Address: 47 W Polk Street

Lower Level

Chicago, IL 60605 

Phone: 312-461-0030


The work of CMDC is supported in part by The Sage Foundation, The Gap, Inc, Swarovski North America LTD, Walker Johnson & Nasia Foundation, National Sales Network, The Chicago Community Trust/Arts Work Fund, The Bloomberg Philanthropies, AT&T and countless individual donors.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and also partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.  CMDC’s summer intern program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Summer Camp & Intensive

June 24 - August 3

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Summer Camp & Intensive

Dance Camp - Ages 5 - 8
CMDC offers a 6-week program for young dancers ages 5 - 9. Students are given the opportunity to study multiple disciplines of dance, 5 days a week. They will grow their technique and have some fun while taking The Homer Bryant’s Floor Ballet, Ballet, Hip Hop/Jazz Fusion, Tap, and more. The Dance Camp also includes weekly field trips and daily outside recess!
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Intensive - Ages 9+
CMDC offers a 6-week Summer Intensive for motivated dancers, ages 9 and up. Students will train intensely in various techniques including The Homer Bryant’s Floor Ballet, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, lyrical and more. Through the study of these techniques, along with repertory and master classes, the Summer Intensive is designed to grow each student technical, artistic and creative abilities!
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Open Dance Class

Summer school, After School Matters or summer job?  If you still want to dance but can't attend a full day intensive, we're opening registration so you can choose your own schedule! Sign up for the full session and you can perform in the end of summer show!

  • Ballet - all levels 9 am - 11 am, Monday - Friday

  • Pointe - all levels  11 am  - noon, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Int/Adv Contemporary 1 pm - 2 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Int/Adv Graham 1 pm - 2 pm, Tuesday, Thursday

  • African Dance 2 pm - 3 pm, Tuesday, Thursday

  • Latin Dance 2 pm - 3 pm, Tuesday, Thursday

  • Tricks & Turns

    • Beg 11 am  - noon, Monday, Wednesday

    • Int  1 pm  - 2 pm, Tuesday, Thursday

    • Int/Adv 2 pm - 3 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday

  • Jazz

    • Beg 1 pm - 2 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    • Int 2 pm - 3 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Hip Hop

    • Beg 2 pm - 3 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    • Int  1 pm - 2 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    • Int/Adv  2 pm - 3 pm, Monday, Thursday, Friday

Competition Team 

The CMDC Dance Team offers serious students an opportunity to showcase their technical training in regional and national dance competitions. Age ranges from 8-18 years to compete. Dancers are given the opportunity to learn choreography in contemporary, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop with various choreographers. The team provides students the experience to build performance quality, consistency, and teamwork. Students who participate are committed for the year of competition season and are placed based on their technical training evaluation. 

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Adult Dance Fitness

The Adult Program offers training for beginning and intermediate dancers 18+ who love the joy and discipline of the dance and the feeling of accomplishment that it brings. It’s dancing fun in a classical mold. As dancers progress they may do center with progressions involving jumps, turns and waltzes. Adult classes are a great form of exercise and all classes will put both hemispheres of the brain to work.

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