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Our Approach

The Joffrey Workshop understands the importance of providing instruction tailored to each student's skill set and lifestyle. We keep class ratios at a number that allows our instructors the time to provide thoughtful and positive feedback. Through our range of technique classes, we make sure every dancer feels comfortable, respected, and supported in our environment.

Join us today to find a supportive learning space for your dancer and begin your journey with The Joffrey Workshop! 

Enroll in a Joffrey Workshop near you today and take your dance technique to the next level!

With our dedicated faculty and supportive atmosphere, you will receive an unparalleled dance experience. A few highlights include:

1. Comprehensive Technique Classes: At The Joffrey Workshop, our experienced faculty provide comprehensive techniques in various styles, including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern dance. This allows students to take their dance skills to the next level.

2. Unparalleled Access to Professional Choreography: We have partnered with the Gerald Arpino Foundation to teach portions of ballets he created for the Joffrey Ballet in a variations-style class usually only accessible by professional artists.

3. Encouraging Atmosphere: At our workshops, we strive to create an encouraging atmosphere that allows dancers of all levels to access and hone their skill set.

4. Inclusive Dress Codes: We promote dress codes that ensure students of color and gender nonconforming students feel welcome. This aligns with what is done in professional dance companies, creating a more professional atmosphere for our dancers.

5. Diverse Faculty: Our experienced faculty have various credits from The Joffrey Ballet, “Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular” at Disney’s California Adventure, Ballet San Antonio, Odyssey Dance Theatre, and more. This provides our dancers with a diverse perspective on concert dance techniques.

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The Joffrey Workshop has been educating dancers since 1978, and our mission is to provide a welcoming space for all students. 

We focus on concert dance techniques - Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. Our knowledge of these techniques is our strength and we feel confident in delivering them in detail to students.
Our dress codes ensure students of color and gender nonconforming students feel welcome and reflect what is being done in professional dance companies. 
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We meet students where they are. Clarity and consent, combined with an encouraging atmosphere means students can be their most authentic selves in the classroom.
We honor Mr. Joffrey's legacy by sharing the positive traditions of concert dance and we are careful to not continue sharing the negative parts. 
Our professional credits include: The Joffrey Ballet, Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular” at Disney’s California Adventure, Ballet San Antonio, Odyssey Dance Theatre, Solevita Dance Company, Pasadena Dance Theatre, Barak Ballet, and others.
Our teaching credits include: Broadway Dance Center - Children & Teens Program, Colburn School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Edge Performing Arts Center, Regional Dance America, The New Orleans Ballet Association, The New Jersey Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, The Ballet Alliance and others. 

Workshops begin with Foundational Techniques
- Ballet,  Jazz, Contemporary - with additional classes after.

We recommend that students who participate take 3 or more technique classes per week at their studio.

Our events are geared towards students ages 10-18, unless otherwise listed.

Workshops are open to the public, you do not need to be a student of the host studio to attend.

No audition is needed to attend.

To learn more about class times and the techniques being offered, click on a location button.

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Our dress code should be similar to the requirements at your studio. If you do not have an element use a similar alternative. No costumes will need to be purchased.
Ballet, Pointe, Variations, and similar classes:
Option 1: Plain black leotard. Convertible pink/skin tone tights. Pink/skin tone ballet shoes. Pink/skin tone pointe shoes if applicable.
Option 2: White, grey, or black slim fitting shirt. Black or grey convertible tights or leggings. White socks and white ballet shoes, or black socks and black ballet shoes.
Jazz, Contemporary, and similar classes:
All Dancers: White, grey, or black shirt. Black leggings, or black slim fitting athletic pants, or convertible black tights. Black or skin tone jazz shoes.
Logos, prints, and large graphics are discouraged and should be kept to a minimum.

Where is The Joffrey Workshop Located?

The Joffrey Workshop is an event-based program and does not have a brick-and-mortar location. Our instructors travel to studios to work with students.

Is The Joffrey Workshop a year-round program?

The Joffrey Workshop is not a dance school; we provide in-studio concert dance events.

What classes does The Joffrey Workshop offer?

We focus on concert dance techniques - Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern. Additional classes in Musical Theater, Pre-Pointe/Pointe, Arpino Repertoire, and Contemporary Ballet may be offered. 

What if there is a conflict in the schedule, but you want to attend a workshop?

Students can register for a program and only attend a part day of that program if they wish. Students may not skip classes within a day. We highly recommend taking advantage of the first day of an event as this is when the instructors get to know the students and begin teaching combinations that may be worked on the following days. Instructors are not responsible for re-teaching information that was missed due to absences.

What is The Joffrey Workshop refund policy?

Refunds will be granted if The Joffrey Workshop cancels an event. A credit for a future event will be given if a student is unable to attend.

What age must my student be to participate in a Joffrey Workshop?

Student Workshops are geared towards students ages 10-18. We recommend that students who participate take at least three technique classes per week.

Arpino Workshops are geared toward students in high school, university, or pre-professional programs.

Do students have to audition for The Joffrey Workshop?

Students do not need to audition. We recommend that students who participate in workshops take at least three technique classes per week.

What is the Dress Code? Will costumes need to be purchased?

The Joffrey Workshop dress code should be similar to the requirements at your home studio. No costumes will need to be purchased.

Ballet and similar classes:

Option 1: Plain black leotard. Convertible pink/skin tone tights. Pink/skin tone ballet shoes. Pink/skin tone pointe shoes if applicable.

Option 2: White, grey, or black slim-fitting shirt. Black or grey convertible tights or leggings. White socks, white ballet shoes, or black socks and black ballet shoes.

Contemporary, Jazz, and similar classes:

All Dancers: White, grey, or black shirt. Black leggings, black slim-fitting athletic pants, or convertible black tights. Jazz shoes or bare feet.

Logos, prints, and large graphics are discouraged and should be kept to a minimum.

Can students bring cell phones, tablets, or computers?

The Joffrey Workshop strongly recommends leaving unnecessary devices at home and is not responsible for loss or damage.

What happens if my child sustains an injury?

When a student sustains an injury the student's emergency contact is informed immediately. The student will then be taken to the nearest emergency room if necessary.

My student has medical needs or allergies. How is this addressed?

The Joffrey Workshop takes medical needs and allergies seriously. Please inform us of any needs when registering your student. Our staff is given instructions on how to act in case of emergencies. A meeting with the student, parent/guardian, and The Joffrey Workshop staff can be arranged upon request.

 

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