Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts is a nonprofit dance education center that serves the Chicago South Suburbs and beyond. Our goal is to make high-quality dance training accessible to students of all ages and levels of ability in a uniquely nurturing environment where students thrive. 


Our Programs

We offer classes for children, youth and adults in classical ballet and a wide variety of other dance styles, at all levels of ability. 

Children's Dance Division (ages 2-12)
Youth Dance Division (ages 7-18)
Boy’s Dance Programs (ages 3-10)
Pre-Professional Program & Ensemble
Conservatory & Men’s Programs
Ballet 5:8 Studio Company
Ballet 5:8 Summer Intensive
Adult Classes


Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts is the official school of Ballet 5:8, the only Chicago-area professional performing company in residence in the South Suburbs. 


Why Dance?

Dancing in a positive, encouraging environment can help students develop a healthy sense of confidence and expression, achieve physical fitness, learn self-discipline, build friendships, and gain many other physical, mental and emotional benefits that can last a lifetime!