New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive
- Ages: 10, 25
- Dates: June 27, 2022, July 15, 2022
- Location: New York, New York
- Format: In-Person
- Housing: Dorm 34 & East 3rd Residence Hall
- Artistic Director(s):
Lissette Salgado-Lucas, David Lucas
Joffrey Ballet School has partnered with Shake the Ground, The Ultimate Dance Competition, to present a three-week Hip Hop Dance Intensive in New York City. Artistic Directors Lissette and David Lucas are bringing together the most sought-after instructors and choreographers for an unforgettable summer of hip hop at the Joffrey Ballet School!
Each day will consist of four classes, where dancers will study a variety of styles including Commercial Dance, Breaking, House, Locking, Jazz/Funk, Freestyle and more!
Dancers will participate in dance battles, music videos and Talent Agency Day, where agents come to preview talent for representation. Each day will conclude with rehearsals for a new and exciting performance opportunity each week:
- Week 1: Flash Mob in the New York City
- Week 2: Music/Dance Video Project
- Week 3: Showcase Performance
Dive into the world of Hip Hop, this summer, June 27 through July 15th!
The Joffrey Ballet School has been operating in-person utilizing Covid Safety procedures since October 2020 without interruption.
The New York City Hip Hop Intensive will be operated IN-PERSON in New York, New York this summer. In the unlikely event of a government mandate which prohibits dance instruction, all students registered for in-person programming will be offered their choice of a refund (less registration and processing fees) or transfer to another program.
Artistic Directors & Faculty
Lissette Salgado-LucasBorn in Miami, Florida, Lissette evolved her passion for dance while studying with Liana Navarro, Judith Reece Newman and Marianna Alvarez. In 1988, She joined the Joffrey Ballet and danced with the company for seven years. Some of Lissette’s roles included: Balanchine’s Tarantella, Frederick Ashton’s Les Patinuers and La Fille...
David LucasBorn in Chorley, England, and raised in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, David unveiled his passion for dance at age nine. The Canadian School of Ballet is where he began training under the direction of Betty Farrally, the co founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. He later trained in Toronto and...
What to Expect
In-Person Instruction Details
Multi-layer masks are required at all times within the building common areas, but are optional while taking class. N95, KN95, and N94 masks are recommended. Masks with valves are not permitted.
All in-person students will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test, administered within 4 days before arrival at our dorms or start date of the intensive. Dancers are required to be vaccinated. Exemptions will be granted for medical, philosophical or religious reasons with the submission of one of the following forms: Medical, Philosophical, or Religious Exemption. Exemptions can be submitted when registering for an intensive.
Booster doses are strongly encouraged upon eligibility.
Tuition & Pricing
For 1 Week
For 2 Weeks
For 3 Weeks or More
Housing$649 Per Week
Ages 12 and aboveHousing is available and optional for this intensive.Multiple Week Discounts Available
Meal Plans$275 Per Week
A meal plan is available and optional for this intensive.
Additional Costs & Fees
Due at Registration
New York, New York
Our New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive will be held at:
Joffrey Dance Center
47-10 Austell Place, 4th Floor, Queens, NY 11101
Our premiere studio locations place dancers in the heart of New York City, surrounded by inspiration in every direction. From the lights of Broadway, to the renowned skyline known across the world, experience a summer of dance in this iconic city with the Joffrey Ballet School!
Dorm 34 & East 3rd Residence Hall
Available for students 12 and older. All dancers are required to be fully vaccinated, with approved exemptions permitted.
At Joffrey Ballet School we welcome our students to a safe, exciting and diverse student life where we celebrate our community. Traveling away from home is a big decision, but in doing so you have chosen to increase your opportunities to learn, grow and make life changing connections and memories.
The Residence Halls are located in prime Manhattan locations that are within short travel distance from Joffrey Ballet School, Little Italy, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more. Students will have access to a bundle of amenities as well as indoor and outdoor common areas. Optional meal plans are available. Our live-in Housing staff are available to students and parents 24 hours a day and assist by providing support and guidance at the dorm and studio. Students can sign up for an escort to and from the studio.
Although it is not required, we highly recommend that students attending the summer intensives stay at the residence hall.
47 West 34th St. New York, NY 10001
East 3rd Residence Hall
81 East 3rd St. New York, NY 10002
The Joffrey Ballet School, together with Shake the Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition, are proud to present ‘1 WORLD’ featuring the students of the New York City Hip Hop Intensive! ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on Friday, July 15 at 2:30pm, live from Queens Theatre!
Artistic Directors Lissette and David Lucas have brought together leaders from the industry to create a showcase performance you don’t want to miss! This show of diversity, representation, and acceptance features students from across the world, and the choreography of Jona Biddle, Casie ‘Tynee’ GoShow, TRIX, Neil Schwartz, David Thomas and Dr Ew.