PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

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AUDITION

UPDATED: Saturday, May 21

Grades 5-7 | 1:30-2:30pm
Grades 8-12 | 2:30-3:45pm
Grades 2-4 | 3:45-4:30pm

Learn about everything about each program, requirements, performance, tuition and more at one of our FREE Virtual Information Meetings!

Required for parents of auditioning dancers. If you are not able to attend an information session, please contact us at (847)787-7200.

NEW PERFORMANCE PROGRAM INTERESTED DANCERS

Wednesday, May 18 from 5:45-6:15pm

Saturday, May 14 from 9:45-10:15am

CURRENT PERFORMANCE PROGRAM MEMBERS

Wednesday, May 18 from 5:00-5:15pm

Saturday, May 14 from 9:15-10:30am

Zoom link: 

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Meeting ID: 283 569 9262
Passcode: Skunkworks

"REcorD"

Skunkworks latest dance film mini-series.

Winter 2022

In additional to live shows, Skunkworks Performance Program members get to participate within innovative and professional films where they learn the art of dancing for the camera. This winter, Skunkworks' brought 5 Performance Program members to the beautiful Kenilworth Assembly Hall to create new video series "REcorD". 

Dancers were lead through guided improvisation as directed by Founder Jana Bennett with film concept, video and editing by Faculty Daniel Williams. This project was a true collaboration between all artistic parties present. Honoring, developing and celebrating individuality is at the heART of our Skunkworks Performance Program.. 

Zombified Dance Video

Halloween Fall 2021 - Performance Program

Every Halloween season, Skunkworks Dance Performance Program creates spooky dance special! This year Founder Jana Bennett choreographed a one-shot "Zombified Dance Video" to the popular "I Don't Wanna Talk, I Just Wanna Dance" song of the year by Glass Animals. 

This exciting, quirky and Zombie-themed dance film was shot within 2 hours within a Wilmette parking lot on a Fall overcast day. Our Performance Program members had a BLAST putting this creative film together. It was a day full of great dancing, laughs, company bonding and loads of FUN!

PERFORM

Reimagined for the world of today, Skunkworks Performance Program provides exceptionally innovative performance opportunities, individualized pre-professional training and a wonderful community of fellow artists. For dancers ready to level up their dance journey, this is the program they have been waiting for!

Especially during this time of uncertainty, having a creative outlet where student’s get to work towards a common goal is imperative to wellness, hope and happiness. Skunkworks Dance is and has always been on the forefront of creative thinking. We are the studio with the a plan that will keep your dancer engaged and upbeat during this unprecedented time.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Join Our Performance Programs!

1. Participate in our one-of-a-kind live performances that feature full length works where the choreography mirrors the trends of the professional dance world. This is NOT a recital. Be a part of an artistic masterpiece! 

​2. Participate in professional photoshoots, video shoots and dance films by Chicago's leading dance photographer and videographer! 

3. Receive an individualized training program and mentorship that will bring your dancer's movement to the next level!

​4. Participate in Performance Program exclusive events and performances such as:

 

- FIELD TRIPS to the Harris Theater with Skunkworks only Meet & Greets with professional dancers

 

- Go ON-TOUR throughout the North Shore with performances at local schools, libraries, festivals and more! Many Summer 2022 events are already lined up for our Fall 2022 Performance Program

 

- Have FUN at Performance Program VIP Parties and special events


5. Discover your dance home and family! Make friendships to last a lifetime.

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Get To Know Our Programs

 Audition for our Winter / Spring 2022 Performance Program! Seeing information above, or let us know you are interested by contacting us HERE.

Y.A.W.

"Young Artists Within"

Skunkworks' main studio company! Innovative, fast-paced and full of energy. A pro-like and community driven dance experience among peers you can call family. Y.A.W. prepares interested dancers for  collegiate dance programs and professional companies alike.

E.T.A.

"Explore The Artist"

Skunkworks world-class training company where students get to experience the thrill of performance and rigor of pre-professional dance while building the foundations for Y.A.W. Discover the artist inside, new friends and begin to unleash your full potential. 

K.I.T.

"Kids In Training"

The best time your dancer will have ALL year! Meet your new best friends while dipping your toes into performing with easy to achieve minimum class requirements. Our K.I.T. Dancers get to explore, invest their own individuality and develop the confidence within.

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MEET THE COMPANY

Get to know the brilliant young artists that make up our Performance Program! 

Fall / Winter 2020

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Y.A.W. | Senior

Allison

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Y.A.W. | 7th Grade

Anna

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Y.A.W. | 6th Grade

Avery

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Y.A.W. | Junior

Ben

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Y.A.W. | 8th Grade

Ceci

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Y.A.W. | 7th Grade

Colin

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Y.A.W. | 5th Grade

Curtis

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Y.A.W. | Senior

Deena

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Y.A.W. | 6th Grade

Lily

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Y.A.W. | Sophomore

Paige

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Y.A.W. | Junior

Sam

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Y.A.W. | Freshman

Sofie