Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensives are rigorous training programs designed for dancers, ages 9–17, and Pre-Professional dancers, ages 18–24. Dancers are offered the opportunity to refine their skills in multiple forms, broaden their dance vocabulary, and explore Hubbard Street repertory throughout the five different programs offered in Chicago from June to August. Entry requirements, location, and time commitments vary for our five Intensive Programs. All dancers who audition during our national tour will be placed in the level that best suits their dance training to date.

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Information for Intermediate Intensives (Ages 9-12) will be added soon!

2020 Summer Intensive Auditions

 Pre-registration is required for all cities, and dancers must be available for the entire duration of the audition. Online registration will close on Friday at noon, CST on the corresponding week of the scheduled audition date. Click here to reserve your spot in the appropriate city.

PITTSBURGH
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Point Park University
Ages 13-17, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 18-24, 1:00 – 4:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center
Ages 13-17, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 18-24, 1:00 – 4:30pm

LOS ANGELES
Sunday, January 12, 2020
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Ages 13-17, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 18-24, 1:00 – 4:30pm

CHICAGO
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Hubbard Street Dance Center
Ages 18 – 24, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Hubbard Street Dance Center
Ages 13-17, 9:00am – 3:00pm 

WEST PALM BEACH
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Florida School for Dance Education
Ages 13-17, 12:30 – 4:30pm*

DALLAS
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Booker T. Washington HS for the Performing & Visual Arts
Ages 13-17, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 18-24, 1:00 – 4:30pm

NEW YORK
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Ages 18-24, 5:30 – 10:00pm

Sunday, February 2, 2020
The Juilliard School
Ages 18-24, 11:30am – 3:00pm
Ages 13-17, 3:30pm – 6:30pm

 Audition cities and dates are subject to change. All 2020 Summer Intensives will take place in Chicago. IL.

 *Dancers ages 18 – 24 interested in auditioning in West Palm Beach may attend upon request. Please contact us at intensives@hubbardstreedance.com.

On the day of the audition dancers are required to bring the following:

Resume (1-page max) - Resumes should be no more than one page in length. Resumes should list the dancer’s performance & training experience (intensives, master classes, workshops, etc.), current school/training facility, and current instructors.

8x10 headshot - Your 8x10 headshot needs to resemble how you appear in the classroom. Your photo should display your natural appearance with your hair pulled back. You do not need a professional headshot, nor a photo in color.

Signed Audition Waiver - You will be required to print and sign page 3 of our liability waiver. Please bring a copy with you to the audition. All dancers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian’s signature included on the waiver.

General Audition Information

 

· Dancers are accepted into the Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensive Programs by audition only. Results following the conclusion of our scheduled Audition tour. Some dancers may hear earlier than others as our team send acceptance emails on a rotating basis. All dancers should hear from our staff by February 20, 2020.

· Pre-registration is required for all cities, and will close on the Friday at noon, CST on the corresponding week of the scheduled audition date. Click here to reserve your spot in the appropriate city. Dancers must be available for the entire duration of the audition.

· Auditions will consist of a ballet class and, based on the discretion of the artistic panel, dancers may learn Hubbard Street repertoire, or be asked to improvise.

· A leotard, tights, and ballet shoes must be worn for ballet class. Hair should be clean and pulled away from the face. Hubbard Street does not perform works on pointe; therefore, pointe work is not a part of our Summer curriculum and pointe shoes should not be worn at our audition. Form fitting apparel can be worn for repertoire as long as body lines are clearly visible.

· Dancers should choose an audition that corresponds with their age.

  • Pre-Professional Level: Dancers must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, 2020 in order to attend this audition level.
  • Advanced & Intermediate/Advanced Level: Dancers must be at least 13 years of age by June 1, 2020 in order to attend this audition level. Dancers auditioning within this age range will be invited to the program that is best suited for their current skill level.

· A limited amount of financial aid is available to dancers attending our Summer Intensives. Dancers are not eligible to apply until they have been accepted. Aid will be based solely on financial need. We do not award merit scholarships.

· If you are unable to attend a live audition, you may request to submit a video. Video audition requests are approved on a case-by-case basis, and we strongly encourage all students to audition in person. For more information, see the Video Auditions tab.

· In the event of inclement weather, updates or audition cancellations will be posted on the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Facebook page. Should we need to cancel an audition due to weather or any other unforeseeable circumstance, dancers who pre-registered for the audition will be granted the opportunity to send a video audition.

On the day of the audition, dancers are required to bring the following:

  • Resume (1 page max)
    • Resumes should be no more than one page in length. Resumes should list the dancer’s performance & training experience (intensives, master classes, workshops, etc.), current school/training facility, and current instructors.
  • 8x10 headshot
    • Your 8x10 headshot needs to resemble how you appear in the classroom. Your photo should display your natural appearance, with your hair pulled back. You do not need a professional headshot nor a photo in color.
  • Signed Audition Waiver
    • You will be required to print and sign page 3 of our liability waiver. Please bring a copy with you to the audition. All dancers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian’s signature included on the waiver.

