Summer Excavation Student Information


Pushing Progress Contemporary Dance is dedicated to nurturing the goals, of each student, while upholding the utmost respect for the discipline and technique of dance.   With an emphasis on mindset, correct body alignment, and muscular development, as a faculty we instruct with great detail to strengthen technical proficiency, and inspire further artistic growth and creative process.  With an immense amount of information to be given throughout the week, we believe that through personal individualized attention we can facilitate each artist’s learning experience for their development.



Please read through the entire page.  Please download and fill out all necessary forms to be brought to registration.  All forms must be remitted at registration in order to participate. 
Thank you.  I am looking forward to working with you all very soon.

Love and light. 

Calen J Kurka


General Info

Ballet Hispanico

167 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024 Studio opens at 9:45 am.


Registration takes place Monday July 31st, 9:45 am - 10:00 am, Studio 8.
Please remit signed Liability Waiver and Photo/Video Waiver at the time of registration. 
Please bring a Journal and Pen for taking notes daily.


We encourage wearing form fitting clothing that shows both your body and lines.  Dancers may take most classes in socks or bare foot as the floors are marley.  Ballet should be taken in respectful ballet attire:  Leotards and tights.  No bras to be worn under Leotards.  Students may wear a second skin if necessary.  Each student must have ballet shoes.  NO Socks or Jazz shoes.  Hair must be pulled back and in a bun.  If hair is too short please keep cleanly off of face.


It is the individual responsibility of each student for his or her own food for the day.  We recommend packing food and snacks as lunch is only 45 minutes and it would facilitate keeping dancers together during breaks.  If dancers need to venture out in to the city for lunch we recommend that they choose to pick up food from the delis and restaurants surrounding the studio.  Please google the around the workshop venue for a list of delis and restaurants.

MId-week Love

Thursday August 3rd all classes end at 5 pm.  As days are long, and work is demanding on your body we give you an evening off to recuperate, relax, refresh and have an evening in the city.  So please use this time to enjoy the New York Sumer.  Go for Dinner!!!  Catch a show!!!  Walk through Central Park!!!  Or just head home, ice the body, and sleep ;-)


Final Day and In-Studio Showcase

Our last day will include both classes and an in-studio showcase of the week's work.  Start time 12 pm.

The in-studio showcase will be held at Ballet Hispanico starting at approximately 6:00 pm (exact time to be announced at the intensive), and should end by 8 pm.  We encourage all parents, friends, and family to join us.*
*As seating is limited please click the below button to fill out a form letting us know how many of you we can expect at the showing.


We ask each student bring several articles of clothing/dance attire that they might be able to use as costumes for each piece.  Bring articles of colored clothing as well as several things in black.  Examples:  Booty shorts, tights, tanks, leotards, dresses, skirts, long sleeved shirts, etc...


Pushing Progress is extremely excited to bring forward this Summer Program in Contemporary Mechanics with a focus on technical training and the awareness of ones body, mind, and artistic self.

Wishing you all a fantastic Summer and looking forward to seeing you all very soon.

Pushing Progress