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Chicago Ballet Arts


Chicago Ballet Arts' purpose is to provide a structured, affordable ballet program with high professional standards for Chicago's diverse north and northwest communities. In the process, we strive to instill in our students a love of dance, a respect for the classical disciplines necessary in a performing art, and an expanded capacity for excellence.

Through our family concerts and open studio policy, we hope to encourage parental and community involvement in the efforts of our students, so that their success can be viewed as part of the permanent fabric of family and community life, and can stand as an open example of the relationship between rigor and achievement.

Chicago Ballet Arts' purpose is to provide a structured, affordable ballet program with high professional standards for Chicago's diverse north and northwest communities. In the process, we strive to instill in our students a love of dance, a respect for the classical disciplines necessary in a performing art, and an expanded capacity for excellence.

Through our family concerts and open studio policy, we hope to encourage parental and community involvement in the efforts of our students, so that their success can be viewed as part of the permanent fabric of family and community life, and can stand as an open example of the relationship between rigor and achievement.

Chicago Ballet Arts is a non-profit, community outreach program which has served Chicago's north and northwest neighborhood children and young adults since 1986. The program began at Montay College, where it flourished for eight years. In 1994, Montay College closed. In order to save the ballet program, a new location was sought in the neighborhoods it was designed to serve.

In 1995, CBA leased space at St. Scholastica Academy in west Rogers Park. Garden level areas were fully renovated into two professionally equipped studios, a small dressing room, office space and waiting room. Chicago Ballet Arts has continued to grow, with 98% of its former dancers returning and many new students entering the program each year. CBA has expanded four times and currently operates at capacity, serving serious classical ballet students from surrounding communities.

Tuition is approximately half the cost of other professional programs. Expansion into additional studio space was completed in the summer of 2002. Students range in age from two through adult and represent a wide cross section of nationalities and income levels reflecting CBA's location in one of the most ethnically diverse areas in Chicago.

Chicago Ballet Arts is interested in continuing its growth, in keeping its programs affordable and its standards professional, and promoting awareness and understanding of the arts by being a strong cultural presence in the community.



School name:Chicago Ballet Arts
Address:7416 North Ridge Boulevard.
Zip & city:60645 Illinois
Phone:773-381-0000
Web:http://www.chicagoballetarts.org/
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