Registration, Handbook and Financial Aid

In light of the most recent city mandates and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, our scheduled in-person summer programming has been cancelled and replaced with virtual programming, including our Summer Intensives, Summer Camps, and Summer Session.


New! Virtual Dance Lab I and II

July 20-July 24 / July 27-31 / August 3-7

We are happy to announce the addition of a new Virtual Summer Program for students ages 8-15! Students must have one year of ballet experience to enroll.

Dance Lab I: Ages 8-10 (must have turned age 8 by 6/1/2020)

Dance Lab II: Ages 11-15 (must have turned age 11 by 6/1/2020)


Each week will focus on a different theme dedicated to strengthening and refining body mechanics in dance. These classes are all designed to do at home. All classes will be held live, so students should only register if they can participate in the class times indicated. Students may enroll into one, two, or three weeks. Students must register by the Thursday prior of each week they would like to participate in.

 

Dance Lab Registration will open online Thursday, July 9 at 10:00am CST.


Register online: https://online.spectrumng.net/Joffrey

The Joffrey Academy strongly recommends that registration be completed online.

You will need to know your account username and password to sign up for classes. If you have questions about your member login, contact Reception: reception [at] joffrey [dot] org

Only new students should make a guest account to register for classes; returning students must sign into their existing account.

Children's and Youth Division Online Registration Instructions


Virtual Summer Session: June 15-July 18, 2020

Dates Extended! New session added July 20-August 8

(For current Children's and Youth Division students only)

Children's Division Summer Session

Youth Division Summer Session

 

Children’s and Youth Registration for the July 20-August 8 Summer Session will open online Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00am CST.

 

The Joffrey Academy of Dance follows a year-long syllabus from the beginning of Fall Semester through the conclusion of Summer Session. If your student is registering for an age based class, they must have turned the listed age on or before 8/31/19:

Toddler & Me - Age 2

Creative Movement I – Age 3

Creative Movement II – Age 4

Pre-Ballet I – Age 5

Pre-Ballet II – Age 6

Boys' Dance I – Ages 4-6

Boys' Dance II – Age 7-9

Ballet I – Age 7

JAM I - Ages 4-7

JAM 11- Ages 8-12

 

The classes below require a placement class. If interested in setting up a placement class, please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org

Children’s Ballet IIB

Children's Ballet IIA

Youth Ballet II

Youth Ballet III

Youth Ballet IV

Youth Pre-Pointe

Youth Pointe I/II

Youth Jazz II/III


Youth Pre-Pointe and Pointe Placement Class and Registration: Students in Youth Ballet III and IV interested in being approved for Pre-Pointe or Pointe should attend a placement ballet class in the class immediately preceding Youth Pre-Pointe or Youth Pointe class. Please fill out a Trial Class Form and bring it with you to the placement class. Students wishing to take Pre-Pointe or Pointe must register for two Youth ballet classes per week, including the Youth Ballet class immediately preceding the Pre-Pointe or Pointe class.

When enrolling, these classes will appear together as one line item during the registration process. Note that the second ballet class will have to be added separately.

 

Admission to the Pre-Professional Division and Trainee Program at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet is determined by audition. Acceptance is based on the dancer’s physical capability, openness to instruction, and available space in the class or level.


Registration Information

 A $40 non-refundable and non-transferrable registration fee for each class applies to all students in the Children’s and Youth Division. An $100 non-refundable and non-transferrable annual registration fee applies to all students in the Pre-Professional Division. A $500 non-refundable and non-transferrable annual registration fee applies to all students in the Trainee Program. A $100 non-refundable and non-transferable registration fee applies to all students in the Summer Intensive Programs. Classes in the Adult Open Division are held on a drop-in basis and do not require a registration fee.

  

Tuition Policy 

The Joffrey Academy of Dance does not offer any tuition refunds for missed classes, withdrawal or dismissal from the program. By registering for classes, families will agree that they are liable for the full tuition amount indicated on any Joffrey Academy of Dance materials, including any late charges, fees, or interest, even in the event of the student's withdrawal or dismissal from the program before it is complete. Classes cannot be pro-rated.

 

For more information, contact Joffrey Academy Reception at: reception [at] joffrey [dot] org or 312.784.4600.

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

Spring Semester 2020 (Children's and Youth Division): December 1, 2019

Summer Intensives 2020 & Summer Camps 2020: UPDATED May 1, 2020

2020-2021 Trainee and Conservatory programs: UPDATED May 1, 2020

2020-2021 Pre-Professional Program (returning students): UPDATED June 1, 2020

Summer Session 2020 (Children's and Youth Divisions): UPDATED June 1, 2020

2020-2021 Pre-Professional Program (new students): July 1, 2020

Fall Semester 2020 (Children's and Youth Divisions): August 1, 2020

 

Apply here for Financial Aid:

Summer Intensives & Camps Financial Aid Application (opens December 1, 2019)

Year-Round Programs Financial Aid Application

Students applying for Financial Aid in the Children's and Youth Divisions must submit an application for each semester.

 

Handbook

Download the 2019-2020 Joffrey Academy of Dance Parent and Student Handbook.

 

International Student Information

The Joffrey Academy is athorized to enroll international students with M1 visas. For more information, please visit International FAQ or email reception [at] joffrey [dot] org.

