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Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive

In-Person Instruction
Virtual Instruction
Ages 8, 18
Athens, Georgia
The Joffrey Ballet School Presents

Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive

  • Ages: 8, 18
  • Dates: June 20, 2022, July 1, 2022
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Format: In-Person
  • Housing: Residence Hall at University of Georgia
  • Artistic Director(s):
    Colleen Barnes

The Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Intensive, located on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, is the ideal intensive for aspiring contemporary dancers. The program features a group of dedicated faculty who provide an encouraging environment that is ideal for young dancers who may be traveling away from home for the first time. The program provides the opportunity for students to receive hands-on instruction with lots of time dedicated to each dancer’s growth and development.

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The Joffrey Ballet School has been operating in-person utilizing Covid Safety procedures since October 2020 without interruption.

The Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Intensive will be operated IN-PERSON in Athens, Georgia this summer. In the unlikely event of a government mandate which prohibits dance instruction, all students registered for in-person programming will be offered their choice of a refund (less registration and processing fees) or transfer to another program.

Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive

Artistic Directors & Faculty

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Colleen Barnes

Colleen Barnes is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance – Ballet at the University of Akron’s School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration, where she choreographs and teaches a range of dance-related subjects. Colleen has worked at the Joffrey Ballet School since 2009, serving in both faculty and administrative roles....
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Faculty Includes


Alexandra Barbier

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Alice Sheridan

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Elizabeth Osborn-Kibbe

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Lindsay Giedl

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Michael Waldrop

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Rodney Hamilton

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Rose Sebaugh

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Sara Pickett

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Sydney Sorenson

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Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive

What to Expect

Ballet Technique
Hip Hop
Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive

Location Details

In-Person Instruction Details

A COVID-19 PCR test taken within 4 days prior to start of class or 3 days prior to arrival at the dormitory is required. Masks are optional for students, but are not required. While we encourage all students to be vaccinated, it is not required to attend Joffrey programs in Georgia. On-site faculty and staff are vaccinated. Studio capacity limits and enhanced sanitization procedures remain in place. Our COVID protocols may be updated to remain compliant with local or federal laws.

Tuition & Pricing

$799 Per Week
For 1 Week
$699 Per Week
For 2 Weeks
$599 Per Week
For 3 Weeks or More


$649 Per Week
Ages 10 and aboveHousing is available and optional for this intensive.Multiple Week Discounts Available

Meal Plans

$225 Per Week
A meal plan is required for this intensive.
Additional Costs & Fees
Registration Fee

One Time Fee
Covid Cleaning Fee

Attending 1-4 Weeks
Covid Cleaning Fee

Attending 5 Weeks or More
Roommate Initial Request Fee

Housing Students - One Time Fee
Roommate Change Request Fee

Housing Students - One Time Fee
Processing Fee

Due at Registration
Meal Plan Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2022
Housing Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2022
In-Person Tuition Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2022
Joffrey Ballet School Tuition & Pricing rates are subject to change.
In-Person or Virtual Options Available

Athens, Georgia

Our Joffrey South Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive will be held at:

University of Georgia
Department of Dance
325 Sanford Drive, Athens, GA 30602

Housing Overview


Residence Hall at University of Georgia

Available for students 10 and older.

At Joffrey Ballet School we welcome our students to a safe, exciting and diverse student life where we celebrate our community. Traveling away from home is a big decision, but in doing so you have chosen to increase your opportunities to learn, grow and make life changing connections and memories.

The Residence Halls are located at the dormitory of California State University, Northridge. Students will have access to a bundle of amenities as well as indoor and outdoor common areas. Meal plans are required. Our live-in Housing staff are available to students and parents 24 hours a day and assist by providing support and guidance at the dorm and studio. Students can sign up for an escort to and from the studio.

All of our students also enjoy access to our exclusive student life programs and events. The events include site tours, world class workshops, trips to Museums, and Dance productions.

Although it is not required, we highly recommend that students attending the summer intensives stay at the residence hall.

Housing Details

Creswell Hall
at the University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
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