Dance education is more than technique.

It’s learning to collaborate, to retain new information and connect it to experience. It’s social justice. It’s text to self, and text to text, and text to world.  It's social emotional learning. Classrooms that include dance set students up for success.

For more than twenty years, our in-school dance residency programs have transformed classrooms into living laboratories of movement and learning. Each residency is rooted in a single essential question that brings context and focus to learning. Enduring understandings take what is learned and experienced from the classroom into students’ lives.

partner with us!

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we believe that factors like income, race, or social background should not be a barrier to high-caliber dance performance and education. We partner with schools and community organizations across Chicago to provide access to our programs in support of our mission to enrich, engage, educate, and change lives through the experience of dance.

A Hubbard Street Partnership offers students education experiences that connect the stage and the classroom, a standards based curriculum, social emotional learning, and performances and field trips. We have multiple types of partnerships including after-school residences, in-school residencies, classroom teacher PD, and workshops (single day or multiple days), as well as the ability to offer a customized series developed collaboratively.

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empower your students!

Actively engage students in creation, performance, and reflection — and watch your classrooms transform into a dynamic spaces of creative self-expression and empowered learning. We collaborate with teachers to understand each school's unique needs with a focus on connecting academic, arts, and SEL goals to give each student the tools they need to succeed. To learn more about our work or schedule a program for your school, please click below to email us, or write to