Mission Statement To provide serious dancers with the opportunity to achieve excellence in movement while developing performance and dance technique skills in a creative, positive and energetic atmosphere.
© 2004 - 2017, All Rights Reserved
Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble A performance-based ensemble in its 15 th  season in the Chicago northshore area, Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble is designed for the intermediate to advanced level dancer ages 9 - 18. Dancers get a rare and unique opportunity to perform in a pre-professional ensemble that will prepare and train them to succeed in dance. All dancers are exposed to professional choreography, performances, guest artists, competitions and conventions throughout the entire year. Dancers will learn a variety of pieces in an array of styles including jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet and hip hop...ensuring a well-rounded dance education. There is a trend in the industry that many studios and dance ensembles have fallen into. They have decided to spend the entire year teaching their students just one dance to compete and perform with. As a group, these dancers look great doing just that one dance. However, ask them to put on tap or ballet shoes and they're lost. And we are also very aware of the continuing trend to exploit young dancers with skimpy costumes and suggestive choreography. We will never allow inappropriate costumes, music or choreography to be performed. As a Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble member, you will learn many different pieces in just about every style of dance which will prepare you for any class, audition or performance in your dance career. We participate in a few, but do not emphasize, dance competitions. We are preparing young dancers for success in college and beyond. All instructors and choreographers promote positive self-esteem and a good work ethic, all while the dancers develop great friendships and memories. Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble is divided into 4 groups (Prep, Junior, Senior and Elite) based on technique and experience, not necessarily by age. Dancers in Prep Ensemble rehearse on Sundays from noon to 1 pm. All other groups rehearse on Wednesdays and Sundays. All ensemble members are required to take at least two ballet classes and one jazz class.
Mission Statement To provide serious dancers with the opportunity to achieve excellence in movement while developing performance and dance technique skills in a creative, positive and energetic atmosphere.
© 2004-2017, All Rights Reserved
Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble A performance-based ensemble in its 15 th  season in the Chicago northshore area, Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble is designed for the intermediate to advanced level dancer ages 9 - 18. Dancers get a rare and unique opportunity to perform in a pre-professional ensemble that will prepare and train them to succeed in dance. All dancers are exposed to professional choreography, performances, guest artists, competitions and conventions throughout the entire year. Dancers will learn a variety of pieces in an array of styles including jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet and hip hop...ensuring a well- rounded dance education. There is a trend in the industry that many studios and dance ensembles have fallen into. They have decided to spend the entire year teaching their students just one dance to compete and perform with. As a group, these dancers look great doing just that one dance. However, ask them to put on tap or ballet shoes and they're lost. And we are also very aware of the continuing trend to exploit young dancers with skimpy costumes and suggestive choreography. We will never allow inappropriate costumes, music or choreography to be performed. As a Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble member, you will learn many different pieces in just about every style of dance which will prepare you for any class, audition or performance in your dance career. We participate in a few, but do not emphasize, dance competitions. We are preparing young dancers for success in college and beyond. All instructors and choreographers promote positive self-esteem and a good work ethic, all while the dancers develop great friendships and memories. Kaleidoscope Dance Ensemble is divided into 4 groups (Prep, Junior, Senior and Elite) based on technique and experience, not necessarily by age. Dancers in Prep Ensemble rehearse on Sundays from noon to 1 pm. All other groups rehearse on Wednesdays and Sundays. All ensemble members are required to take at least two ballet classes and one jazz class.