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Dance Classes

Our dance classes will help you relieve stress, ease tension, tone muscle and gain skills. The Ballet Academy in Lincoln Park provides training for serious and recreational dancers. Classes are designed to build confidence, coordination, discipline, concentration, and appreciation for the performing arts. Children will participate in a year-end recital.

Register for ballet at The Ray Membership Services desk, online or through The Ray at DePaul app! For details on how to get a user name and password and download the app, go to the Registration page. 

Spring Quarter Registration
  • Registration opens on Wednesday, March 13 at noon online and in person for members 
  • Registration opens on Wednesday, March 20 at noon online and in person for non-members
Already have a log-in account? Register now.

Winter Quarter Childrens Classes

Friday Dance Classes

January 4-March 15

  • Pre-Ballet, (age 4-5); 4-4:55 pm
  • Ballet, (age 8 – 10); 4- 5:30 pm
  • Intermediate Ballet, (age 11 – 13); 5 - 6:30 pm 
  • Jazz (age 8 -10); 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Saturday Ballet Classes

January 5-March 16

  • Pre-Ballet (age 3); 10:50 - 11:30 am
  • Pre-Ballet (age 4); 9 – 9:45 am
  • Pre-Ballet (age 5); 9 – 9:55 am
  • Pre-ballet (age 6-7); 9 - 9:55 am 
  • Ballet (age 8 – 9); 10 - 11:30 am 



Class Prices​​​​

Pre- ballet and jazz classes: Member $156, Non-member $176
Ballet and Intermediate ballet classes: Member $245, Non-member $264



Where can I park?  

  • The east side of Sheffield Ave. between Belden and Webster allows for free parking
  • The west side (across from The Ray) is Chicago paid parking
  • There is a parking garage on Sheffield a block north of The Ray - Ray staff will stamp your garage ticket so you will receive the DePaul rate of $14 per session.

Dress Requirement

  • Pre-Ballet
    • Light pink tights, pink shoes, light pink leotard, hair up in bun or ponytail.
  • Ballet
    • Plain black leotard, short, cap, spaghetti or tank sleeves. NO crisscrossing, aerobic or halter style straps. No high cut or aerobic cut legs. Pink tights. Pink shoes that fit like a glove with elastic straps sewn on. Hair up in tight bun (tight pony tail, very flatly put into bun, use lots of pins, hair net), minimal bangs