Joffrey Ballet School



Children's Ballet

Ages 2–7Learn More
Long Island City

Children's Ballet

Ages 2–7 Learn More

Youth Ballet

Ages 8–18 Learn More

Trainee Program

Ages 13–25 Learn More

Summer Program

Ages 8–25 Learn More


Online Classes Learn More

Open Classes

All Ages Learn More


Pre-Professional Learn More


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Founded by Robert Joffrey in 1953

Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded the Joffrey Ballet School in 1953. The school continues to strive for its founders’ vision by deconstructing dance to allow dancers the ability to perfect their technique and form so it flows naturally and passionately from within. Joffrey Ballet School cultivates the individual artist within you.
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Upcoming Auditions

Trainee & BFA Audition

In-Person Auditions 
In-Person auditions are your opportunity to be considered for the year-round Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Programs and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, in association with New Jersey City University. Experience a day with our Artistic Directors, to be considered for acceptance and potential merit-based scholarships. Your audition will include multiple classes and a tour of our dormitory and studios.Register

Summer Intensive Auditions

In-Person & Virtual Auditions
Registration for the Joffrey Ballet School 2023 Audition Tour will be announced soon!
Dates & Locations

Children's Ballet

Ages 2–7 | September – May

We make dance fun while learning. Classical Ballet classes beginning at age 2 and building to age 7. The curriculum was created to encourage age appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Your child will dance and have fun with an emphasis on the foundations of ballet. Dancers will be guided through creative movement, basic ballet steps, and more!

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Youth Ballet

Ages 8–18 | September – May
The learning experience elevates the ballet tradition embracing both the fun and discipline of dance. The dancer will learn dance terms and the building blocks of movement to progress onto more advanced levels of dance training. Music makes this learning environment unforgettable, enriching and fun.

Pre-Professional Trainee Program

Ages 13–25 | September – June
Joffrey Ballet School offers a year-round training ground for pre-professional artists in a multitude of dance disciplines. You have the choice of study at Joffrey Ballet School, either Ballet or Jazz & Contemporary. The goal is to train dancers to work professionally, but most of the top ballet schools around the country do not have this vast range in training. They are focused primarily on a single discipline, and at Joffrey Ballet School we recognize the need for versatility.
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Open Classes

All Ages | Year Round
The Joffrey Ballet School Open Classes Program are fun friendly walk-in dance/exercise classes from 60 to 90 minutes in length. We offer Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Pilates/Stretch classes. They are for dancers ages 16 and up and for any active adult of all ages.

Summer Intensives

Ages 8–25 | June – September
Joffrey Ballet School's summer dance intensives offer's a once in a life time opportunity, covering a wide variety of dance programs across the US and internationally.
  • New York City
  • California (Long Beach & San Francisco)
  • Boulder (Colorado)
  • Florida (Miami)
  • Georgia
  • Nevada (Las Vegas)
  • Texas (Dallas)
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Ballet
  • Pre-Professional Ballet
  • Jazz & Contemporary
  • Pre-Professional Jazz & Contemporary
  • Fusion
  • Hip Hop
  • Tap
  • Musical Theater
  • Cirque Arts
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Ages 14–19 | Pre-Professional Contemporary Ballet Program
The Joffrey Ballet School will partner with Los Angeles based contemporary ballet company, BalletRED, for an apprenticeship program open to dancers ages 14-19. A daily training ground for classical and contemporary dance fused with experience in a professional company will create the JoffreyRED Contemporary Ballet Apprenticeship Program, with its first season in Fall 2022.

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group

Pre-Professional | Year Round Performance Company
This pre-professional performing ensemble provides young artists from the School’s year-round Trainee Program the opportunity to experience life as a professional dancer.
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Joffrey Ballet School Presents

Online Classes

Live & On Demand
JoffreyNOW is the Joffrey Ballet School’s newest online platform that brings New York City directly to your home. Experience the highest standard of training, designed for every age and level, from your favorite year-round and summer instructors!
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