Youth Summer Camps


Hubbard Street’s Youth Summer Camp offers creative and technical performance opportunities all summer long for young dancers, beginning to advanced.

Artistic Connections Camp

Hubbard Street’s Multi-Arts Camp: Dance, Music and Visual Art

For dancers ages 6–11 (must be entering 1st grade). Dancers will be grouped by age.

Paint, sculpt, sing and dance — and see how exciting connecting all these arts can be! Explore music, dance and visual art to create a unique performance, to be held on Friday, July 31 at 3pm.

Two-Week Camp June 29–July 10 9am–4pm $750

Looking for a full day of dance? Students age 7 by September 1 can add an afternoon technique camp!

Dance Explorers Camps

For dancers ages 6–11 (must be entering 1st grade). Dancers will be grouped by age.

For our adventurous movers, we’ll experiment, create and perform each day. Dancers will use their individual voices to collaborate and build choreography, which they will share for family and friends at the end of each week.

Dance Explorers: People and Poetry
June 15–19 from 9am–12:30pm
Connect the world of language to dance through choreographic interpretation of poems and stories.
Dance Explorers: Stage to Studio
July 13–17 from 9am–12:30pm
Create original dances inspired by the choreography Hubbard Street brings to audiences worldwide.
Dance Explorers: Art in Action
July 27–31 from 9am–12:30pm
Give drawings, paintings and photos three-dimensional life by using imagination and motion.


Little Movers Camps

Ages 4–6

For our littlest dancers, we offer a week of fun to build gross motor skills, musicality and kinesthetic confidence. Students will wiggle and giggle as they establish a lifelong love of dance, exploring their world through creative movement activities.

Story Time Dance, Session 1 June 22–26 9am–12:30pm
Story Time Dance, Session 2 July 20–24 9am–12:30pm


Technique Workshop Series

Ages 7–16

Dive deep into the wide variety of dance at Hubbard Street! These workshops allow dancers to focus on their favorite techniques, through intensive study of ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop — available “a la carte” or in any combination. Explore the unique history and traditions of these styles, and come up with your own interpretations for today.

Full-day and half-day options are offered for the Workshop Series. Offering flexibility for summer plans, each series may be taken together (3 weeks), separately (1 week at a time), or repeated (up to 6 weeks). The Workshop Series is taught by current and former Hubbard Street company members and Youth Dance Program faculty.

Full-Day Technique Workshops
Level B, C, D and E, for ages 10–16 9–4pm
Half-Day Technique Workshops
Level A and B, for ages 7-11 (must be entering 2nd grade) 1–4pm

Technique Workshop Series: Session 1

Ballet June 15–19
Jazz June 22–26
Modern June 29–July 3

Technique Workshop Series: Session 2

Ballet July 6–10
Jazz July 13–17
Modern July 20–24

Ballet: Classical ballet emphasizes strength, flexibility, coordination, alignment, muscle toning and musicality. Our Ballet Workshops offer intensive instruction in a supportive learning environment, nurturing emerging artists while providing disciplined technical training. Upper-level students will begin learning variations and partnering.

Jazz: Jazz dance is a mixture of rhythm and style, influenced by ballet, tap and jazz music. Our Jazz Workshops provide exercises to follow for physical toning, strengthening, flexibility, movement isolations and placement. Dancers will explore a variety of jazz styles ranging from classic to contemporary.

Modern: Modern dance combines traditional technique — to develop strength, coordination and flexibility — with an emphasis on exploring weight and momentum to focus and further develop technique. Students will learn elements of Graham, Horton and release techniques.

Make a day of it: Combine your technique camp with a morning Dance Explorers camp!


Hip-Hop Camp

July 27–31

Full-Day Technique Workshops
Level B, C, D and E, for ages 10–16 9–4pm
Half-Day Technique Workshops
Level A and B, for ages 7-11 (must be entering 2nd grade) 1–4pm

Hip-Hop: Dancers will develop the fundamentals of hip-hop — rhythm, style and musicality — as they progress to a new level. These workshops provide time for intensive focus and opportunities to create within the exciting discipline of hip-hop dance.


INTENSIVE I: Preparatory

August 3–7 and/or August 10–14

Our Summer Intensive I Preparatory program is ideal for serious dancers who are working towards advanced and pre-professional course work. Intensive I students take ballet, modern, improvisation, and composition courses. Students apply techniques through the learning of repertory phrases and perform for family and friends at the conclusion of each week at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s UIC Theatre.

The Intensive I Preparatory program is held at the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located in Chicago’s West Loop.

This intensive was formerly offered as the Hubbard Street Youth Dance Program’s Secondary Intensive.

For dancers ages 12–16

Program length
Two (1) week Intensive I sessions are offered. Students may attend one or both sessions, different material will be covered each week. Students wishing to audition for the Youth Ensemble in Fall 2015 must attend at least one week of this intensive.

Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm

Program total: $425 per one-week session

Previous Instructors have included
Sarah Cullen Fuller, Meredith Dincolo, Keesha Beckford, Mandy Beck, Shannon Johnson, Kelsey Allison, Sarah Olson, Winifred Haun, Maliwan Diemer

Ballet, Composition, Contemporary, Improvisation, Jazz, Modern, Repertoire

The more you dance, the more you save!


Questions? Call 312-850-9744, ext. 139 or email

Workshop and Camp pricing for Summer 2015