Ballet Chicago Summer Programs
  • Summer Course
    June 20 - July 22, 2016

    Ballet Chicago's five-week Summer Course offers the serious ballet student an unparalleled training experience. Our comprehensive curriculum includes Ballet Technique, Pointe, Repertory, Men's Technique, Pilates, Stretch Classes, Modern (Horton and Graham), Spanish dance, and Adagio (upper levels only). Classes are demanding, and results are palpable. The Summer Course is open to dancers ages 11 and up.

    Tuition: $2250 + $50 Registration Fee
    Housing: $2500 + $250 Activity Fee (For more information about housing, click HERE.)
  • Advanced Intensive
    July 25 - August 5, 2016

    Ballet Chicago's two-week Advanced Intensive is a perfect complement to our five-week Summer Course. Dancers immerse themselves in a complete Ballet Curriculum: Technique, Pointe, Men's Technique, Adagio and Repertory, with supplemental classes in Stretch and Pilates. Learning and perfecting repertory is a key element of the Advanced Intensive. Students are coached daily to gain the skill, musicality, and self-confidence, that enables them to transform classroom technique into artistry.

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

    Admission for Ballet Chicago's Summer Course and Advanced Intensive Program is by audition only. Both programs offer seminars in Repertory Review, Music, Choreography, Ballroom Dance, Nutrition, Wellness, Injury Prevention, and Foot Care.

  • 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 13 - 17, 2016
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuition: $300

    Contact Val Jambois at or 312-251-8838 with any questions.

  • Junior Intensive Ages 7-12

  • 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. 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.

    Session 1 June 13 - 17, 2016, 9:00 - 2:00pm

    Session 2 July 25 - August 5, 2016, 9:00 - 2:00pm

    Contact Danny Valente at or 312-251-8838 with any questions.
  • Children's Theme Camps Ages 4-7

  • Join us for an enriching summer experience exploring the magical world of ballet! Our "dreamers" enjoy days filled with dance classes to live music, costume decorating, and acting out classic ballet and children's stories. Each camp session focuses on a different theme. Some of our favorites include Swan Lake, The Little Prince, Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote! Ballet Chicago's Dream camp strikes the perfect balance between structure and creativity. Come check it out!

    Session 1 - Don Quixote! June 13 - 17, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30am

    Session 2 - Sleeping Beauty! June 20 - 24, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30

    Session 3 - The Little Prince! June 27 - July 1, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30am

    Session 4 - Swan Lake! July 11 - 15, 2016, 9:00 - 11:30am

    Contact Danny Valente at 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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