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IYDT is a non-profit organization that offers performance opportunities for dancers training at Illinois Dance Conservatory (IDC) and other Chicagoland studios. Our annual calendar features two productions: "The Nutcracker" during winter and a spring performance that varies each year.


These productions provide professional instruction, a chance to work with guest artists, and use of professional sets and costuming to experience the joy of intense and focused dance in a quality performance setting.

In order to uphold IYDT’s high standards of training and professional atmosphere, all cast members must be currently enrolled in ballet technique and pointe classes when applicable during the entire production season. If a dancer is not currently enrolled with IYDT’s home studio, IDC, then IYDT has permission to occasionally check on the dancer’s enrollment and attendance at his/her home studio to ensure all class requirements are being met. If a dancer is not currently enrolled in a full program it may affect casting eligibility.

Senior Level: Weekly study must include at least IDC four (4) ballet technique classes with pointe and a contemporary class plus have a minimum of two (2) current years of pointe work.

Ballet Levels 4 & 5: Weekly study must include at least three (3) ballet technique classes and a contemporary class.

Pre-Ballet – Level 3: Weekly study must include at least one (1) ballet class.

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1251 N Old Rand Road

Wauconda, Illinois 60084





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