Ballet Schools in Illinois - Chicago
Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:36 AM
The kids are consistently accepted to top summer intensives and often on full scholarship. This year 4 at Houston Ballet, 3 of which are on full scholarship, 2 at PNB, 1 on full scholarship and 3 at Orlando, 2 on scholarship. In the past dancers have gone to SFB, SAB, ABT and 4 have attended Stiefel & Students.
Anyway, it really is an amazing school with teachers that really care. The director teaches with such passion and really knows how to motivate the kids.
Hope this helps.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:42 AM
Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:03 AM
Is there a particular section of Chicago that you know you're relocating to, or are you willing to move close to the ballet school that suits you best? Where you live may determine which school yo go to--it's a long commute from one side of Chicage to the other! If you already know what part of Chicago you will live in, someone who lives nearby can pinpoint the best school near you.
Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:26 AM
Posted 10 July 2008 - 01:31 AM
Edited by dancemaven, 10 July 2008 - 08:25 AM.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:11 PM
In researching suburban schools, it seems that the best alternatives for her and for our drive are the Faubourg School and Salt Creek Ballet. Are these similar in calibre? From what I saw on Faubourg's website, they have very few teachers. It seems like the schools have good reputations, but would it be crazy to pull a dancer who is enjoying and doing well at Joffrey out of the program?
I go through this angst every few months, so we may just keep doing what we are doing so long as she's happy and doing well, but I'd love to hear any feedback from others in the Chicago area.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:07 PM
Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:39 PM
Top 12 from YAGP NY Finals: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Consistently in the top 3 (including Grand Prix, Youth Grand Prix and Hope awards) in Chicago Regionals since 2005
Students have received full scholarships from the following summer programs: ABT, Houston, PNB, SAB, San Francisco, Miami City, Chautauqua, National Ballet of Canada, Orlando...I know that there are more, but these are the ones I can remember for sure.
Former students now at the following year-round programs: JKO at ABT, National Ballet of Canada, Princess Grace Academy (all on scholarship)
Former students hired at the following companies: Royal Danish Ballet, Houston Ballet, Alvin Ailey II...these are just from very recent years...but there are other companies.
I hope this helps...if you need more info...just let me know.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:08 PM
Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:16 PM
Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:23 PM
There are students who carpool also.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:31 AM
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