Summer Intensives

Overview

Audition Information

Admission into the Joffrey Academy Summer Intensives is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program. 

 

See our list of 2018 audition tour cities.

Online pre-registration is now open!


If you cannot make an in-person audition, video submissions will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018. Find out how to apply under the 'Video/DVD' tab on our Audition Tour page.

 

Additional 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

We are excited to announce that our programs have been renamed for Summer 2018 and beyond! 

 

Advanced Summer Intensive- 5 Weeks

(Formerly International Summer Dance Intensive)

Ages 12-21+

June 18 - July 20, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

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+

July 23 - August 10, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

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 9-14+

June 25 - July 13, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  

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 Intensive Level 2

Ages 9-11+

June Section: June 11 - June 22, 2018 

July Section: July 16 - July 27, 2018

August Section: July 30 - August 10, 2018

9:30 AM - 3:15 PM


Junior Summer Intensive Level 1

Ages 7-10+

July 16 - July 27, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  

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

Audition Information

Admission into the Joffrey Academy Summer Intensives is by audition only. Summer Intensive auditions are open to all students ages 7 to 21+. Students should audition according to their age on the date of the audition, not the age they will be during the time of the summer program. 

 

See our list of 2018 audition tour cities.

Online pre-registration is now open!


If you cannot make an in-person audition, video submissions will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2018. Find out how to apply under the 'Video/DVD' tab on our Audition Tour page.

 

Additional 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

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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.