Summer Intensives

The Steps Dance Center Summer Intensive, now in its seventh year, offers dancers ages 6 & up a chance to study at an intense level with some of the top dance professionals from Chicago and beyond.

Classes offered in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, hip-hop, improvisation, stretch & strength, and pilates.  This summer event is a must for students who are passionate about dance!

Two weeks of inspiration to choose from.  Take one or both!

Ages 6-8  10:00am-1:30pm

Ages 9 & Up 10:00am – 4:00pm

WEEK 1: July 17-20

Week 1 Faculty includes:

Kent Boyd (Entity Contemporary Dance Company, Hollywood Vibe Convention faculty, Teen Beach Movie, SYTYCD)

Karen Chuang (Entity Contemporary Dance Company, Hollywood Vibe Convention faculty, Lady Gaga superbowl performance, Grease: Live!)

Laura Wade (Visceral Dance Chicago rehearsal director), Ricky Ruiz (River North Dance Chicago)

Josh Assor (Broadway’s Newsies & Mary Poppins, Broadway Dance Center faculty)

WEEK 2: July 24-27

Week 2 Faculty includes:

Nikky Paramo (Britney Spears, Kanye West)

Zach Heller (Giordano Dance Chicago)

Michelle West (Aladdin on Broadway)

Aaron Gordon (Broadway’s Hamilton)

Tercell Waters (Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company NYC)

STEPS SUMMER INTENSIVE POLICIES:

-Please wear proper attire for all classes.  Hair should be worn in a slicked back bun.

-Ballet: Black leotard, pink tights, canvas ballet shoes

-Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre: Tight-fitting clothing (shorts, leggings, tight tank or top).  No T-shirts or sweatpants

-Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing (sweatpants, T-shirt, leggings).  Clean sneakers or boots (not worn outside)

-Be sure to bring plenty of water and a light snack for in between classes.

-You are welcome to bring a Theraband to all stretch classes but is not required.

-Be sure to thank your teachers at the end of every class.

-If you’re taking a class that’s new or challenging, take a deep breath and give it 100%!  Intensives are a great way to experiment and make mistakes so that you can learn and grow!