Creative. Technical. Comprehensive.
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.
Early Childhood & Primary Division classes allow students ages 18 months to 9 years to investigate universal dance concepts through improvisation. Young dancers use their imagination and engage in creative problem solving, not only to strengthen their physical development, but to encourage cognitive, social and emotional growth. Dancers ages 9 – 18 continue their explorations in improvisation and choreography throughout their technique program.
Progressive classes provide dancers ages 6 to 18 with in-depth study of the techniques that support contemporary dance. With a classical ballet foundation, additional courses include modern, jazz, hip hop, tap and musical theater, as well as master classes with current and former Hubbard Street dancers.
Through age-appropriate goals such as improvisation, dance vocabulary and technique, students study all aspects of dance, including choreography. Our inclusive approach helps dancers reach progressive skill levels, develops leadership and risk-taking, and inspires communication of their ideas in new ways.