Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensives are rigorous training programs designed for dancers, ages 13–17, and pre-professional dancers, ages 18–24. Dancers train in ballet and other techniques, plus choreography is integrated throughout the five different programs offered in Chicago from June to August, and at University of Southern California in June. Entry requirements, location, and time commitments vary for our five Intensives. 

We have concluded auditions for the Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced, and Pre-Professional programs at this time. The Junior Intensive Summer Preparatory placement audition for dancers ages 9-13 will be held on April 29 at the Hubbard Street Dance Center. Next year’s audition details will be released mid-to-late September. Please check back at that time for updates!

The Junior Intensive Summer Preparatory Program

Ages 9-13

9am – 4 pm, Monday - Friday

The Junior Intensive Summer Preparatory Program is a rigorous summer training program for the young pre-professional student. A minimum of two years of continuous ballet training is required.

Spend your summer doing what you love and find new friends who love dance just as much as you! Dancers will spend their days dancing, while evenings and weekends they get to exploring the city with new friends, as well as doing fun activities and crafts.  A presentation for family and friends concludes each session.

Video submissions will be accepted through May 1. Prospective students must also upload a formal ballet headshot and a photo in First Arabesque.

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4 - 5 daily classes, Monday–Friday, led by Chicago’s finest dance faculty

Daily ballet and pointe or pre-pointe strengthening classes, as well as classes in contemporary, modern, composition, and repertoire. Seminars for young dancers including cross training, dance history, dance critique, and physical therapy.

Session 1: July 9-20                                        

Session 2: July 23-August 3                      

$1200 per session, includes lunch

If there is sufficient interest, housing can be provided in shared rooms on the UIC Campus, half a mile from the Hubbard Street Dance Center. Complete housing details will be sent with acceptance information. 2018 costs available January 1.

Our Intermediate/Advanced Summer Intensive program is ideal for serious dancers, ages 13-17 who are working towards advanced and pre-professional course work. Students take ballet, Modern, improvisation, yoga, Pilates, and composition courses. Students apply techniques through the learning of repertory excerpts and perform for family and friends at the conclusion of each one-week Intensive session.

Dates: June 11-22, June 25-July 6, August 6-10, 2018

Location: Hubbard Street Dance Center, located in Chicago’s West Loop.

Schedule: Classes are held 10am–5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Students may attend one, two  or all three sessions.

Tuition: $1,200 for both two week sessions in June. $600 for one week session in August.

Housing and meal plan available upon request for the June sessions.

Email: inter-advintensive@hubbardstreetdance.com

Too young for our Intermediate/Advanced intensive? Check out the Summer Preparatory Program for dancers ages 9-13.

Our Advanced Summer Intensive program is for students ages 14-17 considering careers in dance performance. Students attend daily ballet and modern technique classes, with additional study of Pilates, yoga, improvisation, contemporary, and hip-hop. Students learn repertory excerpts as well as complete works, culminating in a showing on the final day. Students will be placed by age and skill level through our national audition tour.

Chicago:
Dates: June 25-July 20, 2018

Location: Columbia College Chicago, located in Chicago’s South Loop.

Schedule: Classes are held from 10am–6pm, Monday through Friday with an additional classes on Saturday. All students must attend all four weeks of the session.

Tuition: $2500 for all classes

Optional Housing: TBA

Meal Plan: TBA

Los Angeles (SOLD OUT)

Dates: June 11-June 22, 2018

Location: University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles

Schedule: Classes are held from 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Students must attend both weeks of the session.

Tuition: $1,500

Optional Housing: TBA

Email: advintensive@hubbardstreetdance.com

Our Pre-Professional Summer Intensive program in Chicago is for advanced and early-career dancers, ages 18–24. Dancers attend daily technique classes, with additional opportunities to originate choreography, and study Pilates, yoga, improvisation, and partnering. Attendees learn repertory excerpts as well as complete works, culminating in a showing on the final day. Students will be placed by age and skill level through our national audition tour.

Chicago

Dates: July 9-August 3, 2018

Location: Hubbard Street Dance Center, located in Chicago’s West Loop.

Schedule: Classes are held from 10am–6pm Monday through Friday. All students must attend all four weeks of the session.

Tuition: $2,500 for all classes
Optional Housing Fee: TBA

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is excited to partner with the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance to house our third, Pre-Professional Summer Intensive for dancers ages 18–24. Dancers will attend daily ballet and supplementary Somatics classes, which will prepare them to spend the day with two selected choreographers. Dancers will work with choreographers to create original works, which will be shared in a showing at the conclusion of the two-week intensive.

Los Angeles (SOLD OUT)

Dates: June 11-June 22, 2018

 Location: University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in Los Angeles.

Curriculum: In this choreography-focused intensive, dancers will work with guest choreographers, including Hubbard Street choreographic fellows Alice Klock and Florian Lochner, to create original works.

Tuition: $1500 for all classes
Optional Housing Fee: TBA

Email: pre-prointensive@hubbardstreetdance.com

Acceptance through the 2018 auditions qualifies dancers ages 16+ to be invited to Hubbard Street's year-round Intensive Programs for 2018. 

For dancers 12 and younger, please see our Youth Summer Programs.