Joffrey Academy of Dance: Official School of The Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, is committed to providing students of all ages, levels and backgrounds who have a desire to dance with a world-class education built on a foundation of classical ballet. With the talents cultivated at the Joffrey Academy, students can pursue careers as professional dancers at companies throughout the world, higher education opportunities in dance, or success in other fields. Through the Joffrey Academy’s programs, students develop a diverse set of skills including artistry, creativity, discipline and confidence. The Joffrey Academy’s high-quality, educational programming forms future audiences and support for the Joffrey and builds the organization’s reputation worldwide.


As the official school and only training program of The Joffrey Ballet, we believe that the Academy should be a reflection of the Joffrey Company – America’s preeminent ballet company. Following Robert Joffrey’s vision for training, the Academy is rooted in classical ballet. Taking from the English, Russian and French techniques, amongst others, the Academy’s curriculum gives students a well-rounded and comprehensive dance education, fully preparing them for today’s dance world. The Academy’s training syllabi have been carefully crafted and reviewed by Ashley Wheater and the Academy Artistic Team. The training offered at the Academy generates technically strong, artistically creative and well-versed students who will excel in their future careers.

  

Summer Academy Hours

Monday: 8:30am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 3:30pm

 

Summer Drop-In Classes

Join us for Advanced and Intermediate Ballet before Fall classes resume! These classes are best suited for Pre-Professional students and intermediate dancers. Regular drop-in rates apply.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: July 30- August 29

4:30-6:00pm (Intermediate: ages 10-13)

6:00-7:30pm (Advanced: ages 14+)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: August 12-30

9:45-11:15am (Advanced ages 14+)

 

A full schedule including instructors can be found here. Note that schedule and faculty are subject to change.

 

Adult Open Division Free First Friday - September 6

Join us for a day of free classes the first Friday of the Fall Semester! For ages 15+. Classes fill on a first come, first serve basis- come early to reserve your spot.

10:00-11:00am Yoga with Nicole

11:00am-12:00pm Pilates with Zineb

12:30-1:30pm Keep Fit Ballet with Kim Sagami

6:00-7:30pm Advanced Beginning Ballet with Diane Cheeseman

6:30-7:30pm BeMoved with Jennifer Edgcomb

6:30-7:30pm Classical Modern Isadora Duncan Technique with Jennifer Sprowl

6:30-8:00pm Intermediate Ballet with Lynne Alberding

7:30-8:30pm Jazz with Keesha Beckford

 

Drop In for a Class! (Ages 15+) 

Summer Session: June 3 - September 1, 2019

Adult Open Division Summer Session Schedule

Adult Open Division Fall Semester Schedule

Class descriptions can be found on the Adult Open Division program page. 

     

Take a look at our Important Dates this year

Download the 2019-2020 Parent and Student Handbook.


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“Most young dancers know what it takes to earn a place in a professional company-good physical proportions, coordination, technical facility, and musicality. But many of them do not realize how important it is to be fully trained when they get there. The best dancers remain inquisitive about their art throughout their careers and are always willing to explore new areas of growth and discovery.” - Robert Joffrey


Thank you to our 2018-2019 Joffrey Academy of Dance sponsor, Athletico!

 

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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.