The Beverly Campus

The Beverly Campus satellite school serves families in Beverly and Morgan Park (South Chicago), as well as to families in neighboring suburbs like Evergreen Park, Chicago Ridge, Mount Greenwood, and more.

Join us and let's get moving! Dance is an activity appropriate for all ages, girls and boys alike, that is tons of fun. Our wide range of classes include options for all ages, levels of ability and in many different styles and disciplines. Whether you attend classes for a year or many, the physical and emotional benefits of dance education can last for a lifetime. 

What to Expect at Ballet 5:8

  • Small class sizes that allow instructors to maintain an orderly classroom and give each student ample individual attention.
  • Experienced, qualified instructors who are enjoy working with students of all ages.
  • Consistent, constructive class content.
  • Appropriate and positive class music.
  • Modest attire and instruction using appropriate, edifying movements.
  • High-value for your tuition dollars: 18 full weeks of instruction each semester, no “fluff” off weeks.
  • Discounts for multiple-class enrollment.
  • Performance opportunities in full length ballet productions and showcases that challenge dancers to share meaningful stories with the communities we live in.
  • A positive, nurturing environment based in the overarching joy that comes from our basis in faith - learn more.

Beverly Campus Location

Our Beverly Satellite Campus is in residency at the beautiful, historic St. Paul’s Bible Church in north Beverly, located at 1960 W. 94th Street, Chicago, IL 60643 on (the corner of Winchester and 94th St): MAP IT.

Our pop-up studio inside the church includes professional Marley flooring. This campus is open on Thursday afternoons during the school year.


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First Class Free

New students are always welcome to attend their first class free with no registration obligation! Call the office to set up your appointment today.



Instructors

All of Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts' instructors are highly trained and qualified in teaching. Many of the school's instructors are also professional dancers with the Ballet 5:8 Company, bringing a wealth of experience to their classes. Student instructors are required to progress through our teacher-training program with a minimum of one year of successful assistant teaching prior to instructing their own classes.

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Performing Opportunities 

Ballet class students can participate in the Children's Cast for our two full-length ballet productions each school year. Performance participation challenges dancers to use what they've been learning as a way to share beauty, joy and meaningful stories with audiences in a way that looks "out instead of in." 


About the Classes

Pre-Ballet and Elementary Ballet

These fun-filled primary classes teach boys and girls foundational dance concepts through purposeful games and activities. Classes facilitate the development of skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, dance class etiquette and more in a positive environment.

Ballet Levels 1A+

Start here for beginning and intermediate training in ballet! Classical ballet is a highly athletic art form that consists of a codified set of positions, movements and coordinations. When mastered, these enable ballet dancers to move with agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. Ballet is one of the most difficult dance disciplines to master, but it also one of the most versatile. Ballet training can serve as a springboard for the continued pursuit of ballet or many other styles of dance.

Beginning around age seven, students are physically and developmentally ready to begin learning classical ballet. Our Levels 1A and higher use Ballet 5:8's Vaganova-style classical ballet syllabus, which teaches crucial foundational building blocks in a specific progression based on time-tested ballet teaching techniques, the latest research in early childhood education, and attention to the physical safety of the growing bodies.

Students who successfully graduate from Ballet 2B can receive placement in our Pre-Professional Program for intermediate/advanced level training.


Additional Information

Registration

The best time to register is at the beginning of a semester! New students who apply after primary registration closes are accepted as space permits. Registration can be completed in person or online here.

Tuition Discounts

Families with multiple children enrolled get 15% off tuition for the second and subsequent students. Boys receive 50% off tuition.

Tuition Prices

Ballet 5:8 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community organization, and we are proud to work to keep our tuition rates as low as possible. 

2018/2019 Tuition Schedule (Fall & Spring Semesters)

Handbooks

Each division has its own handbook, including dress code information: view/download.

Important Dates

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