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HINSDALE DANCE ACADEMY

Educate.  Nurture.  Inspire.

Classical education.  Nurturing guidance.  Inspiring excellence.

Hinsdale Dance Academy provides five divisions of dance training to meet the needs of all dancers:

 

We offer classes in Classical Ballet, Variations, Pas de Deux, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Progressing Ballet Technique©, Mommy and Me, Boy's and Men's-only classes, Cheer/Dance Team Technique, and Adult Ballet.

Educate.

Young Children's Program

The Hinsdale Dance Academy is now an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy! Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy classes are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios.  Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character. The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina! (Ages 3-4)

 

Following two years with Angelina Ballerina, students move into Pre-Ballet.  The Pre-Ballet curriculum was designed by leading HDA faculty members to continue inspiring our youngest dancers.  Students begin using the barre for the beginning of the class and preparations for the transition in to the youth training program begin.  Students will spend two years in the level preparing for the next step in their training in a challenging and fun environment.  (Ages 5-6)

 

HDA also offers a tap and jazz combo class for our young children’s program.  This class introduces children to the basic steps of tap dancing and jazz.  This class promotes musicality, coordination, and rhythm, as well as sequencing, patterning, and spatial relationships.  (Ages 3-6)

 

Mommy and Me is an interactive class where children and parents can discover the joy of movement.  We believe a child’s (and parent’s) first experience with dance should make a positive and lasting impression. Children have fun in a safe, creative, and nurturing environment.  (Ages 0-2)

 

Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy

Pre-Ballet

Tap/Jazz Combination Class

Hip Hop

Mommy and Me

 

 

 

 

The youth training program (Levels 1-3) introduces dancers to the structure of a ballet class, beginning with Level I.  Level I is the transition from our young children’s program into an actual ballet and jazz/contemporary class which includes barre/warm-up and center.  Level II introduces dancers to body positions and directions, vocabulary, musicality, and ballet combinations.  Dancers will begin to see how their ballet terminology carries over into their jazz and contemporary studies.  Level III is designed to prepare dancers for the advanced pre-professional training program by continuing to build strength, vocabulary, musicality, and passion.

 

Levels 1-3 (Ages 7-13)

Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Pilates, and Progressing Ballet Technique©

 

 

 

 

 

Training for professional/collegiate careers in ballet/modern

 

The faculty is led by artistic director Jennifer Grapes, and includes Foye DuBose, Nicole Miller, Jacqueline Moscicke, and Patrick Willison.  All faculty members are former full-time professional ballet dancers who hail from elite companies such as Alabama Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Montgomery Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet to name a few.  Former HDA dancers who have completed the HDA pre-professional training program have gone on to study dance at Butler University, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City.  HDA dancers have also received professional contracts with the Albany Berkshire Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theatre, and Minnesota Ballet.  Students have also received scholarships to summer intensives with the American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Boston Ballet, Jose Manuel Carreno, Milwaukee Ballet, and Montgomery Ballet to name a few.

 

Levels 4, 5, and Pre-Professional (Ages 14-19)

Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Jazz/Contemporary, Modern, Character, Progressing Ballet Technique©

 

 

 

 

Monday and Wednesday 12:30pm- 2:00pm

Requires approval from director for participation

 

 

 

 

Hinsdale Dance Academy's fun, high-energy Hip Hop classes are geared toward creating a positive outlook on dance for young boys.  HDA also offers recreational Ballet, Lyrical, and Jazz classes for youth who are interested in exploring dance for fun.

 

 

 

 

 

This program is designed for teens who have little to no dance experience, but want to explore the joys of dance amongst others their age.  This program also caters to those teens who want to learn the necessary skills to join cheerleading or dance teams during their high school careers.

 

Ballet, Jazz/Contemporary, Jumps/Turns for Cheer/Dance Team, Tap, Hip Hop, and Dance for Athletes

 

 

 

 

The HDA adult program is designed for adults who have little to no dance experience, but wish to enjoy the benefits of dance training.  Dance training promotes strength, flexibility, memory skills, physical fitness, and body awareness.  You’re never too old to bring out your inner ballerina!  Classes are limited to adults only.

 

Beginner Ballet, Intermediate Ballet

 

 

 

 

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is a unique and innovative program designed to help students understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.  PBT uses a fit ball, therabands and other tools to aid dancers in their training.  PBT has amazing success in guiding dancers in their understanding of core strength, stability and alignment.

