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Teaching Poise, Passion, and Purpose

Perform in our Nutcracker!


The opportunity to participate in the Nutcracker is a magical experience and an invaluable part of a young dancer’s education. Children’s Nutcracker auditions will be held on September 14th.

Preparatory Division for Ages 3-7


Our classes provide an inspired introduction to the arts with a focus on creativity, group interaction, motor skills development, and the joy of

self-expression. ​

Student Division

for Ages 8+


All classes are conducted by experienced teachers specializing in young children’s development and accompanied by expert pianists. Our rigorous curriculum builds confidence, promotes teamwork, and fosters community.​

Pre-professional Division 

Our comprehensive curriculum offers advanced training for those wishing to pursue a career in ballet. Classes  consist of technique, pointe, repertory, pas de deux, and more. All pre-professional students have the opportunity to be a part of Ballet Chicago's Studio Company.



Ballet Chicago’s two-week Advanced Repertory Workshop is a perfect complement to our five-week Summer Intensive. Dancers immerse themselves in learning and perfecting repertory. They are coached daily to gain the strength, purity of line, musicality, self-confidence, and focus that allows them to transform classroom technique into artistry.

July 29 - August 9

ages 11+ | audition required 


Ballet Chicago’s brings our youngest dancers they joy and exhilaration of dance. Learning to move with grace and skill, feeling the beauty of music in your veins, experiencing the magic of living in the air – these are the things that inspire and delight children. Join us this summer and give your little one the chance to explore the wonders of ballet.

Session II: July 29 - August 2
Session III: August 5 - August 9

ages 7-12 | no audition required 

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