Community

Community Classes /// Clases Comunitarias

REGISTER FOR A CLASS HERE!

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!

Instructions For New Students  ///

Instrucciones para Nuevos Estudiantes

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before class begins to register the new student

To prepare, please arrive with:

  • a white T-shirt
  • leggings or shorts (no jeans)
  • hair swept up in a tight bun

Within each section below, along with schedules, you can find release and registrations forms for each program site. You can print, fill out, and bring the signed forms on your first day of class to expedite the process.

Por favor lleguen por lo menos 15 minutos antes de la clase para inscribirse.

Para estar preparados, por favor traer:

  • playera blanca
  • pantalonera o shorts (no jeans)
  • pelo en chongo

Dentro de cada sección a continuación, junto con los horarios, puede encontrar los formularios de liberación y registro para cada sitio del programa. Puede imprimir, completar y traer los formularios firmados en su primer día de clases para acelerar el proceso.

Youth Dance & Music Programs  ///

Programas de Danza y Música para Jóvenes

 

Click on a location to show schedule and online class link:

Queens - Astoria

Address /// Dirección

The Q StudioLab 4120 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Sunday /// Domingo

Classes are currently online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please visit our social media pages for links to our online classes and our online culminating event on July 28th. You can also click the link below for your specific online class.  

Las clases están actualmente en linea debido a la pandemia de Covid-19. Visite las páginas de redes sociales para clases en línea e información para el evento del 28 de Julio. Tambien puede cliquear el link abajo para tomar su clase en linea.

For 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Students 5-8 years old, Studio B, CLICK HERE.

For 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Students 9-12 years old, Studio A, CLICK HERE.

For 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Students 13 years +, Studio A, CLICK HERE.

For 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Adult beginner, Studio B, CLICK HERE.

For 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Beginner Guitar (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio, CLICK HERE.

For 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Intermediate Guitar Class (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio, CLICK HERE.

For 3:00pm – 4:00pm:  Beginner Accordion class (minimum age 10 years old) Music studio, CLICK HERE.

Click here to register for a class!

Friday /// Viernes

Fridays, 5:00pm – 9:00pm @ Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Studio,  4 West 43rd Street Suite 608, New York, NY 10036

CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR CALPULLI FRIDAYS ONLINE. Calpulli Fridays is a class for dedicated, self-motivated students of all ages who want an additional day of classes. Classes focus on expanded training in Mexican folk dance along with extended training in ballet, movement fundamentals, and choreography. Interested students must approach Teaching Artists to be considered for the the additional class. Thank you to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer for his support and making this additional resource possible.

Calpulli Fridays es una clase para estudiantes dedicados y auto-motivados quien buscan entrenamiento adicional. Las clases se enfocan un entrenamiento extendido en folklorico y ademas entrenamiento en ballet, fundamentales de movimiento, y coreografia. Estudiantes interesados en esto deben acercarse a los Profesores de Calpulli. Gracias al Concejal Jimmy Van Bramer por su apoyo en hacer esta clases posible.

Click here to register for a class!

Forms /// Formularios

You can download the release form and registration form here. Each form is needed per student.

Please print the forms and bring them with you to the first class. The forms can also be emailed to companymanager@calpullidance.org.

Please note, we have to meet a parent or guardian of any minor before they begin classes.

Puede conseguir las formularios de renuncia y liberación y de inscripción. Las formularios de requieren por cada estudiante.

Por favor imprima los formularios y los trae a la primera clase. También los puede enviar por email a companymanager@calpullidance.org. Ojo necesitamos conocer los padres o tutores de cada estudiante de menor de edad Antea de comenzar las clases.

Registration form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Registration Form – Child

Release Waiver Form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Release and Waiver – Child

Registration Form (Adults)/Forma de inscripción (adultos)

Registration Form – Adult

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (Staten Island)

Address /// Dirección

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 (Building G, Room 203)

Schedule /// Horario

Classes begin Saturday, February 8, 2020. Las clases inician el sabado, 8 de febrero del 2020.

CLASES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. SEE BELOW FOR ONLINE CLASS LINKS. CLASES ESTAN ACTUALMENTE SUSPENDIDAS POR LA PANDEMIA DE COVID-19. VEAN LOS LINKS ABAJO PARA SU CLASES EN LINEA.

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

Click here to register for a class!

Forms /// Formularios

You can download the release form and registration form here. Each form is needed per student.

Please print the forms and bring them with you to the first class. The forms can also be emailed to companymanager@calpullidance.org.

Please note, we have to meet a parent or guardian of any minor before they begin classes.

Puede conseguir las formularios de renuncia y liberación y de inscripción. Las formularios de requieren por cada estudiante.

Por favor imprima los formularios y los trae a la primera clase. También los puede enviar por email a companymanager@calpullidance.org. Ojo necesitamos conocer los padres o tutores de cada estudiante de menor de edad Antea de comenzar las clases.

