Ruth Page School - Summer Programs

  • The International Dance Experience

    June 29 - July 24, 2020

    SUMMER DANCE FOR ALL LEVELS - BEGINNER TO ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL

    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 2019/20, even if the dancer will be promoted in the fall of 2020.


    Our Mission : The Ruth Page School of Dance's mission is to develop well-rounded dancers who will be life-long ambassadors for the art of dance through high-quality training by its experienced and dedicated faculty of dance professionals and international partners. The School embrases diverse cultures as a source of ispiration for creativity and human self-expression in dance.

     


     THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE EXPERIENCE

     
    Open to pre-professional and professional dancers ages 11 and up, by placement and audition only.*  
    Students study both classical and contemporary styles concluding with a performance!
     
     

    For 2020, we are offering several registration options. Dancers may attend for a combination of single weeks, or for all four weeks. Registration per week is extremely limited.

    We will also be offering an online VIRTUAL-TENSIVE with a variety of classes being presented.  Please click HERE for information.  To sign up, you can purchase directly HERE.
     

    Individual weeks: June 29 - July 3, July 6 - 10, July 13 - 17, July 20 - 24.

    Four weeks: June 29 - July 24.

    ​Tuition is $1700 for all four weeks, and $450 for individual weeks.

    Scholarship and work-study options are available (application due by June 1, 2020).

    Housing will not be offered for 2020.

    *Dancers must be 11 as of 9/1/2019. Ruth Page students in Burgundy (Intermediate I) and higher. 
     

    Registration opens June 15, 2020.  Complete yours here:  Printable Form

    Please complete your registration form and return to the School or email to anne@ruthpage.org.  

    Registration closes the Friday preceeding each week.  


    A True Dance Intensive

    A four-week summer program designed to develop and challenge intermediate-professional dancers in their technique and musicality. Classes will meet 25 hours per week; the schedule includes master classes and virtual performance opportunities. With emphasis on both classical and contemporary styles, dancers train with renowned Ruth Page School faculty – including Dolores Long, Patti Klekovic, Birute Barodicaite, Randy Newsom, Victor Alexander, and Edith Barrágan – and international guest teaching artists and choreographers from Chile, Cuba, Israel, Italy, Mexico and Spain.

     

    Our curriculum features ballet based in functional athleticism, using elements of Vaganova, Cecchetti and RAD technique. The International Dance Experience is four weeks of technique classes and workshops in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, contemporary, and more, culminating in a virtual performance.

     

    In past years, the Ruth Page School of Dance and The International Dance Experience has hosted participants from the Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and a dozen states. While travel restrictions limit our in-person international exchanges this year, we look forward to new ways of dancing together while apart.

     
     

    Our International Sister School Partners Include

    Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba in Havana, Cuba

    Mandala Dance Company in Rome, Italy

    Conservatorio Profesional de Danza A Coruña in Coruña, Spain

    Ironi Aleph Performing Arts High School in Tel Aviv, Israel

    Instituto Colombiano de Ballet Clásico (IncolBallet) in Cali, Colombia

    Escuela Superio de Música y Danza de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico


    Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company          

    Dancers who are interested in the 2020 – 2021 Civic Ballet Training Company may audition at any of the 2020 IDE audition dates.  Eligible dancers will have completed high school and should expect to attend the 2020 IDE. The Training Company will provide year-round comprehensive training and performance experience to prepare students for a career in dance.  
     
    NEXT AUDITION FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON:
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 • Men and Women ages 17-22 

    The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
    1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 60610
    Register at trainingcompany@ruthpage.org
    Be prepared to dance en pointe and barefoot

    Audition Tour
    The audition tour for 2020 has concluded. Dancers who have not previously auditioned for IDE will need to submit a DVD/YouTube audition.

     

    DVD/YouTube Audition

     

    Ruth Page School of Dance gives first preference to students who audition in person. However, we do accept videos (non-returnable) if circumstances prevent you from attending a live audition.

    Click here for video guidelines.  

     

    2019 – 2020 IDE Sponsors

    CopaAirlines, Deputacion Da Coruna, Escuela Nacional de Ballet, INCOLBallet, Mandala Dance Company


    SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNING DANCERS • 7-14 YRS OLD*

    Intended for Ruth Page School students in beginner classes and beginning students who are new to Ruth Page School.
    NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Offered four consecutive weeks: June 29 - July 24, 2020.
     

    Registration opens June 15, 2020.  Registration form can be completed in-person or submitted via email to summerintensive@ruthpage.org.  

    Come for fun or to get that extra boost for fall! Classes are Monday through Friday, from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM daily.  Ballet is offered everyday, hip hop, jazz, and tap will alternate through the week. 

    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, $225     two weeks, $450     three weeks, $675     four weeks, $800

    *must meet age requirement as of 6/1/2020.


    SUMMER PRE-DANCE • 2-7 YRS OLD*

     
    DUE TO THE LIMITATIONS PRESENTED BY COVID-19, WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING PRE-DANCE CAMPS FOR SUMMER 2020.
     
    2019-2020 school year Pre-Dance IV students are encouraged to consider the Summer Dance Workshop, an afternoon program for dancers 7 years and older. The Summer Dance Workshop is an opportunity for Ruth Page School dancers to continue their training during the summer with daily ballet class and alternating classes in hip hop, jazz, and tap. 
    We look forward to dancing together again in the fall.
     

    Summer Program Performance: Friday, July 19, 2019, 2:00PM