 

The PBT program can be incorporated into a dancer’s training, not only in a dedicated class, but also by having the student correct issues right in ballet class by working with the fit ball. Progressing Ballet Technique program will benefit any dancer wanting to enhance technique and strength by offering an understanding of how to use muscles correctly and safely.  Learn more about Progressing Ballet Technique© (PBT)

 

 

 

 

Instilling the Joy of Dance, Celebrating the Power of Movement

Hinsdale Dance Academy is proud to provide inclusive classes for individuals of all abilities and needs, specializing in down syndrome and autism.  The curriculum is designed by the Boston Ballet.  HDA has completed the training  and is certified, by the Boston Ballet, so that we can offer the best instruction for individuals of all needs.

 

 

 

 

Offering Spanish and Mandarin Classes to children ages 3-6

Children will be introduced to either the Mandarin or Spanish languages in a fun and nurturing environment.

Youth Training Program

Pre-Professional Training Program

Youth

Adults

Advanced Daytime Training Program

Progressing Ballet Technique © (PBT)

Adaptive Dance Program

Teens

Hinsdale Language Academy

Inspire.

2018 - 2019 Schedule by Level

 Schedule Code & Links:

 

Level IV

Level V

Pre-Professional

HBT Companies

Young Children's Program

Level I

Level II A & B

Level III

Adaptive Dance Program

Hinsdale Language Academy

Youth

Teens & Adults

HDA suggests that a dancer take the number of ballet classes that correlates with their level’s number:

Level I= 1-2 ballet class per week

Level II A&B- 2 ballet classes per week

Level III- 3 ballet classes per week

Level IV- 4 ballet classes per week

Level V - 5 ballet classes per week

Level Pre-Professional- 5 ballet classes per week

 

*Tuition Training packages are available for those students who take their full course of studies for their level.

 

Tuition Rates PDF

 

Printable Schedule

Mommy & Me

Children age two and under, with parent/guardian

 

Tuesday

9:30-10:00am

Studio A

 

Wednesday

9:00-9:30am

Studio A

 

Wednesday

9:30-10:00am

Studio A

 

Thursday

9:00-9:30am

Studio A

 

Friday

9:30-10:00am

Studio A

 

Young Children's Program

Children age three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Children must be potty trained and be able to remain in class without parent or guardian

Monday

4:15-5:00pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Monday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Tuesday

4:15-5:00pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Tuesday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Wednesday

4:15-5:00pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

FULL

 

Wednesday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Friday

1:30-2:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Friday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Saturday

10:00-10:45am

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Saturday

10:45-11:30am

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Tuesday

1:30-2:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio G

 

Tuesday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio G

 

Tuesday

10:00-10:45am

Angelina Ballerina

Studio G

 

Young Children's Program

Children age four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Children must be potty trained and be able to remain in class without parent or guardian

Wednesday

1:30-2:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio G

 

Wednesday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio G

 

Tuesday

1:30-2:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Tuesday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Tuesday

4:30-5:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio G

 

Wednesday

4:00-4:45pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio G

FULL

Wednesday

4:45-5:15pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio G

 

Thursday

4:30-5:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Thursday

5:15-5:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Friday

4:30-5:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio G

 

Friday

5:15-5:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio G

 

Saturday

9:00-9:45am

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Saturday

9:45-10:15am

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Young Children's Program

Children age five and six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Children must be able to remain in class without parent or guardian

Monday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio D

FULL

Monday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap

Studio D

FULL

Tuesday

4:30-5:15pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio D

FULL

Tuesday

5:15-5:45pm

Hip Hop

Studio D

 

Wednesday

4:00-4:45pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio D

FULL

Wednesday

4:45-5:15pm

Tap

Studio D

FULL

Thursday

4:30-5:15pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio D

FULL

Thursday

5:15-5:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio D

 

Friday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio D

 

Friday

5:00-5:30pm

Hip Hop

Studio D

 

Saturday

10:15-11:00am

Pre-Ballet

Studio A

FULL

Saturday

11:00-11:30am

Hip Hop

Studio A

 

Youth Training Program

Level I

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

4:30-5:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Friday

4:30-5:30pm

Ballet

Studio A

 

Friday

5:30-6:15pm

Jazz

Studio A

 

Thursday

5:30-6:30pm

 Ballet

Studio G

Tuesday

5:30-6:15pm

Hip Hop

Studio H

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

Ballet

Studio G

 

Monday

5:30-6:15pm

Tap

Studio G

 

Thursday

6:30-7:00pm

Pilates

Studio G

Youth Training Program

Level IIA

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

4:30-5:45pm

Level A

Ballet

Studio H

 

Wednesday

5:15-6:30pm

Level A/B

Ballet

Studio D

 

Monday

6:30-7:45pm

Level A

Ballet

Studio A

 

Wednesday

6:30-7:30pm

Level A/B

Jazz/Hip Hop

Studio D

 

Friday

5:45-6:30pm

Level A

PBT

Studio H

Youth Training Program

Level IIB

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

6:00-7:15pm

Level B

Ballet

Studio A

 

