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LAUNCH: 
Youth Ensemble

ELEVATE your training with The LAUNCH Chicago

The YOUTH Ensemble is an audition based program designed to supplement and enhance a dancer's training, without interfering with their home dance studio commitments. All dancers must train at an outside studio weekly.

Dancers must be 10 years old by September 1st in order to participate. Rehearsals will take place on a few Sundays throughout the Fall in preparation for The LAUNCH Chicago's Fall concert. Dancers participating in The YOUTH Ensemble will perform in each Fall and Spring concert for The LAUNCH Chicago, as well as other pop up performances throughout the season. 

2023-2024 Performance Opportunities

Fall Concert | October 2023

The SHOWCASE | November 2023

Winter Festival of Dance | February 2024

Spring Concert | May 2024

We are looking forward to continuing these performance opportunities for the 2024/2025 season!

Audition Submission Requirements

Option 1

- Attend our annual summer intensive, The INTENSIVE 2024.

Option 2

- Two minute contemporary dance reel

- 1 video demonstrating pirouettes, battements, and leaps of choice

*ALL dancers must submit the audition form below, regardless of audition method*

NEW FOR 2024/2025 SEASON

- The opportunity to be selected for The LAUNCH Chicago's Pre-Professional Division within The LAUNCH Youth Ensemble (must be 12 years or older)

- Additional optional weekend training opportunities 

LAUNCH with US.

Click here to fill out our Audition Form

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