Ballet Lesson

Welcome To VH Dance Center

Professional Ballet Training Since 1991

 
Summer Intensive
Pre-Professional Auditions

VH Dance Center’s Pre-Professional Summer Intensive program has three levels and is designed for intermediate to advanced students who wish to pursue careers in professional dance.  Summer intensive dates are June 7 to August 7, 2021. Students attend 10 – 20 hours of instruction weekly, depending on the student's level. Besides studying Ballet technique, and Pre-pointe or Pointe, students also study Character, and learn variations and repertoire to participate in the Summer Workshop performance, and the Summer Ballet performance of Cinderella. 

Class options include Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary, Acting and Musical Theater.

Auditions are free, but preregistration is required

Audition dates available April 26th to May 29th

Ages 12 and up: Choose Monday or Wednesday 5:30 to 7:15pm;
Ages 8 - 11: Choose Monday or Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:30pm or Saturdays 1-3pm

Auditions may be in-person or video

In-person auditions may be scheduled by phone or online:


To schedule online:

  • Choose 'Register Now' below

  • Log into your account or create an account

  • Choose Register for classes

  • Choose 2020- 21 school year 

  • Choose Summer Intensive Pre Professional Audition.

  • Select Schedule trial, and choose your Audition date.

Video Auditions

Upload recorded video auditions to YouTube or Vimeo, and include dancer's name and age in the title. 

For YouTube, post as unlisted and email the link to info@vhdancecenter.com

For Vimeo, email the log in and password to info@vhdancecenter.com.

Videos must be no more than 3 months old and must include the following: 

                  All en pointe if applicable

Combinations to be included at barre:

  • Plie including grand plie and relevé balance

  • Tendus

  • Rond de jambes

  • Grand battements

Combinations in the center:

  • Adagio, include développé, penché, promenade

  • Pirouettes, including en dehors and en dedans

  • Petite Allegro, including battu jumps

  • Grand Allegro

  • Optional: Variation of your choice

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If you missed our Cinderella Auditions, it's not too late! Auditions may still be scheduled individually.  Please contact us and include your dancer's age and dance experience to schedule your audition!

 

The delightful story of Cinderella unfolds with the hilarious antics of the stepmother and stepsisters, the frail beauty and kindness of Cinderella and the grandeur of her wedding to the Prince in this lavish production. Cinderella is wonderful for all ages and is pure family entertainment of the highest level.

Choreographer Kenneth Von Heidecke’s works are performed around the world. Sumptuous and colorful costumes depict the fairy godmother and fairies transforming Cinderella’s rags to the grand ball gown when she makes her entrance into the swirling ballroom of the palace. Humor and tender love scenes truly make this the perfect family treat. It’s no wonder that the production has received national acclaim on tour.

Selected dancers will be invited to participate in this production of Cinderella.

 

No dance experience necessary for children 8 and under!  Dancers must arrive 10 minutes prior to audition time to register. Each dancer must fill out and bring an audition form. Masks required.

 

Preregistration required due to COVID capacity restrictions. .

To register for auditions: 

Call or text 630-527-1052 or

Email vhcfb1@gmail.com

Include dancer's name, age and dance experience, and we will contact you to set up an audition date and time

The performance date is Sunday, 8/1/2021 at 2pm at Center Stage Theater in Naperville.  Dress Rehearsal on 7/31/21 at the theater, 1 - 5pm

Embrace Your Love of Dance

Our Program

Your quest for the perfect Ballet Academy can end right here. Our extensive list of classes includes many types of dance and a variety of skill levels, so rest assured there’s an option that’s perfect for you. We’re constantly updating our offerings, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out on a new dance opportunity.

Children's Ballet

Led by a dedicated team of instructors, dancers ranging from age 2 through intermediate level begin with basic ballet steps and gradually transition to more advanced technique and prepointe in these classes. Classes encourage dancers to grow in skill and love of ballet, as they are gradually prepared for advanced level classes. Interested in learning more? Get in contact with a member of our team, we’re happy to answer any questions.

Advanced Ballet Classes

Advanced level students continue to study technique and pointe in the Balanchine style class. Performance opportunities with Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet are offered as an additional opportunity for dancers. Our amazing instructors make sure students get individual attention. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us today.

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Pre-Professional Program

Our Pre-Professional Program is designed for the intermediate through advanced level student interested in a professional career in dance. Besides intermediate through advanced level ballet, curriculum includes contemporary dance, and performance opportunities with a professional company. Classes in Character, Jazz, and Hip Hop  are encouraged. Instructors with professional backgrounds, who give dancers meticulous attention, and methodical analysis of technique help students achieve their highest potential. Instructors are committed to giving each student attention while also moving the class forward. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this program or any others - simply contact us or stop by.

Special Programs

Whether you’re looking to learn new dance moves, hone in on your existing talent, or work on getting in shape these classes are what you are looking for. Classes offered include Ballet for Figure Skaters I & II, Adult/Teen Beginning Ballet, Character, Contemporary, Jazz I, Jazz/Hip Hop (intermediate/advanced).  Fitness classes include WERQ Fitness and Strong by Zumba. The instructors are committed to giving each student attention while also moving the class forward. Our dedicated instructors are ready to answer any questions about our classes - simply contact us or stop by.

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More About VH Dance Center

VH Dance Center is located in Aurora, Illinois where dancers begin instruction as young as 3 years of age. Our school specializes in professional ballet training in the Balanchine style, while also promoting positive body image and building self esteem. Classes offered include classical ballet as well as multiple other styles of dance to provide a well rounded dance education.  Our program is ideal for dancers looking to pursue a professional career in ballet.

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STUDIO HOURS

Monday -- Friday: 4:00 - 9:00pm

Saturday: 9:00 - 4:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

4222 Meridian Parkway, Suite 100, Aurora, IL

630-527-1052

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