Event Details

Our 2017 CLDI intensive was a HUGE success! Thank you to all of our participants, you worked so hard and learned so much! And a special thank you to our amazing staff Sara, Thom and Marc for your expertise and wonderful classes that will inspire and motivate our dancers throughout their dance careers!

Our 2017 CLDI intensive will include 4 exciting workshops taught by our faculty of world class professional dancers!

June 23: Body Conditioning – Modern – Musical Theatre $80

ages 5-7 9am – 1:15pm and ages 8-10 10:15am-2:30pm

June 24: Body Conditioning – Modern – Musical Theater – The Radio City Rockettes Experience $130

ages 11and up 9am – 4:30pm

June 25: Musical Theater Master Class $50

ages 14 and up 11am – 1pm

If you are 14 years old or older and you would like to take advantage of both a full day on Saturday (Body Conditioning, Modern, Musical Theater and Rockettes Experience) PLUS do the 2 hour Musical Theater master class on Sunday, register for the Saturday & Sunday option for $180 



This is a 3 hour master class taught by one of the World Famous Radio City Rockettes Dancers, Sara Hoenes, which includes a 2 hour class, a 30minute mock audition, just like they would hold in New York City and then a question and answer session with Sara to learn more about her experiences being a World Famous Radio City Rockettes Dancer!

(this master class is only offered to the Saturday June 24 CLDI participants)


Taught by Thom Dancy, this class will explore Modern dance and the several different languages and techniques that apply to this dance style including improvisational exercises.


Taught by Sara Hoenes, this class will teach CLDI dancers the styles and steps from some of Broadways most famous musicals and choreographers in a fun high energy environment.

On Sunday June 25, Ms Hoenes will be teaching a special 2 hour Musical Theatre master class for those dancers and musical theatre majors in college who are looking to embark on a career in musical theatre. This will include a talk back where students may ask Ms Hoenes what it takes to audition in New York City and all of the tricks one professional can offer to a new group of aspiring Broadway singers and dancers!


Taught by our own Marc Petrocci, CLDI students will learn how it is essential for each dancer to be able to use their body to its fullest potential. In this class they will stretch, strengthen and go through several cross training exercises that will  show them how far they can push their bodies to build strength and achieve a greater sense of total body awareness!

Registration is now open! Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn, train and dance with these incredible teachers!

Crystal Lake Dance InitiativeCLDI (formerly known as Corpo:Reality) is our new annual one day intensive offering participants ages 5-10 on June 23 and 11 and up on June 24 and students 17 and up on June 25. This is an exciting opportunity to be immersed in 4 very different ways of moving, broadening the students concept of what dance is and how they as members of this community actively engage with dance.


Summers Academy of Dance Studios
5186 Northwest Hwy (Rt. 14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Comfort Inn & Suites
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Intensive located walking distance from train and hotel.