E.D.G.E. Advanced Training Program

This program is a specifically designed dance curriculum for the serious, driven dancer, aged 10 and above. All dancers must display a high level of technique and proficiency in all styles of dance, a strong work ethic and passion for the art of dance.  Dancers must be invited to be a part of the program which includes participating in an interview with the Artistic Director. 


The curriculum includes multiple dance forms, master classes and private coaching sessions. Along with dance classes, your dancer will be receive health, diet, and injury prevention education courses.  Activities that include seminars and exploration of career opportunities from performing to teaching dance.

The EDGE training program prepares the advanced dancer to take their dancing to the next level.  Included in the program, for those interested, is a college prep component. This assists the parents and dancer in learning about dance as a major or minor in college, as well as scholarship information.  We will guide you through the steps beginning freshman year of high school and we will prepare your dancer to successfully audition and apply to the dance program of their choice.  A choreographed piece and 3 hours of private audition instruction are included. 


The EDGE tuition fee includes the following (Class placement is determined by the Artistic Director):

  1. Two Ballet classes / week

  2. One Jazz class / week

  3. Two elective classes / week (any additional classes are 1/2 price)

  4. Two parent-teacher meetings each year with the Artistic Director to discuss dancers' progress

  5. Two private one hour lessons with a Kaleidoscope instructor

  6. Nutrition & injury prevention class with a professional physical therapist from Athletico

  7. Master class with guest artists which includes a question/answer session to discuss a professional career in the arts

  8. College Prep Counseling which includes information on college programs, college selection help, choreography and 3 hours of private instruction for audition solo

Additional benefits of the EDGE Program:

  • Dancers will receive instruction in various styles of dance, becoming well-rounded, versatile dancers

  • Achieve excellence in discipline, confidence, self-esteem and physical & mental training

  • Limited class sizes and personal attention from all Kaleidoscope instructors

  • Dancers may be asked to participate in special events and performances

  • Dancers will likely progress at a much faster rate than other students

  • End of the year outing to see a professional dance company in Chicago

Expectations of dancers and their families in the EDGE Program:

  • Dancers must be age 10 or above

  • Must be invited to join the program

  • Excellent attendance

  • Appropriate attire in all dance classes and rehearsals

  • Punctuality - Arriving on time for classes and ready to dance

  • Positive attitude

  • Display maturity and respect for instructors and fellow dancers

  • Self-motivated

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