Summer Session Programs


Ages 11+ (under 11 with approval)
Develop & deepen awareness, connections, and understanding and hone specificity and expression with daily classes from master teachers in Contemporary Modern, Improvisation, Contemporary Jazz, Conditioning, Contemporary Ballet, Body Mechanics, and Stretch/Recovery.
June 27-July 1, 9am – 3pm | Limit of 15 students
$360 Full Rate | Registration Deadline June 1
Half Day – $45 for 2.5 -3hrs | Drop-in – $20 per hour

Ages 11+ (under 11 with approval)
Rhythm, Expression, Characterization, and Sound. With daily classes in Broadway Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acting, and Voice with master teachers, dancers will cultivate and strengthen their skills to become “triple threat” contenders. No previous acting or vocal experience necessary.
August 1-5, 9am – 3pm | Limit of 15 students
$360 Full Rate | Registration Deadline July 15
Half Day – $45 for 2.5 -3hrs | Drop-in – $20 per hour

Ages 14+ (under 14 with approval)
While technique classes, choreography, & performance are important parts of dance training & development, they often neglect a critical & necessary aspect of exploration, practice, & growth in becoming a Dance Artist. The Artist Development Intensive bridges these gaps, with focused guidance & mentorship by master Dance/Movement Artists. Students will explore & develop their individual artistic & creative values, perspectives, movement voices, & choreographic work through daily practice in Improvisation, Movement Research, Composition, Observation & Analysis, feedback, & discussion. At the end of the week, students will present their works in progress as an in-studio showing for family and friends.
August 8-12, 9am – 3pm | Limit of 15 students
$360 Full Rate | Registration Deadline July 22


A new class each week, all summer long, with Synergy Space faculty, collaborative artists, and master guest teachers, in all different styles, techniques, and specialties. While some workshop classes may be geared toward more advanced levels & ages, they will all always be adaptable, inclusive, & inspiring!

Open to dancers 11+, Intermediate level and above
Every Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, June 22 – August 10
$35 per Workshop – Registration Deadline 1 week in advance
Multiple Workshop Discounted Pricing: $120 for 4 Workshops or $200 for all 8 Workshops – Registration Deadline June 1

June 22nd – Contemporary Modern Choreographic Workshop with Da’Shown Rawl: This contemporary class will explore Raw practice unique interpersonal relationships activities through choreography and improv skills. Artists will be guided through tasks and scenarios to enhance their ability to communicate through movement and explore storytelling.

June 29th – Contemporary Form & Phrasework with Ryan Bailey: This two hour workshop will explore contemporary form through a combination of structure and improvisation to access joint articulation, culminating in phrasework.

July 6th – Choreography & Creative Process with Jen Graham: After establishing a deep connection to the sensations and movement possibilities of our bodies through guided exploration and rhythmic play, we will then explore and develop dynamic, emotive intentionality through a collaborative process – working in partners and groups to create and manipulate phrasework, culminating in a group piece that we will film at the end of class.

July 13th – Commercial Jazz with Jess Beach: A high energy-style forward jazz class with emphasis on blending solid technical skills and performance nuances. Class will begin with a full warm up and across the floor work, followed by an exciting combination to challenge students’ musicality and presentation.

July 20th – Jazz Technique & Choreography with Katy Love: This workshop will focus on jazz technique such as leaps, extensions, and turns. Students will learn a combination that includes the technique we previously explored as well as finding their own stylistic choices within the choreography.

July 27th – Moving within Ballet Techniques with Emily Runkle: This workshop focuses on ballet technique and the concept of traveling and moving through space, both explaining and exploring how the two concepts can intertwine in a way that is fun, challenging and fulfilling. Class will focus on everything from traveling in simple combinations to waltzes, grand allegro , and even how our stage presence can be utlized to dance in a “bigger” and more freeing way.

August 3rd – Hip Hop Technique with Chris Law of Project ChArma: Let’s groove! Hip-Hop has evolved greatly and is ever-changing but, it all started with the groove. Be ready to sweat, freestyle & vibe. Students will learn old-school and new-school movement in this fun and dynamic class.

August 10th – Beats in Africa – Beats in America with Ama Law of Project ChArma: Sweat, play and explore. This movement workshop dives deep into a fusion of West-African movement with Chicago House Footwork. After a thorough warmup and across-the-floor exercises, students will learn a combination that challenges musicality and endurance!

Keep an eye on our social media channels as we announce the remaining dates!


Small group, focused semi-private training classes in Ballet & Pointe (Emily Runkle), Contemporary Modern & Improvisation (Jen Graham), and Jazz & Leaps, Extensions, Tricks, & Turns (Katy Love), with a limit of 5 students per “class” and offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2 different weeks. Classes are designed specifically to address the needs of each group with a high level of individualized focus and attention. An excellent and cost-effective alternative to private lessons/coaching, and a perfect way to supplement summer training and recovery.

Upstairs StudioDownstairs Studio
9-10:20amAdv Ballet/Pointe
10:30-11:50amInt Ballet/PointeAdv Jazz/LETT
12-1:20pmAdv Contemp Modern/ImprovInt Jazz/LETT
1:30-2:50pmInt Contemp Modern/Improv

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Session 1: July 5 & 7 – Registration Deadline June 15
$35 per class, $100 for a single day (3 classes), $180 for both days (6 classes)
Session 2: July 26 & 28 – Registration Deadline July 1
(no Jazz/LETT this week)
$35 per class, $65 for a single day (2 classes), $120 for both days (4 classes)
Multiple Week Discount: $160 for single day both weeks, $295 for both days both weeks
Limit of 5 students per “class”

Space is Limited – Register Early!

Private Sessions and Training available all summer with Synergy Space faculty and collaborators. Please reach out to discuss possibilities, rates, and scheduling.


*The above policies DO NOT apply to the Ballet Embody Intensive. Please reach out to Ballet Embody directly with questions or needs.