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YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAM

With 5 levels, our youth training program is designed for beginners to intermediate/advanced dancers ages 7+. Whether you are looking for one recreational class or to join our companies, we have a spot for you.

FALL REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 1

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DANCE CAMPS

Ages 8-11 | 10am-3pm

JUNE 20-23

JULY 18-21

JUNE 27-30

JULY 25-28

 

INTENSIVES

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INSIDE OUT DANCE INTENSIVE

JUNE 15-17 | 12:30-4:30PM

Amp up your hip hop training with the opportunity to train with Inside Out director, Andrew Tamez-Hull. Inside Out is Chicago’s premiere youth hip hop company that focuses on developing students both their inner and outer selves into more confident individuals.

Dancers will also have the opportunity to take classes with Visceral hip hop faculty, as well as master hip hop instructors. 

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CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE

JULY 6-8 | 10AM-2PM

Develop your contemporary technique with the faculty of Visceral. Start each day with a ballet class and move into different contemporary and improvisation techniques.

 
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BALLET INTENSIVE

JULY 13-15 | 10AM-2PM

Our Ballet Intensive is designed for the int/adv dancer looking to further their classical ballet training.

 

Classes will include ballet, strength/stretch, variations and pre-pointe/pointe.

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ENSEMBLE INTENSIVE

AUGUST 8-12 | 10AM-4PM

Train in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Pilates and more!

Designed for current Ensemble dancers or dancers interested in furthering their training. Dancers must be at an intermediate level and be taking 2-3 ballet classes a week. 

Can be used as an Ensemble Audition

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SUMMER SESSION

Ages 8-18 | All Levels 

JULY 11- AUGUST 6

 

Class Descriptions 


Ballet 
Ages 7+
Ballet teaches the fundamentals of classical ballet.  Students will develop the strength and elegance of a ballet dancer, while learning discipline, classroom etiquette and the love of ballet.  It is a structured ballet class consisting of a full barre, center combinations and across the floor exercises; all emphasizing proper alignment, posture and technique.  

 


Pre Pointe
Ages 9+
Pre Pointe is designed for the serious ballet student aspiring to dance on pointe in the future.  Dancers must be enrolled in a minimum of two ballet classes per week to participate.

 


Pointe 
Ages 11+
Pointe is for the intermediate/advanced level ballet dancer. Dancers must be enrolled in a minimum of two ballet classes per week to participate. Do not sew pointe shoes until they are approved by instructor.  

 


Jazz 
Ages 7+
Jazz is a high energy class set to popular music that focuses on rhythm, isolations and style. Students will develop a foundation of basic jazz technique including jumps, pirouettes, across the floor progressions and stylized movement.



Contemporary Jazz 
Ages 7+
Contemporary Jazz is a lyrical jazz technique class with the challenge of contemporary musicality. This class will include a full warm up, across the floor progressions and center combination focusing on quality of movement and expression.

 

 


Modern
Ages 7+
Designed for the more creative spirit.  Level I modern will teach the fundamental concepts of space, time and energy through the practices of modern dance technique. This class will  focus on weight and suspension, fall and recover, strength and release.  

 


Breaking
Ages 7+
This class is designed for students to learn floorwork, footwork, freezes and tricks. The movement will be broken down so students can practice the steps and stylize the movement. Strength is developed through conditioning exercises to prepare the dancers for the next level of hip hop.  



Hip Hop
Ages 7+
Level I/II hip hop will teach the fundamental moves of hip hop through across the floor and center combinations.  This high energy class with emphasize musicality, coordination, basic footwork, improvisation, strength building and style.