Joffrey Community Engagement brings arts education to Chicago schools through a variety of in-school and Joffrey programs, which cover a range of styles and techniques, including African, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, and more.

These programs, offered for students in grades K–12, allow passionate dancers to develop their creativity through free dance classes, community partnerships, performance opportunities, and workshops. Programs offered throughout the city require no previous dance training and all have pathways to Joffrey Tower programming. 

The Community Engagement Vision

Everyone who experiences Joffrey Community Engagement will recognize us as the leading dance education provider in Chicago because of our commitment to:


Engaging students through dance, movement, and creativity at school.


Enhancing technique and developing lifelong learning skills through quality-driven initiatives.


Engaging students, school staff, families, and communities with professionals in the field.