Ballet Chicago Summer Programs
 
2016 Summer Program Information Coming This Fall
  • Summer Course:
    June 29 - July 31, 2015

    Ballet Chicago's five-week Summer Course offers the serious ballet student an un-paralleled training experience. Our expert faculty, led by Artistic Director Daniel Duell and School Director Patricia Blair, is known for its ability to transform dancers through highly focused guidance, correction and validation for each student.

    Our comprehensive curriculum provides a challenging and comprehensive training experience. The curriculum inclues Technique, Men's Technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux (for the top 3 levels), Pilates, Stretch, Modern (Horton & Graham based) and Classical Spanish Dance. Classes are demanding, results are palpable. The program concludes with a theater performance showcasing all the disciplines learned throughout the program.

    Ballet Chicago's Summer Course is open to dancers ages 11 and up. Acceptance is by audition only, click on on our pre-registration button below to locate the audition nearest to you.

    Tuition: $2250 + $50 Registration Fee
    Housing: $2500 + $250 Activity Fee (For more information about housing, click HERE.)

  • Advanced Intensive:
    August 3 - August 14, 2015

    Ballet Chicago's two-week Advanced Intensive is a perfect compliment to our five-week Summer Course. Every year, students flock to Ballet Chicago from cities throughout the U.S., Asia, South America and Europe to take part in this exceptional accelerated training program. Dancers immerse themselves in learning and perfecting repertory, and are coached daily to gain the strength, purity of line, musicality, self-confidence and focus that allows them to transform classroom technique into artistry. The program concludes with a theater performance showcasing repertory that the studends learn throughout the program.

    Tuition: $1000 + $50 Registration Fee
    Housing: $1000 = $100 Activity Fee (For more information about housing, click HERE.)



    Both the Summer Course and Advanced Intensive programs have evening seminars in Nutrition, Injury Prevention, the importance of Body Conditioning, Anatomy, and Repertory Study as part of the curriculum.

    To view Audition Locations as well as pre-register for an audition,
    please click below:


  • Ballet Chicago Boot Camp:
    Every year, Ballet Chicago has provided classes for our year-round students as they prepare for attendance at summer programs across the US, among them SAB, PNB, SFB, Carolina Ballet, Chatauqua, Miami City Ballet, Suzanne Farrell, and of course our own Ballet Chicago Summer Intensives. Last year we offered the Ballet Chicago Boot Camp to the public for the first time. It was a resounding success, and we are once again offering this wonderful week of classes to Chicagoland's most dedicated dancers.

    Come join us! Get in shape, stay in shape, prepare to impress!
    Class size is limited. No audition required, serious ballet dancers only. No housing available.

    June 22nd-26th, 2015
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuition: $300



    Contact Val Jambois at vjambois@balletchicago.org or 312-251-8838 with any questions.

  • Junior Intensive Ages 7-12

    June 22-26, 2015
    and/or
    August 3-14, 2015


  • Ballet Chicago's Junior Intensive, designed for dancers ages 7-12, gives students the foundation necessary to excel. We inspire students to get excited about beautiful posture and teach them how to combine purity of form with expressiveness. We show them how to increase their capacity to focus their minds as well as their bodies.

    Our carefully stepped curriculum includes Ballet Technique, Repertoire, Contemporary Dance, Spanish Folkloric Dance, Pilates, and Stretch. Two class levels are available; placement is based on age, amount of prior training and level of advancement. The program culminates with an in-studio viewing. Both in the classroom and in performance, Ballet Chicago builds ability, awareness, and self-confidence.

    For dress code information, click HERE.

    Session 1 (one week)
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Dates: June 22nd - June 26th, 2015
    Tuition: $300 + $50 Registration Fee

    Session 2 (two weeks)
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Dates: August 3rd - August 14th, 2015
    Tuition: $600 + $50 Registration Fee

    Sessions 1 & 2 (three weeks)
    save $150
    Tuition: $750 + $50 Registration Fee


    REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 1ST, AND THE REGISTRATION FEE IS WAIVED!

    Contact Danny Valente at dvalente@balletchicago.org or 312-251-8838 with any questions.

  • Children's Theme Camps Ages 4-7

    June 22-26, 2015

  • For our youngest dancers, ages 4-7, we offer Ballerina Dream Camp for girls, and Courtly Knights Camp for boys. This one-week program provides an inspired introduction to the arts.

    Each day at Ballerina Dream Camp includes a dance class to live music, craft project, story time, dance video viewing, and snack time. The session culminates in a mini-performance featuring choreography, props, and costume accessories created by the students themselves. Ballet Chicago's theme camps strike the perfect balance between structure and creativity.

    Boys are also welcome to join the Courtly Knights division of our Ballerina Dream Camp. The boys will learn to make shields, crowns, and other imaginative items, as well as learn about dance. Classes for boys will take place at the same time and in the same studio as the girls, so all 4-6 year olds are encouraged to enroll! If your ballerina has a brother within the same age range, be sure to sign him up!

    For dress code information, click HERE.

    Session 1 (9:00am - 11:30am)
    Dates: June 22nd - June 26th, 2015
    Tuition: $200 + $25 Registration Fee


    Session 2 (2:00pm - 4:30pm)
    Dates: June 22nd - June 26th, 2015
    Tuition: $200 + $25 Registration Fee

    REGISTER BEFORE APRIL 1ST, AND THE REGISTRATION FEE IS WAIVED!


    Contact Danny Valente at dvalente@balletchicago.org or 312-251-8838 with any questions.

Please see the housing section for additional information for Summer Course and Advanced Intensive students.
Acceptance into our Summer Course and Advanced Intensive is limited and by audition only.

Tuition and housing costs (including the registration and activity fees) are non-refundable, no exceptions will be made.

 

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