Youth Dance Program March Newsletter |  View in browser

March News

Keep up with everything happening in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Program and the dance world!

News You Can Use

Big events on the horizon!

Youth Ensemble Performs at Dance For Life; Next Generation benefit concert at Wheeling High School on Sunday March 4th.

The show will begin at 5:00pm. General admission tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the High School on March 4th before the show. The youth ensemble will be performing their newest work by Youth Dance Program Faculty Member, Jessica Miller Tomlinson.

Missed the Summer Preparatory Program audition? Join us for a placement class on April 29. 

The Summer Preparatory Program for ages 9-13, is a perfect fit for young dancers who are looking for a rigorous program designed to jump start their pre-professional training. Dancers auditioning for this program should have training at the B/C level.    

Bring with you your dancer’s headshot and a photo of their first arabesque

Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

The Youth Dance Program Sleep-Under event is planned for March 23rd from 6-10pm.

This event is for ages 5+, and will include pizza, dance contests, fun choreography, and a movie. Youth Program Dancers and their siblings are welcome to wear silly pjs and bring a pillow and blanket with them to this fun-filled evening at the studio. To take advantage of this exciting event, and opportunity for a kid free Friday night, REGISTER HERE and select this event out of our Spring Classes options.

*Space is limited, so don’t hesitate to join the party!

Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

SPRING BREAK will be from March 26th-31st.

There will be NO Youth Dance Program classes during break, and our Admin Office Hours will change to Monday-Friday 9am-5pm for that week.

Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Sarah Olson and Shannon Grayson are back this summer!

We are very excited to have two of our favorite faculty members back with us for Summer Camps this year.

Sarah Olson will be teaching the Preparatory Program and Sleeping Beauty camp and Shannon Grayson will be back to teach in the Preparatory Program and Hip-Hop!

Check out all of our Summer camp options online here


Hubbard Street’s Spring Series, An Evening of Alejandro Cerrudo, is coming up March 23rd and 24th, at the Auditorium Theatre. Both performances begin at 7:30pm.


This Spring marks Hubbard Street’s return to the Auditorium Theatre for the first time in 20 years. This special two-night engagement, dedicated to Hubbard Street’s beloved Resident Choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo, will showcase a full evening of Cerrudo’s work following his career with Hubbard Street from some of his earliest pieces; Lickety-Split (2006) and Off Screen (2009), to the Chicago Premiere of Silent Ghost (2015), and a world premiere created specifically for this program.

Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Dance World

Hubbard Street Main Company dancers, Kevin Shannon and Craig Black, were recently interviewed by Jennifer Stahl with Dance Magazine about their favorite foods, snacks and recipes to make after a long day of dancing. Check out the article linked below.

Read the article from Dance Magazine!