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3rd Coast Contemporary Dance Program

Winifred Haun

Program Advisor

Summer Smith

Program Manager

Julia Schaeffer

Program Director

The 3rd Coast Contemporary Dance program is a new partnership between Winifred Haun & Dancers (WH&D) and Chicago Movement Collective (CMC). It offers experienced dancers a chance to train and rehearse with a professional dance company in Chicago. The program is dancer centered, and performance based.

2024-25 Auditions were held in January. Thanks for attending! 

You can still audition by video:
1. Make a 1-2 minute recording of yourself improvising, with or without music. Feel free to improvise whatever dance form you feel is your best. Hip hop, contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet, modern, Spanish dance, Classical Indian, West African, and many more forms are all completely acceptable. You can combine dance forms in the video, too.

2. Record your video on your cell phone (or camera or other device). Feel free to record in whatever space you have available: dance studio, living room, backyard, park, alley, etc. No editing required. 

3. After you complete your video, upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or Google, and put the link in the answer box in the Application form.

We take virtual applications on an on-going basis. You can submit the Application form here.

Come learn about the program at our Open House!


Saturday, April 13
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Intrigue Dance Center, 1937 W. Archer, Chicago
You can access the main studio entrance off the parking lot on Cullerton.
Parking in the lot is free. There is also metered street parking available.

4:00 Welcome
4:30 Master Class with Winifred Haun
5:30 Q & A with light refreshments
6:00 End

Program Details
September 2024 to June 2025
Fri., September 13 - Orientation
Mon., September 16 - first class & rehearsal

3 Days per Week at Intrigue Dance Center, 1937 S. Archer Ave., Chicago
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
10:00am to 1:30pm

  • Program dancers take 4-6 classes, and rehearse 4-6 hours per week with WH&D.

  • There will be at least 3 paid opportunities to perform in a professional setting

  • There will be regular evaluation sessions with Winifred Haun, Company artists and CMC artists

  • Choreographic mentorship available

Tuition: $440 per month for 9 months ($3960)
Discounted to $3760 if year is paid in full by September 12

Deposit: $270 due by June 1, 2024, with $170 (balance for 1st month) due in September.
Payments are due on the 1st of every month.

Questions? Contact us at


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