Summer Intensive & Collegiate Intensive

Event Type
Event Description

Ballet 5:8's classical ballet focused Summer Intensive and Collegiate Intensive are opportunities for dancers to make technical gains, increase artistry, explore choreography, and deepen their faith - all in a uniquely nurturing environment where students thrive.

Classes take place inside Ballet 5:8’s newly renovated 12,000 square foot building in Orland Park, IL, about a 35-minute drive from downtown Chicago. Classical ballet technique is informed by Ballet 5:8’s Vaganova style, stressing proper placement, strength and flexibility, while also incorporating the contemporary sensibilities required in today’s athletic, high-energy professional dance field. An intensive class and rehearsal schedule in each program gives dancers true opportunities for growth, while Ballet 5:8’s commitment to teaching in light of the health of the entire dancer - mind and body - allows students to thrive. Each program invites dancers to explore Ballet 5:8’s passion for grace-filled conversation of life and faith through Bible study, small group discussion and the stories told in Ballet 5:8’s diverse repertoire.

“I love the variation of classes, times for connection, and seminars offered. Ballet 5:8 truly cares about all aspects of the dancer; mind, soul, and body!”


Summer Intensive

Monday, July 1 - Friday, August 2, 2019

  • Open to ages 10-21
  • Full and partial enrollment options available
  • Audition only and open enrollment levels
  • Intensive class and rehearsal schedule
  • Performance opportunities
  • Educational seminars on dance nutrition, injury prevention and more


Collegiate & Professional Summer Intensive

Monday, July 22 - Friday, August 2, 2019

  • Audition only, ages 18+
  • Challenging yet supportive professional environment
  • Intensive class and rehearsal schedule
  • Performance opportunities
  • Educational seminars on cross training, dance nutrition, mental health for dancers and more


Running Time
8 hours daily
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Ballet 5:8

11545 183rd Place
Suite 101
Orland Park, IL 60467
(312) 725-4752