Joffrey Ballet School

The Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company is currently on tour in the South, and dancer Melissa Westlake is sharing her experience with Pointe.

 

Day 3: April 17

The Joffrey Ballet School Performance Company is currently on tour in the South, and dancer Melissa Westlake is sharing her experience with Pointe.

 

Day 1: Monday, April 15

Have you entered Dance Magazine's Joffrey Ballet School scholarship contest yet? Five dancers won full rides to Joffrey summer intensives through dancemedia.com in January, and ten won in February. This month is your last chance—and with 15 scholarships up for grabs, it's also your best chance!

It's fashion week in New York City, and the Joffrey Ballet School is getting its moment in the style spotlight. Louis Vuitton has sponsored "Reconstruction 3.0," a collaboration between Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and New York's Joffrey Ballet School. Five teams of students from each program have created original choreography and music inspired by the French fashion house's heritage of travel, as well as costumes constructed from previous Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear garments.

The only thing better than getting into a great summer intensive? Winning a full scholarship. The Joffrey Ballet School has teamed up with our sister publication Dance Magazine to offer 30 promising students full-tuition scholarships to Joffrey Ballet School programs, including Joffrey Ballet Intensive NYC, Joffrey West LA, Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary NYC, Joffrey NYC Young Dancer Program, Joffrey Southwest Dallas and Joffrey Miami. There's no need to audition.

There's only one thing better than getting into the summer program of your dreams: Getting in with a full ride. The Joffrey Ballet School is running a brand new kind of scholarship contest this year. It has nothing to do with your technique or talent—just your passion. Returning students are invited to write a short essay about their past experiences at the Joffrey, while new ones can write about why they want to attend this particular program and what makes it so great in their minds.

The Joffrey Ballet School in New York is giving away an unprecendented number of scholarships this year. And one of the ways they're scouting talented recruits is through DanceMedia. Submit a 1 to 3 minute video of yourself in performance or in the studio to enter to win a full-tuition scholarship at one of the school's summer programs. A panel of DanceMedia editors will choose 10 promising students from the March contestants.

Rachel Holmes snacks on an apple in the studio at the Joffrey Ballet School.

Photo by Colin Fowler