Summer Program

Summer Intensive

Summer Intensive
Week I - July 10-14
with guest artist, Nilas Martins

Week II - July 17-21
with esteemed HDA Faculty

Week III - July 24-28
with guest artist, Isaac Sharratt

Week IV - July 31-August 4
with guest artist, Riccardo DeNigris

Learn more about our guest faculty

Hinsdale Dance Academy continues its mission to provide the highest caliber of dance training through the 2023 Summer Intensive.  Esteemed guest faculty will join our own classical ballet faculty for this Intensive.  Offering a balanced approach to dance education, the comprehensive curriculum will include instruction in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Classical/Neo-Classical Variations, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Character, Composition, and Progressing Ballet Technique©.

Level B and C dancers participating in the full week have the opportunity to perform their modern/Contemporary combinations, classical/contemporary choreography, and variations on Fridays at 5:30pm

Level A (IIA/IIB)
Monday - Thursday
Studio C
10:00-11:00 Stretch/Conditioning
11:00-12:30 Ballet
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Pre-Pointe
2:00-3:00 Modern/Jazz/Contemporary

$360.00 per week
$1440.00 all 4 weeks

Studio J
10:00-11:00 Stretch/Conditioning
11:00-12:30 Ballet
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Pointe/Variations
2:00-3:00 Modern/Jazz/Contemporary
3:00-4:00 Showcase Repertoire

Weekly showcase on Friday at 5:30 for dancers who participate in the full week.

$550.00 per week
$2200.00 all 4 weeks

Level C (IV/V/Pre-Pro)
Studio H
10:30-11:30 Stretch/Conditioning
11:30-1:30 Ballet
1:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Pointe/Variations
3:00-4:00 Modern/Jazz/Contemporary
4:00-5:00 Showcase Repertoire

Weekly showcase on Friday at 5:30 for dancers who participate in the full week.

$600.00 per week
$2400.00 all 4 weeks

Summer Intensive Dress Code
Dancers may wear leotard of their choice and pink tights.

Register through the parent portal, or email admissions

Young Children's Summer Program

Summer Camps for Children age 3-6

Unicorns, magic, face painting, and more
July 11-13

The Little Mermaid
Come camp with us under the sea
July 18-20

My Dolly & Me
Bring your favorite dolly to dance with you
July 25-27

Dancing with Disney
Princesses, Mickey, and more!
August 1-3

Young Children's Program Summer Classes
Summer Session I - June 5 - 23
Summer Session II - July 10 - August 4

Age requirements as of September 1, 2023

Mommy & Me
Up to age 2
Tuesday - 9:00-9:30 AM
Thursday - 9:00-9:30 AM  

Pre-Ballet I & Tap/Jazz Combo I
Age 3-4
Tuesday - 12:30-1:15  / 1:15-1:45
Thursday - 12:30-1:15  / 1:15-1:45

Pre-Ballet II & Tap/Jazz Combo II
Age 5-6
Tuesday - 12:30-1:15  / 1:15-1:45
Wednesday - 4:30-5:15 / 5:15-5:45
Thursday - 12:30-1:15 / 1:15-1:45

YCP Summer Uniform
Pre-Ballet I - Capezio light pink cap sleeve leotard, Capezio light pink tights, Capezio pink "Hanami" canvas ballet slippers and hair in a bun.

Pre-Ballet II - Capezio light blue cap sleeve leotard, Capezio light pink tights, Capezio pink "Hanami" canvas ballet slippers and hair in a bun.

Tap/Jazz Combo I - Dancers wear the Pre-Ballet I uniform with the addition of black "Mary Jane" style velcro clasp tap shoes.

Tap/Jazz Combo II - Dancers wear the Pre-Ballet II uniform with the addition of black "Mary Jane" style velcro clasp tap shoes.

There is no dress code for camps. Dancers may wear whatever they can move in and makes them feel comfortable.

YCP Tuition
Mommy & Me - $37.50 (Session I) / $50 (Session II)
Pre-Ballet I & II - $60 (Session I) / $80 (Session II)
Tap/Jazz Combo I & II - $36 (Session I) / $48 (Session II)
Lunch option - $20/day

YCP Summer Camps
Young Children’s Program Camps
9:30-11:30 Tuesday-Thursday
$165.00 for all 3 days
$65.00 per day

Add on Lunch from 11:30-12:30 for $20! Bring your own sack lunch and we will take care of the rest! Dancers must be enrolled in Camps, Classes or both.

