A&A BALLET is in Collaboration with The School of Performing Arts.  A&A BALLET and SPA are devoted to artistic excellence. The School of Performing Arts has a 26 year history of providing dance, music and theater training to children ages 6 months to 18 years and adults, and is widely recognized as the premier arts education school in metropolitan Chicago.  The School of Performing Arts is also a Steinway School of Distinction, being one of only 37 non-college schools of distinction in the world.

A&A BALLET provides guidance, directorship and instruction for The School of Performing Arts Dance Department. A&A BALLET and The School of Performing Arts offers a world-class ballet training at the SPA’s new location in Naperville, 1112 South Washington Street, as well as in Chicago at the American Rhythm Center, 410 South Michigan Avenue.

To set up a placement audition for the Pre-Professional Program in Naperville please call at 630-717-6622.

There is a $25.00 placement audition fee.  All students must take a placement audition class with Alexei to be accepted into the Pre-Professional Program.

Important dates

Back To School Program in Downtown Chicago - August 7-18, 2017

1st Term (18 weeks) begins: September 5, 2017 - January 20, 2017

"The Nutcracker" Children's auditions - September 9, 2017

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 in Downtown Chicago - December 27-29, 2017

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

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

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

"Debut: Fashion, Dance, Live Music!" at the Studebaker Theater - March 23-24, 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 in Downtown Chicago - June 18-July 21, 2018

Back To School Program in Downtown Chicago - August 6-17, 2018

Registration details

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

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

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

Pricing                                                                                                            

Creative Dance - $270 (18 weeks), $540 (36 weeks)

Pre-Ballet - $270 (18 weeks), $540 (36 weeks)

Ballet I- $360 (18 weeks), $720 (36 weeks)

Ballet II- $720 (18 weeks), $1,440 (36 weeks)

Ballet III - $1,881 (18 weeks), $3,762 (36 weeks)

Ballet IV*- $2,916 (18 weeks),  $5,832 (36 weeks)

Ballet V*- $3,312 (18 weeks),  $6,624 (36 weeks)

Conservatory*, Youth Company* - $4,500 (18 weeks), $9,000 (36 weeks)

Adult Ballet master class rate - $25

*Monthly payment option is available for some levels