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Students and dancers are invited to audition on Saturday, August 10th for the
Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet's Nutcracker.

Auditions will take place according to the following schedule:
    12:00 pm - 12:15 pm   ages 3 - 4
    12:15 pm - 12:30 pm   ages 5 - 6
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm   ages 7 - 12
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   ages 13 - professional level
    All current level D/E students should attend 1:00-2:00 regardless of age.

    -- Dancers should arrive 30 minutes prior to their age group's start time to register.
Preregistration is encouraged. Call 630-527-1052 or email
    -- Audition forms are available here or at the studio.
    -- All scheduled rehearsals are mandatory.

    Cast member participation fee (for those selected):
      - Cast as Angel: $25
      - Cast as Mouse & Angel: $35
      - Cast as Mouse & Flower: $40
      - Other roles:
      - Cast in two roles: $50
      - Cast in three or more roles, or Clara: $60

SPECIAL OFFER: New students or former SPA students who audition and register for classes receive 50% off their first two months tuition installments!

Watch a special video about our studio below!

Welcome to the Dance Center

Founded in 1991 to serve as a professional Training Center. Many select a dance studio by geographical convenience, never bothering to check the credentials of the director or the faculty. Today there is an athletic science behind the movement of dance and it is imperative to learn its exactness. Various techniques which were superior at the turn of the century are now quite outdated by today's standards. As exemplified through the Olympics, the physical achievements of man have evolved at an accelerated rate over the past half century.

Greatly due to Balanchine's genius, 20th Century ballet technique has reached higher limits as well. The strength of the Russian Vagonava technique, combined with the allegro nature of the lyrical Paris Opera technique, is what is known today as the Balanchine technique. At the Von Heidecke Dance Center, professional backgrounds, meticulous attention, and methodical analysis of these principles help to enable serious students to achieve their highest potential.