Joffrey Ballet School
To Dorm or Not to Dorm
Feb05

To Dorm or Not to Dorm

Choosing when to move away from home is always a difficult decision (even if it’s just for a summer!) While the idea of dorming may seem intimidating at first, there are a lot of ways that choosing to dorm can make you stronger. For one, it builds character. It also pushes your to grow up much faster than other teenagers. Often, being extremely passionate about dance involves taking certain steps in life that may challenge you, but these challenges are always necessary in reaching your goal. When making the decision to dorm there many things that you and your parents should consider as a team. Here are a few things you’ll want to talk about before flying the coop:

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Student Spotlight: Jermaine Turnbow: A 2014 Summer Scholarship Recipient
Jan26

Student Spotlight: Jermaine Turnbow: A 2014 Summer Scholarship Recipient

Check out this inspiring video from 2014 summer scholarship recipient Jermaine Turnbow – who has overcome many challenges in his life to follow his passion to dance. Joffrey Ballet School student spotlights bring you closer to the students at our school that are just like you! Real stories from real dancers that inspire you to always give one hundred percent, check out the #MyJoffreyLife tab for more Student Spotlights!

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#RisetoJBSChallenge Winners Announced!
Jan19

#RisetoJBSChallenge Winners Announced!

We received an outpouring of videos for this contest and we want to congratulate all of the contestants! Thank you for sharing your passion, talent and enthusiasm with us. It was so much fun to watch all of you dance, but after much deliberation, we have made up our mind. All eight winners have been awarded a 2-week summer scholarship to the JBS summer intensive of their choice (international intensives excluded). Without further ado, we present our 2014 #RisetoJBSChallenge Video Contest Winners:

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How to Fouetté Through Flu-Season
Dec16

How to Fouetté Through Flu-Season

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?! Flu season can get the healthiest of dancers down, and we’re always more susceptible to sickness during times of high stress… hello tech week! Even though we can’t completely prevent ourselves from getting sick, there are certain things we can do to decrease our chances, and if those measures fail, there are simple ways to decrease the severity and length of most flu-season illnesses.

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A Letter From The Sugar Plum Fairy
Dec04

A Letter From The Sugar Plum Fairy

Dear Aspiring Ballerinas,

With Nutcracker performances right around the corner, this is such a fun and exciting time, but it is also a time for hard work and sacrifice. This year we have been given the exciting opportunity to perform the principle role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Joffrey Ballet School’s production of The Nutcracker. It’s been a difficult and exhausting process, but also a very rewarding one. There have been times when we weren’t sure how the role was going to come together. Days when we were sore and tired and felt like nothing was working,. These times truly test your ability as a dancer. The times when you must push through even though you feel you can’t. These are the moments you become stronger.

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