Energize your students' learning!

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Through these unique residencies and workshops students explore the elements of dance and choreography with Hubbard Street's world-class professional teaching artists, developing their creativity as well as analytic and abstract thinking, interpretation and problem solving skills. Residencies focus on the techniques and processes that support contemporary dance and may also connect to many other areas of study, such as analyzing literature or exploring physics.

Springboard Residencies

Energize your students’ learning!
Springboard is a series of unique and affordable residencies that energize student learning with dance, developing creativity alongside analytic and abstract thinking, interpretation and problem solving skills. Find new ways of teaching reading skills such as inference, science lessons including simple machines and conservation as well as proven strategies to encourage students to understand and take creative risks in their writing. Additional residencies explore big picture concepts such as pattern, sequence and compare/contrast. All residencies clearly connect with Common Core anchor standards and are supported by professional development and opportunities to see professional dance.

Each residency includes:

  • Five sessions for two classrooms or ten sessions for one classroom utilizing one of our proven curricula;
  • Professional development opportunities for participating teachers;
  • A program manager to work with your staff and ensure that the residency runs smoothly.

Residency Themes:

  • Choreographic Conservation
    Students will experience the principles of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in innovative ways as they choreograph and improvise with conservation in mind.
  • Creating Context
    Building inference skills through dance, students will view, develop and interpret their choreography to support inference proficiency.
  • Force & Motion
    By exploring simple machines and motion through improvisation and choreography, your students will gain deeper insight into the relationship between force and work, and have fun doing it!
  • Taking Risks and Finding Potential
    Through this residency your students will learn what real risk-taking looks like and how to use it to unlock their creative potential, not only in their dances but in all that they do.
  • Creative Choreography
      • Pre-K-5th: Through an imaginative approach to building choreography, students will explore creative movement and guided improvisation inspired by a Hubbard Street work. In collaboration with others, students will make connections to the professional piece, while developing their voice through creating meaningful choreography.
      • 6th-12th: In this unique contemporary dance residency, students will explore a sophisticated approach to the creative process. By studying themes and processes used in a Hubbard Street work, choreographic concepts, and structured improvisations, students will use their experiences to build a new dance that is meaningful to them.
  • Conceptual Learning
    Give your students a new insight into familiar concepts such as pattern, compare/contrast, and sequence. By exploring these topics through movement, they’ll create knowledge that will transfer across disciplines, moving student understanding forward by engaging them in unconventional ways.

Cost: $2,000 for 5 sessions for two classrooms or 10 sessions for one classroom.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.

Dance in the Classroom - Customize Your Experience

Whether your students would benefit from dance integrated with language arts or science or you would like to introduce dance and the choreographic process to your classroom on their own, Hubbard Street will work with you to design a custom program that meets your unique needs. From one-day workshops to year-long residencies, finding new ways to get your students dancing has never been easier.


Pricing is based on the length of the residency and the number of classrooms served. Please contact Hubbard Street’s Education Department for a quote.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.

Performance As Curriculum (grades 4-8)

Using dance performance as a guide, students will explore the artistry of one Hubbard Street work. Using repertoire as a springboard to recognize the choreographic process, they will work to understand their own movement vocabulary as they move from copying existing phrases to manipulating them to create their own dances, interpreting the dance and choreography based on their skill level. This workshop can be adapted for beginning through advanced students, prior dance experience not required. Students will amaze themselves (and you) with their choreography!

Workshop Options:

  • Mini-residency led by HS2 dancers and Lead Teaching Artist (includes rehearsal performance of work), a one-day workshop for up to three classrooms: $3,000.
  • One day mini-residency led by Hubbard Street Lead Teaching Artist (using a video of the work) for up to three classrooms: $1,000.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.

Choreographic Workshop (grades 6-8)

Take your students' choreography to the next level! Students will learn new tools and techniques for creating and revising their work. Options also include the ability to have a work set on your students by one of Hubbard Street’s Lead Teaching Artists.


Please contact Hubbard Street’s Education Department for a quote.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.

Performance As Curriculum

Using dance performance as a guide, students will explore the artistry of one Hubbard Street work. Using repertoire as a springboard to recognize the choreographic process, they will work to understand their own movement vocabulary as they move from copying existing phrases to manipulating them to create their own dances, interpreting the dance and choreography based on their skill level. This workshop can be adapted for beginning through advanced students, prior dance experience not required. Students will amaze themselves (and you) with their choreography!

Workshop Options:

  • Mini-residency led by HS2 dancers and Lead Teaching Artist (includes rehearsal performance of work), a one-day workshop for up to three classrooms: $3,000.
  • One day mini-residency led by Hubbard Street Lead Teaching Artist (using a video of the work) for up to three classrooms: $1,000.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.

Choreographic Workshop

Take your students' choreography to the next level! Students will learn new tools and techniques for creating and revising their work. Options also include the ability to have a work set on your students by one of Hubbard Street’s Lead Teaching Artists. Pricing is based on length of workshop and artist facilitator.


Please contact Hubbard Street’s Education Department for a quote.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.

In-Studio at Hubbard Street

An in-depth look at professional dance for High School dance students. Scheduling dependent on company availability.

Hubbard Street offers an exclusive opportunity for serious dance students to experience the company's studio life and repertoire. Choose between a full-day workshop with all four of the activities listed below or choose two for a half-day experience.

Master Class- students will get a private technique class with the world class faculty of the Lou Conte Dance Studio (ballet, jazz, tap, modern, African or hip hop). Or, experience authentic Pilates with one of our certified Pilates instructors in a mat class specially geared toward your group's skill level and experience.

Interview with the Dancers- a unique opportunity to talk with the artistic staff or dancers of Hubbard Street - and get in-depth insights into the life of these professionals and their career paths and training. (Dependent on touring schedule and availability.)

Repertoire Workshop- gain new insights into the choreographic and performance processes behind some of the most interesting and eclectic repertoire in contemporary dance. This is a fabulous opportunity to work with Hubbard Street's artistic staff as your students learn excerpts from our extensive repertoire.

Studio Showing- explore the life of a professional dancer by observing a rehearsal. Dancers will be rehearsing current company repertoire as they prepare for upcoming performances and tours. A unique and memorable experience!


Cost: $50/student for half-day experience, minimum of 15 students; $100/student for full-day experience, minimum of 15 students.

For more information on scheduling an in-studio experience, contact the Hubbard Street Education Department at 312-850-9744 x152, or education@hubbardstreetdance.com.

Hubbard Street’s out-of-school time programs reflect the strengths of our in-school partnerships by aligning with our core philosophy of process-based curriculum. This program utilizes our creative choreography curriculum to allow students to create original works with the assistance of Hubbard Street’s professional teaching artists. Each school will create an original student performance, supported by 20 dance and choreography classes. Hubbard Street also offers after-school programming that focuses on the techniques that support contemporary dance, including ballet, modern, jazz and hip-hop.


Cost: $3,000 for 20-session program.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.

Building on our popular early childhood studio program Hubbard Street is pleased to offer these exciting classes at your facility. For students ages 3 and up, schools may choose from weekly classes in Creative Movement or Storytime Dance. Exploring the creativity and imagination of childhood, your young dancers will delight in the opportunity to improvise, engage in creative problem solving and grow in cognitive, social and emotional ways as they interact in class. Classes are offered in 10-week sessions and may be held during the school day or as an enrichment activity.


Cost: $1,500 for 10 sessions for one classroom.

Contact us today to reserve your residency.