Community Programs

Programas comunitarios de danza y musica son dirigidos por los artistas didácticos de Calpulli y toma lugar en los estudios profesionales en Queens, Staten Island, y New Rochelle. Los programas se enfoca en las tradiciones danzisticas y musicales regionales de México. El entrenamiento incorpora lecciones de historia, fundamentales de danza y musica, trabajar en equipo, y apoya, en general, las vidas activas y saludables. Los programas son a bajo costo o por donacion voluntaria. Todas están invitadas a esta experiencia única llena de diversión, movimiento, y aprendizaje.

Youth Dance & Music Programs

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Spaceworks (Queens)
33-02 Skillman Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Students 5-8 years old

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Students 9-12 years old

2:30pm – 4:00pm: Students 13 years +

2:30pm – 4:00pm: Adult beginner

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Guitar class (minimum age 8 years old)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Accordion class (minimum age 10 years old)

Performance: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 @ Flushing Town Hall

New Rochelle Public Library

1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Fall session: September 10 & 17; October 8 & 22

2:15pm – 3:15pm: Students 7 -10 years old

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Students 11 years old + (including adults)

Performance: Tuesday, November 1st @ 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island)
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

9:00am – 10:30am: Students 5-8 years old

10:30am-12:00pm: Students 9 years+

Performance: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 @ Flushing Town Hall (link below)

Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank)
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701

Saturdays beginning

1:30pm – 2:45pm: 7 -12 years old

2:45pm – 4:00pm: 13 years + including Adults

East Elmhurst Community (Queens)
2625 97th St., East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Saturdays 10am – 11am

Calpulli Community at the East Elmhurst Community School is open to matriculated students at the schools and their families. Please contact us at if you feel you meet these requirements or speak directly with school administration.

Performance: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 @ Flushing Town Hall

Classes for Adults in Queens

Dance Classes

La meta principal de la clase es dar a los adultos de cualquier edad accesibilidad al entrenamiento dancistico de alta calidad mediante un artista didactico, progresar en el entrenamiento, y obtener los beneficios de la danza en la vida de uno, incluso alegria, condicion fisica, enfrentar retos, y mucho mas.

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Spaceworks, 33-02 Skillman Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101

2:30pm – 4:00pm: Adult beginner, Fee for Adults: $15/ class

Performance: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 @ Flushing Town Hall

Music Classes

Calpulli Music es un programa de Calpulli Danza Mexicana con la meta de dar acceso al entrenamiento musical de alta calidad con los instrumentos relacionados con la musica Mexicana. Las clases por donacion voluntaria para jóvenes y de bajo costo para adultos y estan abiertas al publico general y tambien buscan servir en especifico la comunidad Mexicana y Mexico-Americana. Las metas de las clases de musica incluyen enriquecimiento de las vidas individuales por medio de la música, entrenamiento y educación con el instrumento dentro del contexto de la cultura Mexicana, y compartiendo la experiencia por medio de las presentaciones.

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Spaceworks, 33-02 Skillman Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Guitar class, Fee for Adults: $10/ class

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Accordion class, Fee for Adults: $10/ class

Performance: Sunday, December 18th, 2016 @ Flushing Town Hall

Parent Testimonials

Pre-Teen Student with Calpulli Community

"Sweat beading down my face. Smiling at the hundreds of people in the audience. Four months ago I never thought I would be dancing on the stage of the famous Alvin Ailey Studios in Manhattan with my fellow classmates. All I hear when the dance ends is cheering and applauding as my family embraces me with joy."

Brooklyn Public Library, Programs & Exhibitions Department

"We received a great response and appreciation from the audience (both kids and adults) after the program. We love the unique and energy filled programing you continually bring."

Brooklyn Public Library

My daughter’s Headstart teacher noticed she had a special talent for dance, and urged me to find a dance program for her. But when I began to look around for programs, all them were unaffordable for me as a single mother who had recently lost my husband. I felt so sad thinking that I couldn’t develop her gift because of our economic situation. Then, by chance, I found Calpulli. Even during weeks when we were struggling to pay for food and rent, I knew we would be able to go to class. The program provided a constant for my daughter every week. I feel like Calpulli has been an angel for our family.

I could not be happier to have my daughter enrolled in Calpulli. In a nurturing environment, she learns about her parents’ culture and gets to know other kids like her. Now my daughter realizes she’s Mexican, and when she hears a song, she says, hey that’s our song! It’s also a great experience for the parents. I’m always running around working, so I don’t even have time to sit down and breathe. At Calpulli, while our kids are in the class, the parents have time to connect. I met so many strong mothers, and I honestly feel that their support got me through some hard times in my life.