Community

Community Classes /// Clases Comunitarias

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

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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

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Programas de Danza y Música para Jóvenes

Click on a location to show schedule and address:

Spaceworks (Queens)

Address /// Dirección

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

Entrance on 34th Street

Sunday /// Domingo

Classes begin Sunday, February 3, 2019. Las clases inician el domingo, 3 de febrero del 2019.

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

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Beginner Guitar (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Beginner Guitar Class (minimum age 8 years old), Music studio
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

Classes are canceled on the following dates. No hay clases en:

Sunday, March 24, 2019 /// Domingo, 24 de Marzo del 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019 /// Domingo, 14 de Abril del 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019 /// Domingo, 5 de Mayo del 2019

Friday /// Viernes

Classes begin Friday, February 1, 2019. Las clases inician el domingo, 1 de febrero del 2019.

Fridays, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Classes are canceled on the following dates. No hay clases en:

Friday, March 22, 2019 /// Viernes, 22 de Marzo del 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019 /// Viernes, 3 de Mayo del 2019

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.

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 info@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 info@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

New Rochelle Public Library

1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

The next session of classes is planned during the summer of 2019 in the July/August timeframe. Stay tuned for updates.

La próxima sesión de clases está programada durante el verano del 2019 en julio – agosto. Actualizaremos el horario cuando esté disponible.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island)

Address /// Dirección

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Schedule /// Horario

Classes begin Saturday, February 2, 2019. Las clases inician el sabado, 2 de febrero del 2019.

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

Classes are canceled on the following dates. No hay clases en:

Saturday, March 23, 2019 /// Sabado, 23 de Marzo del 2019

Saturday April 13, 2019 ///  Sabado, 13 de Abril del 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 /// Sabado, 4 de Mayo del 2019

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 info@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 info@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 2, 2019. Las clases inician el sabado, 2 de febrero del 2019.

1:30pm – 2:45pm: 7 -12 years old

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

Classes are canceled on the following dates. No hay clases en:

Saturday, March 23, 2019 /// Sabado, 23 de Marzo del 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019 /// Sabado, 13 de Abril del 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 /// Sabado, 4 de Mayo del 2019

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 info@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 info@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

Summer Session/ Sesion de Verano 2019
July 8 – August 6
Mondays & Tuesdays/Lunes y Martes, 11am-1pm

Classes are canceled on the following dates. No hay clases en:

Saturday, March 23, 2019 /// Sabado, 23 de Marzo del 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019 /// Sabado, 4 de Mayo del 2019

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

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

Classes begin Sunday, February 3, 2019. Las clases inician el domingo, 3 de febrero del 2019.

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

Classes are canceled on the following dates. No hay clases en:

Sunday, March 24, 2019 /// Domingo, 24 de Marzo del 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019 /// Domingo, 14 de Abril del 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019 /// Domingo, 5 de Mayo del 2019

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 info@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 info@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

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

Schedule /// Horario

Classes begin Sunday, February 3, 2019. Las clases inician el domingo, 3 de febrero del 2019.

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Beginner Guitar class, Fee for Adults: $10/class

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

Classes are canceled on the following dates. No hay clases en:

Sunday, March 24, 2019 /// Domingo, 24 de Marzo del 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019 /// Domingo, 14 de Abril del 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019 /// Domingo, 5 de Mayo del 2019

Parent Testimonials /// Testimonios de los Padres

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.