Dance Education Institute

Hubbard Street’s forward thinking and energetic professional development workshops will guide you through the process of creating truly meaningful arts experiences for students.

Hubbard Street's Dance Education Institute events are for all educators, dance teachers and generalists, as well as teaching artists and pre-service students interested in developing their dance education curricula.

Your students are eager to move! Hubbard Street offers a wide variety of workshop topics for general classroom and dance educators. 2016-17 Dance Education Institute courses are listed below. Courses are offered in rotation at our West Loop facility,  specific courses may also be booked for your entire faculty and held at your school.

DISCOVER how to create meaningful arts experiences that energize your work by bringing Hubbard Street to your organization today!

All courses align with IL SEL, Common Core, and Core Arts standards and offer CPDUs. Hubbard Street is CPS board approved to provide professional development.










The Hubbard Street Dance Education Institute fosters knowledge-sharing for all educators and teaching artists interested in diversifying their dance education curriculum and teaching experience. Courses through the Institute provide opportunities for personal artistic growth, collaboration with peers, and unique experiences with the world class artists of Hubbard Street.


    Upcoming Workshops:


  • Move Right Into Reading

June 26–29, 2017 9am–3pm

Whitney Young Magnet High School

Open to all K-12 Educators (Dance Educators may prefer Hubbard Street’s Summer Dance Education Institute).
Join us for this energizing workshop and leave with a wealth of accessible activities for your classroom. Recharge your education practices and dive deep into understanding the role of contemporary dance integration for classroom teachers. Our signature workshop, Move Right Into Reading© (MRIR) offers participants an introduction to Hubbard Street’s curriculum and integration practices through the lens of reading and writing.

  • Summer Institute

June 26–30, 2017

Whitney Young Magnet High School
$300 before May 1, $400 after
$200 for CPS teachers with promo code

An immersive, week-long residence, the Summer Institute is designed to be a time and space for you to recharge as a creative practitioner and educator. Created for dance educators (school or studio) and open to other interested arts educators, the Summer Institute is composed of a series of workshops. Sessions include technique classes, a Crystal Pite master class, integrated lesson planning resources, exploring and creating dance in film, assessment tools for dance, Interplay workshop, improvisation, and a curriculum slam.


Expand your appreciation, understanding and knowledge of dance or awaken a childhood passion by taking a dance class at the Lou Conte Dance Studio at a special discounted rate available to full-time teachers currently working in a school community.

10 Class Card: 20% off, LCDS restrictions apply.
Single class rate: $12 per class

This discount must be reapplied for each year, regardless of previous eligibility. Discount ID cards expire September 1st of each year.

Only full-time, K-12 educators are eligible for this discount. Administrative, support and student services staff are not eligible; nor graduate students, student teachers or university-level faculty and staff. Discount limited to educators working in Illinois’ Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will counties.