Register through the parent portal, or email admissions

Academy Classes

Summer Classes
July 10 - August 4
Level I

Level I Ballet

Dancers age 7 by September 1, 2023, or beginner level dancers

Tuesday 5:30-6:30
Thursday 5:30-6:30

1 class per week $80
2 classes per week $140.72

Drop-in $30.00/class

Project Summer Boot Camps

July 11-13
Jazz/Hip Hop

July 18-20

July 24-27
Acro Elements

August 1-3
Musical Theater

July 11-13
Jazz Progressions

July 18-20

July 25-27

August 1-3
Jazz Funk/Hip Hop

Each week will be dedicated to fine tuning dancers' technique in the following styles:  Jazz, hip hop, contemporary, acro elements, and musical theater.

Project Boot Camps are for dancers age 7+

Level A/B
July 11-13 - Jazz/Hip Hop
July 18-20 - Lyrical/Contemporary
July 25-27 - Acro Elements
August 1-3 - Musical Theater

Tuesday - Thursday 3:30-5:30
$175.00 for all 3 days
$70.00 per day

Level C
11:30-12:30 Ballet Technique
12:30-2:30 Boot Camps

July 11-13 - Jazz Progressions
July 18-20 - Lyrical/Contemporary
July 25-27 - Acro/Partnering
August 1-3 - Jazz Funk/Hip Hop

2:30-2:45 Snack/Break
2:45-3:30 Conditioning

$225.00 all 3 days
$93.75 per day
Tuesday - Thursday 1:30-3:30

Register through the parent portal, or email admissions

Adult Summer Program

Adult Program
July 10-August 4

Punch card and Drop-in dancers should call ahead to claim a spot in the class.

Registered students will receive studio priority.

Beginner Ballet
Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 PM

Intermediate Ballet
Thursday - 6:30-7:30 PM

Thursday - 7:30-8:15 PM

Friday - 6:30-7:15 PM

Pricing: Hourly rate ($30/hr)
Punch Card: $90 for 5 classes

Register for Summer
Summer Intensive and Summer Camps

Summer Intensive Guest Faculty

Melissa Gramman
Nilas Martins
Bournonville Repetiteur and Guest Master Instructor Classical Ballet

Nilas Martins, born in Copenhagen, received his early dance training at the Royal Danish Ballet School. As a student he performed with the Royal Danish Ballet in such works as John Neumeier’s Romeo and Juliet, August Bournonville’s Konservatoriet, A Folk Tale, Napoli, and Glen Tetleys’s Firebird. In 1984, he moved to New York and enrolled at the School of American Ballet. In September 1986, he became a member of New York City Ballet. In 1991, he was promoted to the rank of soloist and in 1993 to Principal dancer.  In New York City Ballet, Mr. Martins danced numerous featured roles and worked closely with choreographers: John Alleyne, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Boris Eifman, William Forsythe, Peter Martins, Trey McIntyre, Kevin O’Day, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman, Richard Tanner among others.Mr. Martins credits include: “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcast of Ray Charles in Concert, “The Nutcracker” released in 1993 by Warner Brothers, “Dance in America” telecast of “Dinner with Balanchine” where he danced the role of Apollo with Paris Opera Etoile Isabel Guerin. “Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine 100” where he danced ‘The Man I Love’ from Who Cares? featuring Wynton Marsalis.Mr. Martins was one of ten fellows selected from both domestic and international applicants to study under Michael Kaiser as a Devos Institute for Arts Management fellow from 2010-2011. Mr. Martins ‘teaching resume’ include Armitage Gone Dance, BalletMet, Baltimore School for the Arts, Goucher College, Harvard University, Indiana University, Joffrey Ballet School, Miami City Ballet School, National Ballet of China, NBA Ballet (Japan), New York City Ballet, Novosibirsk Ballet (Russia), NYSSA Summer Intensive, Princeton University, Royal Danish Ballet, School of American Ballet and Washington Ballet.  Since 1996, Mr. Martins has been a Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust and stages ballets for companies and schools domestically as well as internationally.

