Dates: June 28 – July 30, 2021

Tuition: $2,750+ $75 Reg Fee

Ages: 11+

In light of the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for ages 16+, along with the impending emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15, we are taking additional steps in our reopening plan. We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the University Center to offer a limited amount of dorm housing for the 5-week Summer Intensive and 2-week Advanced Repertory Workshop for fully vaccinated dancers. 

 

For more information on auditions and/or to reserve housing, please contact registrar Hannah Rosenfeld at hrosenfeld@balletchicago.org.

 

All Ballet Chicago Summer Programming will be offered both in-person and on Zoom for those who choose not to attend in-person instruction. All classes are taught by BC’s esteemed faculty – ballet and pointe classes with live piano accompaniment will be conducted at our 17 North State Street studios, and through an exciting new partnership with Chicago’s Sheraton Grand Hotel, all our Pilates, Stretch, Modern, Jazz and Spanish classes will be held in their beautiful spacious ballrooms.  This arrangement will enable us to keep classes small, making it safer for everyone, and really allow us to spread out!   Another plus – the Sheraton Grand is nestled on the river front and is only a beautiful, short 20-minute walk from Ballet Chicago.  

Please keep in mind that while our intention is to provide in-person instruction, we do have a virtual contingency plan in place should state and local guidelines deem it necessary.

Safety Protocols:

  • Health Screener Forms are filled out each morning.

  • All students have their temperature and pulse oximeter reading checked upon arrival.

  • Also upon arrival, all students are reminded to wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds.

  • Street shoes are left in trays that are disinfected nightly.

  • Masks are required at all times in the studios and throughout the premises.

  • All studios have been equipped with medical grade air purifiers.

  • Students are kept 6 feet apart at all times.  Barres are marked with tape and floors with decals to reinforce the distancing.

  • Hand sanitizing stations are posted in each studio and throughout the school.

  • Touchless sink faucets and toilets have been installed in student bathrooms.

  • High-touch areas and surface areas are disinfected daily.

  • Staff has been trained in safety protocols.

All high-touch areas and surface areas will be disinfected three times each day, the first time between morning and afternoon sessions, the second between the afternoon session and company in-residence Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s evening session, and the third following the evening session.  

Curriculum: 

Women: Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Modern, Classical Spanish Dance, Jazz, Pilates, Stretch

Men: Men’s Technique, Weight Training, Variations, Modern, Jazz, Classical Spanish Dance, Pilates, Stretch

 

 

Class Size:

The maximum number of students permitted in each studio will follow the guidelines of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

 

 

Dressing Room Access:

Access to dressing rooms will be determined based on the guidelines for locker room protocols as recommended by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

 

 

Dormitory Housing:

Ballet Chicago provides supervised housing for vaccinated students, ages 12 and up, at Chicago's University Center, a secure, state-of-the-art downtown student residence.  Located just five blocks from the Ballet Chicago studios, the dorm is staffed by experienced chaperones who live on-site. 

 

There are several room options available.  For more information, or to reserve dormitory housing, please contact Registrar Hannah Rosenfeld at hrosenfeld@balletchicago.org.

 

Sheraton Grand Hotel Packages:

For families that prefer to spend the summer in Chicago while attending BC’s summer programs, or for those who want to travel to accompany their child to and from Chicago, we are happy to announce an exciting partnership with the Sheraton Grand Hotel! 

 

Located just a 20-minute walk from the Ballet Chicago Studios, Sheraton Grand Chicago is an urban sanctuary amid iconic attractions, and is considered Chicago’s premier downtown riverfront hotel. Standard rooms, Family Rooms and Suites are offered to Ballet Chicago at highly discounted rates, in some cases as much as 70%. Additionally, breakfast and laundry packages are available for a nominal fee. This Riverwalk hotel offers spectacular views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and the city skyline. Guests enjoy deluxe accommodations, with in-room safes and refreshment centers, coffee makers, high-speed Internet access, cable television with movies and video games. The hotel is pet friendly and offers wonderful amenities including a health club, indoor swimming pool, sun deck, sauna, and massage therapy.  Club guest rooms, located on the top four floors, feature plush robes, turndown service, complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon hors d'oeuvres. There are five distinctive restaurants and lounges, including the acclaimed Shula's Steak House.

 

Reservations for Sheraton Chicago Grand can be made beginning May 1, 2021.  For more information, contact Lejla Orahovac via email at Lejla.Orahovac@marriott.com or by phone, 312-329-7044.