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Joffrey Ballet School

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434 Sixth Ave., 3rd, 4th, & 5th Floors | New York, NY | 212-254-8520 | joffreyballetschool.com

Footsteps from Washington Square Park, families benefit from preeminent instruction at the Joffrey Ballet School. The Joffrey provides classes for serious young dancers and those that just want to enjoy a fun after school activity. Our instructors nurture dancers in a caring and safe environment, combing years of experience with live piano music. The Children's Division encompasses creative movement (3-4yrs), pre-ballet (4-7yrs), ballet (8- 12) and teen classes. There are opportunities to perform in our Nutcracker and other shows at NYU's Skirball Center.


The Joffrey Ballet School fuses multiple styles of balletic training to create a curriculum that is uniquely Joffrey. We have incorporated fundamentals and best practices from these styles to create the American style of dance training that is Joffrey. We have gone many steps further incorporating modern understanding of human anatomy and physiology to minimize dance related injuries while maximizing strength, endurance and flexibility.

The Joffrey dancer is also trained in multiple other forms of dance including Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Character, and so much more.

The Dance Training at the Joffrey Ballet School has been designed into levels appropriate to the age, maturity and dance expertise of each student. Students will elevate to higher levels at the conclusion of each year, in a systematic and progressive manner.

We produce well-rounded, versatile artists that will thrive in today’s dance environment.


The Joffrey Ballet School transforms passionate dance students into versatile, individualistic artists able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society.

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. We cultivate the individual artist within you.

In more than fifty years of existence, the Joffrey Ballet School has remained on the forefront of American dance education. Graduates of the School have gone on to dance for major classical ballet companies, as well as for numerous modern and contemporary companies, both in the United States and abroad.

The Joffrey Ballet School is the only ballet school in New York City that offers a well-rounded dance curriculum that includes serious training in both classical ballet (technique, pointe, variations, adagio, men’s classes) and contemporary ballet (technique, improvisation, partnering), as well as modern, character, choreography, dance history, music, pilates and yoga. Special workshops are taught by guest faculty to augment the curriculum. All dance classes have live piano accompaniment, and live cello and percussion accompaniment is used in some contemporary and modern classes.


The Joffrey Ballet School is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance and meets the US Department of Education standards for a school of vocational training. the trainee program leads to a certificate. The certificate is conferred on Trainees who complete 3450 hours of training – over a minimum of four (4) years and a maximum of six (6) years – and maintain satisfactory progress.

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Joffrey Ballet School transforms passionate dance students into versatile artists, able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. We offer a complete program for pre-professional students or trainees, a full curriculum for young dancers, and open classes for professional level and adult beginners. The Joffrey Ballet School provides a positive, nurturing environment for students of all levels and abilities. Programs: Children (ages 2½-7), Young Dancer (ages 7-17), Pre-Professional Trainee (ages 14-24), Adult/Open (ages 18-80).

We are proud to offer you our outstanding faculty of professional dancers who have danced with some of the best dance companies in the world, including The Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, and my former home, American Ballet Theatre. We offer a variety of dance classes including Jazz, Contemporary, and one of my favorites?Character Dance, taught by a star of the internationally famous Moiseyev Dance Company. You will have the best instruction and a wonderful time with our exceptional faculty.
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