Melissa Gramman
Isaac Sharratt
Guest Instructor

Isaac Sharratt began his ballet training in Tucson, AZ, training first at Tucson Regional Ballet and then moving his training to Ballet Tucson in 2004. He was awarded scholarships to attend several summer intensive programs including; San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet, where he trained under world-class dancers and instructors including; Jorge Esquivel,Peter Boal, Claudio Muños, Parrish Maynard, Bruce Wells, Sonia Dawkins, and many more. Mr. Sharratt rose from Ballet Tucson’s academy into the company at the age of 16, where he spent three more years with Ballet Tucson as a company member, affording him the privilege of learning and performing works from the Tudor Foundation, as well as being given the opportunity to train under world class instructors and dancers. He performed the lead in Anthony Tudor’s “Little Improvisations”, as well as performing Tudor’s “Continuo”. He worked closely with ballet superstars John Gardner and Amanda McKerrow, as well as renowned Jeffery Graham Hughs, Pamela Raymond, and Lawrence Peck. He moved from Ballet Tucson in 2008 to join the Milwaukee Ballet’s second company trainee program, spending only one year in the program before being asked into the company. During his ten years with Milwaukee Ballet, Mr. Sharratt was cast in several world premier full length ballets by Michael Pink, doing lead roles in many, and playing the title role in Michael Pink’s “Beauty and the Beast”. Over his time in Milwaukee Ballet Mr. Sharratt performed many restagings and has had the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers such as; Trey McIntyre, Mauro de Candia, Tim O’Donnel, Val Caniparoli, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Mark Godden, Amy Seiwert, Septime Webber, Matthew Neenan, Ann Reinking, Frank Chaves, and many more. Most recently Mr. Sharratt danced with American Midwest Ballet from their 2019-2022 seasons. During the companies digital series Mr. Sharratt was given the opportunity to perform Frank Chaves’ “If Only” with his wife, Jessica. Mr. Sharratt is also an aspiring choreographer, having set many pieces on Milwaukee Ballet’s second company and main company, beginning in 2009 and continuing steadily through his stay with the company. He was given the opportunity to choreograph on the main company most recently in 2018, as well as having choreographed on Ballet Minnesota in 2017, and various solos for both domestic and international competition use.

Melissa Gramman
Riccardo DeNigris
Choreographer, Guest Faculty

Graduate of Las Scala Di Milano, Riccardo’s professional dance experience has included 10 years performing to principal level in International companies and 7 years working as a guest choreographer. He has performed leading roles in many new creations from some of the most outstanding choreographers on the world circuit.

Riccardo De Nigris was born in Trani Southern Italy and trained with the prestigious La Scala Di Milano, where he performed with the company in his graduate year. Riccardo continued his professional career with Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre in Houston Texas, the Czech National Theatre Brno and is currently a soloist with Augsburg Ballet in Germany under the direction of Robert Conn. During his career Riccardo has been featured in numerous works from world renowned choreographers, including, William Forsythe, Mauro Bigonzetti, Itzik Galili, Robert North, Young Soon Hue, Michael Pink, Mauro De Candia, Bridget Breiner, Mario Schroder, Kevin O’Day, Christian Spuck, Amanda Miller, Maurice Causey, Demis Volpi, Alejandro Cerrudo, Georg Reischl, Angel Rodriguez, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Marco Goecke. and Francesco Ventriglia. Many of these artists created roles for him and have had an influence on him following his passion of also choreographing. In the 2012/13 season, the Augsburg Allgemeine awarded Riccardo the prestigious theatre award for outstanding artist.  As a choreographer, Riccardo has already showcased his talents in several creations for the Augsburg Ballet, among them a series of solos, Po Poff, Modo, and Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, as well as several ensemble pieces for the young choreographers series, Destillationen. His versatility lends itself to the theatre's yearly Opera Ball and Augsburg's annual International Ballet Gala, where he charms the crowd with vibrant crowd-pleasing finales each year. Stepping into the realm of Opera and Musical Theatre, Riccardo choreographed the State Theatre's season finale musical, My Fair Lady and the Operas’, Die Fledermaus and Carmen.  In February 2015, Riccardo was awarded the audience prize for his choreography, Can I Say Something?, at the Genesis International Choreographic Competition for the Milwaukee Ballet in the USA. His choreography, Dove Sei, Chiribim, To be….Continued, Samba 4 Us, and Tico Tico have featured in numerous galas throughout Germany and the Czech Republic.  This past season, Riccardo premiered his new work, Ascending Glide, for Augsburg Ballet's triple bill, Of Men and Gods. He shared the evening alongside two choreographic greats, Edward Clug and George Balanchine. Riccardo was hailed as one of the young new choreographers to watch in 2016 after his premiere of Ascending Glide.  Riccardo recently premiered his new Narcissis/Bolero for Augsburg Ballet on April 7th 2017.