Lemonis Bridge Program

Grades 1-2

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

Middle School Dance Clubs

Grades 5-8

The Middle School Dance Clubs (MSDC), The Joffrey Ballet’s longest-standing school program, is a weekly dance education program. Participating students and teachers learn about dance through a...

Residency Programs

Grades Pre-K - 12

Residency Programs are ideal for schools looking for in-depth, student-centered dance programming that focuses on a wide range of topics along with multiple styles of dance. Students learn a...

Exelon Strobel Step-Up Program

Advanced high school students

The Exelon Strobel Step-Up Program is a rigorous scholarship program offered to promising high school students. Named in honor of former Joffrey Board Chair Pamela B. Strobel, and long-time...

Advanced Arts Program (AAP)

High school juniors and seniors

This partnership with the Chicago Public Schools at Gallery 37 involves yearlong dance instruction for ambitious high school students. Participants receive honors credit for attending daily...

After School Matters Summer Intensive

High school students

High School students work as apprentices or advanced apprentices in this seven-week summer partnership programs. With instruction by Joffrey dancers and Joffrey Teaching Artists, students...