HINSDALE DANCE ACADEMY

Educate.  Nurture.  Inspire.

Classical education.  Nurturing guidance.  Inspiring excellence.

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

 

We offer classes in classical ballet, variations, pas de deux, contemporary, jazz, tap, stretch and strengthening, jumps and turns, pilates, Mommy and Me, 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 3-6)

 

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

Tap/Jazz Combination Class

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/Contemporary, Tap, Stretch/Pilates

 

 

 

 

 

Training for professional/collegiate careers in ballet/modern

 

The faculty is led by artistic director Jennifer Grapes, and includes Patrick Willison and Nicole Miller.  All faculty members are current or former professional dancers who hail from companies such as Alabama Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Houston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Montgomery 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, Point Park University, University of Iowa, 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, Stretch/Pilates, Strength/Conditioning for the dancer

 

 

 

 

Monday and Wednesday 11:00am- 12:30pm

Requires approval from director for participation

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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, Ballet Barre, and Stretch

 

Youth Training Program

Pre-Professional Training Program

Teens

Adults

Advanced Daytime Training Program

Inspire.

2017-2018 Schedule by Level

 Schedule Code & Links:

 

Level IV

Level V

Young Children's Program

Level I

 

Level II

Level III

 

Teens

Adults

Pre-Professional

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- 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.

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 and four *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Tuesday

1:30-2:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Monday

4:15-5:00pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio D

 

Monday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio D

 

Tuesday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Tuesday

4:30-5:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio D

 

Tuesday

5:15-5:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio D

 

Wednesday

1:00-1:45pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Wednesday

1:45-2:15pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Wednesday

4:30-5:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio D

 

Wednesday

5:15-5:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio D

 

Thursday

4:30-5:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio D

 

Thursday

5:15-5:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio D

 

Friday

1:30-2:15pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Friday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Friday

4:00-4:45pm

Angelina Ballerina

Studio D

 

Friday

4:45-5:15pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio D

 

Saturday

10:00-10:45am

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Saturday

10:45-11:30am

Angelina Ballerina

Studio A

 

Young Children's Program

Children age five and six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Monday

4:00-4:45pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio A

 

Monday

4:45-5:15pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Tuesday

4:30-5:15pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio A

 

Tuesday

5:15-5:45pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Wednesday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio A

 

Wednesday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Thursday

4:00-4:45pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio A

 

Thursday

4:45-5:15pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Friday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet

Studio A

 

Friday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap/Jazz Combo

Studio A

 

Saturday

9:00-9:45am

Pre-Ballet

Studio A

 

Youth Training Program

Level I

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

4:30-5:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Friday

4:30-5:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Friday

5:30-6:15pm

Jazz

Studio A

 

Thursday

4:15-5:15pm

 Ballet

Studio H

Tuesday

5:30-6:15pm

Jazz

Studio H

 

Youth Training Program

Level II

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

5:15-6:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Friday

6:15-7:15pm

Jazz/Contemporary

Studio D

 

Wednesday

5:30-7:00pm

 Ballet

Stretch & Pilates

Studio A

 

Monday

5:15-6:15pm

Ballet

Studio A

 

Monday

6:15-6:45pm

Pre-Pointe

Studio A

 

Youth Training Program

Level III

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Thursday

5:45-6:45pm

Modern/Jazz

Studio D

 

Thursday

6:45-8:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Wednesday

6:00-6:30pm

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Studio H

 

Monday

5:30-6:45pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Saturday

10:15-10:45am

Stretch/Pilates

Studio D

 

Saturday

10:45-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Friday

6:15-7:45pm

Ballet

(Barre en Pointe)

Studio H

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level IV

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

6:30-8:00pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Thursday

5:45-6:45pm

Modern/Jazz

Studio D

 

Thursday

7:00-8:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Monday

6:00-6:45pm

Pointe/Variations

Studio H

 

Friday

6:15-7:45pm

Ballet

Studio A

 

Monday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Wednesday

8:00-8:45pm

Pointe

Studio H

 

Friday

7:45-8:30pm

Pointe

Studio A

 

Saturday

10:15-10:45am

Stretch/Pilates

Studio D

 

Saturday

10:45-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Monday

6:45-8:30pm

Ballet

Studio A

 

Tuesday

7:45-8:45pm

Variations

Studio D

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Thursday

5:15-6:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Saturday

9:30-10:15am

Pilates

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15am-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:15pm

Modern/Jazz

Studio D

 

Pre-Professional Division

Pre-Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

6:15-7:45pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Monday

6:45-8:45pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Tuesday

7:45-8:45pm

Variations

Studio H

 

Wednesday

7:15-8:15pm

Modern/Jazz

Studio D

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

Studio D

 

Thursday

5:15-6:30pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Saturday

9:30-10:15am

Pilates

Studio H

 

Saturday

10:15am-12:15pm

Ballet

Studio H

 

Thursday

6:30-9:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

Studio H

 

Youth Division

Junior Company

 

 

Monday

6:45-8:30pm

Junior Company Rehearsal

Studio H

Pre-Professional Division

Hinsdale Ballet Theatre

 

Thursday

6:30-9:00pm

HBT Company Rehearsal

Studio H

Adult Division

Teens & Adult

 

 

Tuesday

7:00-8:00pm

Ballet

Studio A

 

Thursday

6:00-7:00pm

 Ballet

Studio A

Monday

10:00-11:00am

Ballet

Studio A

Advanced Day Training Program

Requires Approval from Director

 

 

Monday & Wednesday

11:00am - 12:30pm

 

Calendar

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