Audition - International Dance Experience Summer Intensive

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Audition for the Ruth Page School of Dance International Dance Experience 2022! Chicago, IL, June 21 - July 16

AND for the 2022/2023 Season of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company* (see details below)


This audition at The Ruth Page Center is for dancers 11 and up and will include pointe and contemporary work. For more information, reach out to

Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged.
All auditionees must complete an application form and submit two 4x6 photos: a headshot and a dance shot in first arabesque. Audition fee of $20 may be paid online in advance, or with cash, check, or card at the audition (payable to Ruth Page School of Dance).

Registration at 2:30pm
Audition: 3:00 - 5:00pm


About the International Dance Experience at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts:

The International Dance Experience (IDE) is a challenging 4-week summer program designed to develop the technique and musicality of intermediate to professional dancers. Under the teaching of the Ruth Page School's renowned faculty (Dolores Long, Patti Klekovic, Birute Barodicaite, and Victor Alexander) and the IDE's international guest teaching artists and choreographers from Cuba, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Spain, students will train 40 hours per week in both classical and contemporary styles, participating in master classes and assembling a full-length in-person and recorded performance.

  • IDE is open to pre-professional and professional dancers ages 11 and up, by placement and audition only.
  • Classes in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Pilates, Afro-Cuban, Variations, Conditioning and more!
  • Four-week, three-week, and two-week options available.
  • More about the International Dance Experience (IDE), and the complete Audition Tour:

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company (CBTC) is a pre-professional, post-high school daytime training program for serious classical and contemporary dancers, ages 17-25. The 2022-2023 season will run late August to June, and include performance and travel opportunities. For more information and to audition, please email

New for 2022! Ruth Page School summer intensive travels to Towson, Maryland for a one-week installation of the International Dance Experience in partnership with Towson University’s Department of Dance, July 25 – July 30. Dancers will have 35 hours per week of classical and contemporary techniques with Ruth Page School faculty (Birute Barodicaite, Victor Alexander, and Maray Gutierrez) including Afro-Cuban, ballet, modern, pointe, and both classical and contemporary repertoire. The end of the week will feature a small in-studio sharing of repertories in the black box theater. For pre/professional dancers ages 14+.

Dancers may be considered for the Ruth Page Summer Intensive at Towson at any of the IDE audition dates.

Running Time
2 hours, 30 minutes
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543