GUS TRAINS THE TOTAL DANCER
Age 8 - 25
Ballet Intensive, Broadway Intensive, GUS Intensive, Hip Hop Intensive, JAZZ Intensive & Leaps, Tricks, Turns Intensive. Focus on your technique and learn from the best master teachers. We provide top notch training at every level beginning, intermediate, advanced, pre-professional and professional. Gus Giordano Dance School has been training dancers since 1953... become a part of the Gus Legacy and train with the best this summer. Phenomenal Showcases at the end of the GUS Intensive and JAZZ Intensive. Limited space in all Intensives.
Age 18 - 25
Gus gave thousands of dancers from the U.S. & Europe scholarships to train over the summer. The College/Pro Intensive continues his legacy of giving scholarships to pre-professional dancers. College/Pro Intensive is known world wide for the individual attention given to each dancer to prepare them for a career in a dance. The mix of warmth and professionalism given by everyone at GUS is unparalleled in the dance world. Dancers train with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago Co Members, faculty from dance companies, university professors, Broadway dancers & more. The highlight at the end of the College/Pro Intensive are two amazing shows. Scholarships are available when you apply by 2/28/18.
Age 7 to Professional
Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes for age 7 to adults. All classes are drop-in, you come when you can and pay by the class! Classes include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Tap, Contemporary & more. Several master classes with guest teachers and held in July for the advanced dancer. Gus summer drop-in classes run May, June, July, August. The month of July has the largest amount of drop-in classes with guest teachers from all over Chicagoland and the U.S. teaching in July.
Summer Master & Open class schedule will post online May 2018.
Age 2 - 15
Fun and high-energy dance camps for the beginning & intermediate dancer. Dancers explore a variety of dance styles, play in the park, crafts (ages 5 - 7) and end the week with a spectacular performance for family & friends. Camps are for children ages 5 to 15. Tiny Tots is a half day program for ages 2 to 5 years.
Gus Giordano Dance School, celebrating our 65th season, is located in the Andersonville neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. Andersonville is a lovely, family-friendly neighborhood close to Wrigley Field and 15 minutes from the heart of Chicago. Wonderful shopping and restaurants include Akira, Andersonville Galleria, Big Jones, Bongo Room, Candyality, Calo Ristorante, Francesca's, Foursided, Hopleaf, La Colombe, Lady Gregory's, Little Bad Wolf, Pastoral Artisan Wine & Cheese, Potbelly's, Rinalli's, Scout, Starbucks, Swedish Museum, & many more. Free parking is available on all side streets. We have 4 beautiful studios, a gallery of photos, a spacious reception area with a large screen smart TV, and free wifi. Our largest studio can accommodate 100 dancers, has a small stage, and blackout shades. We have 3 bathrooms, shower stalls, a large dressing room, a dance library and study room.
AIRPORTS / O’Hare International / 11 miles from GUS & Midway International / 19 miles from GUS
BUS / CTA Bus #22 Bus / Clark & Foster
TRAIN / CTA "L" Berwyn Red Line Stop
TRAIN / Metra Ravenswood UP-N / 4800 N Ravenswood Ave
DRIVE / Lake Shore Drive Foster Exit I-90/I-94 Foster Exit
PARKING / Free parking on Ashland & all side streets & metered parking on Clark St