Video Auditions

If you are unable to attend our live auditions, you may submit a video audition for consideration. We will begin accepting applications on December 1, 2019. Video submissions will be received on a rolling basis – until placement in our programs has been filled. Dancers are strongly encouraged to submit footage before Friday, January 31, 2020.

All dancers must submit the following materials to intensives@hubbardstreetdance.com:

- Complete our online registration
- Submit one Letter of Recommendation (1-page max)
- Submit a Resume or CV (1-page max)
- Submit an 8x10 Headshot of the dancer (The photo needs to resemble how the dancer appears in the studio. Photo should display dancer’s appearance, with hair pulled back. A color photo is not required)
- Video (Video must include a Ballet + Contemporary component. Guidelines listed below)

BALLET

Barre:
· Plié
· Tendu with Ronde de Jambes
· Fondu with Développés
· Grand Battement

 Center floor:
· Adagio
· Waltz with Pirouette
· Small & Medium Jumps
· Grand Allegro

 Each combination should be a minimum of 32 counts, executed with music, and performed on the dancer’s right and left side.

CONTEMPORARY

Please include a 90 sec clip of contemporary work, or an improvised solo, performed in the studio or on stage (Do not include ensemble work). Footage must be executed with music.

Videos must be sent through a VIMEO or YOUTUBE LINK. Please keep your privacy settings public, so your footage is accessible without a password.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If you have any additional questions, please contact intensives@hubbardstreetdance.com.

Our Intermediate/Advanced Summer Intensive program is ideal for serious dancers, ages 13-17 who are working towards Advanced and Pre-Professional course work. Dancers attend daily ballet classes with additional training in Pilates, yoga, modern, improvisation, contemporary, and hip hop. Dancers learn repertoire excerpts, culminating in a showing at the conclusion of the session. Dancers are placed by age and skill level throughout the national audition tour.

Dates: June 15 – July 3, 2020

Location: Hubbard Street Dance Center

Schedule: Classes and rehearsals are held from 9:30am–5pm, Monday through Friday. Dancers must attend all three weeks of the scheduled session.

Tuition: $2,000
$1,875 early bird rate – register by midnight on February 21

Optional housing & meals plans are available for additional fees.

Email: inter-advintensive@hubbardstreetdance.com

Our Advanced Summer Intensive program is created for serious dancers, ages 14-17 who are considering a career in dance. Dancers attend daily ballet classes with additional training in Pilates, yoga, improvisation, modern contemporary, and hip hop. Dancers learn excepts of the company’s current repertory including: Rena Butler, Kyle Abraham, Robyn Mineko Williams, Peter Chu, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite from HSDC company dancers, culminating in a showing on the final day of the intensive. Dancers are placed by age and skill level through our national audition tour.

Dates:
Session 1: June 15 – July 2, 2020
NEW Session 2: July 6 – July 24, 2020 (limited space available)

Location:
Session 1: Columbia College Chicago, located in Chicago’s South Loop
Session 2: Chicago Academy for the Arts located in River West

Schedule: Classes and rehearsals are held from 10am-6pm (session 1) or 9am – 5pm (session 2), Monday through Friday. Dancers may attend one or both sessions. Dancers must be available to attend the entire session.

Tuition: $2,000
$1,875 early bird rate – register by midnight on February 21

 Optional housing & meals plans are available for additional fees.

 Email: advintensive@hubbardstreetdance.com

Our Pre-Professional Summer Intensives in Chicago are for advanced and early-career dancers, ages 18–24.

Choreographic Intensive

Dancers explore, research, and collaborate with an exciting new generation of choreographers! This year’s lead artists include Jonathan Alsberry, Loni Landon, Ryan Mason, and HSDC dancer Connie Shiau! Dancers will receive daily ballet classes as well as supplementary somatic courses. Each choreographic process will culminate with an informal studio showing at the end of weeks 2 and 4.

Dates: June 8 - July 3, 2019

Location: Hubbard Street Dance Center

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

Tuition: $2,500

Optional housing plans are available for an additional fee.

Email: pre-prointensive@hubbardstreetdance.com

Repertoire Intensive

Dancers attend daily ballet classes as well as Pilates, yoga, improvisation, modern, contemporary, Gaga, and hip hop. Dancers learn excepts of the company’s current repertory including: Rena Butler, Kyle Abraham, Robyn Mineko Williams, Peter Chu, Ohad Naharin and Crystal Pite from HSDC company dancers, culminating in a showing on the final day of the intensive.

Dates: July 6 – July 31, 2020

Location: Hubbard Street Dance Center

Schedule: Classes and rehearsals are held from 10am–6pm, Monday through Friday. Dancers must attend all four weeks of the session.

Tuition: $2,500

Optional housing plans are available for an additional fee.

Email: pre-prointensive@hubbardstreetdance.com