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Dancer Dress-Up Week is back!

Twice a year our students get the chance to ditch their class uniforms and come to the studio in whatever they want. A beloved cape or costume, a big fancy tutu, or just an outfit that makes them feel fly - whatever it is, their instructors and accompanists will work with your dancer to tap into the feeling their ensemble inspires and help them to create their own choreography based on that inspiration. It's a great opportunity for young dancers to learn how the various aspects of production, from…

Calling all volunteers!

With the start of the season comes many ways to get involved!  From event staffing to hanging publicity materials to costuming volunteers and backstage chaperones for The Nutcracker, there's a role to fit every skill set and interest. 

Learn more about Nutcracker and Pre-Ballet Holiday Show opportunities here.

Learn more about general Fall volunteer opportunities here.

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We are so grateful to our volunteers!  Thank you for lending us…

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Congratulations, Pre-Ballet Holiday Show cast!

Congratulations to our 2016 Pre-Ballet Holiday Show cast!  We are looking forward to a great show!  

Click here to view our 2016 Pre-Ballet Holiday Show cast.  Then, visit to view your dancer's role(s) rehearsal calendar, base costume and make-up requirements, to accept or decline your role, and more!  Rehearsals begin in November!

About the Pre-Ballet Holiday Show  

Every year before the curtain goes up on our annual production of The Nutcracker, some of our littlest dancers light…

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Serving Chicago's South Side Since 1993
Hyde Park School of Dance is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing opportunities for students of all ages to study, perform, and create classical and contemporary dance at the highest levels of discipline and artistry, regardless of their gender, body type, or family income.  Our goal is to cultivate a love of dance and strength of body, mind, and character that will benefit our students throughout their lives. 
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Enrollments for our Fall 2016 session will be accepted through October 13!
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