Are you an adult intermediate+ dancer age 26-85 looking for a summer intensive experience where you can focus on your dance practice in a community of passionate dance practitioners? Are you a dance educator who would love the time and space to be a student again?

Read on to learn all about our new adult intermediate dance intensive/retreat program and apply now to be considered for our first ever Dance On! pilot session July 12-14, 2024.

Dance On! is a new adult summer intensive 3-day retreat experience (July 12-14, 2024) at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago open to dancers ages 26 and up who want to focus on an intermediate+ level movement practice.

For adult dance practitioners, it can be hard to find a rigorous intensive program that matches your availability. And for dance instructors, we know all too well how much energy you give to helping your students achieve a higher level of training and excellence, often at the expense of your own practice. Come and give yourself the gift of a long weekend at Hubbard Street to get back into your instrument and reinvigorate your movement practice!

A variety of contemporary dance techniques and body conditioning will be offered, reflective of the practices of the HSDC main company and its repertoire. Over an intense 3-day weekend, students will receive professional level instruction, attention, and feedback and will learn current repertory from HSDC Company members. The program culminates in an informal sharing.

Applications for this year's inaugural cohort are closed. Please see below for more information about the program.


Dance isn’t just for those under 25 or the pre-professional dancer. Dance is an expressive art form that artists should enjoy throughout their lives in a supportive community. Dance practice is vital and possible for dancing adults interested in continuous learning. At Hubbard Street, we are interested in fostering a community of artists dedicated to dance and creating dance at all ages and stages of life. There’s no better way to teach this philosophy than to live it. Wherever you are in your dance journey, your dance practice should continue, we encourage you to Dance On!

Tuition is $750 USD. This can be paid in full upon registration, or in two installments: 50% upon registration, and 50% by June 1, 2024. Tuition covers 3 full days of training, including classes, rehearsal, somatics, and a catered lunch each day. See below for a sample daily schedule.

For priority consideration, click here to complete the application formwhich consists of a few brief questionsby Friday, April 26.

Applications will be considered over the following week, and offers will be made by Friday, May 3. If accepted, you will have until 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, May 8, to accept your position and register for the program before your spot must be opened up for someone on the waitlist.

Dance On! is created and directed by HSDC Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell. The Dance On! faculty will be made up of HSDC Company Dancers and artistic staff. A full faculty list will be posted here in the near future.

Housing is not provided by HSDC, but those coming from out-of-town will be provided with a list of recommended nearby hotels.

Details about the informal sharing, including if invited guests can be accommodated, will be released in the near future.


Dance On! will take place in Chicago, July 12-14, 2024. Details of the schedule are subject to change.


10:30am–12:00pm Ballet Class
12:15–1:30pm HSDC Repertoire
1:30–2:30pm Catered Lunch
2:30–3:15pm Body Conditioning
3:15–4:30pm Choreographic Process
5:00–7:00pm Optional Evening Activity (Dinner, Outing, etc.)


10:30am–12:00pm Modern Class
12:15–1:30pm HSDC Repertoire
1:30–2:30pm Catered Lunch
2:30–3:15pm Body Conditioning
3:30–4:45pm Choreographic Process
5:00–7:00pm Optional Evening Activity (Dinner, Outing, etc.)


10:30–10:50am Body Conditioning
11:00am–12:30pm Technique Class
12:30–1:15pm Catered Lunch
1:15–2:15pm HSDC Repertoire
2:30–3:30pm Choreographic Process
3:45–4:30pm Culmination