Applications for Y.A.W. and Pre-Y.A.W. are close on Friday, August 14.
See below for more information or attend one of our Virtual Info Meetings!
BECOME A PART OF OUR
Y.A.W. / PRE-Y.A.W. FAMILY
& PERFORMING PROGRAM TODAY!
PERFORM, dance video, photoshoots & more
PHotos from Spring 2020 y.A.W. photoshoot with chloe hamilton
Meet the Chicagoland's most innovative, current and forward-thinking youth dance performing program!
Reimagined for the world of today, Y.A.W. provides exceptional performing, individualized 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
We currently have two performing programs, Y.A.W. and Pre-Y.A.W. Scroll down to learn more!
Y.A.W. / Pre-y.a.w. virtual zoom info meetings
A MUST attend for anyone with a child interested in being a part of these programs. Learn about the programs, our performance plan, what happens if a statewide quarantine is required again and more. Q&A to Follow
RSVP to receive Zoom link - email
Thursday, August 12 - 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Friday, August 14 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Sunday, August 16 - 11:00am - 11:45am
Y.A.W. / Pre-Y.A.W. Application Submission
Due to the unprecedented nature of our world, we have chosen to opt out of auditions for the semester and instead a virtual, simple and quick application process for dancers interested in our performing programs.
Y.A.W. / Pre-Y.A.W. Application Submission Opens: Monday, August 3
Y.A.W. / Pre-Y.A.W. Application Submission Closes: Sunday, August 16
Y.A.W. / Pre-Y.A.W. Pre-Registration Dates
One of the greatest perks of being a part of Y.A.W. or our Pre-Y.A.W. is that your dancer gets to enroll in their classes to guarantee their spot BEFORE enrollment is opened to the public. For the safety of our studio, we are highly limiting the number of students in classes, so this early registration will definitely help to make sure your child has a chance to dance with Skunkworks this Fall / Winter season.
Official Y.A.W. & Pre-Y.A.W. early enrollment dates to be announced soon! Stay tuned.
MEET Y.A.W. SPRING 2020
More questions and answers coming soon!
1. Who is eligible for our Y.A.W. or Pre-Y.A.W. performing programs?
Students Grades 5-12
2. What are the class / rehearsal requirements for Y.A.W. or Pre-Y.A.W.?
More specific requirements per group / level will be announced soon, but students have a minimum requirement of 3 - 6 hours a week of classes and rehearsals depending on the group they are invited into.
3. What styles of dance are within the Y.A.W. or Pre-Y.A.W. program?
This season our groups will be defined by style emphasis, meaning the styles listed are their main performance genres. Within Y.A.W. will have two different style emphasis - Contemporary / Jazz and Commercial / Funk. The style of class requirements within the emphasis will vary based on the technical training needed.
4. What is the difference between Y.A.W and Pre-Y.A.W.?
We will go into more detail about the differences soon, but the main difference is that Y.A.W. is a by permission / invite only group and Pre-Y.A.W. is open to anyone who is interested. While both programs will have similar class loads, Y.A.W. will have longer rehearsals and more choreographed dance opportunities / pieces, a semester photoshoot and more. Pre-Y.A.W. is a program to test the waters of performing, dancing at a higher level, and begin the journey to hopefully becoming a member of Y.A.W. in the future! We will let you know soon how to apply for each group!
If you have any questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847)787-7200, and we will get back to you as soon as we can! Please note, there is no commitment with this survey, it just helps us to plan accurately for fall when we know who is interested!