Summer Programs

New to dance? Need to keep up your technique over the summer? Want your kids to burn off some energy in a constructive environment? Our summer session is for you! Summer dance classes are open to dancers of all ages, girls and boys, children, youth, adults, and both new and current/returning students. Classes are a great way to try out dance for the first time, maintain level placement from one school year to the next, and everything in between!

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What to Expect

  • Flexible enrollment options to mesh with your busy summer schedule.

  • Experienced, qualified instructors who enjoy working with students of all ages.

  • Consistent, constructive class content based on age-appropriate curriculum.

  • Appropriate, positive class music.

  • Modest attire and instruction using appropriate, edifying movements.

  • Discounts for multiple-class enrollment.

  • A positive, nurturing environment based in the overarching joy that comes from our basis in faith (Romans 5:8) - learn more.


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Six-Week Session (Orland Park)

Effective June 10-27 and July 8-26. Register for the full 6-week session (6W), or enroll in the 4-week option (4W) and pick your own four classes.

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Six-Week Session (Valparaiso Campus)

Effective June 10-27 and July 8-26. Register for the full 6-week session (6W), or enroll in the 4-week option (4W) and pick your own four classes.

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Summer Camps (ages 3-7, Orland Park)

Our three-day camps are a great way for boys and girls to burn off summer energy in a constructive environment.

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Summer Workshops (ages 7+, Orland Park)

These one-week intensives allow students gain confidence, experience new dance styles, and grow in both skill and artistry under the instruction of current and former professional dancers.

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All-Abilities Dance (Orland Park)

Our All-Abilities Dance class is part of the six-week summer session! Six classes are available this summer June 10-27 and July 8-26.

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Adult six-Week session (Orland Park)

With a casual dress code and moderate pace, adult classes are great for those who danced years ago or who are starting for the first time.

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Ballet 5:8 Summer Intensive (Ages 10-21)

Make technical gains, increase artistry, explore choreography, and deepen your faith - all in a uniquely nurturing environment where students thrive.

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Advanced Keep-Up Classes (Orland Park)

Pre-Professional and Conservatory level keep up classes in June and August.



Abigail Gray Gardner, Children's & Youth Director

Instructors

All of our 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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Additional Information

Registration

Early Bird Registration: Get 10% off registration through April 27 only!

Registration can be completed in person or online here.

Summer Tuition Discounts

Families with multiple children enrolled get 10% off total summer session tuition.* Boys receive 50% off tuition.

*Tuition discounts apply to the six-week summer session only, not camps or workshops.  

Multiple Class Discounts

Tuition is discounted for individual students who enroll in multiple summer session classes: 10% for two classes, 20% for three or more classes.*

*Tuition discounts apply to the six-week summer session only, not camps or workshops.  

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. Tuition is listed on each class schedule.

Summer Policies

Summer Policies

Children’s/Youth Program Handbook