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NYC Pre-Professional Intensive: “The Ballet Bootcamp”

Our pre-professional dance program is for advanced dancers between the ages of 14 and 25. Dancers in this intensive will attend classes Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, with an in-studio performance for parents held at the end of each week. Dancers will study under renowned masters and professionals and will experience rapid improvement in their technique and understanding of what it really takes to be successful as a professional dancer.

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Summer Dance Intensives in the Western States: Joffrey’s Colorado Intensives

Joffrey’s Classical and Contemporary Ballet Intensives in Colorado Springs, Colorado are led by Artistic Director Colleen Barnes Merwin and are held from June 29 through July 17, 2020 on the campus of Colorado College. These intensives are appropriate for dancers from ages 8 through 20.

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Top National and Regional Summer Dance Intensives for 2020

The Joffrey Ballet School is the only dance school offering summer dance intensives in multiple disciplines, in cities across the United States, for dancers from beginner through pre-professional. Rather than auditioning multiple times for multiple intensives, you can audition once with us and pick which city and intensive you’d like to attend.

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Study Hip Hop and Contemporary With Us in Tampa, Florida!

offrey is offering two, two-week summer dance intensives with Artistic Directors Lisette and David Lucas in Tampa, Florida. Our intensives in “The Big Guava” include the Summer of Hip Hop dance intensive and the Contemporary Ballet intensive from July 27 through August 7. These intensives run simultaneously, so dancers will need to choose one or the other.

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Joffrey Ballet School Success Story: Harold Trent Butler

“I could not have done it without my mentors from the Joffrey Ballet School,” said Harold. “Joffrey taught me to be more than just a dancer. I was taught to be an artist.”

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Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Aidan Wolf

Today, Aidan is living the dream: She’s dancing with Complexions, one of America’s top contemporary ballet companies. Aidan is one of just three trainees and apprentices selected to perform this year in Complexions’ 26th season at the Joyce Theater in New York City. 

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Joffrey Ballet School Success Stories: Tovi Wayne

Tovi is currently a featured performer on Broadway with the mega-hit production of Mean Girls. A latecomer to the world of dance, Tovi has achieved his dreams through dedication and hard work (he used to paint the hallways and take out the trash at the Joffrey as a side job!).

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Joffrey Summer Dance Intensive Success Story: Amber Weissman

For Amber Weissman, who graduated from Joffrey Ballet School in May of 2019, dance led her to a contract with RWS Entertainment Group, as a performer in RWS’s production of The Charlie Brown Christmas Spectacular in Mason, Ohio.

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Joffrey’s California Summer Dance Intensives

Joffrey’s San Francisco Contemporary Ballet summer dance intensive is a fusion of the highest level of classical ballet technique, pointe, contemporary ballet, modern and contemporary dance preparing dancers for the professional concert dance world both classical and contemporary as well as the demanding college circuit.

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What is the Best Summer Dance Intensive for You?

Whether you’re a parent of a dancer or a young dancer yourself, choosing the best summer dance intensive for a beginner, intermediate or advanced level dancer can be a bit challenging. Fortunately, at the Joffrey Ballet School we offer something for everyone, so it’s easy to find a program that is suitable for you as long as you understand some of the criteria you should consider.

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#GoTheJoffreyDistance: Matthew Prescott’s Audition Tips

Ask and you shall receive! We asked our readers what they’d like to see more of and audition tips was the #1 answer. Here are some fabulous tips from our favorite musical theater intensive director, Matthew Prescott!

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#GotheJoffreyDistance: Josie Walsh’s Audition Tips

Audition season is well under way and our teachers want to give you some feedback! We asked some JBS summer intensive directors to share their tips on how to have a great audition and we’re going to share them with you one by one. First up, Josie Walsh Director of the San Francisco and Los Angeles Jazz & Contemporary intensives!

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