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2018 Audition Tour

November through March, 2018

All dancers (new and returning) are required to audition for the 2018 Summer Programs to be considered for: Placement   |  Scholarships  |  Acceptance.  

The audition is a 90 minute class instructed by a Joffrey Instructor and the cost to audition is $40. All sales are final. No refunds are provided for auditions regardless of attendance. Our audition(s) are meant to place you at your skill level for either the Joffrey Ballet School’s Summer Intensive series (June – August) and/or our 4 year Trainee Program (Sept – May).

Results will be emailed and posted online.

2018 Essay Scholarship Contest

October 31 – December 31, 2017

Submit your essay below for a chance to win a Full Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship will award each winner with 2 weeks tuition, housing, and meals for any of our domestic summer programs.

Students are still required to audition for program acceptance and level placement. The Joffrey Denver Ballet Intensive does not offer housing or meals for any students. Registration, airport transportation, extra activities, and processing fees are not covered for any summer program.

Essay Requirements:

  • New Students – In less than 100 words, share your passion for dance with us and tell us why the Joffrey Ballet School, New York City is the world premiere dance school in the USA.
  • Returning Students – In less than 100 words, tell us about your experience this past summer and why the Joffrey Ballet School, New York City is the world premiere dance school in the USA.
  • Please submit your essay in English. The essay can be 100 words or less.

2017 Essay Winners!

2017 Dance Media Video Contest

January – March, 2017


Please submit a 1-3 minute long video performing Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Tap, or Hip Hop works of your choice. Winners are selected each month by a panel of DanceMedia Editors and Joffrey Ballet School faculty and will receive a 1 Week full tuition scholarship to a Joffrey Ballet School Summer Program. Winners will be posted on, emailed individually and posted on the Joffrey Ballet School website & social media platforms. Winners must confirm attendance to the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Program within 10 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in loss of scholarship award.

There will be 25 Scholarships awarded in January, 25 awarded in February and 25 awarded in March. PLUS: A 1-year tuition & housing scholarship to the Trainee Program will be awarded to 1 dancer based on all entries from January, February & March contests. Winner will be announced after April 1st. This is valued at: $35,000!

Scholarship Guidelines

Please read the following guidelines. Email us if you have any questions!

For scholarship(s) to apply, you must register by the deadline date listed in your acceptance email. Scholarships are for tuition only and can only be applied to one program in the style awarded. When you register, please pay the deposit amounts. Scholarship(s) will be applied to your account on April 1st.

Dancers do not have to reside in Joffrey housing for scholarships to apply 

Scholarship(s), credits or account adjustments are applied by April 1st, there is no coupon code.

If you’ve auditioned for a program and were not provided results or would like to be reconsidered for additional summer programs, call us at 888.438.3808.

April 1: Housing balance is due in full

May 1: Tuition balance is due in full

Your credit card on file will automatically be charged on the above dates if your balance has not been paid off.


Schedules are posted the Friday before the program starts. Dancers will be sent orientation information before the beginning of the intensive so they know what time they must arrive their first day.

All level assignments will be handed out on the dancer’s first day.

Housing, Meals, Handbooks and Manuals

Please see the respective program FAQ section that lists all downloadable handbooks, manuals, and information on housing and meals. All information will be uploaded by April 1st.



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