Welcome to

Training Club

at The Dance Artist Prep

All-In support for your dance journey!

Strategy meets repetition. 

While studios and competition teams offer valuable repetition, our programs elevate the strategy by providing high-quality coaching, consistent check-ins, and endless resources to ensure that each repetition counts. Whether you integrate Training Club into your daily routine or use it to supplement your existing training, Training Club is designed to provide equal access to everyone.

Daily Virtual Training

In-Person Training Weekends

Dance Parent Club

Daily Virtual Training


More than ballet, modern, and technique training, Training Club's daily coaching sessions bring expert level consistency to your week. Our coaches don't just show you what's needed at the next level, they condition you for it. Classes are held Monday - Thursday at 6:30pm CST.


Classes are optional, recorded and stored in a library for your convenience.

Meet a few of our Expert Coaches

Luciana Paris, Ballet Coach

American Ballet Theater

Anne Passero, Graham Coach

Martha Graham Company

Chris McDaniel, Ballet Coach

School of American Ballet (SAB)

Courtney Spears, Horton Coach

Alvin Ailey, Juilliard

Anne Souder, Graham Coach

Martha Graham Company

Nardia Boodoo, Ballet Coach

Washington Ballet

Norma Pera, Ballet Coach

Baltimore School for the Arts

Bradley Shelver, Horton Coach

Ailey, Joffrey, Big Muddy, etc.


In-Person

Training Weekends


Within minutes of stepping into a class at TDA Prep, it becomes evident why dancers from all corners of the country flock to Chicago for our In-Person Training Weekends. Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on instruction in classical techniques, a comfortability in using the imagination, and surrounding you with some of the most committed dancers in the nation. Our daily standards are set exceptionally high. For aspiring dancers with ambitious goals, our In-Person Training Weekends are meticulously crafted to empower dancers to reach and exceed those standards, ensuring they are ready to tackle the week ahead come Monday.

Sample In-Person Schedule

Friday

Welcome/Contemporary

7:30pm - 9pm CST

Saturday

Athletic Training Sessions

(ballet, horton, graham)

11am - 2pm CST


Contemporary &

Choreography

2:30pm - 4pm CST

Sunday

Technique Warmup

10am - 11am CST


Artistry & Performance 1

11am - 12:30pm CST


Artistry & Performance 2

1pm - 3pm CST


Dance Parent Club


The Dance Parent Club at TDA Prep gives parents access to both live and pre-recorded content providing customized coaching through bi-weekly Dance Parent Masterclasses, College Resources, and more. At Training Club, we believe that supporting student dancers is only half of the job, making the Dance Parent Club the secret weapon for our dance families.

and more!


Levels & Pricing

APPRENTIces

Support for your journey!

$

250

/mo

  • Virtual Curriculum
  • Dance Parent Club
  • Add-Ons Available

Apprentices are committed to a rigorous studio/dance life and want to supplement their training with a secret weapon. The Apprentice Program is designed to keep things headed towards your dancer's specific goals with flexibility.

TRAINEES

Customize your journey!

$

600

/mo

  • Virtual Curriculum
  • Dance Parent Club
  • Monthly Private Lesson (1 hr)
  • One-on-One Director Check-Ins (4x throughout the year)
  • Add-Ons Available

Trainees look to TDA Prep to serve as a key foundation to their training. If you're not yet a senior in high school, this is the program that best prepares you athletically and artistically for the next step. Trainees receive a deeper customization towards goals through Private Lessons and Director Check-Ins.

GRADUATES

Start your career!

$

225

/mo

  • Virtual Curriculum
  • Dance Parent Club
  • One-on-One Director Check-Ins (4x throughout the year)
  • Add-Ons Available

Graduates must have graduated high school. Graduates at TDA Prep are pursuing professional experience and receive coaching, training, and guidance towards beginning and continuing their careers in dance.

Are you a professional that would like to work with us? Contact heath@tdaprep.com to learn about TDA Pro.

Ready to get started?

Get in touch with our admissions office to see if TDA Prep would be a good fit for your dancer and family. Our admissions process is focused on getting to know each incoming parent and student exceptionally well.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Virtual Curriculum?

