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Youth Dance Program at the Drucker Center

Thodos Dance Chicago is the resident dance company at the Drucker Center, Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls.  We offer a variety of dance classes for students ages 3 through adult, all levels of ability. Learn from the professional dance educators of the Thodos Company.  Reasonable rates, professional dance studio environment, FREE parking, convenient class times.  Students experience inspiration, growth, challenge and FUN!  The youth dance program runs two sessions per year, but prorated pricing is available for students joining throughout the year.

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Class Descriptions

2013-2014 Youth Dance Program Faculty:

John Cartwright, Ballet, Musical Theater, Youth Ensemble

Tenley Dorrill, Ballet/Tap Combo, Tap

Kyle Hadenfeldt, Hip Hop, Modern, Ballet

Jessica Miller Tomlinson, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Youth Ensemble

Dance Studio:

Menomonee Club - Drucker Center

1535 N Dayton, Chicago

Important Parking Note:

FREE parking is available in the Big Deahl parking lot but is allowed ONLY during programs at the Drucker Center.  You must pick up a parking permit at the Menomonee Club reception desk and display it on your dashboard to avoid being towed.

Menomonee Club Annual Membership:

$80 Individual/$140 Family

Click here for more information on becoming a member of the Menomonee Club!

 

Summer 2014 Class Schedule

Rockin' Dance Camp! AGES 7-10

Love the hit Disney show "Shake it Up?" Want to learn how to dance like Cece Jones and Rocky Blue?  Then this is the dance camp for you!  In this week-long, high energy workshop, dancers will learn a variety of dance techniques including Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Ballet while dancing to the songs they love and discovering their inner rock star!  The week will culminate in a show-stopping performance for friends and family!  This class is for the beginning and intermediate dancer.

July 28 - August 1; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm daily

 

Modern III/IV GRADES 6 & UP

Dancers develop principles of release, alignment, fall and recovery, and combines with the mastery of movement skills with individual artistic expression in this class.  Designed for level 3 and level 4 dancers.

Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 pm

6-Week Session:  June 16 - July 26

3-Week Session I:  June 16 - July 5

3-Week Session II:  July 7 - July 26

 

Ballet III/IV GRADES 6 & UP

For almost any dancer, ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance.  Keep up your skills with this summer class.  Designed for level 3 and level 4 dancers.

Wednesday 4:30 - 5:45 pm

6-Week Session:  June 16 - July 26

3-Week Session I:  June 16 - July 5

3-Week Session II:  July 7 - July 26

 

Jazz III/IV GRADES 6 & UP

In this high energy class, dancers will develop coordination and style to popular music of today!  This class is designed for level 3 and level 4 dancers.

Wednesday 5:45 - 6:45 pm

6-Week Session:  June 16 - July 26

3-Week Session I:  June 16 - July 5

3-Week Session II:  July 7 - July 26

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

 

 

Thodos Dance Chicago Youth Ensemble       

Members of the Youth Ensemble are given the extraordinary opportunity to perform in a pre-professional dance company. The choreography the Youth Ensemble performs is created exclusively for them by the critically acclaimed professional dancers and choreographers of Thodos Dance Chicago. The Youth Ensemble produces its own annual winter concert and also performs in various settings throughout Chicago during the year, including appearances with the professional dancers of Thodos Dance Chicago. Youth Ensemble members must be enrolled in two ballet classes and one modern class in the program.

 

The next Youth Ensemble Audition will take place Fall 2014