2014 Summer Intensive Auditions Approach

By on January 9, 2014

Lots of auditions.

Lots and lots of auditions.

Ok, so it’s possible that my choice for waiting out the Chiberia polar vortex was to watch old reruns of the X-Files on Hulu…. but whether or not you picked up on the reference from Paper Clip, the beginning of every new year generally brings with it a plethora of auditions for summer intensives. Should you want to make your way to Chicago for your summer study this year, there are a few heavy hitters coming up to take note of:

Ruth Page School of Dance

Ruth Page Summer Intensive

Ruth Page offers a four-week intensive with full-day and half-day options and optional Saturday master classes from June 23-July 18. Content of the intensive includes Ballet Technique,  Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Variations, Pas De Deux, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Character, Pilates, Afro-Cuban, Muscle Awareness, among others, and this year features guest instructors Endalyn Taylor (NYC, Dance Theatre of Harlem School) , Armando Martén (Spain, Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de A Coruña), Dean Badolato (NYC, Former Broadway Actor/Dancer) and Sara Bibik (Chicago, River North Dance Chicago). Pre-professional and professional dancers age 10 and up are eligible. Audition information is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 12
The Ruth Page School of Dance, 1016 N. Dearborn St.
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.
Auditions 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 20
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Auditions 10 – 11:30 a.m.

For questions about the auditions or registration, please contact Brandon Piekarski at BrandonPiekarski@ruthpage.org or 312.337.6543 or visit www.ruthpage.org. Info on Northeastern Illinois University’s Music and Dance Program can be found by contacting 773.442.5983 or dance@neiu.edu.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

The legendary Hubbard Street Dance Chicago offers two options: a full-time, four-week training session for pre-professional dancers ages 14-17 in Iowa City (June 16-July 11, 2014), and one in Chicago for advanced and professional dancers ages 18–24 (June 30–July 25, 2014). Kicking off this Sunday in Pittsburgh, the extensive audition tour is for dancers interested in either intensive program:

Current Hubbard Street 2 dancer and former Hubbard Street Summer Intensive student Richard Walters. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Current Hubbard Street 2 dancer and former Hubbard Street Summer Intensive student Richard Walters. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street
Ages 14–17: 10:00am–12:30pm
Ages 18–24: 1:00pm–4:00pm

Sunday, January 19, 2014 in San Francisco, California
Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, 26 Seventh Street
Ages 14–17: 11:30am–2:00pm
Ages 18–24: 2:30pm–5:30pm

Monday, January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
The Colburn School, Grand Avenue Studios, 200 South Grand Avenue
Ages 14–17: 10:00am–12:30pm
Ages 18–24: 1:00pm–4:00pm

Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona
Ballet Arizona, 2835 East Washington Street
Ages 14–17: 10:00am–12:30pm
Ages 18–24: 1:00pm–4:00pm

Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Austin, Texas
Ballet Austin, 501 West Third Street
Ages 14–17: 1:00pm–3:30pm
Ages 18–24: 4:00pm–7:00pm

Sunday, February 2, 2014 in Towson, Maryland
Towson University, Department of Dance, Center for the Arts, 8000 York Road
Ages 14–17: 10:00am–12:30pm
Ages 18–24: 1:00pm–4:00pm

Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Iowa City, Iowa
University of Iowa, Halsey Hall, 28 West Jefferson Street
Ages 14–17: 9:30am–12:00pm
Ages 18–24: 12:30pm–3:30pm

Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois
Hubbard Street Dance Center, 1147 West Jackson Boulevard
Ages 14–17: 10:00am–1:00pm
Ages 18–24: 2:00pm–7:30pm

Saturday, February 15, 2014 in New York City
The Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza
Ages 14–17: 3:00pm–6:00pm

Sunday, February 16, 2014 in New York City
The Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza
Ages 18–24: 12:00pm–5:30pm

Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Seattle, Washington
Spectrum Dance Theater, 800 Lake Washington Boulevard
Ages 14–17: 10:00am–12:30pm
Ages 18–24: 1:00pm–4:00pm

Sunday, February 23, 2014 in North Miami Beach, Florida
Arts Ballet Theater of Florida, 15939 Biscayne Boulevard
Ages 14–17: 10:00am–12:30pm
Ages 18–24: 1:00pm–4:00pm

Complete audition and registration details, including financial aid information, video audition requirements and other FAQ, are available online at hubbardstreetdance.com/summerintensive. Contact Krista Ellensohn, Manager of Pre-Professional Programs, with additional questions via email at kellensohn@hubbardstreetdance.com or by phone at 312-850-9744 ext. 120.



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