From news you need to know each month, to behind-the-scenes access, Hubbard Street's blog offers both our monthly newsletters as well as original content giving exciting insight into all aspects of Chicago's international destination for dance!

SEIZING "THE HOUR OF NOW" with Jessica Tong

July 22, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is thrilled to announce the promotion of Rehearsal Director Jessica Tong to the role of Associate Artistic Director.  Having been with Hubbard Street for nearly 16 years, we asked her a few questions about her journey to this moment and her vision for the future of Hubbard Street.

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WE'RE here for the movement, not just this moment.

June 22, 2020

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is committed to making our organization and the world more equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist. Black lives matter. Read more from our Executive Director and Artistic Director.

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April 17, 2020

Sheltering in place has inspired many people to find creative ways to keep their bodies active and moving at home. The dance community is no exception to this wave of re-purposing household items for working out. Learn how you can dance #WithHubbard from your home!

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Enjoying the ride with dancer Abdiel figueroa reyes

November 19, 2019

Abdiel Figueroa Reyes stepped through the front door to the Hubbard Street Dance Center two years ago as a student in the first ever class of the Hubbard Street Professional Program. What was ahead was a complete unknown. Two years later, Abdiel is beginning his first season as a company member. We sat down with him to discuss his journey from student to apprentice to company member, and what’s next for this budding star...

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Dressed to dance with adrienne lipson

October 29, 2019

Adrienne Lipson, a Hubbard Street Company member, designed the costumes for Rena Butler’s THIS, THAT, AND THE THIRD -- a world premiere for FORGE FORWARD on Nov 7, 9+10. What do dance and costume design have in common? A lot more than people realize!

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A Mystery at play: A closer look at kyle abraham's new work

October 24, 2019

For the month of September, Hubbard Street spent the month in scenic Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a residency at Dancers Workshop for the commission of a new work by choreographer Kyle Abraham. We sat down with dancers Elliot Hammans and Andrew Murdock, cast in Abraham’s new work The Bystander to discuss the theme, music, and the creation process.

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Dancer tips & tricks to staying healthy & happy

October 18, 2019

As the days get shorter and colder and the worn-out sniffles slowly arrive, taking care of physical and mental health is crucial. In such a physically demanding artform, dancers at all levels need to take care of their bodies in order to be at their best in and out of the studio. Hubbard Street dancers, Adrienne Lipson and Alysia Johnson, share some of their insights into how they stay healthy and happy as the seasons change. 

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Baby & Me: A New Class for Newborns 

August 26, 2019

Having a new baby in the house can be quite the challenge, but Hubbard Street is here to help make the first 12 months a fun and exciting time for bonding! Our new Baby and Me classes will offer a variety of benefits for both kids and adults! We caught up with instructor and mom herself Anne Kasdorf to find out more about these exciting new classes.

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Older Blog Posts

February 28, 2019 From the Spring Series Choreographers

February 21, 2019 Spotlight on Briute

February 14, 2019  Love on the Dance Floor


January 31, 2019  Getting to Know LCDS Work Studies 

January 16, 2019  A Day in the Life of an HS Pro Dancer

January 9, 2019  Audition Tips 


December 19, 2018  #WhyIDance

December 12, 2018  Choosing the Best Class for YOU at Hubbard Street

 December 4, 2018  More on the Music of danc(e)volve

November 28, 2018 From the Choreographer: Alice Klock

November 20, 2018 From the Choreographer: Florian Lochner

November 14, 2018 From the Choreographer: Rena Butler

November 6, 2018 Spotlight on Lighting Supervisor Kaili Story

October 17, 2018 Tour Essentials

October 7, 2018 From the Faculty: The Benefits of Early Childhood Dance

September 26, 2018 From the Choreographers: Lil Buck and Jon Boogz

September 19, 2018 Behind the Curtain: Fall Series Costume Design

September 12, 2018 Behind the Curtain: Fall Series Inspiration 

September 5, 2018 From the Faculty: Importance of Different Dance Techniques

August 29, 2018 Summer Tour by the Numbers

August 22, 2018 Three Cheers for Third Coast Percussion

August 15, 2018 Back to Class Tips and Tricks

August 8, 2018 A Day in the Life: Marketing & Communications Intern

August 1, 2018 Everything you need to know for Youth Open House

July 25, 2018 Youth Faculty Profile: John Cartwright

July 13, 2018 Day in the Life: Hubbard Street Wardrobe Technician 

June 14, 2018 Summer Bod Goals: Achieved

May 23, 2018 From the Dancers: Thoughts on the Summer Series

May 16, 2018 Understudying for Ohad

May 3, 2018 Adaptive Dance at Hubbard Street

March 27, 2018 School Residency Profile - Aldridge Elementary

March 20, 2018 A Timeline of Alejandro Cerrudo's Work

March 15, 2018 Inside the Studio with Alejandro Cerrudo

February 21, 2018 Audition Tips from Glenn Edgerton 

February 14, 2018 Dancing with a Significant Other