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Hubbard Street Professional Program

Hubbard Street is excited to announce the brand-new Hubbard Street Professional Program, launching with a Pilot Program in Spring 2017 and beginning the two-year course of study at scale in Fall 2017. Previewing Hubbard Street’s new approach to artist training, designed specifically for professional dancers ages 18–24, the Hubbard Street Professional Program Pilot offers full immersion into the development of this curriculum during two five-week sessions in Chicago:

Professional Training Program

How to Apply:

Dancers interested in participating in the inaugural Hubbard Street Professional Program may:
  • Submit their resume, headshot, and video with adagio, pirouettes, petit and grand allegro from ballet class, at least one minute of improvisation, and an excerpt of choreography to HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com

For guidelines and more information about auditions, please email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

As a new program we are unable to accommodate international students at this time.

Fall 2017–Spring 2019

Beginning with the launch of the two-year program in the Fall of 2017, the Professional Program will provide a comprehensive course of study for dancers entering their professional careers. Participants will thrive in a dynamic environment that fosters the artistic growth and skill-building necessary for success and longevity in the field of contemporary dance. The two-year program offers expanded opportunities and experience for those who participated in one or both of the Professional Pilot sessions. Dancers attending the Professional Pilot Program sessions are automatically eligible and welcome to register for the Professional Inaugural Program session provided they are 18 years of age by program's start date.

These new programs are intended for dancers seeking serious, professional-level training in conjunction with one of today's leading forces in contemporary dance. Dancer training will culminate in the synthesis of studied techniques, exploratory movement strategies, and the integration of this new knowledge into thought processes and performance.

The curriculum will offer: Ballet, contemporary, contemporary partnering, Gaga, Flying Low, floor work, Improvisation, Image Tech, Qi Gong, somatic practices, creative process, Hubbard Street repertory, outreach and performance opportunities.

First Semester: September 11 - December 15, 2017
Second Semester:February 26 - May 25, 2018

Tuition: $9850 per year

For guidelines and more information about auditioning in-person email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.
Session I: April 3–May 5, 2017
Session II: May 8–June 9, 2017

Monday through Friday 10am–4:30pm

Previewing Hubbard Street's new approach to artistic training, designed specifically for early-career and pre-professional dancers ages 18–24, the Professional Pilot Program may choose one or both five-week spring sessions.

In line with the focused experiences offered through our Week-Long Intensives and Hubbard Street's Studio Series, class size will be kept small to facilitate guided, mentored instruction and individualized coaching. Areas of focus will include advanced technique practice in ballet, contemporary, improvisation. Modern and partnering; learning and refining Hubbard Street repertoire; engaging in the creation of new works by faculty members as well as by participants themselves. Supplemental physical practices such as Pilates and yoga, as well as classes in acting and music will round out the curriculum. Additional gatherings and lectures throughout will provide space for conversation and reflection.

All dancers who attend the Professional Pilot Program will also be invited to participate in the Inaugural Program in Fall 2017.

Tuition: $1,500 per session (5 weeks)

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of tuition ($750.00) is due upon registration, with balance due in full as follows:

Session 1: March 27
Session 2: May 1

For guidelines and more information about auditioning in-person emailing HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.