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HUBBARD STREET SUMMER INTENSIVE



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Our Summer Intensives are rigorous training programs designed for motivated dancers ages 12–17, and aspiring pre-professional and early-career dancers ages 14–24. Attendees take daily classes in ballet and other techniques, plus choreography progressively integrated through four programs offered in Chicago from June to August.


Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensives offer unique opportunities for committed dancers to refine their skills in multiple forms, broaden their dance vocabulary, and explore the latest in contemporary movement with top artists in the field. Entry requirements and time commitments vary for our four Intensives. The following guidelines will assist you in determining which Summer Intensive best fits your dance training to date.

Level I:
For intermediate/advanced dancers
Recommended training: 4–6 years of ballet

Level II:
For advanced dancers.
Recommended training: 4–6 years of ballet and contemporary or modern

Levels III + IV:
For advanced and pre-professional dancers
Recommended training: 5 years of ballet and modern
Audition required

See our Summer Intensive flyer

INTENSIVE I: Preparatory
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.

Admission
For dancers ages 12–16
All students are evaluated individually for placement in the proper technique level. 
A placement class will be held at the Hubbard Street Dance Center on April 25, 2015 from 2– 4pm
1147 West Jackson Blvd

All students are evaluated individually for placement in the proper technique level.

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.

Schedule
Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm

Tuition
Program total: $375 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

Techniques
Placement audition recommended, ages 12–16
Ballet , Composition, Contemporary, Improvisation, Jazz, Modern, Repertoire

Intensive I Preparatory Calendar
August 3 – August 14, 2015

For more information, please contact:
intensive1@hubbardstreetdance.com

Intensive II: Primary
Our Summer Intensive II Primary program prepares dancers to transition into pre-professional training. In addition to ballet, modern, and composition courses, Intensive II students also receive instruction in improvisation techniques, Pilates and yoga. Students learn repertory excerpts, culminating in a studio showing on the final day.

The Intensive II Primary program is hosted by the Lou Conte Dance Studio at the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located in Chicago’s West Loop.

This intensive was formerly offered as the Lou Conte Dance Studio’s Summer Teen Intensive.

Admission
For dancers ages 14-18
All students are evaluated individually for placement in the proper technique level. 
Students whose auditions demonstrate more advance levels of preparation may be advised to consider attending Intensive III.
A placement class will be held at the Hubbard Street Dance Center on April 25, 2015 from 2– 4pm
1147 West Jackson Blvd


Students whose auditions demonstrate more advanced levels of preparation may be advised to consider attending Intensive III.

Program length
Three (1) week Intensive II sessions are offered. Students may attend one or all sessions.

Schedule
Mon–Fri, 11am–5pm

Tuition
Program total: $375 per one-week session

Instructors include
Claire Bataille, Birute Barodicaite, Laura Wade, Patti Eylar, Ethan Kirscbaum, Johnny McMillan, Cheryl Mann

Techniques
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Pilates, Yoga, Composition, Improvisation, Repertoire

Intensive II Primary Calendar
June 15 – July 3, 2015


Registration Form

For more information, please contact:
intensive2@hubbardstreetdance.com

Intensive III: Advanced
Our Summer Intensive III Advanced program is for students considering careers in dance performance. Students attend daily ballet and modern technique classes, with additional opportunities to study Pilates, yoga, improvisation, and hip-hop. Students learn repertory excerpts as well as complete works, culminating in a showing on the final day, and are offered discussions on topics such as careers in dance, health and wellness.

The Intensive III Advanced program is held on campus at Columbia College Chicago, located in Chicago’s South Loop.

Students will be housed at the East-West University Dorms, just a short walk from the studios. Rooms are double occupancy, fully-furnished apartments equipped with wireless internet, all-inclusive utilities, and a 24-hour attended lobby. Linens will be provided. Students will have access to building amenities: including a fitness center, student lounge spaces, laundry facilities (no additional cost), and a full-sized basketball court. An optional meal plan is available, which includes daily breakfast and dinner, and bagged lunch Monday through Friday. Chaperone supervision is provided by Hubbard Street Dance Staff.

This intensive was formerly offered as the Teen Intensive on campus at the University of Iowa.

Admission
For dancers ages 14–17.
Audition required.

Schedule
June 15–July 10, 2015; students must attend all four weeks
Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm

Tuition
Program: $2,050
Housing Fee: $1,200
Optional Meal Plan: $1,500
*includes daily breakfast and dinner, and bagged lunch M-F
Total: $4,750

Instructors include
Glenn Edgerton, Meredith Dincolo, Ethan Kirschbaum, members of Hubbard Street 2

Techniques
Ballet, Modern, Pilates, Yoga, Hip Hop, Improvisation, Repertoire

Intensive III Advanced Calendar
June 15 – July 10, 2015

For more information, please contact:
intensive3@hubbardstreetdance.com

 

Intensive IV: Pre-Professional
Our Summer Intensive IV Pre-Professional program is for advanced and early-career dancers. Dancers attend daily ballet and modern technique classes, with additional opportunities to originate choreography, and study Pilates, yoga, improvisation, and partnering. Attendees learn repertory excerpts as well as complete works, culminating in a showing on the final day, and are offered discussions on topics such as careers in dance, health and wellness.

