance Academy, fill out the pre-registration form below. Existing students taking ABT Exams do not need to audition however, they must fill out the form below to be considered. Anyone who wants to be considered for Prep, Pre-Prep and HSA Dance Academy, please fill out this form: Click below
Prep, Pre-Prep, HSA Dance Academy Pre-Registration Form: CLICK HERE
Download Class & Track Assignments for Academy Students. Click below:
Tracks will be available after ABT Exams, June 2.
Download Academy Schedules and Fees. Click below
Download the Academy Schedules and Fees for 2019-2020: CLICK HERE
ABT Exams 2019
Register here to participate in ABT Exams, June 2, 2019. Click below.
Register for ABT Exams, June 2, 2019: Click here
Dress Code 2018-2019
Dress code leotards and Hip-Hop joggers must be ordered through HSA upon registration or in person at HSA. Download the latest Dress Code Document. Click below:
Download HSA Dance Dress Code 2018-2019: CLICK HERE
Add an Email Address
Add an email address or phone number to the HSA Dance data base by clicking below. Emails will only be used for direct and additional parent communication from Dance Director:
Add contact information to the HSA Dance Database: CLICK HERE
Open Class Dance Faculty
Leyland Simmons HSA Dance Resident Choreographer, Leyland Simmons performed with the New York City Ballet, Complexions, Ailey II, Ballet X, Peridance Ensemble, Forces of Nature Dance Company, Nathan Trice’s/Rituals, and George Faison. Leyland has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow, the Cincinnati, Moscow and Miami International Ballet Festivals. Mr. Simmons is also a member of the School of American Ballet’s Alumni Advisory Committee on Diversity and a certified affiliate teacher in the American Ballet Theaters Pre-Primary to Level Three Curriculum. Adults and Children Ages 12+
- Ballet 5 -7 Intermediate/Advanced
- 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
- Men’s Ballet
- Wednesdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Kat Wildish Kat Wildish is a New York City master ballet and pointe technique teacher for students of all ages and levels. Currently, Kat teaches at Pace University, Peridance Capezio Center and Ballet Arts. Kat has performed with New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Zurich Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and The Eglevsky Ballet (under the artistic direction of Edward Villella). Adults and Children Ages 12+
- Ballet 5 -7 Intermediate/Advanced
- 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
- Teen and Adult Ballet for Absolute Beginners
- 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
General Dance Information
HSA Dance Ensemble HSA Dance Ensemble provides opportunities for dancers to achieve their highest level of excellence through rigorous training, performance opportunities and community service. It is a group of our most talented students with ambitions to attend elite arts middle schools, high schools, universities and work professionally as performers. Ages 12-17, some of these talented dancers already attend Laguardia High School, Talent Unlimited and Professional performing Arts School.
ABT Bridge Class To broaden the efforts of the Project Plié initiative and to build stronger ties to ABT’s New York City community, the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School offers a special bridge class, held weekly on Monday nights during the 2015-2016 school year. Young dancers ages 8-11 have the opportunity to study with the ABT JKO School faculty while maintaining strong ties to the studios, schools and community programs in which they are currently enrolled. HSA, one of six official affiliate schools in the world, is honored to have five of its students be the first to experience the debut of ABT’s JKO Bridge Class. https://www.abt.org/education/projectplie/jkobridgeclass/