Summer Intensives

Overview

Summer Program Audition Tour 

The 2014-2015 Audition Tour has been announced. Check out our Audition Tour for 2015 audition dates and cities. To audition for Joffrey Programs, please call reception [at] joffrey [dot] org or submit a Video Audition.

Additional Information

 

General Audition Information

Admission into the International and Junior Summer Dance Intensives, Dance Lab, and Trainee Program is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 9 to 21+. Students also may be considered for our year-round Pre-Professional Division. Click the Auditions link or view the 2015 summer intensive packet for more information about our programs!

 

"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

International Summer Dance Intensive

2015 Program Dates: June 15 – July 17

Ages 12-21+
The International Summer Dance Intensive 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.

2015 Program Fees:
Audition Fee: $30 (advance online) /$35 (day-of) /$40 (DVD)
Registration Fee: $100
Tuition (includes lunch): $2,500
Room and Board (includes breakfast and dinner): $3,150
Activities Fee: $275

 

Three-Week Junior Summer Dance Intensive

2015 Program Dates: June 22 – July 10

Ages 9-13+

The Three-Week Junior Summer Dance Intensive 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.


2015 Program Fees:
Three-week Junior Summer Dance Intensive:
Audition Fee: $30 (advance online) /$35 (day-of) /$40 (DVD)
Registration Fee: $100
Tuition (includes lunches): $1,600
Room and Board: $2,350
Activities Fee: $175

 

Junior Summer Dance Intensive, 2 Weeks

2015 Program Dates:
• Junior Summer Dance Intensive I, (ages 7-9+): July 13 – July 24, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

• Junior Summer Dance Intensive II, (ages 8-12): Session A: July 13 – July 24, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

• Junior Summer Dance Intensive II, (ages 8-12): Session B: July 27 – August 7, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM


The Junior Summer Dance 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, Latin, flexibility and more. A presentation for family and friends at the end of each intensive will showcase the students’ hard work and talents.

2015 Program Fees:
Audition Fee: $30 (advance online) /$35 (day-of) /$40 (DVD)
Registration Fee: $100
JSDI I Tuition: $525
JSDI II Tuition (includes lunch): $950 

 

Dance Lab Summer Intensive

2015 Program Dates: July 20 – August 7

Ages 12-21+

In the Dance Lab Summer Intensive, 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. The program will end with a performance for friends, family and the community.

2015 Program Fees:
Audition Fee: $30 (advance online) /$35 (day-of) /$40 (DVD)
Registration Fee: $100
Tuition (includes lunches): $1,600
Room and Board: $2,200
Activities Fee: $175

 

Los Angeles Summer Dance Intensive

2015 Program Dates: June 22 – July 10

Ages 8-15 +

The Los Angeles Summer Dance Intensive is a three week intensive designed for the serious ballet student, ages 8 to 15 and over. Daily classes include ballet technique, pointe, and classical. The program will also include weekly classes in modern, contemporary repertoire, body conditioning and character.

Classes will be 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.

Dorms for the Los Angeles Summer Dance Intensive are available. More information will be release by the new year. 

2015 Program Fees:

Audition Fee: $30 (online in advance) /$35 (day-of) /$40 (DVD)
Registration Fee: $100
Tuition (includes lunches): $1,600
Room and Board (includes breakfast and dinner): TBD
Activities Fee: $225


*Please note all program tuition and fees are non-refundable

Content

Summer Program Audition Tour 

The 2014-2015 Audition Tour has been announced. Check out our Audition Tour for 2015 audition dates and cities. To audition for Joffrey Programs, please call reception [at] joffrey [dot] org or submit a Video Audition.

Additional Information

 

General Audition Information

Admission into the International and Junior Summer Dance Intensives, Dance Lab, and Trainee Program is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 9 to 21+. Students also may be considered for our year-round Pre-Professional Division. Click the Auditions link or view the 2015 summer intensive packet for more information about our programs!

 

"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

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