Youth Dance Classes

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance. The Youth Dance Program provides an in-depth dance education that focuses on creativity and the techniques that support contemporary dance.

 

 SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

 

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Hubbard Street’s Early Childhood Creative Movement curriculum allows young students to explore their developing movement skills while interacting with caregivers and peers, moving into independent classes around age 3. Utilizing our renowned universal dance vocabulary, each session features a different theme, such as change, communication, balance, or confidence to contribute to the development of our littlest students as they start to understand themselves and the world around them.

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES: AGES 18 MONTHS - 3 YEARS
Caregivers are an essential part of this class, in which we bounce, swing, twirl, and jump accompanied by vibrant music and stories.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT: AGES 3 - 5
As children explore new and familiar dance concepts through their evolving gross motor skills, we’ll tell stories with movement while dancing together. Offered as Dance 3, Dance 4, Dance 5, and a multi-age Dance 3–5.

SESSION DATES (8 WEEKS)

August 27 - October 20
October 22 - December 22 
January 7 - March 2
March 4 - May 4

No classes during the following breaks:
Fall Break...........................................................November 19 – 25, 2018
Winter Break...................................................December 22, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Spring Break....................................................April 15 – 20, 2019
Holidays.............................................................September 3, 2018; January 21, 2019; May 27, 2019

 See the full schedule and register here

 

 

The Introduction classes provide foundational vocabulary and structure to young dancers, preparing them to successfully begin Ballet 1 courses. Ballet technique classes progress annually, with faculty approval, while Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop levels comprise multiple years.

CLASSES
The Primary Division includes all Intro classes, Ballet 1 and 2, as well as Beginning technique levels outside of ballet training.

Intro to Ballet, ages 6–8
Intro to Jazz, ages 6–8
Intro to Hip Hop, ages 6–8
Intro to Tap, ages 6–8
Intro to Modern, ages 8-10
Ballet 1, ages 7–8
Ballet 2, ages 8–10
Beginning Jazz, ages 7–9
Beginning Hip Hop, ages 7–9
Beginning Tap, ages 7–9
Beginning Musical Theater, ages 7–9

CALENDAR
Registration is open year round, however students are encouraged to register within the first four weeks of each session. Students wishing to perform in the end of year Showcase must register by January 29.

Fall Session.......................................................August 27, 2018 – January 19, 2019 (18 weeks)
Spring Session................................................ January 22 – June 1, 2019
(18 weeks, last week of class is showcase week)

Classes begin August 27, 2018
No classes during the following breaks:
Fall Break...........................................................November 19 – 25, 2018
Winter Break...................................................December 22, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Spring Break....................................................April 15 – 20, 2019
Holidays.............................................................September 3, 2018; January 21, 2019; May 27, 2019

 See the full schedule and register here

 

 

The Secondary Division provides in-depth study for beginning to advanced students, in techniques including ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and tap.

CLASSES
Ballet training is encouraged, as it supports all techniques, but is not required to take jazz, modern, tap, or hip hop classes.

Mandatory Placement Classes
All new technique students must attend a placement class before registering for classes. Hubbard Street reserves the right to move a student to a more appropriate level at any time. Ages listed next to each class are approximate; each child’s progress may vary.

Students  may contact the registrar at 312-850-9744 ext 149 for placement class options. 

CALENDAR
Classes begin August 27, 2018
No classes during the following breaks:
Fall Break...........................................................November 19 – 25, 2018
Winter Break...................................................December 22, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Spring Break....................................................April 15 – 20, 2019
Holidays.............................................................September 3, 2018; January 21, 2019; May 27, 2019

Technique classes run for the duration of the school year, August 27, 2018 through June 1, 2019, although students may register for classes throughout the year.

SAVE THE DATE: Our end-of-the-year Showcase will be May 29 – June 1, 2019.

See the full schedule and register here!