Programs

Programs in the Children’s Division, Youth Division and Adult Open Division are offered year-round. The Pre-Professional Division and Trainee Program take place during the academic-year only. The summer intensives and summer camps are offered in the summer only.

The schedule of classes for all divisions, except Trainee Program, is intended to accommodate the academic schedules of our students. Classes for year-round programs are generally held in the evenings and require a year-long commitment. Adult Open Division classes are on a drop-in basis and do not require pre-registration.

For information for our international students visit our International FAQ page.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance is always looking for experienced, talented faculty members with strong classical ballet backgrounds interested in teaching in the Children’s,  Youth and Pre-Professional divisions. Interested candidates – please send a resume and cover letter to reception [at] joffrey [dot] org  

Programs/Divisions

Studio Company

The Joffrey Studio Company is a scholarship program of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Studio Company consists of 10 outstanding...

Trainee Program

Approximately 17-21

The Joffrey Academy Trainee Program is a one to two year program for students ages 17 and older who are preparing for a professional dance career. Students are selected to participate in the...

Pre-Professional Program

Approximately 10-18

The Pre-Professional Division at the Joffrey Academy of Dance is designed to provide training that meets the highest artistic standards and to prepare students for a career in dance, should they...

Summer Intensives

approximately 7-21

Summer Program Audition Tour 

The 2013-2014 Audition Tour is now complete. Check back in the fall for 2015 audition dates and cities. To audition for Joffrey Programs, please call...

Summer Camps

Children's, Youth and Teen Dance Camps

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Children's Division

Approximately 3-9

At the Joffrey Academy of Dance, nurturing a love of dance at a young age sparks a true passion for the art form. The Children’s Division builds a strong dance foundation by focusing on correct...

Youth Division

Approximately 9-16

The Youth Division at the Joffrey Academy of Dance brings high-quality, Joffrey training to students at all levels in a variety of disciplines. Beginning students can discover their passion for...

Adult Open Division

15 and up

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time, the Academy has the...

Master Classes

The Joffrey Academy of Dance offers master classes throughout the year in a variety of dance styles including modern, african, contemporary, and more! Classes are offered for all ages and...

Lemonis Bridge Program

Grades 1-2

The Joffrey Ballet’s Lemonis Bridge Residency Program is designed to introduce students from Chicago Public Schools to the basic elements of classical ballet ultimately finding and training the...

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Programs in the Children’s Division, Youth Division and Adult Open Division are offered year-round. The Pre-Professional Division and Trainee Program take place during the academic-year only. The summer intensives and summer camps are offered in the summer only.

The schedule of classes for all divisions, except Trainee Program, is intended to accommodate the academic schedules of our students. Classes for year-round programs are generally held in the evenings and require a year-long commitment. Adult Open Division classes are on a drop-in basis and do not require pre-registration.

For information for our international students visit our International FAQ page.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance is always looking for experienced, talented faculty members with strong classical ballet backgrounds interested in teaching in the Children’s,  Youth and Pre-Professional divisions. Interested candidates – please send a resume and cover letter to reception [at] joffrey [dot] org  

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Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is located in the Exelon Education Center at Joffrey Tower in Chicago, Illinois and is the only training program owned, operated or endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Ballet is not affiliated with any other Joffrey dance training or school program. For more information, please contact The Joffrey Ballet at 312.784.4600.