Chicago Dance Academy

Open/Rec Division

This division is suitable for busy teenagers who want to incorporate dance and fitness into their busy lives. Only one class is suggested per week. Ages are an approximation. Please note that some classes are offered on a class card basis others by semester enrollment.

Open and Rec Division classes for adults and older children in hip-hop, dance fusion, and more.

Pre & Early Teen Ballet

AGES 8-13 years

This class class is perfect for students with limited time for extracurricular activities. This class meets once a week, and semester enrollment is required. (Please note that this level does not track into pointe work and Studio Company participation.)

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Class length: 1hr 15min
Dress requirements:
There is no formal dress code for this level; but dancers are expected to wear tights, leotard and canvas split sole technique shoes. Skirts are optional.

Rocket Boys

AGES 5-12 years

These boys get to jump, turn, kick and move. They will gain coordination, flexibility and power that will ready them for both sports and dance. This class is offered on a semester basis.

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Class length: 1 hour
Dress requirements:
T-shirt; black shorts; socks

Beginning Ballet

AGES 14 and up

This class is perfect for those interested in gaining poise, flexibility, strength, and a joyous sense of movement. Little or no experience is required. Semester enrollment is not required: Payment is done through a class card package or drop-in basis.

Registration Forms

Class length: 1 hour
Dress requirements:
Ballet shoes; leotard or t-shirts; dance skirts; tights, exercise or jazz pants. Basically, clothes that allow for a full range of motion but are form fitting enough for the teacher to observe how the body is working. Women should pull hair away from face, with long hair being secured in a bun or clamp.

Advanced Beginning Ballet

AGES 14 and up

Two to three years of training recommended. Semester enrollment is not required: Payment is done through a class card package or drop-in basis.

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Class length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Dress requirements:
Comfortable workout attire, or tights, leotard and/or skirt, ballet shoes.

Beginning Intermediate Ballet

AGES 14 and up

Two to three years of study are recommended. Payment is done through a class card package or drop-in basis.

Registration Forms

Class length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Dress requirements:
Comfortable workout attire, or tights, leotard and/or skirt, ballet shoes.

Floor Barre

AGES 14 and up

Floor barre covers a wide range of strengthening and stretching exercises and is based on ballet-type movements. It is suitable for both dancers and non-dancers. Mats are provided.

Registration Forms

Class length: 1 hour
Dress requirements:
Comfortable workout attire; socks