Located in Downtown Chicago, A&A BALLET offers world-class training at the American Rhythm Center, 410 South Michigan Avenue, and also provides the pre-professional program guidance, instruction, and performance opportunities for The School of Performing Arts Dance Department in Naperville, 1112 South Washington Street. 

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Important dates

Thanksgiving Break: November 23-26, 2017

World Premiere of "The Nutcracker" at the Studebaker Theater - December 1-3, 2017

Winter Break: December 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Chicago Winter Intensive Seminar - December 27-29, 2017

Chicago International Summer Intensives, Company and Programs National Auditions Tour - January-February, 2018

International Summer Intensive, Company, Youth Company, Conservatory, Pre-pro auditions in Chicago - January 6, 2018

2nd Term (18 weeks) begins: January 22-June 2, 2018

"Debut: Fashion, Dance, Live Music!" at the Studebaker Theater - March 24, 2018

Spring Break: March 25-April 1, 2018  

"Cinderella" (by popular demand) at the Studebaker Theater - May 26-27, 2018

Memorial Day: May 28, 2018

Last day of classes: June 2, 2018

Chicago International Summer Intensive - June 18-July 20, 2018

Back To School Program - August 6-17, 2018

Registration details

An annual fee of $35 will be assessed for all students

Students in Levels III, IV, V, and Conservatory must commit for the entire year (September 5, 2017-June 2, 2018)

Youth Company and Conservatory (Juniors, Seniors) Class Schedule

Monday-Friday - 10:00-3:00 (Saturday classes and rehearsals - 1:00-5:00)

Class schedule example:

10:00-11:30 - Ballet technique

11:45-12:30 - Pointe, Partnering, Men's  

12:40-1:40 - Classical repertoire, Variations

1:50-2:50 - Contemporary, Neo-classical, Character repertoire, Improvisation

2:50-3:00 - Daily Notes

After 3:00 - Body conditioning/Strength training/Floor Barre/Private Coaching (individual)  

Children's and Pre-professional Class Schedule

Monday

3:30-4:15 - Creative Dance (ages 3-4)   

4:15-5:30 - Ballet III (ages 10-11+, by placement only)

5:30-6:00 - Ballet III Pre-Pointe/Pointe

6:00-9:00 - Ballet IV-V* (ages 11-13+, 14+, by placement only)  

Tuesday 

5:00-6:00 - Ballet II (ages 9-10)

6:00-9:00 - Ballet IV-V* (ages 11-13+, 14+, by placement only)  

Wednesday

4:15-5:30 - Ballet III (ages 10-11+, by placement only)

5:30-6:00 - Ballet III Pre-pointe/Pointe

6:00-8:30 - Ballet IV-V* (ages 11-13+, 14+, by placement only) - additional classes for Level IV

Thursday

5:00-6:00 - Ballet II (ages 9-10)

6:00-9:00 - Ballet IV-V* (ages 11-13+, 14+, by placement only)  

Friday

4:15-5:30 - Ballet III (ages 10-11+, by placement only)

5:30-6:00 - Rehearsals for Ballet III

6:00-9:00 - Ballet IV-V - Ballet IV-V* (ages 11-13+, 14+, by placement only) - additional classes

Saturday

9:00-9:45 - Pre-Ballet (ages 5-6)

9:45-10:45 - Ballet I (ages 7-8)

10:45-1:00 - Ballet IV, V* (ages 11-13+, 14+, by placement only) - additional classes

1:00 - 5:00 - Youth Company, Conservatory classes, Various Rehearsals  

* Ballet IV-V class syllabus may include: Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Partnering Conception, Character, Contemporary, Body Conditioning, Classical and Contemporary Repertoire

Competitions, Private Coaching

A&A BALLET successfully prepares students for various competitions, including the Youth America Grand Prix, assisting them with precise coaching and choreography. For more information on competition opportunities and private coaching, please contact aacenterfordance@gmail.com

Parking

Parking validation information ($12 for 7 hours): https://chicagotap.org/american-rhythm-center/parking-and-directions/