Adaptive Programs

Program Details

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Led by Oliver Till, Head of Children's, Adult, and Adaptive, the Joffrey Academy of Dance's Adaptive Dance programs offer the opportunity for students with diverse movement abilities to learn and enjoy the elements of dance.

JAM (Joffrey Abilities in Motion)

The Joffrey Ballet's JAM dance classes prioritize providing a welcoming space for individuals with disabilities and neurodivergent children and teens. Participants will have the opportunity to explore music and a variety of movements in a supportive environment. 


2024 JAM Spring Semester - Session 3

Session Duration: 7 weeks

Session Dates: April 7, 2024-May 19, 2024

Class Levels Days and Times:

JAM I (ages approx. 6-9): Sundays 2:45-3:30 PM

JAM II (ages approx. 10-18): Sundays 3:30-4:15 PM

*This session culminates in an optional performance on May 19 at 1 PM, offering students a chance to showcase what they've learned and celebrate their progress with friends and family. 

Tuition: $105 for 7 weeks

*A registration fee of $25 will be applied at checkout.

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Costumes & Attire: Students will not be provided or required to wear a costume. They may wear what is normally worn for class. 

Participation & Attendance: A performance will take the place of the last class on May 19. Students are not required to participate in this performance and are welcome to watch in the audience if they prefer to opt out. 

Open registration for our 2024 summer session opens on Wednesday, May 8 at 10 AM CT.

Students may register using our registration system, Club Automation, which can be found linked below. New students should create a new account to register while returning students should use their existing account to register. Specific registration instructions can be found below.

If you have questions about your Club Automation account or registration, please contact Reception at [email protected]


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Find our registration instructions here.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance does not offer any tuition refunds, credits, or transfers for missed or cancelled classes, injury/illness, withdrawal, or dismissal from programming. By registering for classes, registrants agree that they are liable for the full amount indicated on any Joffrey Academy of Dance materials, including any fees, even in the event of the student's withdrawal or dismissal from the program before it has begun or is complete.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance does not accept cash as a form of payment.

Comfortable clothes, ballet slippers or socks. 

Medical Forms Required for All Students: The Joffrey Academy of Dance is requiring all dancers to have a Medical Exam and Medical Waiver on file in order to participate in Joffrey Academy programming. This is for the safety of the dancer and the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Dancers who do not have all medical forms on file by their first class will be permitted to attend and observe class, however, will not be able to dance. Dancers may begin participating fully in classes once all medical forms have been submitted. Medical Exams must have been completed and signed within twelve (12) months of August 31 the year the dancer is registered for Joffrey Academy programming. Students who are still missing forms after three (3) weeks of being enrolled in Joffrey Academy programming will be un-registered from said programming. Forms only need to be submitted once per school year. New forms must be submitted at the start of each fall or at the time the new dancer joins the Joffrey Academy of Dance. Blank copies of the Joffrey Medical Waiver and an Illinois State Medical Form can be found linked in the submission form. To find them, hover your mouse over the part of the form where you upload your files and the link will appear to the right. They are only accessible on a laptop or desktop computer and not on a mobile device. The Medical Exam does not have to be the Illinois State Medical Exam provided. The Joffrey Academy of Dance will accept any medical exam form provided and completed by a licensed medical professional.

Private Lessons: Private Lessons are offered to current members of the Academy community at the discretion of the Academy Artistic Team. Private Lesson rates vary by teacher. Private Lessons can be requested via the Private Lesson form, located in the Academy Resources PDF in the Resources section of each monthly Academy Newsletter. Please see the Academy Student and Family Handbook (also found in the Academy Resources PDF) for the full policy regarding Private Lessons.

Joffrey Academy Gift Cards: Now available, the Joffrey Academy of Dance offers digital gift cards for those wanting to give the gift of dance. Gift cards may be used on any payment at the Joffrey Academy, including class tuition, private lessons, studio reservations, physical therapy sessions, merchandise, and more. Gift cards are available for purchase online through Club Automation, in-person, by email, or over the phone. Gift cards purchased online are only available in predetermined amounts. Those wanting to gift an amount different from what is available online may contact Reception to request their specific amount. Gift cards purchased online may only be applied to the account they were purchased on. To transfer the gift card, please contact Reception with the name on the account you would like the gift card to be transferred to. If the recipient does not have a Club Automation account, please make sure they create one prior to requesting the transfer. 

To use a gift card for any purchase, you must contact Reception to complete the transaction. Gift cards cannot be used to complete purchases online independently.