Pre-Professional Program

Overview

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 choose to pursue this path. 

Placement in the Pre-Professional Division is by audition only. Please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org if you would like to schedule an audition.

Click here for more information about how to audition.

Click here to view the 2014-2015 Schedule.

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Classes

Classes

Level III

Students in this level will study ballet vocabulary, focusing on the development of the legs and feet with the introduction of pre-pointe and pointe work.

Approximately ages 10-12+

Required number of classes per week:

4 ballet • 2 pre-pointe • 1 jazz • 1 stretch • 2 repertoire (second semester only)

 

Level IV

New vocabulary is added to the terms addressed in Level III and a focus on strengthening of pointe work. Classes will increase in complexity and emphasize the development of line, movement quality, musicality and artistry.

Approximately ages 12-15+

Required number of classes per week:

5 ballet • 3 Pointe • 1 jazz • 1 character • 1 conditioning • 2 repertoire (first and second semester)

 

Level V and VI

This is the most intense level of training in the Pre-Professional Division, aimed at preparing dancers for a professional career. Advanced pointe work and ballet technique are emphasized. Dancers are challenged in every aspect of dancing and performance.

Approximately ages 14-18+

Required number of classes per week:

6 ballet • 5 Pointe • 1 jazz • 1 character • 1 modern • 1 pilates •repertoire

Requirements:
Placement in the Pre-Professional Division is by audition only. Please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org if you would like to schedule an audition.

Content

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 choose to pursue this path. 

Placement in the Pre-Professional Division is by audition only. Please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org if you would like to schedule an audition.

Click here for more information about how to audition.

Click here to view the 2014-2015 Schedule.

Designed For: 
Approximately 10-18

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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.