DanceForce (July 24-August 12)

A rigorous, comprehensive training program for dance students (15+), professional aspirants, and early career dancers. This program filled with challenging technique classes, artistic coaching, professional development seminars, and meaningful mentorship.

Technique classes include Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, and Improvisation. Dancers will also learn DanceWorks Chicago repertoire and perform in a showing at the Ruth Page Theater.

“Last summer I attended summer programs under the direction of Sara Bibik, which was a fantastic transition from college into the professional dance world. The intensive was more than just about taking dance class. Nutrition and cooking workshops, mock auditions, and plenty of seminars alongside the dancing equipped me with what I needed to become a professional dancer. Taking classes from the many different teachers, choreographers, and company directors helped broaden my network and led to me auditioning for and receiving a contract with DanceWorks Chicago.”  – David Gourov

Faculty: DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik, along with Hanna Brictson, Christian Denice, Imani English, Rebecca Lemme, Marc Macaranas, Ricky Ruiz, and Patrick Simoniello

Monday – Friday 9:30-5:30 and Saturday 10am-2pm

Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago IL 60610

One, two, and three week options available: ONE week July 24-29, TWO weeks: July 31-August 12, THREE weeks: July 24-August 12

Housing available at the beautiful University Center in Chicago’s Loop!

Scholarships and WorkStudy available. Contact Sara Bibik Dance360 Program Director for an application.

By audition only: In-person Auditions are available via selected DayLabs. Alternately, dancers may audition remotely by completing our Individual Video Audition form or by submitting a Group Video Audition form with 4 or more dancers. Auditionees can be considered for DanceForce and/or ChoreoLab.

$575 per week