Wednesday

5:15-6:30pm

Level A/B

Ballet

Studio D

 

Tuesday

5:30-6:45pm

Level B

Ballet

Studio A

 

Tuesday

6:45-7:15pm

Level B

Pre-Pointe

Studio A

 

Wednesday

6:30-7:30pm

Level A/B

Jazz/Hip Hop

Studio D

 

Saturday

11:00am-12:30pm

Level B

Ballet

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15-11:00am

Level B

PBT

Studio H

Youth Training Program

Level III

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

5:15-6:45pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Thursday

5:15-6:00pm

PBT

Studio H

 

Thursday

6:00-7:30pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Wednesday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Monday

6:30-8:00pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Saturday

10:15-11:00am

PBT

Studio H

 

Saturday

11:00am-12:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Friday

6:45-7:30pm

Pointe

Studio H

 

Tuesday

6:45-7:30pm

PBT

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:00pm

Pointe

Studio H

 

Friday

7:30-8:30pm

Modern

Studio H

 

Friday

5:30-6:45pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level IV

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet/Pointe

Studio G

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Friday

5:00-6:30pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:30pm

Modern

Studio J

 

Friday

6:30-7:30pm

Pointe/Variations

Studio J

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

PBT

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Tuesday

6:45-7:45pm

Pointe

Studio G

 

Tuesday

5:15-6:45pm

Ballet

Studio G

 

Saturday

12:30-1:30pm

Pas de Deux

4th Saturday Only

Studio H

 

Thursday

6:30-9:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

Studio H

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio G

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Friday

5:00-6:30pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:30pm

Modern

Studio J

 

Friday

6:30-7:30pm

Pointe/Variations

Studio J

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

PBT

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Tuesday

8:15-9:00pm

Variations

Studio J

 

Tuesday

6:45-8:15pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Saturday

12:30-1:30pm

Pas de Deux

4th Saturday Only

Studio H

 

Thursday

6:30-9:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

Studio H

 

Pre-Professional Division

Pre-Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:30pm

Modern

Studio J

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio G

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Thursday

6:30-9:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

Studio H

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

Studio H

 

Tuesday

8:15-9:00pm

Variations

Studio J

 

Tuesday

6:45-8:15pm

Ballet

Studio J

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

PBT

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Saturday

12:30-1:30pm

Pas de Deux

4th Saturday Only

Studio H

 

Monday

7:00-7:45pm

Pas de Deux

Studio H

 

Tuesday

8:15-9:00pm

Men's Variations

Studio H

 

Advanced Day Training Program

Requires Approval from Director

*Please contact admissions for pricing

 

 

Monday & Wednesday

12:30-2:00pm

 

Company

Hinsdale Ballet Theatre

 

 

 

 

Junior Company

 

 

 

 

Petite Company

 

Thursday

4:15-5:15pm

Petite Company Rehearsal

Studio H

Thursday

6:00-8:30pm

HBT Company Rehearsal

Studio H

Monday

4:30-6:30pm

Junior Company Rehearsal

Studio H

Monday

7:15-8:45pm

HBT Company Rehearsal

Studio H

Saturday

12:30-6:30pm

HBT Company Rehearsal

 

Saturday

12:30-6:30pm

Junior Company Rehearsal

 

Youth Division

Boy's Hip Hop Classes

 

 

 

 

 

Recreational Classes

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

4:15-5:15pm

Ages 4-6

Studio J

Wednesday

4:15-5:15pm

Ages 4-6

Studio J

Thursday

4:30-5:30pm

Ages 7 & up

Studio J

Saturday

11:15am-12:00pm

Recreational Lyrical/Jazz

Studio J

 

Saturday

10:15-11:15am

Recreational Ballet

Studio J

Teen & Adult Division

Teens & Adult

 

 

Tuesday

5:45-6:45pm

Beginner Ballet

Studio D

 

Monday

7:00-8:00pm

Men's Dance for Athletes

Studio D

Thursday

7:00-8:00pm

Hip Hop

Studio D

 

Tuesday

6:45-7:45

Cheer & Dance Team

Technique

Studio D

 

Thursday

5:45-7:15pm

Intermediate Ballet

Studio D

 

Adaptive Dance Program

Adaptive Classes

 

Monday

5:30-6:30pm

ADP

Studio G

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

ADP

Studio A

 

Hinsdale Language Academy

Language Classes

 

Monday

9:30-10:00am

Mommy & Me

Spanish

Studio A

Monday

10:00-11:00am

Spanish Class

Ages 3-6

Studio A

Wednesday

9:30-10:00am

Mommy & Me

Mandarin

Studio A

Wednesday

10:00-11:00am

Mandarin Class

Ages 3-6

Studio A

Calendar

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