Parents' Association

The Joffrey Academy Parents’ Association is a great way for Academy families, students and staff to interact with each other and learn more about different aspects of the dance world. With the intent of facilitating communication and exchange of ideas, this group fosters community among students, parents and the staff and faculty of The Joffrey Academy by encouraging communication and providing opportunities for engagement. All families enroll in the Academy are part of the Parents’ Association members. We encourage our families to serve as ambassadors for The Joffrey Ballet and the Joffrey Academy by sharing enthusiasm for the organization and its programs with the broader community.

 

PURPOSE AND VISION

The Joffrey Academy Parents’ Association aims to create a more meaningful connection to The Joffrey Ballet by implementing events and activities that energize and educate the Joffrey Academy community while enhancing the student and family experience. The Parents’ Association is focused on supporting the mission and goals of The Joffrey Ballet while developing a sense of community.

Get Involved

Get Involved

All families of Joffrey Academy of Dance are members of the Parents’ Association, and are invited to get more involved in their child’s dance education. By putting together the Inside the Academy Series, Academy student training is supplemented by informative sessions covering a range of topics from knowledgeable industry insiders. The Parents’ Association also organizes special activities for the dancers to enjoy, such as a field trip and an end of the year movie night.

Thank you to Terri Franklin who is in her second year serving as the Lead Parent for the Parents’ Association, as well as all of our Project Leaders for their time and effort in making the Association such a success!

Lead Parent and Project Leaders


Lead Parent:Terri Franklin
Project Leaders:
Lauren Freedman 
Susan Santoro 
Kathy Smith 
Angela Villanueva 
Hallie Rehwaldt
Beth Marcus

We encourage any parents that want to get more involved to email reception [at] joffrey [dot] org. Meetings are held regularly, so please join us!

Projects

Projects

As the year progresses, the Parents’ Association has various projects they put together. The lead parents will head these projects; assistance from volunteers is always appreciated. If you would...

Meetings & Events

Projects

Inside the Academy Series

These educational discussions are geared to different levels and age groups of students in the Joffrey Academy, however all levels are invited to join the discussions. Sessions generally begin with a 30-minute meeting led by Academy Staff and Parents’ Association Leads who share important dates, events, and information.

For more information about the Parents' Association meetings, discussions, and events, please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org.


2013-2014 Inside the Academy Meeting and Discussion Dates


Thursday, September 19
6:30 pm – 7 pm: Meeting
7 – 8 pm: Inside the Academy with Anna & Alexei

Monday, October 21
6:30 – 7 pm: Meeting
7 – 8 pm: Road to Dance: A conversation with a Joffrey Dancer

Thursday, December 12
Nutcracker Suite Preview
As many of these topics don’t yet apply to our younger dancers, we want to give them a special treat, too! Students in Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement, accompanied by one family member, will get the opportunity to watch a dress rehearsal of the Joffrey Academy’s Nutcracker Suite. Eventbrite invitations for the preview will be sent to Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet families’ main email address on file.

Monday, January 13
5 – 6 pm: The Art and Science of Pointe and Men’s Classes

Thursday, March 13
7 – 8 pm: Nutrition and Injury Prevention 

 

Spring Field Trip

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Houston Ballet's Aladdin
Join us for a matinee performance of Houston Ballet’s Aladdin at the Auditorium Theatre on Sunday, March 23 at 2pm. Following the performance there will be a Q&A with Houston Ballet performers and members of the artistic team. Discounted tickets will be sold through Eventbrite to Academy families.

Content

The Joffrey Academy Parents’ Association is a great way for Academy families, students and staff to interact with each other and learn more about different aspects of the dance world. With the intent of facilitating communication and exchange of ideas, this group fosters community among students, parents and the staff and faculty of The Joffrey Academy by encouraging communication and providing opportunities for engagement. All families enroll in the Academy are part of the Parents’ Association members. We encourage our families to serve as ambassadors for The Joffrey Ballet and the Joffrey Academy by sharing enthusiasm for the organization and its programs with the broader community.

 

PURPOSE AND VISION

The Joffrey Academy Parents’ Association aims to create a more meaningful connection to The Joffrey Ballet by implementing events and activities that energize and educate the Joffrey Academy community while enhancing the student and family experience. The Parents’ Association is focused on supporting the mission and goals of The Joffrey Ballet while developing a sense of community.