The Beverly Campus
The Beverly Campus satellite school makes children's classes accessible to 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.
Classes at the Beverly satellite campus give children a constructive space for exploring expression through movement! Classes facilitate the development of skills like rhythm, coordination, musicality, spatial concepts, basic steps and positions, and dance class etiquette in a positive environment. Whether children attend classes for a year or many, skills learned through dance can last for a lifetime.
Classes held at:
St. Paul's Bible Church
1960 W. 94th Street
Chicago, IL 60643
What to Expect
In each of our Beverly Campus classes, you can expect:
- 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 children.
- Consistent, constructive class content based on our comprehensive curriculum.
- Appropriate and positive class music.
- High-value for your tuition dollars: 18 full weeks of instruction each semester and no “fluff” off weeks.
- Performance opportunities in full-length classical story ballet productions and student showcases.
- A positive, nurturing environment based in the overarching joy that comes from our basis in faith - learn more.
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.
Fall 2017 Classes | Beverly Satellite Campus
These fun-filled classes teach students foundational dance concepts and positions through fun-loving, purposeful games and activities. Students gain skills including coordination, balance, and flexibility, learning additional ballet steps and positions as experience and maturity allows.
NEW: Creative Movement – Ages 2-3 by Sept.
This fun, interactive "Mommy/Daddy and me" class requires accompaniment and participation by a parent or caregiver.
Pre-Ballet – Ages 3-4 by Sept.
Elementary Ballet – Ages 5-6 by Sept.
Ballet IA – Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm
Typically for students ages 7+, this class takes dancers through the first levels of our formal Vaganova-based classical ballet training syllabus and is a MUST for all beginning level dancers! Placement is based on instructor recommendation.
Ballet IB & Youth Intermediate Ballet - Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm
Designed for students ages nine and older with two years or more of prior experience in ballet. Classes challenge students to refine and develop their mastery of ballet concepts and skills at an intermediate level. Placement is based on instructor recommendation.
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.
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."
Registration & Tuition
Registration is easiest to complete on-line but may also be completed in person.