The mission of Joffrey Community Engagement is to provide equitable access, high-quality arts learning, and dance education to the youth of Chicago.

Dance has the power to educate and inspire. Joffrey Community Engagement was founded to support physical, social, and emotional development, and improve the educational, community, and wellness outcomes for young people. 

Today, Joffrey Community Engagement is the leading dance education provider in the city of Chicago, with more than 93 programs in 58 schools throughout the Chicago Public School system, and dedicated to reaching students and communities near and far.

While continuing to put the health and safety of our community first, the Joffrey Community  Engagement will be holding in-person classes following the policies set forth in our Joffrey Ballet and Community Engagement Covid-19 Guidelines.


Joffrey Warehouse Field trip

This fall our Joffrey Dance Exploration ASM program students took a trip to the Joffrey Warehouse to learn more about what it takes to put on a Joffrey production. Click through to read more about their experience.

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Excite. Explore. Enrich. This is the mantra that makes Joffrey Community Engagement one of the leading dance education providers in the city of Chicago.

In-School Programs

Through highly structured classroom experiences with Joffrey Teaching Artists, students learn a variety of dance styles, skills, and techniques. Classes take place before, during, or after school.

Programs at Joffrey Tower

This exceptional programming utilizes Joffrey’s state-of-the-art facilities at Joffrey Tower in downtown Chicago, giving dedicated students an opportunity to further their dance training beyond the classroom.

Cultural Connections

There’s no better teacher than experience. Cultural Connections gives students an opportunity to shine in front of an audience.



Lead Corporate Sponsor of Community Engagement Programming