Under the direction of Alexandra Wells, Artistic Director of Springboard Danse Montréal, the program's mission is to address the needs of dancers striving to enter the current job market by providing diverse training alongside one of the prestigious contemporary dance companies in the world. 

 

2018-2019 Dates

Semester One

September 10- December 14, 2018 (off week of Thanksgiving, November 19-23)

Guest Choreographer: Adam Barruch

Intersession

January 7- February 22, 2018

Semester Two

February 25- May 24, 2019

Dancers may opt to study during winter break. The Intersession includes daily ballet and modern/contemporary classes with studio space available for dancer creation. Intensive Pilates training, Internships and work study opportunities are in development.

Classes

Classes during the two semesters will take place daily Monday - Friday, 9:15am - 5:30/6:00pm

 Interaction with the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Dancers will have the occasional opportunity to take company ballet class with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Additionally, the dancers will have regular opportunities to observe company rehearsals and performances. Selected dancers may also have the opportunity to understudy the company.

Eligibility

Dancers must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2018 in order to be considered for Hubbard Street’s Professional Program.

Tuition

$9850 per year. Students will be asked to commit a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 at the time of registration. Remaining balance will be broken into three installments to be paid before December 1. Financial aid is available for those who can demonstrate need

For guidelines and more information email HSPro@hubbardstreetdance.com.

We have concluded our auditions for consideration into the 2018 Fall Semester of HS Pro. However, our program is meant to serve as a launching pad into the professional job market, and due to the nature of this occupation, we may find ourselves in the position to accept additional dancers following our registration period. If you are interested in submitting a video audition for consideration in such a scenario please contact: hspro@hubbardstreetdance.com. Requests will be handled on a case by case basis.

Curriculum for the two semesters will include: daily ballet class, modern, contemporary, Gaga, Flying Low, contemporary partnering, floorwork, Improvisation, and Qi Gong as well as somatics; Pilates and ImageTech. There will be weekly mentoring lunches with a variety of guests. Additionally, dancers will learn Hubbard Street Dance Company repertoire and participate in creative processes with guest artists including Adam Barruch, Kristina Isabella, and Hubbard Street Choreographic Fellows Alice Klock and Florian Lochner.

Full Time faculty will include Sarah Cullen Fuller, Christian Denise, Piage Cunningham, Anna Long, Jonathan Alsberry, Shannon Alvis, Claire Bataille, and HS Pro Director Alexandra Wells. Guest faculty will include Peter Chu, Adam Barruch, Kristina Isabella, Florian Lochner, Lindsey Derry, and Ana Lucaciu.

For Hubbard Street Professional Program faculty bios, click here.

Dancers will have the opportunity to perform with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in the 2018-19 season. Dancers will be able to take company class as well as have regular opportunities to observe company rehearsals and performances.

Click here for the full list of the inaugural class of the Hubbard Street Professional Program.