Affordable & Accessible Dance Classes EVERY Day!

Joel Hall Dancers & Center offers one of the most extensive dance & movement curricula in the Midwest. Whether you are an avid dancer … someone who just enjoys dancing recreationally … or someone new to the dance world altogether … we offer Modern Jazz Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern (Horton/Graham based), Musical Theater and Tap. Plus, Joel Hall’s unique signature urban dance style — based in jazz and expressing a rich vocabulary embracing both classical & modern idioms. Students of all ages will learn terminologies, proper technique, body awareness, strengthening and movement control.

Classes Every Day

NEW Winter/Spring Term Just Getting Started! We’re open 7 days a week with over 
150 adult & children's classes — serving students of all ages, 
interests and experience levels. Click link below for more on this week's class schedule.

Read More

Dynamic Events Calendar

JHDC is alive with non-stop activity! There's always something happening! Check out our dynamic "Calendar of Events" for more info about our upcoming performances, events & auditions — along with links to tickets and more!

Read More

Join & Give

Joel Hall Dancers & Center — a 501(c)(3) non-profit — relies on generous community support to fund our programming & performances. Please explore the benefits of JHDC membership for individuals, families & business partners.

Read More

Chicago’s Newest Street: “Honorary Joel Hall Way” Unveiled

On Friday, May 6th, 2016 the corner of Clark Street and Thorndale Avenue in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood was officially designated “Honorary Joel Hall Way.”  (Pictured from left to right: 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, Lori Cannon and Joel Hall.  Photo by Leni Manaa Hoppenworth) The historic distinction commemorates Joel Hall’s 40+ years of service to the

Read More

“Shop & Give” with AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Joel Hall Dancers & Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com — with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion

Read More

JHD to Punctuate Nov. 21 Culminating Performance of Auditorium’s Billy Strayhorn Festival

For one night only, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Under the musical direction of Bruce Mayhall Rastrelli — and punctuated by the original choreography of Joel Hall — this fully staged salute to Strayhorn features Broadway star Darius de Haas and local favorite Joan Curto with Alan Broadbent on

Read More

JHD in the News! Strayhorn Performance Next!!

Joel Hall Dancers recently made the “Celebrity Front Page” — as they prep for their next stunning performance: “Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.”  Check out the full article here! And for more info on this spectacular ONE NIGHT ONLY show at the Auditorium Theater — Saturday, November 21 — with a link to

Read More

“Anja” Sweeps at Black Excellence Awards

With wins in both nominated Dance categories at the 15th Annual “Black Excellence Awards” — Joel Hall’s production of “Anja: The Unexpected” was hailed as an artistic and creative triumph by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Joel Hall took home top honors as “Best Choreographer” — and the entire “Anja” ensemble cast was saluted

Read More