Inspiring Life Long Learning in Dance

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.

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upcoming workshops

The 2018 Workshop Schedule is now available.

  • Move Right Into Reading
    • August 20-22, 2018, 9 am – 3 pm
    • 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. Learn how to foster engagement by placing your students at the center of a curriculum where process, improvisation, risk taking, and creativity are the norms. Learn how dance activates SEL awareness and changes your classroom.
    • 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 dance integration in your classroom.

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  • The Art and Dance of the Harlem Renaissance, with the Art Institute of Chicago
    • June 27, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm, The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Tuition: $75.00

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  •  Connecting Music and Dance through the Creative Process, with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    • June 28, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm, Whitney Young High School
    • Tuition: $75

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Dance Educator Summer Institute

An immersive, week-long residence, the Hubbard Street Dance Educator Summer Institute provides time and space for you to recharge as a creative practitioner and educator. Building on our theme of Collaboration, this summer we'll explore new ways to connect with other art forms, while recharging our own artistic practice. Join us for the week or chose specific dates. Teachers in other art forms welcome. 

Created for dance educators (school or studio), the Summer Institute includes daily technique and improvisation, master classes in Hubbard Street repertoire, workshops exploring dance history, including the Harlem Renaissance with partner The Art Institute of Chicago, a Language of Dance workshop, and explorations connecting music and dance with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Join us this summer and recharge your dance education practice! 

 "I've been teaching dance for over 7 years in CPS; Everything I've learned about Dance Education I've learned by participating in workshops and partnerships with Hubbard Street over the years. This week long intensive was the top so far because it applied to the age groups, K-8 groups that I teach dance." – Natalie Davis, Dance Teacher

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Monday: Modern Master Class, Language of Dance workshop

Tuesday: African Fusion Master Class, The Harlem Renaissance in Art and Dance with The Art Institute of Chicago

Wednesday: Improvisation Master Class, Dance and Music collaborations with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Thursday: Gaga Technique, Hubbard Street Repertoire, Dance and Film for middle schoolers

Friday: Jazz Master Class, Hip Hop Master Class, Tap Master Class

Register for the Summer Institute

Register for Move Right into Reading

Register for The Art and Dance of the Harlem Renaissance, with the Art Institute of Chicago 

Register for Connecting Music and Dance through Creative Process, with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Public School teachers and students majoring in dance are eligible for discounts and should email to register.




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.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Education and Community Programs offer dance classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio (home of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) at a 20% discounted rate to K-12 full-time educators working in the Chicagoland area. Register here.

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.


Contact us at 312-850-9744, ext. 152 or at

Any school—public or private—can purchase our in-school residencies, after-school dance classes or tickets to performances. We offer subsidized residency rates for Chicago Public Schools.

Our MAP and FSI programs are offered to select schools at no or low cost to elementary schools within the Chicago Public Schools system. We solicit applications in March every 2-3 years. When the program is open to new schools an application be posted on the Partnerships page of our website.

Any school—public or private—can purchase our in-school residencies, after-school dance classes or tickets to performances. Contact us at 312-850-9744, ext. 152 or at for more information.

Contact us at for more information about our application process.

School groups are welcome at any of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in Chicago's Millennium Park. Contact for more information.

Download our registration form (see the Programs for Educators page) and send it in with your payment. For more information, contact us at 312-850-9744, ext. 152, or

Yes, we offer Illinois State Board of Education CPDUs for all of our workshops. We also offer CPS Teachers Academy Lane Credit and National Louis University graduate credit for our Move Right Into Reading workshops. Visit our Programs for Educators page for our workshop schedule. Contact us at 312-850-9744, ext. 152, or at for more information.

Questions? Email or call 312-850-9744