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The Youth Training Program

Designed for dancers 8-18 years of age who are looking for additional training and performance experience in a professional environment.

The Youth Training Program is a supplemental program that provides dancers with additional technique and performance opportunities outside of their home studio. This program allows the dancers to work with the industry's most current professional dancers and choreographers; as well as experience firsthand the artistry, work ethic, demands and standards placed on (and upheld) by concert dancers today.

YTP Intermediate (Average Age 8-12)

YTP Intermediate Group

Created for the dancer with great potential that could use additional training and encouragement to advance to the next level. This level will have an average of 3 performances throughout the season and is directed by company member and Assistant YTP Director Kenna Sullivan!

YTP Pre-Professional (Average Age 13-18)

YTP Pre-Professional Group

Designed to offer a professional experience to the advanced dancer who studies 10+ hours of dance per week in various styles and forms of technique (jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, hip hop, musical theater, etc.). This level will have an average of 4-5 performances throughout the season, including a performance alongside Inaside Chicago Dance's professional company and is led by YTP Director Sarah Ford Hardy!

For more information about our Youth Training Program, please email Sarah Ford Hardy at

Upcoming Audition


August 12th


12-2 PM (Check-in is 11 AM-12 PM)



Audition fee is $10

Rehearsals are on Sundays in September and October only. The Youth Training Program will be guest performers in the Inaside Fall Concert at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts on October 27th, 2018, Dance Chicago, The Inaside Youth Summit for the Arts in Oswego on November 17th and The Inaside Youth Summit for the Arts Chicago on January 20th, 2019. Attendance at all shows is not mandatory.

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