Adaptive Programs

Program Details

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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.

An Update on COVID-19

While continuing to put the health and safety of our community first, Adaptive Dance classes are held in person following our current Academy COVID-19 Guidelines (guidelines subject to change). Out of an abundance of caution, masking will be required for all individuals while at Joffrey Tower and South Loop Studios until further notice.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JOFFREY BALLET'S DUTY TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS FREE OF KNOWN HAZARDS, JOFFREY HAS ADOPTED A POLICY REQUIRING ALL STAFF, FACULTY, AND ELIGIBLE STUDENTS/PARTICIPANTS TO BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAMMING AND ACTIVITIES AT JOFFREY PROPERTIES:

ALL COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY IN-PERSON CLASSES OR ACTIVITIES HELD AT JOFFREY TOWER, SOUTH LOOP STUDIOS, OR SPECIFIED PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS. 

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2022, FULL VACCINATION INCLUDES BOOSTER SHOTS FOR ALL THOSE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THEM PER CDC GUIDELINES. BOOSTER SHOTS SHOULD BE RECEIVED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ONCE AN INDIVIDUAL IS ELIGIBLE.

VALID PROOF OF VACCINATION INCLUDES VALID PHOTO ID (AGE 16+) AND VACCINATION CARD, PHOTO/COPY OF VACCINATION CARD, DIGITAL RECORD OR APP, OR PRINTED RECORD FROM VACCINE PROVIDER.

MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS WILL BE IN PLACE FOR JOFFREY FACILITIES WHEN IDENTIFIED AS WITHIN A HIGH COMMUNITY LEVEL BY THE CDC, OR IF REQUIRED BY STATE OR LOCAL AUTHORITIES, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS, OR A PARTICULAR PERFORMANCE VENUE. IN THE EVENT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE NOT REQUIRED, INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTARY MASK USE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING SHALL BE ACCEPTED AND RESPECTED.

INDIVIDUALS AGE 2 AND OLDER WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK AND ALWAYS MAINTAIN SIX FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE ONSITE. ANYONE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS IN A STUDIO WILL REMAIN MASKED WHILE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE INDIVIDUALS. 

THIS POLICY WILL COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND IS BASED ON GUIDANCE FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES, AS APPLICABLE.

JAM (Joffrey Abilities in Motion)

JAM helps students with autism find their place in the dance community by providing a positive movement experience, improving upon their mind and body awareness, verbal and nonverbal communications, adaptation to different situations, socialization, and self-confidence.

JAM Spring Semester: March 20-May 15, 2022 at Joffrey Tower

JAM I (approximate ages 4-7): Sundays 2:45-3:30 PM
JAM II (approximate ages 8-12): Sundays 3:30-4:15 PM

JAM Semester Tuition: $40

Required Attire: Comfortable clothes, ballet slippers or socks

Register online here. The Joffrey Academy strongly recommends that registration be completed online. Only new students should make a guest account to register for classes; returning students must sign into their existing account. If you have questions about your member login, contact Reception at reception@joffrey.org.

Open Adaptive Classes

These are ballet classes for children with diverse movement abilities. This targeted ballet class enhances posture control, movement coordination, and executive function while engaging students in creative and expressive movement. Dancers will be evaluated during the first class to ensure proper placement.

Open Adaptive Spring Semester: January 29-June 4, 2022 at Joffrey Tower

Saturdays 3:30-4:30 PM: Ages 3+ (must be toilet independent).

Open Adaptive Semester Tuition: $80

Required Attire: Comfortable clothes

Register online here. The Joffrey Academy strongly recommends that registration be completed online. Only new students should make a guest account to register for classes; returning students must sign into their existing account. If you have questions about your member login, contact Reception at reception@joffrey.org.

Private Instruction

The Academy is proud to offer group, private, and semi-private training for students with diverse movement abilities, including but not limited to those with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or Down Syndrome. To find out more or inquire about private lessons, please contact Academy Reception at reception@joffrey.org or 312-784-4600.