Level I


Ages 7-8

Level I dance classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz or Hip Hop.

Time: 60 minutes per week
Tuition: $167


Jazz includes various styles characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by the rhythms and techniques of jazz music. Jazz is an upbeat and energetic style of dance derived from the roots of ballet technique


Tuesday: 4 – 5pm w/ Jessie Gutierrez

Wednesday: 5 – 6pm w/ Kirsten Groset

Thursday: 5 – 6pm w/ Tori Cahn

Friday: 6 – 7pm w/ Julie Chapnick

Saturday: 10 – 11am w/ Vicki Ranallo


An American art form, tap is making music with your shoes. It is percussive, rhythmic, and can be improvisational or musical theater based.


Thursday: 4 – 5pm w/ Star Dixon

Friday: 7 – 8pm w/ Julie Chapnick

Saturday: 11am – 12pm w/ Tori Cahn



*It is strongly encouraged that all students take two ballet classes per week starting at Level I, whether they plan on continuing in the Pre-Professional Program or the Open/Contemporary Program.

Naperville Campus

Wednesday: 4 – 5pm w/ Micki Selander

Thursday: 4 – 5pm w/ Emily Stephenitch

Friday: 5 – 6pm w/ Emily Stephenitch

Friday: 6 – 7pm w/ Julie Chapnick

Saturday: 12 – 1pm w/ Julie Chapnick

Chicago Campus

Tuesday: 4-5pm

Saturday: 9:45-10:45am

Hip Hop

Hip Hop includes a wide range of styles such as breaking, popping, locking, krumping, and even house dance. It features isolating body movements with specific rhythms and dynamic contrasts of sharp and relaxed qualities.


Wednesday: 6 – 7pm w/ Mike Henderson

Friday: 4 – 5pm w/ Mike Henderson



Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip HopGrace McVey