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.

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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!

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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.

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Recognizing the talents of two “greats” at once!

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Fresh off of a Best Choreography nomination by the Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc., Joel Hall and the Joel Hall Dancers & Center are pleased to announce yet another nomination for the same category!


This time around, it’s the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago (AAAAC),in their 16th Annual Black Excellence Awards Ceremony & Gala, that is recognizing Joel Hall for his part in yet another collaborative production: “Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn”.  This one-night only spectacle that occurred in November of 2015, played tribute to the great, late- (and often under-credited) Jazz musician, Billy Strayhorn with performances in voice, music, and of course, dance.

Last year, Joel Hall and the Joel Hall Dancers were honored with awards from the AAAAC in the categories of Best Choreographer and Outstanding Achievement in Dance – Overall Performance, respectively, for Joel‘s creation of “Anja – The Unexpected”.  The Joel Hall Dancers & Center humbly, yet eagerly, look forward to the outcome of this year’s ceremony and invites you to once again cheer on Joel and the other nominees.

The gala will take place on Monday, October 24, 2016 at:

Illinois Black Legislater Auditorium
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a champagne reception after the awards ceremony.

The 16th Annual Black Excellence Awards & Gala is a black tie or Afrocentric affair. Adult tickets purchased at the door will be $40.00 (children 12 and under $20.00). 

For more ticket information, click here or contact:

Kevin N. Holt

To find out more about the AAAAC and a full list of the other 2016 nominees, visit their website



Have you or a friend been looking for some motivation to take class here at the Joel Hall Dancers & Center for the first time?  Well, don’t miss this opportunity!

From now until January 1st, 2017,  first-time students of the Joel Hall Dancers and Center will receive $5* off of their first dance class!

Do you see more than one class on the schedule that you want to try? (Of course you do – our faculty is comprised of some of the best in the city!)  Then you can go right ahead and take further advantage of this offer by getting 30%* off of your first class card as well!

Take that jump, leap, or twirl that you’ve been wanting to and come take class!

Click here for a listing of our classes and here for our hours and contact information.

*Please note: Valid one per student.  30% class card discount applies ONLY to purchases made same day as $5-discounted class.

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Thanks again for your GENEROUS SUPPORT of Joel Hall Dancers & Center!