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, among others. The Joffrey Academy’s high-quality, educational programming forms future audiences and support for the Joffrey and builds the organization’s reputation worldwide.
All classes in the Studio Company, Trainee, Pre-Professional, Youth, and Children's Divisions will be cancelled during Winter Break, from December 19 - January 2. All classes resume January 3.
Adult Open Division classes will be held as regularly scheduled, except for the dates below.
The Joffrey Academy of Dance will be closed the following dates:
Saturday, December 24
Sunday, December 25
Monday, December 26
Saturday, December 31
Sunday, January 1
Monday, January 2
New! Winter Break Advanced Classes
Special Advanced classes taught by Academy faculty will be offered throughout the holiday season in addition to our regular Adult Open Division classes.
These classes are best suited for Joffrey Studio Company, Trainee, Pre-Professional Levels IV, V, and IV, Youth Ballet IV, and Advanced Adult students. Regular class rates apply.
December 19 Ballet 10:00-11:30 AM Kyle Seguin
December 21 Ballet 10:00-11:30 AM Raymond Rodriguez
December 23 Ballet 10:00-11:30 AM Raymond Rodriguez
December 28 Ballet 10:00-11:30 AM Karin Ellis-Wentz
December 28 Contemporary 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Brandon DiCriscio
December 30 Ballet 10:00-11:30 AM Kyle Seguin
December 30 Contemporary 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Brandon DiCriscio
Visit our Adult Open Division page for more information on drop-in classes.
Take a look at our Important Dates this year!
Download the 2016-2017 Joffrey Academy of Dance Parent and Student Handbook
“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