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Several of our Joffrey Ballet School success stories share the same plot. These featured dancers began their journeys as our summer intensive students, who were then selected to join us for our year-round Trainee Program.
What exactly IS our year-round Trainee Program, and why is it one of the best ways for a young aspiring dancer to pursue a dance career?
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.
Our goal is to create a highly employable dancer. Dancers are here to embrace a future in dance, and we are here to help guide them on a successful career path.
The Texas Trainee Program maintains the same focus on excellence as our NYC Trainee Programs, but in a location that allows us to provide the training at a considerably lower cost. The Housing and Tuition cost is $18,000 less per year than our New York Programs. Merit scholarships and financial aid are also available.
The Texas Trainee Program has the same age requirements, accepting the serious dancer between the ages of 13 and 25. As with our New York City Programs, Texas Trainees are expected to either have completed their high school graduation requirements, or to be working toward completion. High school credits can be earned online, and study time is allotted each day for Joffrey Ballet School Housing students.
Training & Classes
A rigorous schedule awaits you
where we will meet the highest standards in dance education.
acting ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Texas
Jazz & Contemporary
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TEXAS
Conservatory Training Certificate ProgramAll Ages
Dual Credit Program for Middle & High School Students
The Joffrey Ballet School recommends the Keystone program for dancers still in high school. The Keystone School is a fully accredited, teacher supported, diploma granting private school of K12 Inc., a leader in the growing field of online and blended learning.
Keystone students at Joffrey are awarded additional high school credit for their dancing and coursework, allowing their academic transcripts to reflect Joffrey’s rigorous training.
Dancer Lifeat Joffrey
"Day in the Life" of a Ballet Trainee
Ballet Technique8:30 – 10:00am
Pointe or Men's Class10:15 – 11:00am
Lunch11:30am – 12:45pm
Anatomy12:45 – 1:45pm
Ballet Repertory2:00 – 3:30pm
Rehearsal/Performance Studies3:45pm – 5:15pm
"Day in the Life" of a Jazz & Contemporary Trainee
Ballet Technique9:00 – 10:30am
Contemporary Technique10:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch12:00 – 1:00pm
Anatomy1:00 – 2:00pm
Theater Dance2:30 – 4:00pm
Performance Studies4:30 – 6:00pm
Residence Lifeat Joffrey
Heritage at Lakeside
5900 Baywater Drive, Plano, TX 75093
Available for students 13 and older.
At Joffrey Ballet School we welcome our students to a safe, exciting and diverse student life. Our community provides a peaceful environment without the distraction of a large city where students can learn, grow and make life changing connections and memories.
The student apartments are located in the suburbs of Dallas and are within a short walking distance from our dance studio. Students will have access to a bundle of amenities as well as indoor and outdoor common areas. Our live-in Housing staff are available to students and parents 24 hours a day and assist by providing support and guidance along the way.
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. *All events are contingent on availability and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although it is not required, we highly recommend that students stay at the student apartments.
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