Ballet Schools in Illinois - Chicago
Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:41 PM
Please PM me with any suggestions about anything Chicago!
Posted 06 June 2004 - 09:50 PM
Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:01 PM
Currently she attends the professional training division of a company school.
I know absolutely nothing about Chicago, but currently we live in a city so would be looking to reside in an urban setting.
Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:17 PM
The two schools you would want to look at first would probably be Ballet Chicago and Ruth Page Center for the Arts. They are most like what you are used to, and they are in the city proper (Ballet Chicago is in the Loop -- our central downtown are -- and Ruth Page is a few miles north, in a rich residential neighborhood).
Our school -- the Hyde Park School of Ballet -- is great for what it is, which is a very good neighborhood school where the kids learn to love dancing. It lacks a truly advanced program, though, so it might not suit your purposes. Nevertheless, it is in the city, south of the Loop in the richly diverse neighborhood that surrounds the University of Chicago.
This should get you started. Don't forget that we have our own resident company -- the Joffrey Ballet -- and two wonderful modern companies -- Hubbard Street Dance and River North -- so there's a decent amount of dance to watch, too!
Posted 06 June 2004 - 10:27 PM
Thanks for the suggestions and links.
Posted 07 June 2004 - 09:14 PM
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:21 PM
I also danced at the School of Ballet Chicago for two summers, and while I liked their program and it has lots of merits, it is very strongly Balanchine, a style which my home studio doesn't particularly like.
I would highly recommend Ruth Page, and they're really friendly about letting girls take class to get the feel of the school, and they're also welcoming to girls who aren't in their student company - I've been dancing there for about a year and am not in the company, but I certainly don't feel ignored when it comes to corrections - the teachers are very good about being fair.
Definitely PM me if you have any other questions - I'd be glad to help. There are also a few dancers who are in Ruth Page's company, the Civic Ballet of Chicago, on the boards. Maybe they'll find their way over to this thread somehow.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:47 PM
i dont take there but am thinking of trying a class
i take at hyde park school of ballet and it is great, lots of performance
and i also take once a week at ruth page, which has a very good program!
i have the same teachers all the time but i really like it alot!
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