Community Classes

Community classes in dance and music are led by Calpulli’s Teaching Artists and hosted at professional dance studios in Queens, Staten Island, Red Bank (NJ), and New Rochelle. The program, for both children and adults are focused on folkloric dance and musical traditions of Mexico. The training incorporates lessons in history, fundamentals in dance and music, teamwork, and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. The program is by voluntary donation for youth and low cost for adults. Everyone is invited to this unique arts experience made up of fun, movement, music, and learning. Follow Calpulli Community on Facebook for updates, and learn more about youth and adult classes below!

Las clases comunitarias de danza y música son dirigidas por los artistas de enseñanza de Calpulli y toman lugar en los estudios profesionales de baile en Queens, Staten Island, Red Bank, y New Rochelle. El programa, tanto para niños como para adultos, se centra en la danza folclórica y las tradiciones musicales de México. El entrenamiento incorpora lecciones de historia, fundamentos en danza y música, trabajo en equipo, y apoya un estilo de vida saludable y activo. El programa es por donación voluntaria para jóvenes y bajo costo para adultos. Todos están invitados a esta experiencia artística única compuesta de diversión, movimiento, música y aprendizaje. ¡Sigue a la Comunidad Calpulli en Facebook para obtener actualizaciones y aprende más sobre las clases de jóvenes y adultos a continuación!

Youth Dance & Music Programs

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

Sundays beginning January 28th, 2018

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Students 5-8 years old, Studio B
1:00pm – 2:30pm: Students 9-12 years old, Studio A

2:30pm – 4:00pm: Students 13 years +, Studio A
2:30pm – 4:00pm: Adult beginner, Studio B

2:00pm – 3:00pm: Beginner Guitar Class (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio- Begins February 18th
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Intermediate Guitar class (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Beginner Accordion class (minimum age 10 years old), Music studio

New Rochelle Public Library

1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

WINTER session 2017:

Dates/ Fechas:
Wednesday, Dec 27th, 2017
Thursday, Dec 28th, 2017
Friday, Dec 29th, 2017
Saturday, Dec 30th, 2017

Schedule/ Horario:
3:00pm – 4:00pm: 5-7 years old
4:00pm – 5:00pm: 8-13 years old

Dress rehearsal/ Ensayo final con vestuario:
Friday, January 5th, 2018 @ 3:30pm-5:00pm

Performance for 3 Kings Day/ Presentacion final para 3 Reyes:
Saturday, January 6th, 2018 @ 4:00pm

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

Saturdays beginning January 27th, 2018

9:00am – 10:00am: Students 5-8 years old
10:00am – 11:00pm: Students 9-12 years old
11:00am – 12:00pm: Students 13+ years old

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

Saturdays beginning February 3rd, 2018

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, 11am-12pm

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.

Classes for Adults in Queens

Dance Classes

The primary goal of the class is to provide adults of any age access to high quality dance training with a Teaching Artist, to progress in this training, and to yield the benefits of dance in one’s life, including joy, conditioning, overcoming challenges, and many more.

Display current location and schedule
Spaceworks, 33-02 Skillman Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
Sundays beginning January 28th, 2018

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

Music Classes

Calpulli Music is a program by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company that aims to provide access to high quality musical training on instrumentation related to Mexican music. The donation-based to low cost classes are open to all and target the Mexican and Mexican-American community. The goals of the music classes include enriching people’s lives with the joy of music, training and education on an instrument within the context of Mexican culture, and sharing the experience through performance.

Display current location and schedule
Spaceworks, 33-02 Skillman Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
Sundays beginning January 28th, 2018

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

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Intermedia Guitar Class, Fee for Adults: $10/ class

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Beginner Accordion class, Fee for Adults: $10/ class

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.