Registration form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Registration Form – Child

Release Waiver Form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Release and Waiver – Child

Registration Form (Adults)/Forma de inscripción (adultos)

Registration Form – Adult

The Count Basie Center for the Arts (Red Bank)

Address /// Dirección

99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 07701

Schedule /// Horario

Classes begin Saturday, February 8, 2020. Las clases inician el sabado, 8 de febrero del 2020.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR YOUR ONLINE CLASS SERIES.

For 1:30-2:30pm: 5-9 years old, click HERE

For 2:30-3:30pm: 10-13 years old, mixed level, click HERE

For 3:30-4:30pm: 13 years + including Adults, click HERE

Click here to register for a class!

Forms /// Formularios

You can download the release form and registration form here. Each form is needed per student.

Please print the forms and bring them with you to the first class. The forms can also be emailed to companymanager@calpullidance.org.

Please note, we have to meet a parent or guardian of any minor before they begin classes.

Puede conseguir las formularios de renuncia y liberación y de inscripción. Las formularios de requieren por cada estudiante.

Por favor imprima los formularios y los trae a la primera clase. También los puede enviar por email a companymanager@calpullidance.org. Ojo necesitamos conocer los padres o tutores de cada estudiante de menor de edad Antea de comenzar las clases.

Registration form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Registration Form – Count Basie

Release Waiver Form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Release and Waiver – Child

East Elmhurst Community (Queens)

Address /// Dirección

2625 97th St., East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Schedule /// Horario

Saturdays/ Sabados

9am-11am
 
2020: Jan 11, 18, 25
Feb 1, 8, 15, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 25
May 2
 

Calpulli Community at the East Elmhurst Community School is open to matriculated students at the school and their families. Please contact us at companymanager@calpullidance.org if you feel you meet these requirements or speak directly with school administration. CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THEY CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE.

Forms /// Formularios

You can download the release form and registration form here. Each form is needed per student.

Please print the forms and bring them with you to the first class. The forms can also be emailed to companymanager@calpullidance.org.

Please note, we have to meet a parent or guardian of any minor before they begin classes.

Puede conseguir las formularios de renuncia y liberación y de inscripción. Las formularios de requieren por cada estudiante.

Por favor imprima los formularios y los trae a la primera clase. También los puede enviar por email a companymanager@calpullidance.org. Ojo necesitamos conocer los padres o tutores de cada estudiante de menor de edad Antea de comenzar las clases.

Registration form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Registration Form – Child

Release Waiver Form (minors)/Forma de inscripción (menores de edad)

Release and Waiver – Child

Registration Form (Adults)/Forma de inscripción (adultos)

Registration Form – Adult

Classes for Adults in Queens

Dance Classes /// Clases de Danza

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
The Q StudioLab 4120 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Classes begin Sunday, February 23rd, 2020. Las clases inician el domingo, 23 de febrero del 2020.

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

Click here to register for a class

Forms /// Formularios

You can download the release form and registration form here. Each form is needed per student.

Please print the forms and bring them with you to the first class. The forms can also be emailed to companymanager@calpullidance.org.

Puede conseguir las formularios de renuncia y liberación y de inscripción. Las formularios de requieren por cada estudiante.

Por favor imprima los formularios y los trae a la primera clase. También los puede enviar por email a companymanager@calpullidance.org.

Registration Form (Adults)/Forma de inscripción (adultos)

Registration Form – Adult

Music Classes /// Clases de Música

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

Address /// Dirección

The Q StudioLab 4120 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Schedule /// Horario

Classes begin Sunday, February 23rd, 2020. Las clases inician el domingo, 23 de febrero del 2020.

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Beginner Guitar (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio, Fee for Adults: $10/class


2:00pm – 3:00pm: Intermediate Guitar Class (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio, Fee for Adults: $10/class


3:00pm – 4:00pm:  Beginner Accordion class (minimum age 10 years old) Music studio, Fee for Adults: $10/class

Click here to register for a class

Parent Testimonials /// Testimonios de los Padres

Donna Damone, Teacher, Central Valley Schools

"We loved it!!!!! Just the fact that the "most challenged" of our students came up to the stage to participate was in of itself a true MIRACLE!!!!! Thank You so very much !!!! We hope to see you next year with an expanded performance of your marvelous Calpulli Mexican  Dance Company. The teachers and staff of the school expressed their amazement of your performance and the impact you had on our children. Please come again to our school next year." - Donna Damone, Teacher, Central Valley Schools

Susan Carpente-Kern, Teacher, IS61

"The first day with the students and Alberto is fabulous and wonderful!! The students had such a great time. Even parent volunteers showed up to help out. One of my former students came in to drop off some papers and said, ‘I’m jealous, why didn’t we do something like this last year! So that was great to hear."

Rebecca Anderson, Global Language Project

"The workshop was absolutely fabulous, and students LOVED it and got to learn, too 🙂 Parents stayed to watch entranced instead of making their kids leave in the middle (which I have seen with other workshops.)"

Teacher in NYC about costume-making workshops

Great job students are doing & can’t speak highly enough regarding Alberto Lopez! Students adore him. He is a consummate professional. What an amazing experience for the students and me!

