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HPSD Alumna & Artistic Director feature in Lyric's "La Traviata"

Hyde Park School of Dance is well-represented in Lyric Opera's beautiful Arin Arbus production of the Verdi classic, running through March 22nd.

August Tye, HPSD's founding and current Artistic Director, has long served as Ballet Mistress at Lyric, and worked in that capacity on La Traviata this season. This time, though, Tye has company in repping Hyde Park School of Dance at the Civic Opera House!

HPSD alumna-turned-accomplished-mezzo-soprano Zoie Reams sings the role of Flora beautifully in her Lyric Opera debut, "providing a carefree and pleasing Flora. Reams is a Hyde Park native and former Chicago Children’s Choir member who now lives in Bronzeville. Her introduction to the stage came when she studied as a child at Hyde Park School of Dance with August Tye, Lyric Opera’s ballet mistress." (M.L. Rantala for the Hyde Park Herald)

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Family Visiting Week is April 1-6

Family Visiting Week is making its return for the spring session! 

During Family Visiting Week, parents, guardians, siblings, and grandparents are invited to join us in the studio to watch classes. This is a great opportunity to see how…

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Summer registration is open now!

Summer registration is open now, and there will be some exciting stuff happening in the studios this year:

Our popular summer intensive has been newly expanded to span a full four weeks. A variety of week-long workshops will be available,…

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Gala tickets are on sale now!

Ease on down the road - Woodlawn, that is - to our biennial Let's Dance gala, this year featuring performances inspired by The Wiz!

Fine dining, an excellent silent auction, social dancing to live music by Bopology, and…

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Nutcracker DVDs available for pick-up!

Did you order a DVD recording of our 2018 performance of The Nutcracker? If so, it's ready for pick-up! Stop by during open office hours (3 pm to 6 pm weekdays, 8 am to 1 pm Saturdays) to grab…

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W/S Session BBLC Topics Announced

You’ve got questions, she’s got answers! 

Join HPSD’s Artistic Director Ms. August Tye for our special series of Brown Bag Lunch Chats - informal bring-your-own-lunch conversations on a variety of topics. No RSVP is required to attend – just…

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Nutcracker Tees Still Available

This year's Nutcracker shirts are too fresh and so affordable! High-quality Gildan tee shirts in hip black come in a wide variety of kids' and adults' unisex sizes. Featuring our breaking Mouse King in a sick freeze and a subtle…

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Welcome to HPSD:

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. We welcome dancers of any race, religion, body type, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and family income. We cultivate a love of dance and strength of body, mind, and character that will benefit our students throughout their lives.

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Hyde Park School of Dance accepts new students during three annual registration periods - at the end of summer in preparation for our fall session, near the end of each calendar year in preparation for our winter/spring session, and through late spring and summer for our two shorter summer sessions. Trial classes are available!

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