 

Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg 

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In light of the most recent city mandates and in recognition that we must continue to put the health and safety of our community first, our scheduled in-person summer programming has been cancelled and replaced with virtual programming, including our Summer Intensives, Summer Camps, and Summer Session.


New! Virtual Dance Lab I and II

July 20-July 24 / July 27-31 / August 3-7

We are happy to announce the addition of a new Virtual Summer Program for students ages 8-15! Students must have one year of ballet experience to enroll.

Dance Lab I: Ages 8-10 (must have turned age 8 by 6/1/2020)

Dance Lab II: Ages 11-15 (must have turned age 11 by 6/1/2020)


Each week will focus on a different theme dedicated to strengthening and refining body mechanics in dance. These classes are all designed to do at home. All classes will be held live, so students should only register if they can participate in the class times indicated. Students may enroll into one, two, or three weeks. Students must register by the Thursday prior of each week they would like to participate in.

 

Dance Lab Registration will open online Thursday, July 9 at 10:00am CST.


Register online: https://online.spectrumng.net/Joffrey

The Joffrey Academy strongly recommends that registration be completed online.

You will need to know your account username and password to sign up for classes. If you have questions about your member login, contact Reception: reception [at] joffrey [dot] org

Only new students should make a guest account to register for classes; returning students must sign into their existing account.

Children's and Youth Division Online Registration Instructions


Virtual Summer Session: June 15-July 18, 2020

Dates Extended! New session added July 20-August 8

(For current Children's and Youth Division students only)

Children's Division Summer Session

Youth Division Summer Session

 

Children’s and Youth Registration for the July 20-August 8 Summer Session will open online Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00am CST.

 

The Joffrey Academy of Dance follows a year-long syllabus from the beginning of Fall Semester through the conclusion of Summer Session. If your student is registering for an age based class, they must have turned the listed age on or before 8/31/19:

Toddler & Me - Age 2

Creative Movement I – Age 3

Creative Movement II – Age 4

Pre-Ballet I – Age 5

Pre-Ballet II – Age 6

Boys' Dance I – Ages 4-6

Boys' Dance II – Age 7-9

Ballet I – Age 7

JAM I - Ages 4-7

JAM 11- Ages 8-12

 

The classes below require a placement class. If interested in setting up a placement class, please contact reception [at] joffrey [dot] org

Children’s Ballet IIB

Children's Ballet IIA

Youth Ballet II

Youth Ballet III

Youth Ballet IV

Youth Pre-Pointe

Youth Pointe I/II

Youth Jazz II/III


Youth Pre-Pointe and Pointe Placement Class and Registration: Students in Youth Ballet III and IV interested in being approved for Pre-Pointe or Pointe should attend a placement ballet class in the class immediately preceding Youth Pre-Pointe or Youth Pointe class. Please fill out a Trial Class Form and bring it with you to the placement class. Students wishing to take Pre-Pointe or Pointe must register for two Youth ballet classes per week, including the Youth Ballet class immediately preceding the Pre-Pointe or Pointe class.

When enrolling, these classes will appear together as one line item during the registration process. Note that the second ballet class will have to be added separately.

 

Admission to the Pre-Professional Division and Trainee Program at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet is determined by audition. Acceptance is based on the dancer’s physical capability, openness to instruction, and available space in the class or level.


Registration Information

 A $40 non-refundable and non-transferrable registration fee for each class applies to all students in the Children’s and Youth Division. An $100 non-refundable and non-transferrable annual registration fee applies to all students in the Pre-Professional Division. A $500 non-refundable and non-transferrable annual registration fee applies to all students in the Trainee Program. A $100 non-refundable and non-transferable registration fee applies to all students in the Summer Intensive Programs. Classes in the Adult Open Division are held on a drop-in basis and do not require a registration fee.

  

Tuition Policy 

The Joffrey Academy of Dance does not offer any tuition refunds for missed classes, withdrawal or dismissal from the program. By registering for classes, families will agree that they are liable for the full tuition amount indicated on any Joffrey Academy of Dance materials, including any late charges, fees, or interest, even in the event of the student's withdrawal or dismissal from the program before it is complete. Classes cannot be pro-rated.

 

For more information, contact Joffrey Academy Reception at: reception [at] joffrey [dot] org or 312.784.4600.

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Deadlines

Spring Semester 2020 (Children's and Youth Division): December 1, 2019

Summer Intensives 2020 & Summer Camps 2020: UPDATED May 1, 2020

2020-2021 Trainee and Conservatory programs: UPDATED May 1, 2020

2020-2021 Pre-Professional Program (returning students): UPDATED June 1, 2020

Summer Session 2020 (Children's and Youth Divisions): UPDATED June 1, 2020

2020-2021 Pre-Professional Program (new students): July 1, 2020

Fall Semester 2020 (Children's and Youth Divisions): August 1, 2020

 

Apply here for Financial Aid:

Summer Intensives & Camps Financial Aid Application (opens December 1, 2019)

Year-Round Programs Financial Aid Application

Students applying for Financial Aid in the Children's and Youth Divisions must submit an application for each semester.

 

Handbook

Download the 2019-2020 Joffrey Academy of Dance Parent and Student Handbook.

 

International Student Information

The Joffrey Academy is athorized to enroll international students with M1 visas. For more information, please visit International FAQ or email reception [at] joffrey [dot] org.

 

Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg 

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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.