Summer Intensives

Overview

Summer Intensive Audition Tour 

The 2017 International Audition Tour has ended. Video submissions are still being accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more under the 'Video/DVD' tab on our Audition Tour page.

If submitting a video audition, please note you also must register.

 

Additional Information

 

General Audition Information

Admission into the International and Junior Summer Dance Intensives, Dance Lab, Studio Company and Trainee Program is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Click the Auditions link for more information!

 

"Thank you for giving my daughter an irreplaceable gift, hours of dance under the guidance of true artists who showed daily that they believed in these young dancers. She has come away from Joffrey with more fire in heart to become a professional dancer someday. Joffrey has placed her one step closer.” - Parent of a 2013 program participant

 

“This was by far the best intensive my daughter has attended. The quality of the instruction was terrific, and the accommodations and food services were also good.” - Parent of a program participant

Programs/Divisions

Programs/Divisions

Thank you to all who participated in the 2017 Summer Intensives!

We are excited to announce that our programs have been renamed for Summer 2018 and beyond! Detailed information for all programs coming soon.

 

Advanced Summer Intensive- 5 Weeks

(Formerly International Summer Dance Intensive)

Ages 12-21+

The Advanced Summer Intensive 5 Week Program at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet is a five-week intensive designed for the serious ballet student, ages 12 and older, who is aspiring to a professional dance career. Daily classes include ballet technique, pointe, variations, men's class, partnering, and classical repertoire. The program will also include weekly classes in modern, jazz, body conditioning, character, contemporary repertoire, and Pilates.

Seminars on Joffrey history and dance careers, as well as exciting field trips around Chicago are all a part of this unique experience. Classes are taught by The Joffrey Ballet’s Artistic Staff and Joffrey Academy Faculty. This intensive culminates with a presentation to showcase everything the students have learned.
 

Advanced Summer Intensive- 3 Weeks

(Formerly Dance Lab Summer Intensive)

Ages 12-21+

In the Advanced Summer Intensive 3 Week Program, intermediate to advanced level students ages 12 and older will work on developing technique and be challenged in various disciplines while working with top dance professionals. The three week curriculum includes daily classes in ballet technique, pointe and classical repertoire, as well as weekly classes in modern, jazz, contemporary repertoire, character and Pilates. Classes in nutrition, choreography and other enrichment seminars will also be included. Classes are taught by Joffrey Academy Faculty and Artistic Staff. The program will end with a performance for friends, family and the community.

 

Junior Summer Intensive Level 3

Ages 9-13+

The Junior Summer Intensive Level 3 at the Joffrey Academy of Dance is a rigorous three week program. This program is designed for the serious young dancer who loves ballet. Classes include ballet technique, pointe/pre-pointe, classical repertoire, character, jazz, modern and flexibility. A presentation for family and friends at the end of the intensive will showcase the students’ hard work and talents. Classes are taught by Joffrey Academy Faculty and Artistic Staff.

 

Junior Summer Intensives Level 1 and 2 

Junior Summer Intensive Level 1 (ages 7-9+)

Junior Summer Intensive Level 2 (ages 8-12+)

The Junior Summer Intensives at the Joffrey Academy of Dance are two week programs designed for the dedicated young dancer who loves ballet. Daily classes include ballet technique, jazz, flexibility and more. A presentation for family and friends at the end of each intensive will showcase the students’ hard work and talents. Classes are taught by Joffrey Academy Faculty and Artistic Staff.

 

Content

Summer Intensive Audition Tour 

The 2017 International Audition Tour has ended. Video submissions are still being accepted on a rolling basis. Find out more under the 'Video/DVD' tab on our Audition Tour page.

If submitting a video audition, please note you also must register.

 

Additional Information

 

General Audition Information

Admission into the International and Junior Summer Dance Intensives, Dance Lab, Studio Company and Trainee Program is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Click the Auditions link for more information!

 

"Thank you for giving my daughter an irreplaceable gift, hours of dance under the guidance of true artists who showed daily that they believed in these young dancers. She has come away from Joffrey with more fire in heart to become a professional dancer someday. Joffrey has placed her one step closer.” - Parent of a 2013 program participant

 

“This was by far the best intensive my daughter has attended. The quality of the instruction was terrific, and the accommodations and food services were also good.” - Parent of a program participant

Designed For: 
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Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is the only training program owned, operated or endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet. The Joffrey Ballet is not affiliated with any other dance training or school program, including the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. The Joffrey Academy, located in the Exelon Education Center at Joffrey Tower in Chicago, Illinois is the only school that follows the organizational mission, training syllabi, and artistic vision of The Joffrey Ballet. No other program, including those holding the Joffrey name, is sanctioned by The Joffrey Ballet. For more information, please contact Academy Reception at 312.784.4600.