Dance Where Students Thrive

If You Have a Passion for Dance, We Have a Place for You

Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts is a nonprofit dance education center affiliated with Ballet 5:8, a professional ballet company. It it our joy to serve the greater Chicago area through accessible, high-quality dance training in an uplifting environment shaped by our Christian faith. Our mission is to foster and develop excellent young dancers as a platform from which we can share about Christ.

Summer Intensive

Ballet 5:8's Summer Intensive is structured to provide dancers with the serious classes and training hours needed to not just "keep up" technique, but to make gains, expand artistry, and engage with many different styles of dance and choreography along the way. Thanks to regular times during the program set aside for worship, Bible study, and fellowship in small groups, Summer Intensive at Ballet 5:8 is not only about dance, but a special opportunity for dancers to gain new friends, dig into God's word, and press into their faith. 

Spring Semester Registration is Now Open!

Enroll Now for the Spring Semester | January 18 - May 28, 2016 | REGISTER ONLINE

Children's Dance Division

Ballet and tap classes for ages 3+ facilitate the development of important dance skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, basic ballet steps and positions, and dance class etiquette in a positive environment guided by our Christian faith.

Youth Dance Division

The Youth Dance Division combines our dedication to high-quality instruction in a positive, God-glorifying environment with the fun of dance classes in a variety of styles and the accessibility of flexible enrollment options. 

Pre-Professional Program

The most intensive of our training programs, the Pre-Professional Program is designed to provide students with the needed classical basis to enter careers in professional dance performance, be accepted to college level dance programs, and pursue a variety of career and ministry opportunities in dance-related fields. 

Summer Workshop

Summer Workshop is structured to help attendees brush up on their ballet technique over the summer months, expand their sense of acting, performance quality and artistry, and engage with many different styles of dance and choreography; ages 7-13.


Did You Know?

Check out some classes and programs you may be surprised we have!

Boys Dance Too!

Ballet and dance classes aren't just for girls! We offer Boys Scholarships as an incentive to encourage boys to participate in dance!

Adult Classes

Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts’ adult ballet classes are designed for the mature student and a great way to stay in shape! Available classes include ballet and PiYo.