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Early Childhood and Beginners

Ages 3 - 9  

CMDC offers dance classes for children starting at age 3.  Students can choose from Creative Movement (ages 3 - 6), Beginning Ballet ages (6 - 9), Tap, Acrobatics, Hip Hop and African dance.  Classes are held on Saturday mornings from September through June. 

Open Dance Class - Age 10 & up

The Open Dance program allows students ages 10 and up the opportunity to study dance at their own pace. Open Dance students can choose their own schedule, and try different styles of dance.  CMDC offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, African, Latin, Contemporary and Lyrical

Bryant Youth Professional Training Program (YPP)

The YPP training program offers dance classes for students who wish to train at a pre-professional level.  YPP students are placed in classes based on ability, not age.  Students are required to take a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week, plus 2 - 3 electives from the  multidisciplinary  dance  offerings. 

CMDC’s Winter Program is now open for registration! 

We are excited to announce the changes that we have made for 2021.

Here are some of the exciting changes that you will find with the 2021 program:

  • You will continue to see the focus on Ballet training at the center of the program (in Early Childhood through the Bryant Youth Professional options)

  • There are options for additional genres of dance (including Tap, Hip Hop, and African) in the Early Childhood and Open Dance programs on Saturday mornings.

  • We are launching a new Company Program for our Youth Professional Training Program dancers!

    • Junior Company (Divisions 2a & 2b)

    • Senior Company (Division 3 & 4)

    • Company Class will be held Saturdays 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    • Each week the new company classes will offer a combination of training in various genres (Latin, Contemporary, and Hip Hop) and workshops to develop performance skills and stage presence.

    • Company classes will also include workshops covering other important topics to help the CMDC Youth Professional dancers be prepared for artistic opportunities after their training at CMDC; examples of specialty topics will include: how to build your dance resume, tips on building your social media presence, auditioning skills, choreographers workshops and more!

    • Company dancers will have the opportunity to participate in community engagement performances, as they arise.

    • Company class dancers must be enrolled in the full ballet program

 

Winter Session 2 Summary

  • January 4th - March 27th

  • 12 week session

  • Class Tuition: $150 per class

  • Company Class Tuition: $300

  • There will be a virtual open house at the end of this session, and a full showcase at the end of the Spring session in June.

 

The Health and safety of our students, staff, and community are our first priority. We’ve structured our program to ensure we maintain and abide by the CDC guidelines and procedures.

CMDC guidelines and procedures 

To accommodate greater flexibility with potential COVID restrictions, we will hold three 12-week sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring) instead of our normal 18-week sessions

  • Fall Session 1: September 8, 2020 - November 23, 2020  

    • Winter Break: November 24 - January 3 

    • Body By Bryant Bootcamp: December 21 - 23 & December 28 - 30

  • Winter Session 2 2: January 4, 2021 - March 27, 2021 

    • Holiday: Martin Luther King Day

    • Spring Break: March 29, 2021 - April 2, 2021​​

  • Spring Session 3: April 4, 2021 - June 18, 2021 ​

  • Quarter 4: Summer Program 2021 


 

Pricing / What to Expect. . 

 

 In-studio Training: $150 per class (12 weeks)  

 

  • Daily temperature and symptoms screening prior to entering the studio. 

  • To reduce density in the studio each day we will be splitting the divisions to maintain the 1:9 ratio (1 instructor/9 students). For example Division 1a, Division 1b

  • Safe social distances of 6ft are marked on the floors to designate where each student should stand in the class.

​​The work of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (CMDC) is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Art Works Fund, The Chicago Community Trust, The University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator and countless individual donors.

CMDC is a member of the Black Legacy Project, made possible with support from The Joyce Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago Community Programs Accelerator  and the Doris Duke Charitable Fund.