The training program that adds a high level, real-world preparation for dance artists no matter where you're located. These LIVE virtual classes are designed specifically to transform your body into an instrument as you go through your daily schedule, preparing you for performances, college auditions, and a career in the arts.

Classes are optional but the more you attend, the more we can customize for you! Classes are held LIVE and RECORDED for your convenience.

Technique Conditioning Sessions are weekly virtual training sessions with our Directors. These intense 1.5 hr workouts allow us to deliver you customized feedback. Technique Conditioning Sessions take place on Mondays from 6:00pm-7:30pm CST (3x per month). 

Expert Training Sessions are weekly virtual training and coaching sessions with experts of Ballet, Horton, and Graham modern techniques. Consider these classes your expert tutors for the parts of dance that can make a big difference to your longterm journey. Expert Training Sessions take place Tuesday - Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm CST (3x per month).

What Add-Ons are available?

As a valued member of Training Club, you gain access to a range of exclusive add-ons that can be incorporated into your training experience at an additional cost. These add-ons are designed to enhance your skills and provide personalized learning opportunities throughout the school year. The following add-ons are available for you to choose from:

  • In-Person Training Weekends
  • Private Lessons 
  • Solo/Choreography

Please view the FAQs below regarding private lessons, in-person training, and choreography to learn more.

How can I train In-Person?

In-Person Training Weekends are 3-4 day weekends held twice a month at The Shed, the TDA Prep training facility located 30 min outside of Chicago, IL. In-Person Training Weekends are an exclusive add-on available to Training Club members only. The weekends are designed for easy travel in and out, welcoming dancers from around the country into a community of dedicated student dance-artists. Our Directors design and teach these weekend sessions to transform how dancers view themselves as artists with Ballet, Graham, and Horton techniques. These intense days focus on athleticism, artistry, and forming strong habits ensuring high-level customization by welcoming only 15 dancers per weekend

One In-Person Training Session Pass: $500/dancer


Sample In-Person Training Session Schedule

FRIDAY

7:30pm - 9pm CST

Welcome Class

Scheduled to allow dancers time to travel and settle with a class before the grind begins.

SATURDAY

11am - 4pm CST

Athleticism DAY

Saturday has an intense 3 hour training session followed by a choreography and performance session designed to push stamina and reveal habits.

SUNDAY

10am - 3pm CST

artistry DAY

Sunday is all about artistry as dancers train for 2 hours before performance Study for the rest of the day.

Can I SCHEDULE Private Lessons?

Yes. Private lessons with our Directors are available both In-Person and Virtually exclusively for members of Training Club. Trainees receive one private lesson per month, while all others have the ability to schedule single or multiple sessions as a Training Club add-on through our online booking platform. Our private lessons are intense one or two hour sessions and will be a clear game-changer towards athletic and artistic goals.

Single Private Lesson (1 hr): $200

*Two Private Lessons (2 hrs): $350

*Can be scheduled as two 1-hour privates or one 2-hour private.

What's a Director Check-In?

These private conferences between families and TDA Prep Directors bring confidence and clear direction to a dancer's journey. During these check-in meetings we help dancers establish goals and a clear path forward based on what they have access to at home. After our initial deep dive, we'll check-in throughout the semester to help keep things on track. Director Check-In meetings typically last up to 1 hour. 

What is THE Dance Parent Club?

Dance Parents get the ultimate support in the Dance Parent Club. Members of the DPC get to attend exclusive Dance Parent Masterclasses with special guest held monthly throughout the year. Previous workshop topics included summer intensives, training strategies, agents, and how commercial projects are made. 

Where is TDA Prep's studio located?

Our training facility, The Shed, is located in the West Suburbs of Chicago, IL. Driving distance from both O'Hare and Midway Airports, The Shed is comfortably situated in a large hotel and corporate housing market making weekend trips for In-Person Training easy and convenient.

 The Shed.                                                                                            458 Randy Rd.                                                                               Carol Stream, IL 60188

Is choreography available for my dancer?

Yes. Whether for college auditions, conventions, or performances, solo choreography is available for any member of Training Club as an additional add-on.

If you are interested in having a solo choreographed, please contact our School Administrator, Heath at heath@tdaprep.com for pricing information. 

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