Amy Wong, Queens Theatre & Calpulli Patron

On October 30, 2016, I attended "Dia de los muertos/ Day of the Dead," presented by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. At first, I did not know what to expect. Death is not a favorite topic of ethnic Chinese Americans. When I was assured there a story behind the dance, I decided to attend. Anything with a great story is good by my. Dance is not my first love but the story of young lovers parted by cruel fate, motherly Catrina, Queen of the underworld world of the Dead, grants Lupita permission to visit her lover Raul in the world of the living, reminded me of the Greek legend of Persephone, mom Demeter and Hades, the terrifying ruler of the world of the dead. So great there are connections between this folk story in the new world and that of myth from the old world. The audience's enthusiasm was infectious. The theater was full; young children attended, grandparents were there. The costumes were like enormous colorful fans for women and pinstripes for the men. The dancers smiled and the folks welcomed Raul back to the world of the living.

Teacher attending assembly at Goucher College

"I LOVED the show. It worked so well - the interactions with the audience; the costumes; the foot work; the vocalizations. It wasn't too long. It was so engaging! My class will be dancing all week and beyond! Excellent!"

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

BroadwayWorld.com on Calpulli’s “Dia de los Muertos”

""What a wonderful show!...If you haven't seen the amazing work of this company, you are missing out!"

BroadwayWorld.com

Angelica Guel, Educator and Dancer

"I love the way you continue the tradition but stretch, re-introduce Mexican folklore with/for modernity."

Angelica Guel

Luke Gorka, Performing Arts Coordinator, SUNY Geneseo, Wadsworth Auditorium

"It was truly a fantastic show! We were elated with the Día de los Muertos program and every audience reaction I saw and heard was extremely positive! You and your company are an utter joy to work with..."

SUNY Geneseo

Mary Sierra, Suffolk Community College

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful and beautiful performances on May 5th. Our campus is still talking about your dance troupe!

Major Fernando J. Maymí, CISSP, U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY

Your company’s performance at West Point this past Friday was phenomenal. Your dancers exceeded all our expectations and delivered a show that engaged and enthralled the audience in a way I have never before witnessed. Please pass on our sincere thanks to all who made this possible. Keep up the great work you’re doing in promoting our cultural heritage.

Michelle Robinson in New York City

On behalf of all of us at the B.E.S.T Program Seniors Center, I want to thank all the dancers for such a great job. The senior were totally amazed and did not stop talking about them for a week.

Mary L. Dono, Principal of The Harry T. Stewart School, Audience Development Series of Workshops Collaboration with Queens Theatre in the Park in Corona, NY

The children, straff, and parents of P.S. 92 Community of Learners would like to express out appreciation for the opportunity to host the Calpulli Mexican Dance Co. The dancers were just wonderful! The costumes and cultural roots of the music and dances were carefully explained in a child-centered manner.

Kathryn Smith, PS 163 Parents as Arts Partner in New York City

Response to the event has been incredibly enthusiastic, and… your workshop attracted some families who had never before attended a school event -- precisely what we hoped to achieve in applying for this grant.

Embassador Ramon Xilotl, Mexican General Consul in New York about Calpulli

It is admirable – the talent and the professionalism developed among the members of Calpulli, above all among the new generations born and raised in the U.S. You have that touch so Mexican that one forgets we are seeing this performance at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Jenny Seham, PhD, International Consulting, about Calpulli’s assembly performance with the National Dance Institute

The dancing and music were perfection- and your knowledge, ease with the audience, and immediate relationship with our dancers made this an afternoon that exceeded expectations.

Julia Garland, Teacher, PS 503 in Brooklyn about Residency program held January through March annually

Wow! We absolutely loved working with you. Thank you so much for everything. Alberto [Lopez] was a warm, energetic, and well-prepared teacher who we would love to have come back to our school.

Mrs. Bustamante, Teacher, Grace Lutheran Day School about show at Kupferberg Center (Queens College)

My students enjoyed the show very much. They can’t stop talking about it. Thank you.

Professor Amelia Moreno at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA

Calpulli's peformance was the perfect complement for our Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! Students truly enjoyed the live music and dancing. The interactive portion of the show was a pleasant surprise, not only fun but also educational. The audience was engaged and, at the end of the show, expressed interest in the rich Mexican culture.

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.

Amelia Moreno, Cedar Crest College

Calpulli's performance was the perfect complement to our Día de los muertos [Day of the Dead] celebration! Students truly enjoyed the live music and dancing. The interactive portion of the show was a pleasant surprise, The audience was engaged and, at the end of the show, expressed interest in the rich Mexican culture.

Peter Hulen, Wabash College, Indiana

The whole community was delighted by your excellent work, including those from the College, the Town and importantly, the local Mexican-American community.

Jeffrey Rosenstock, Former Executive Director Queens Theatre in the Park

I admire Calpulli for the great programming and equally for their ability to bring new and diverse audiences to our venue.

Sydney Skybetter, Dance Critic

…performed with vigor and soul to spare.

Queens Courier

…colorful performance leaves the audience applauding and eager for more.

Time Out New York

...Calpulli...will lead by example...accompanied by mariachi music and aztec drums. It won't be hard to coax your little ones onto their feet for some dancing with these seasoned pros.