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Amy Aiello Portrait Signup - July 25-26

 Intensive Week | July 22-26

Training School
Teachers 16y+

Training School is a curriculum-building pedagogy program designed to improve teaching competency. Teachers gain valuable material to implement in their classroom or simply further their own dance education.

Classes are specifically designed to progress technique and educational theory from beginning to advanced in all genres. Offerings could also include children’s work, injury prevention, and Q&A sessions to address the current needs of our attendees.

Pre-Pro Intensive
Advanced Dancers 16y+

Pre-Pro Intensive is a program for the advanced dancer looking for high-level instruction in an intimate setting. Dancers should be proficient in all genres of dance and could be aspiring to pursue dance after high school.

In addition to career-building and technique classes, attendees are challenged with professional-level choreography. An original piece is set and performed at both the Annual Banquet on Thursday and the Gala Performance on Friday.

Ballet Forum
Dancers 11-21y

Level I: 11y+     Level II: 12y+
Level III: 14y+    Level IV: 16y+

Ballet Forum is a ballet-based program with training primarily in ballet & contemporary. The first class of the week is a placement class where dancers are divided into four groups.

In addition to daily technique classes, each group learns and performs 2 original pieces created specifically for the Gala Performance on Friday.

Weekend Workshop | July 27-28


Teachers 16y+ | Students 7y+

Student Group Designations:
Orange: Ages 7-8   Purple: Ages 9-10   Red: Ages 10-11   Blue: Ages 12-13
White: Ages 13-14   Green: Ages 14-15   Yellow: Ages 16+

A weekend of master classes for both students and teachers in all genres.
Students gain valuable experience by learning from various teachers alongside peers their age.
With six age levels, class sizes are limited and more intimate than typical dance conventions.

For teachers, it’s a chance to take classes and gain material to use in their classroom
or jumpstart choreographic ideas for the upcoming season.

Anyone attending events hosted by the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) grants the unrestricted right to use and publish photos or video footage taken during the event for the explicit use of advertising and promotion of CNADM. This includes but is not limited to print, website, social media, and press. Compensation will not be received for the use of said materials.