Youth Division

Overview

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 dance, while intermediate and advanced students can enhance their training. Students from the Youth Division may have the opportunity to advance to the Pre-Professional Division by audition.

Youth Division ballet classes are geared for ages of approximately 9-16 years old.


Schedule

Summer Session: June 9 – August 17, 2014

Youth Division Summer Session Schedule

Fall Semester: September 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Youth Division First Semester Schedule


Attire

Ballet

Girls Required: Black leotard, pink tights that cover the feet; pink ballet slippers Recommended: Mirella leotard M207L or Capezio style CC101 (either Child size or Adult size), canvas split sole ballet slippers
Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts and/or black tights, black shoes.

Jazz

Girls Required: Solid colored leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes
Boys Required: Solid colored shirt, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes

Leotards can be purchased in Adult or Child sizes at the Joffrey Store either online or at the 3rd floor Joffrey Academy Reception desk.

Classes

Classes

Youth Ballet I

This class is designed for children with little or no ballet experience. Students are introduced to ballet vocabulary as well as musicality, discipline, and class structure.
Intermediate Jazz is recommended for all levels of Youth Ballet Classes.

 

Youth Ballet II

This class is designed for children with 1-2 years of ballet experience. Students continue to build their ballet vocabulary and work on musicality, discipline, and class structure.
Intermediate Jazz is recommended for all levels of Youth Ballet Classes.

Youth Ballet III

Students will continue training in the fundamental concepts of ballet technique, vocabulary and studio etiquette. This level builds on the development of technical skills, coordination, discipline and musicality.
Intermediate Jazz is recommended for all levels of Youth Ballet Classes.


Youth Ballet IV

Students in this class will be using a more extensive ballet vocabulary, and focus on artistry as an advanced dancer.
Intermediate Jazz is recommended for all levels of Youth Ballet Classes.


Youth Tap

Youth Tap is designed to help students develop rhythm, style and sound with exercises that focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
Ages: approximately 12-16 years old.

Youth Jazz

Students in this upbeat class will develop artistic creativity, endurance, coordination and musicality.
Ages: approximately 12-16 years old.

Content

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 dance, while intermediate and advanced students can enhance their training. Students from the Youth Division may have the opportunity to advance to the Pre-Professional Division by audition.

Youth Division ballet classes are geared for ages of approximately 9-16 years old.


Schedule

Summer Session: June 9 – August 17, 2014

Youth Division Summer Session Schedule

Fall Semester: September 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Youth Division First Semester Schedule


Attire

Ballet

Girls Required: Black leotard, pink tights that cover the feet; pink ballet slippers Recommended: Mirella leotard M207L or Capezio style CC101 (either Child size or Adult size), canvas split sole ballet slippers
Boys Required: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts and/or black tights, black shoes.

Jazz

Girls Required: Solid colored leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes
Boys Required: Solid colored shirt, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes

Leotards can be purchased in Adult or Child sizes at the Joffrey Store either online or at the 3rd floor Joffrey Academy Reception desk.

Designed For: 
Approximately 9-16

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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.