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HINSDALE DANCE ACADEMY

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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, Flamenco, and Adult Ballet.

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Young Children's Program

Hinsdale Dance Academy's Young Children's Program offers classes for children age six and younger, including Mommy & Me, Pre-Ballet I, Pre-Ballet II, Tap/Jazz I, Tap/Jazz II, Tap II, and Jazz/Hip Hop II.

 

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.  Classes available for children ages 0-2 and parent or caregiver.

 

Pre-ballet provides children age 3-6 developmentally appropriate ballet instruction.  This introduction to ballet lays the foundation for our Youth Training Division, Level I.  These classes promote beginning technique, coordination, rhythm, and musicality.  Pre-Ballet I is designed for children age 3 to 4, and  Pre-Ballet II is designed for children ages 5 to 6.

 

Hinsdale Dance Academy also offers a tap, Jazz, and hip hop combo classes 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.  Tap & Jazz I is available for children age 3 to 4.  Tap, Tap & Jazz II, and Jazz/Hip Hop II classes are available for children age 5 to 6.

 

 

 

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, Flamenco, 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,  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©

 

 

 

 

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 dancer!  Classes are limited to adults only.

 

Beginner Ballet, Intermediate Ballet, Flamenco, Progressing Ballet Technique

 

 

 

 

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.  Please call to schedule a class.

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Training Program

Pre-Professional Training Program

Adults

Progressing Ballet Technique © (PBT)

Adaptive Dance Program

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2021 - 2022 Schedule by Level

August 16, 2021 - June 18, 2022

 Schedule Code & Links:

 

Level IV

Level V

Pre-Professional

HBT Companies

Adaptive Dance Program

 

Teens & Adults

Boys Ballet

Level I

Level II A

Level II B

Level III

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.

 

 

Printable Weekly Schedule

 

 

Mommy & Me

Children age two and under, with parent/guardian

 

Tuesday

9:30-10:00am

 

 

Wednesday

9:30-10:00am

 

 

Thursday

9:30-10:00am

 

 

Young Children's Program

Children age three - four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Children must be potty trained and be able to remain in class without parent or guardian, and be 3 by September 1

Monday

1:30-2:15pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Monday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Wednesday

4:00-4:45pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Wednesday

4:45-5:15pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Tuesday

1:30-2:15pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Tuesday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Monday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Monday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Tuesday

4:00-4:45pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Tuesday

4:45-5:15pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Wednesday

1:30-2:15pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Wednesday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Friday

1:30-2:15pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Friday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Thursday

1:30-2:15pm

Pre-Ballet I

 

 

Thursday

2:15-2:45pm

Tap/Jazz I

 

 

Young Children's Program

Children age five - six

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Monday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet II

 

 

Monday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap II

 

 

Wednesday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet II

 

 

Wednesday

5:00-5:30pm

Tap II

 

 

Thursday

4:00-4:45pm

Pre-Ballet II

 

 

Thursday

4:15-5:00pm

Pre-Ballet II

 

 

Tuesday

4:30-5:15pm

Pre-Ballet II

 

 

Tuesday

5:15-5:45pm

Jazz/Hip Hop II

 

 

Thursday

4:45-5:15pm

Jazz/Hip Hop II

 

 

Thursday

5:00-5:30pm

Jazz/Hip Hop II

 

 

Youth Training Program

Boys Ballet Program

 

 

 

 

Thursday

5:45-6:45pm

Ballet

 

Youth Training Program

Level I

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

4:15-5:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Friday

4:30-5:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Friday

5:30-6:15pm

Intro to Flamenco

 

 

Thursday

4:30-5:30pm

 Ballet

 

Tuesday

5:15-6:00pm

Jazz

 

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

5:30-6:15pm

Tap

 

 

Thursday

5:30-6:15pm

Jazz

 

Youth Training Program

Level IIA

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

5:15-6:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Wednesday

4:30-5:45pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

6:30-7:45pm

Ballet

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-6:45pm

Jazz

 

Thursday

6:30-7:30pm

Jazz

 

Friday

6:45-7:45pm

Flamenco

 

 

Friday

4:30-5:30pm

Modern

 

 

Friday

5:30-6:45pm

Ballet

 

Youth Training Program

Level IIB

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

7:30-8:30pm

Jazz

 

 

Tuesday

5:45-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:00-7:45pm

Pre-Pointe

 

 

Monday

6:30-7:45pm

Ballet

 

 

Thursday

6:15-7:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Friday

4:15-5:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Friday

6:00-7:15pm

Ballet

 

Friday

6:45-7:45pm

Flamenco

 

 

Youth Training Program

Level III

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Friday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

6:00-7:00pm

Pointe

 

 

Friday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

 

 

Wednesday

4:15-5:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-6:45pm

Pointe

 

 

Wednesday

6:45-7:45pm

Modern

 

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level IV

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

4:30-5:45pm

Contemporary

 

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

Modern

 

 

Saturday

10:15-11:45am

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:30-8:30pm

Pointe/Variations

 

 

Tuesday

6:00-7:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Thursday

6:00-8:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Monday

7:00-8:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Pre-Professional Division

Level V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

4:30-5:45pm

Contemporary

 

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00

Ballet

 

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

Modern

 

 

Saturday

10:15-11:45am

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:30-8:30pm

Pointe/Variations

 

 

Tuesday

6:00-7:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Thursday

6:00-8:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Monday

7:00-8:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Pre-Professional Division

Pre-Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

4:30-5:45pm

Contemporary

 

 

Thursday

4:30-6:00

Ballet

 

 

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Ballet

 

 

Monday

4:30-5:30pm

PBT

 

 

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

9:15-10:15am

Modern

 

 

Saturday

10:15-11:45am

Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:30-8:30pm

Pointe/Variations

 

 

Tuesday

6:00-7:30pm

Ballet

 

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Thursday

6:00-8:00pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Monday

7:00-8:30pm

HBT Rehearsal

 

 

Advanced Day Training Program

Requires Approval from Director

*Please contact admissions for pricing

 

 

Monday and  Wednesday

12:00-1:00pm

 

Company

Hinsdale Ballet Theatre

 

 

 

 

Junior Company

 

 

 

 

Petite Company

 

Thursday

4:15-5:15pm

Petite Company Rehearsal

 

Thursday

6:00-8:00pm

HBT Company Rehearsal

 

Monday

4:30-6:30pm

Junior Company Rehearsal

 

Monday

7:00-8:30pm

HBT Company Rehearsal

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

HBT Company Rehearsal

 

Saturday

12:00-6:30pm

Junior Company Rehearsal

As needed

 

Adult Division

Adult

 

 

Wednesday

6:00-7:00pm

Flamenco

 

 

Friday

6:30-7:30pm

PBT

 

 

Thursday

6:45-7:45

Intermediate Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:00-8:00pm

Beginner Ballet

 

 

Tuesday

7:45-8:30pm

Pointe

 

 

 

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August 16, 2021 - June 18, 2022

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