Are you passionate about your students' dance education?

The Joffrey Workshop is a world class concert dance program brought right to your door.
Our expert educators are ready to share their passion and knowledge with your students.

The Joffrey Workshop has been educating dancers since 1978. It is our mission to provide a welcoming space for all. We believe in meeting students where they are and supporting the improvement of their technique through the exploration of risk-taking and reaching beyond their comfort zone.

We honor Mr. Joffrey's legacy by sharing the importance of tradition in concert dance, and by creating positive and exciting learning environments for the next generation of dancers.

The Joffrey Workshop was founded on concert dance techniques - Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Contemporary. Our knowledge of these techniques is our strength, and we feel confident in delivering them to our students.

We've designed a process that makes it easy for you to share the positive traditions of concert dance - without ever having to leave your studio. Share the beauty of concert dance with your students - book your workshop today!

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As dancers and choreographers, we've had many beautiful experiences throughout our careers. We've also had tough moments, which is part of what has shaped our passion for a healthier approach to dance education today.

We believe it's possible to bring forward the richness and beauty of concert dance traditions while moving past the unhealthy parts we experienced growing up.

As teachers, we strive to meet students where they are. Clarity, consent, and trauma-informed teaching are at the core of what we do, and we encourage students to be their most authentic selves in the classroom.

Our dress codes have been updated to ensure all students feel welcome and to reflect what is being implemented in professional dance companies. Additionally, our faculty partake in continuing education and are well-versed in subjects like cultural awareness and youth mental health.

In our initial conversation, we will work together to decide on additional faculty that will enhance the goals of your event. We can't wait to share The Joffrey Workshop with you!


Our faculty have worked for The Joffrey Ballet - a portion of our staff worked under the direction of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino -
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Taylor Swift, Broadway Dance Center, Hamilton, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Boston Ballet, Disney, Fosse's Dancin', The Radio City Rockettes, An American in Paris, The University of Arizona, Ballet Hispanico, Anastasia, Tony Awards, School of American Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, and the Guggenheim Museum.

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Three day Workshops often get the best response. The shorter time commitment and lower price point is more palatable for most families. We will work with you to determine the best option for your students. Two foundational technique classes begin each day with one additional class per day.

Foundational Techniques:
Jazz & Modern

Additional Classes:
Pre-Pointe or Pointe
Arpino Repertoire*
Classical Variations
Pas de Deux
Precision Jazz
Musical Theater & Tap

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*Gerald Arpino was the Joffrey Ballet's co-founder and Resident Choreographer. We are able to teach portions of the ballets he created for the Joffrey Ballet thanks to a partnership with The Gerald Arpino Foundation.


Dance training can go beyond studying technique and artistry. Seminars in mental health, dance history and photography can be added to create a well rounded Workshop.


Mental Health - Josh Spell
1 hour Seminars

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Dance History - Nicole Duffy
1 Hour Seminar

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Dance Photography - Joelle Martinec
1 Hour Seminar


Do you love the idea of a weekend full of technique classes and seminars but there's just not enough time on the schedule due to competition or performance preparations?

The Joffrey Workshop can come to your studio to facilitate the improvement of your competition or performance work.

An introductory Foundational Technique class is given prior to rehearsals so that your dancers can get to know the faculty member and vice versa.

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Ongoing professional development can be an asset to any educator. An educator workshop can ensure that everyone in the organization is on the same page.

Mental Health - Josh Spell
1 hour Seminars

Technique and Educator Support 



The Joffrey Workshop has shown choreography on stages around the country. We've created a spectrum of work from dynamic competition pieces to full length productions of The Nutcracker. 

Let us be a part of your choreographic journey!

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