Open Division is the third track in our programming at Summers Academy of Dance. This program is filled with classes for students ranging in age from 18 months – Adults with multiple time slots to help fit everyone’s busy schedules. This program is for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced dancer that is not looking for a multiple class-per-week commitment, but for the once or twice-a-week (or really as many as you would like) class participation.
Our Comp Crew program is an opportunity for dancers ages 7-14, as well as a Senior team for high school dancers, to work together with professional caliber choreographers to develop and compete in dances in a wide variety of genres including ballet, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, tap, and lyrical styles. Comp Crews compete at 2 competitions and 2 competitions/conventions each year in the Chicagoland area.
The Engage Dance Theatre is a pre-professional training program for the more serious dancer ages 6-20 years old. This program consists of a curriculum based syllabus built to challenge the dancers in a graduated program building both proper dance technique and a full understanding of how to use the body in executing in multiple dance genres. Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Body Conditioning, Progressing Ballet Technique and for the older dancers Pointe work, Variations and Pas de Deux classes with gentlemen from the Milwaukee Ballet Company twice a month, are all studied throughout the year.
Contact the front desk for more information regarding private lessons in a variety of dance genres in order for us to connect you with the right faculty member to meet your dance needs!