INTUIT Dance was created in 2004 by Diane VanDerhei to teach the creative process. In its home at 237 Harrison Street, in the heart of the Oak Park Arts District, INTUIT Dance offers Adult, Teen and Children's classes. Artistic director Diane VanDerhei has designed a curriculum for INTUIT to reach all levels of students. The Children's division is a unique dance experience where children learn dance technique, improvisation and create choreography. INTUIT's adult and teen classes have world class instructors with extensive teaching, performing and choreographic credits. Classes are designed to promote a healthy life style and to nurture each individual's creativity, technical development and personal expression.
Children are naturally intuitive, inquisitive and expressive. So much of education is about acquiring needed language and math skills that we begin to teach along a linear pathway of right and wrong. The dance classes at INTUIT cultivate the direct experience of the senses. Through the use of improvisation and creative movement, children learn the creative process. Children are involved in highly structured classes which include warm-ups that pattern the body’s connections, exploration of the dance theme, dance technique, problem solving to create small dance studies, and to reflect on the learning process. Each child's voice is unique and their movement vocabulary and personal expression will be nurtured at INTUIT Dance.
Why Choose INTUIT?
At INTUIT Dance we work very hard to bring you world class dance education minutes from your doorstep. Listed below are reasons why you should choose INTUIT Dance!
I N S T R U C T I O N
» The studio is owned and operated by Diane VanDerhei. She holds a BFA in dance .education with pre K12 dance teaching certification in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. She also has extensive performing and choreography experience.
» Children's classes are well thought out and have engaging lesson plans that include patterning the body connections, exploration of the dance theme, building dance technique, composing dances, problem solving and reflection on the learning process.
F A C U L T Y
» INTUIT Dance has world class dance instructors with extensive credentials with professional companies from Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
P E R F O R M A N C E S
» There are performance opportunities for everyone at INTUIT Dance with outstanding choreographers. See our events at INTUIT this season.
F A C I L I T Y
» 237 Harrison was chosen for the site of INTUIT Dance because it does NOT have a concrete subfloor. (Concrete floors create all kinds of physical problems for dancers because they have no "give".)
» INTUIT is in the heart of the Oak Park Arts District and is close to public transportation.
A F F O R D A B I L I T Y
» We try to keep classes at INTUIT affordable. There are no hidden recital or registration costs. Diane VanDerhei believes that dance education should be every child's right, not just for those who can afford it. She provides scholarships for those in need.
To inquire about availability, to reserve space, or for general information, contact Diane VanDerhei, Director.
studio (708) 524.0500
cell (312) 505.0186