Fall Semester Open House
Join Us: Mon. August 29 - Sat. September 3, 2016
New students and families can tour the studios, meet the staff, and new students can attend their first class(es) free with no registration obligation.
Planning Your Visit
All classes will be running as scheduled during the Fall 2016 Semester during Open House week. Make sure to check out the class schedules prior to your visit (click below for details).
New students are encouraged to attend the class(es) they're interested in as a free trial class! Since it is very important for students and instructors to be able to focus during class, class observation is not permitted except through the windows in Studio II.
FAQ: What should I wear?
A. Students attending a trial class should plan to wear dance attire. Typical dance attire includes a leotard, tights, appropriate shoes (ballet shoes, tap shoes, etc.) and hair pulled back in a tight bun. You can read more about our uniform requirements in the Handbooks for each division, but uniform attire is not required for new/visiting students.
FAQ: Where should I go?
Check out our Locations page for addresses and directions. Most classes are held at our main building in Frankfort, IL. Beverly and Valpo Campus classes are held at our respective satellite campuses.
Studio Office Hours
Beverly Campus, Thursday 4:15-8:30pm
Valpo Campus, Tuesday, 4:15-8:30pm
See a class on our schedule that you are very interested in attending?
We will be accepting new class registration during the Open House as availability allows. However, some classes can fill up quickly since our primary registration deadline is August 15th! If there a class you're particularly set on attending, we do recommend registering in advance online.
Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts is the dance education arm of Ballet 5:8, a 501-(c)-3 nonprofit organization and professional performance company dedicated to creating and performing honest, relevant, breathtaking dance.
The school's mission to make high quality dance training accessible to students of all ages, backgrounds and levels of ability, in an environment that nurtures students and allows them to thrive. Whether students take classes for a few years or many, study for fun, or train to pursue professional careers, it is our goal to be a positive influence in students' lives that can help prepare them for whatever lies ahead.
Directors and Staff
Most of our staff members are professional dancers with the Ballet 5:8 Company, bringing a wealth of experience to their classes from their own experiences performing with Ballet 5:8 and other professional companies. Instructors always teach classes that match their area(s) of expertise teaching particular age groups or dance disciplines.