Adult Open Division

Program Details

  • Ages 15+
  • Previous Training Not Required
  • Drop In Classes Available Yes

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all abilities, whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance.

***New online member portal now available - see below for schedule and details.***

An Update on COVID-19

While continuing to put the health and safety of our community first, Adult classes are held in person following our current Academy COVID-19 Guidelines (guidelines subject to change). It has been 2 consecutive weeks with Cook County identified as being within a low community level by the CDC, therefore masking will no longer be required at Joffrey Tower and 1920 S Wabash Ave starting Monday, October 10. Joffrey leadership will continue to monitor and provide updates as levels change.

People may choose to mask at any time. Individual voluntary mask use is of course accepted and will be respected. Everyone should continue to monitor for symptoms and be diligent about testing as needed. Do NOT report to Joffrey facilities if you have symptoms or test positive. 

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.

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.

*NEW* Fall Semester Classes: September 6, 2022-January 22, 2023

The Fall Semester class schedule can be found here. 

CLASS SCHEDULE IS FOR GENERAL REFERENCE ONLY - LOCATION, SCHEDULE, AND INSTRUCTOR ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHANGES WILL ONLY BE REFLECTED ON THE JOFFREY ACADEMY MEMBER PORTAL. For more details and an enhanced user experience, we encourage you to follow the instructions below and use our new online member portal.

Important Dates: 

Thanksgiving Break - No Classes: November 23-27 (No Academy classes starting 1:30PM on November 23. Classes resume November 28.)

Winter Break - No Classes: December 24-January 8

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes: January 16

Drop-In Classes

Unless marked as a series, all Adult Division classes are drop-in classes, or "pay as you go". Students may begin at any time during the semester.

Pre-Registration Available

*NEW* Joffrey Academy has recently made the transition to a more robust registration and billing system that offers some long-awaited updates - improved communication tools, a more user-friendly online member portal, and the ability to reflect real-time class schedules and instructors. Our new system also offers an app, which we're excited to roll out this fall!

If you do not already have an account in our new online member portal, please follow the directions below to register: 

1. Visit Joffrey.clubautomation.com and click on “Access My Account”. Enter your first and last name and the email address you'd like to have on file. You will be emailed a code to complete setup. 

2. Follow the prompts to complete setup for your new account. 

Once your account has been set up and you are in the member portal, follow the steps below to register for classes:

1. Click on “Register for Adult Open Division” on the left hand menu.

2. You may toggle your browsing between “By Class” and “By Date” at the top of the screen.

3. If searching by class, click on “Learn More” to the right of the class you are interested in. Click on the green “Sign Up” button to the right of the class for which you are registering.

4. If searching by date, click on the green “Sign Up” button to the right of the class to which you are registering.

5. Select your name (if you have linked dependents or family members) and click “Add to Cart”. You may follow the steps 1-4 for additional classes if desired.

6. Once you have added your desired class(es), click on “Cart” at the top right of the screen.

7. Under “Select Payment Method”, fill out your credit card information. We recommend leaving the “Save on File” box clicked for future registrations, but this is not required.

8. Click “Submit Payment”.

To see your classes, navigate back to “Home” using the left hand menu. Classes occurring in the next 7 days will display under “My Events”.

Refund Policy: The Joffrey Academy of Dance does not offer refunds or credits for missed or cancelled classes, dismissal, or withdrawal from class even in the event of withdrawal prior to the class start time, including drop-in classes and classes redeemed from 10-class cards.

Enrollment Class Series are not available for online pre-registration.

Class Prices

Drop-in Class: $20.00

College Student Drop-in Class*: $17.00

Senior Drop-in Class (Age 55+): $17.00

Professional Drop-in Class*: $15.00

10-Class Card: $190.00

College Student 10-Class Card*: $160.00

Senior 10-Class Card (Age 55+): $160.00

Professional 10-Class Card*: $140.00

* Must present a valid student ID, union card, letter of verification on letterhead from the institute of employment, or a CPS ID to be eligible

10-Class Cards
Class Cards are only valid during the semester in which they are purchased. No extensions or refunds will be issued for unused classes. 10-Class Cards cannot be purchased online and must be purchased through Academy Reception.

Enrollment Class Series

Enrollment Class Series are not drop-in classes. Enrollment-based classes cannot be prorated if a student registers after the first week of classes and no make-up classes are offered. Register at Joffrey Academy Reception.

Pointe Enrollment Series

Tuesdays, 8:00-8:45pm - 6 weeks ($90)
Dates: September 20-October 25 & November 1-December 6

This six-class series focuses on beginning pointe work. For the safety of the students, it is mandatory that they take two ballet technique classes per week, including the Intermediate Ballet class immediately preceding Pointe. The instructor will need to approve student's enrollment in Pointe during the Tuesday technique class. Please pick up an approval form from Reception as you check in for Intermediate Ballet.

Studio Late Policy

Our classes require a proper warm-up in order to avoid injury, therefore, either Reception or Faculty may ask students to not participate if they arrive more than 10 minutes late.

Class Offerings and Descriptions

From beginner to advanced to everything in between. The Joffrey has something for everyone.

Adult Division Recommended Attire

In general, close-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to feel comfortable and allows for proper instruction is recommended. Dance attire is not required. No costumes or tutus, please. Students should wear ballet flats for ballet classes, however, socks are permitted for basic classes.

Recommended footwear and accessories:
Ballet, Keep Fit Ballet - Ballet shoes or socks
BeMoved® - Socks, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes
Contemporary - Socks or bare feet
Jazz - Jazz shoes or ballet shoes
Zena Rommett Floor Barre® - Socks (bring a yoga mat)