The International Dance Experience

  • June 25 - July 20, 2018

    Featuring Guest Artists from Cuba, Italy and Spain




    The Ruth Page School of Dance is happy to announce our summer dance programs for all levels of dance. Since our summer dance is an extension of our year-round program, dancers will continue in the same ballet level as they were in the school year 2017/18, even if the dancer will be promoted in the fall of 2018.

    Our Mission : Through our experienced and dedicated faculty of dance professionals and international partners, develop well rounded dance artists through high-quality training. Embrace diverse cultures as a source of inspiration for creativity and human self-expression in dance. Create lifelong ambassadors for the art of dance.

    Featuring Guest Artists from Cuba, Italy, and Spain
    For Intermediate and Advanced/Professional Dancers

    11 YRS TO ADULT, by placement and audition only. Dancers must be 11 as of 9/1/2017. Ruth Page students in Burgundy and higher only. Scholarship and work-study options are available. Housing, chaperoned and unchaperoned, also available. Registration opens April 2, 2018. Please complete registration form and return to the School or email to

    A true dance intensive: This summer program is designed to push young dancers in their technique and musicality. Classes will meet forty hours a week with teachers from all over the world, master classes and performance outings. Ruth Page School of Dance Students will reap the benefits of continued training with our own renowned faculty, but will also have the honor to learn with guest artists and teachers from Cuba, Italy and Spain. Students who participated in previous years made significant strides in their dance training.

    The main program is a full four weeks of technique and workshops in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, pilates, Afro-Cuban and more culminating in a performance in our own Ruth Page Theater on July 20, 2018. Additionally, there are two week options for June 25 – July 7, 2018 and also July 2 – July 14, 2018.  Tuition is $2200 for all four weeks, and $1100 for two weeks.  

    Last year, the Ruth Page School of Dance and The International Dance Experience hosted participants from Spain, Bahamas, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and 11 states.

    2018 Audition Tour:

    Sat, Jan 6 – Ruth Page School of Dance, Chicago, IL

    Sat/Sun, Jan 13-14 – Center of Creative Arts (Regional Summer Intensive Audition), St. Louis, MO

    Sat, Jan 27, Registration 4:00, Audition 4:30 – 6:45 – Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, Torrington, CT

    Sun, Jan 28, Registration 12:30, Audtion 1:00 – 3:30 – Kent State University, Kent, OH

    Sat, Feb 3, Registration 10:00, Audition 10:30 – 12:30 – Dance Arts of Bowling Green, Bowling Green KY

    Sun, Feb 4, Registration 11:30, Audition 12:00 – 2:30 – McDonald Dance Academy, Arlington Heights, IL

    Sun, Feb 11 –  Sat, Feb 17 – Cristol Dance Center, Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico

    Mon, Feb 19, Registration 10:30, Audition 11:00 – 1:15 (17+ yrs), 2:00 – 3:30 (11-17 yrs) – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

    Sat, Feb 24, Registration 1:30, Audition 2:00 – 4:00 – Southeastern Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

    Sun, Feb 25, Registration 12:30, Audition 1:00 – 3:00 – Ballet Chelsea, Chelsea, MI

    Thur, Mar 1 – National High School Dance Festival, Point Park University, Pittsburg, PA

    Sun, Mar 11, Registration 11:30, Audition 12:00 – 2:30 – Towson University, Towson, MD

    Sun, Mar 25 - Sat, Mar 31 – Opificio In Movimento, Rome, Italy

    Mon, April 30 - Sat, May 5 – Conservatorio Profesional de Danza A Coruña, Coruña, Spain

    Can’t make an audition in person? Please complete the audition registration form and submit along with your fee, photos and a short DVD or video link (DVD guidelines can be found here) of your best dancing to
    or mailing to:

    Ruth Page Center for the Arts – attn.: Anne Laue-Minden
    1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610

    Please bring with you to your audition:
    Audition Registration Form
    $20 Registration Fee
    4X6 Headshot (non-professional)
    4X6 First Arabesque Photo


    June 25, 2018 – July 20, 2018 

    Intended for Ruth Page students in beginner classes and begining students who are new to Ruth Page.  NO AUDITION REQUIRED. 

    Registration opens March 12, 2018. 

    Come for fun, to get that extra boost for next fall, or just for a free t-shirt! Classes are Monday through Friday, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM daily.  Ballet and tap everyday, jazz and hip hop will alternate. Choose to attend for one, two, three, or all four weeks! 

    Registration is on a weekly basis – students may choose to attend for one, two, three or all four weeks! Weeks do not need to be consecutive. Classes in the Summer Dance Workshop are not sold individually or by the day. Tuition is due in full the first day of camp. 

    Tuition:     one week, $300     two weeks, $575     three weeks, $850     four weeks, $1100

    *must meet age requirement as of 9/1/2017


    Registration opens March 12, 2018.  
    Not ready for the school year to end? Our summer Pre-Dance is simply four more weeks of fun. Remember, if your dancer was in Pre-Dance I last fall, they will still be in Pre-Dance I for the summer. PRE-DANCE FOR TOTS WILL ALSO CONTINUE. STAY TUNED FOR DATE/TIME AND REGISTRATION UPDATES.
    Classes are sold as a four-week session only.
    *must meet age requirement as of 9/1/2017