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National Werkshops - Frequently Asked Questions


  • Every day, classes will be running simultaneously in separate rooms between the following locations, The Garlands Campus, Barrington Artz Center and Barrington High School.
  • There are less than 50 dancers per classroom.
  • Students will take classes in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Stretch & Strengthening, Musical Theater, and Choreography based on registration and scheduling.
  • Students are placed in the correct level based on an evaluation class that takes place Monday PM before the first day of classes. ALL students must attend the Evaluation class for correct placement.
  • Class Attire, female dancers: Leotard and tights. Hair secure in a bun. Jazz pants are allowed based on teacher discretion.
  • Class Attire, male dancers: Black shorts or jazz pants and a tee shirt.
  • Please note there is a designated morning drop-off and evening pick-up time for each day!
  • Lunch: Students should bring a sandwich and a water bottle.  Dancewerks will provide fruit snacks, cookies, chips, and water.
  • OUT OF TOWN STUDENTS: If you cannot bring a sandwich, we will provide one for you. Generally, pb & j and cheese sandwiches are provided.
  • The class schedule, activities and all camp details will be emailed to you two weeks prior to camp.


  • Barrington is approximately 30 minutes from O’Hare Airport and one hour from Midway Airport.
  • If you are flying in for the week, we HIGHLY recommend reserving a rental car as there is limited public transportation in Barrington.
  • The train station is located in downtown Barrington. It takes approximately one hour to travel into downtown Chicago.  The schedule varies by day and can be accessed on our Activity page or here: Metra Train schedule.
  • Barrington High School and Barrington Artz Center are five minutes from each other.
  • The Performance Showcase will conclude by 7:30 pm on Friday evening. We suggest that you fly out as late as possible on Friday or stay through Saturday.