Yes, you can pay in 50% installments per session or per year. This can be noted on your registration form.
No, as our classes and program are small, we want to ensure the best and fullest class experience for every child. So we can count on our enrollment and registration, we ask that everyone registers to try the class. If you withdraw the student less than 2 weeks from your start date of your class, you will receive a full refund less the cost of the first class and the $25 registration fee.
We require at least 1 registration fee, per family, per year. If you register for the entire year in the fall, your family will only pay one registration fee. If you register separately for the fall and spring session, you are subject to a registration fee for both sessions.
Yes, we offer an Open House for our Youth Dance Program every fall. During both our fall and spring sessions, we offer a Bring-A-Friend day for new students to try classes.
The Youth Dance Program at HSDC encompasses three divisions: Early Childhood Program (ages 18mos – 5years); Primary Program (ages 5-9); Secondary Program (ages 7-13). In our Early Childhood and Primary Programs, students experience our nationally recognized approach to creative movement and dance. At developmentally appropriate levels, students explore the basic concepts at the foundation of contemporary dance. Through age appropriate movement developmental goals, improvisation, dance vocabulary and technique, our students study all aspects of dance as they reach progressive levels of skill development and learn new ways to communicate their ideas. Upon completion of our Early Childhood and Primary programs and turning 7 years of age, students can move into our Secondary Program where they can explore more advanced and rigorous technique in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop or musical theater. If a student is under the age of 7, they are eligible to take our Primary or Early Childhood Program classes.
Our programs encourage creativity, skill building, artistry and, most importantly, a love for dance. Our highly experienced faculty each hold masters degrees or the equivalent professional experience in dance, performance or education. Dancers in the Youth Dance Program improvise; engage in creative problem solving; use their imagination; and grow in cognitive, social and emotional ways as they gain proficiency in dance techniques and the choreographic process. Emphasis on creativity coupled with top quality teaching artists on our faculty makes the HSDC Youth Dance Program one of the most unique and progressive dance education options for a student. Click here to learn more about our faculty.
When a student is 14, he or she can choose from the diverse course offering at the Lou Conte Dance Studio (LCDS). There, students will be able to further their technique with exposure to world renowned teachers and choreographers in a wide-range of disciplines and styles. Click here to learn more about classes for teens and adults.
The HSDC Youth Dance Program offers a variety of summer dance camp options including: Dance Explorers© Summer Camp for grades K-6; Little Movers Dance Camp for ages 3-5; Parent and Me Mini-Dance Camp for Parents with dancers ages 18mos. – 3years; High School Choreography Camp for grades 9-12; and, Musical Theater Dance Camp for ages 10 and up. All camp dates, times and options vary. Click here to learn more.
As we are focused on the development and creativity of each student, we do not hold a large performance or recital. However, performance and goal setting is of extreme importance to our program and teaching artists. We hold in-studio observations throughout the year and a more formal year-end showcase of student in one of our large studios at LCDS.
Hubbard Street Dance Center is conveniently located in Chicago's west loop at 1147 W. Jackson (at the corner of Jackson & Racine). For detailed directions, please visit the Location page.
You can call Kristen Gurbach Jacobson, Youth and Family Programs Manager, or speak with any of our Youth Dance Program Work-Study Assistants at 312-850-9744 ext. 139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.