at Joffrey Ballet School

New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive

In-Person Instruction
Virtual Instruction
Ages 8, 25
New York, New York
The Joffrey Ballet School Presents

New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive

  • Ages: 8, 25
  • Dates: June 27, 2022, July 15, 2022
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Format(s): In-Person, Virtual
  • Housing: Dorm 34, East 3rd Residence Hall & Pace University
  • Artistic Director(s):
    Lissette Salgado-Lucas, David Lucas

Joffrey Ballet School has partnered with Shake the Ground, The Ultimate Dance Competition, to present a three-week Hip Hop Dance Intensive in New York City. Artistic Directors Lissette and David Lucas are bringing together the most sought-after instructors and choreographers for an unforgettable summer of hip hop at the Joffrey Ballet School!

Each day will consist of four classes, where dancers will study a variety of styles including Commercial Dance, Breaking, House, Locking, Jazz/Funk, Freestyle and more!

Dancers will participate in dance battles, music videos and Talent Agency Day, where agents come to preview talent for representation.  Each day will conclude with rehearsals for a new and exciting performance opportunity each week:

  • Week 1: Commercial Spotlight Video
  • Week 2: Social Media Video Project with Instagram Star @Yungbbq
  • Week 3: In-Studio Showcase Performance

Dive into the world of Hip Hop, this summer, June 28 through July 16th!

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

The New York City Hip Hop Intensive will be operated IN-PERSON in New York, New York 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.

New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive

Artistic Directors & Faculty

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Lissette Salgado-Lucas

Born in Miami, Florida, Lissette evolved her passion for dance while studying with Liana Navarro, Judith Reece Newman and Marianna Alvarez. In 1988, She joined the Joffrey Ballet and danced with the company for seven years. Some of Lissette’s roles included: Balanchine’s Tarantella, Frederick Ashton’s Les Patinuers and La Fille...
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David Lucas

Born in Chorley, England, and raised in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, David unveiled his passion for dance at age nine. The Canadian School of Ballet is where he began training under the direction of Betty Farrally, the co founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. He later trained in Toronto and...
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Past Faculty Includes

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Casie ‘Tynee’ Goshow

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Charles Smith

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Eboné “VanityZo” Carrera

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Jona Biddle

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Keenan Cooks

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Kenichi Kasamatsu

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Neil Schwartz

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Princess Lockerooo 

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New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive

What to Expect

Commercial Dance
Mock Audition
Resume/Headshot Creation
Filming Hip Hop
New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive

Instruction Formats

In-Person Instruction Details

Our studios are designed to welcome students back in-person safely, with social distancing, temperature checks, use of masks, limited class sizes, HEPA Air Filtration systems, and frequent disinfecting procedures, based on the recommendations of Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health.

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 12 and aboveHousing is available and optional for this intensive.Multiple Session Discounts Available.

Meal Plans

$275 Per Week
A meal plan is available and optional for this intensive.
Additional Costs & Fees
Registration Fee

One Time Fee
In-Person Performance 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, 2021
Housing Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
In-Person Tuition Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
Performance Fee Deposit

Deposit at Registration. Balance by June 1st, 2021
In-Person or Virtual Options Available

New York, New York

Our New York City Hip Hop Summer Intensive will be held at:

Joffrey Ballet School
434 Avenue of the Americas, 3th Floor, New York, NY 10011

Joffrey Dance Center
47-10 Austell Place, 4th Floor Queens, NY 11101

Pearl Studios 
519 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Our premiere studio locations place dancers in the heart of New York City, surrounded by inspiration in every direction. From the lights of Broadway, to the renowned skyline known across the world, experience a summer of dance in this iconic city with the Joffrey Ballet School!

Housing Overview

New York

Dorm 34, East 3rd Residence Hall & Pace University

Available for students 12 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 in prime Manhattan locations that are within short travel distance from Joffrey Ballet School, Little Italy, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and much more. Students will have access to a bundle of amenities as well as indoor and outdoor common areas. Optional meal plans are available. 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, cruises, trips to Museums, Broadway Shows and Dance productions. *All events are contingent on availability and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Housing Details

Dorm 34
47 West 34th St. New York, NY 10001

East 3rd Residence Hall
81 East 3rd St. New York, NY 10002

Residence Hall at Pace University
Manhattan, NY
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