This year’s Summer Dance Workshop has been designed to adjust to the current, and shifting health guidelines related to Covid-19 safety.  The event is being designed as an onsite activity that will maintain prevailing CDC and Illinois Health guidelines for social distancing and safety, as well as adhere to hotel safety requirements. Masks will be required for attendance.

Only one teacher session – Convention – will be scheduled.

Both Ballet Forum and Student Sessions will begin registrations with two classes and four classes, respectively. If more students register than the maximum room requirements allow, an additional classroom will be opened, additional faculty will be hired, and the students will be shifted to even out room sizes.

Because of this modular format in Ballet Forum and Student Sessions, the curriculum in each session may be fluid. No final schedules will be published until you arrive.

Dance & More
July 21-23, 2021

You’re a mature dance student, toying with making dance a full-time profession. This workshop is for you! Classes are designed to help you evaluate this important decision and provide the springboard you need. Note: Intermediate to High-Intermediate skill level is required. D&M students will perform a new routine that will be live streamed during a Friday evening performance.

Dance & More Schedule

Ballet Forum
July 21-23, 2021

A three-day ballet intensive provides students the opportunity to study with professional classical ballet faculty. Students participate in the creation of a new ballet, and then perform at the Ballet Gala to celebrate the end of their week. Ballet Gala will be a live streamed performance. Note: Students may be placed into classrooms based on ability, not on age.

Ballet Forum Schedules

Student Sessions
July 24-25, 2021

Jazz. Ballet. Tap. Hip Hop. Modern. Musical Theatre. Contemporary. From age 7 to 21, the Student Session workshops are designed to inspire and enhance the development of your dance students. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Student Competition.

Student Session Schedules

Links to Supporting Resources

Student Competition
Ballet Forum Orientation
College Scholarship App
SS Dress Code
Workshop Merch
2021 Registration Info & Rates
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Online Competition Registration

2021 Registration Information

Summer Registration is Now Open. You may register as an individual or as part of an entire studio of teachers and students. If you are attending as part of a group studio registration, you need to make sure your teacher is handling your registration.

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Pay before June 18 and take advantage of Early Bird Discounts off of Full Pay Registrations!

If you have questions, please contact us by phone at 815-397-6282 or email us at

What Your Registration Covers

  • Attendance at all classes in your workshop
  • All special events held during your workshop session
  • Registrations do not cover room and board

Note: All Ballet Forum, Dance & More and Student Session student registrations must submit a copy of each student’s birth certificate.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received prior to June 27, 2021, will be given a full refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations after June 27th will not be refunded.

Many student sessions closeout due to enforced maximum attendee counts, so register now!

Photography: Attendees will be photographed and videotaped in the classroom and at special events. These images may be used in educational and promotional products.