The Intensive IV Pre-Professional program is held at the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located in Chicago’s West Loop.

Participants attending the Intensive IV Pre-Professional program who are not Chicago residents may choose to be housed at the Flats at East-West University Dorms, centrally located in Chicago’s Loop. Rooms are double occupancy, fully-furnished apartments equipped with wireless internet, all-inclusive utilities, and a 24-hour attended lobby. Linens will be provided.Students will have access to building amenities: including a fitness center, student lounge spaces, laundry facilities (no additional cost), and a full-sized basketball court. Bus and transportation pass is included in student housing fees. No meal plan or chaperone supervision provided.

This intensive was formerly offered as the Hubbard Street Summer Intensive in Chicago.

Admission
For dancers ages 18–24 only.
Audition required.

Schedule
July 6–July 31, 2015; participants must attend all four weeks
Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm

Tuition
Program: $2,000
Housing Fee: $1,200
Total: $3,200

Instructors include
Glenn Edgerton, Terence Marling, Meredith Dincolo, Robyn Mineko Williams, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Lucas Crandall, current and former members of Hubbard Street’s main company

Techniques
Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Partnering, Pilates, Yoga, Composition, Repertoire

Intensive IV Pre-Professional Calendar
July 6 – July 31, 2015

For more information, please contact:
intensive4@hubbardstreetdance.com

 

Unless otherwise noted, registration begins 30 minutes prior to the audition. Please fill out the audition form ahead of time and bring it with you. [Audition Form]

Audition fee: $20 - cash or check accepted (payable to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago).

Please bring resume and headshot.
Headshots should represent what you look like in the studio. Professional photo not required or encouraged.

In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted on this page of the website.

LEVEL I and LEVEL II PLACEMENT CLASS
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 2–4pm
At the Hubbard Street Dance Center
1147 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL
All students are evaluated individually for placement in the proper technique level.

LEVEL III and LEVEL IV 2015 Auditions have concluded.

General Audition Information:

 

  • Students are accepted into the Hubbard Street Summer Intensive Program by audition only. Results will be sent via email within one week of the scheduled audition date.
  • Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the audition start time. There is no pre-registration for the audition.
  • Items you will need on the day of the audition include: a completed audition form, dance resume, headshot, and $20 audition fee. The audition fee is to be paid on the day of the audition by cash or check. All checks should be made payable to "Hubbard Street Dance Chicago."
    • Dance resumes should be no more than one page in length and should list the dancer’s performance & training experience (intensives, master classes, workshops, etc.) as well as the current educational institution at which he/she is enrolled.
    • Headshots should represent what you look like in the studio. Professional photos are not required or encouraged. There is no specific size requirement.
  • Auditions will consist of a ballet class and based on the discretion of the instructor, students will learn Hubbard Street repertory. Unless the number of auditioners requires the instructor to break the students into smaller groups, all dancers will receive a full ballet class, and no cuts will be made.
  • No specific dress is required. Tight-fitting clothes are suggested. Hair should be clean and out of your face. No pointe shoes are needed.
  • Students who will be 18 years old by July 6, 2015, should audition with the 18-24 age group. 17 year olds who will not be 18 years old by July 6, 2015, should audition for the 14–17 age group. Due to the independent nature of the older program, 17 year olds will not be considered for the 18-24 year old program.
  • A limited amount of financial aid is available to students attending our Summer Program. Students are not eligible to apply until they have been accepted into our Intensive. Aid will be awarded based on the student’s financial need – it is not merit based.
  • Video auditions are approved on a case by case basis and due to the high volume of inquiries, not all requests will be granted. It is extremely difficult to be accepted into our program through a video audition. We highly encourage all students to audition in person. Video audition requests must be received no later than Sunday, February 1. Video auditions will not be accepted after Sunday, February 1.
  • In the event of inclement weather, updates or audition cancellations will be posted on this page of the website.


Please click "2015 AUDITIONS" above for the more information on auditions and schedule.
Acceptance through the 2015 auditions qualifies ages 16+ to be invited to all of Hubbard Street's Intensive Programs.
If interested in learning more, please send inquiries to Krista Ellensohn at
kellensohn@hubbardstreetdance.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Attn: Summer Intensive 2015
1147 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312-850-9744
Fax: 312-455-8240

For more information:

Level I, please contact:
intensive1@hubbardstreetdance.com

Level II, please contact: intensive2@hubbardstreetdance.com

Level III, please contact: intensive3@hubbardstreetdance.com

Level IV, please contact: intensive4@hubbardstreetdance.com

Level II: Primary Summer Intensive:

Register by Mail or Fax


Click here for the Registration Form


Fill out the registration form and mail or fax it to Lou Conte Dance Studio

Mail: Lou Conte Dance Studio

1147 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

Fax: 312-455-8240

Register Online

To register online follow the link here.