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

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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Our Story. Our Mission.

The Joel Hall Dancers are celebrating 40-plus years of innovative creativity and, along with the Dance Center, giving back to the community! Click the link below to read more about the history of how this illustrious institution came to be and what we strive to do.

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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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Joel Hall to be Honored at Culture Shock Gala Benefit

PrintCulture Shock Chicago Announces 2015 Benefit Gala

“Breakin’ Boundaries” to help Chicago’s Youth, along with Alexian Brothers Women & Children’s Hospital

Chicago, IL: Culture Shock Chicago (, a not for profit organization dedicated to innovative performance, artist development and community enrichment, invites the community to attend their 2015 Benefit Gala “Breakin’ Boundaries”. The event will be held at Greek Town’s The Parthenon Restaurant and Banquets on Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 7:00pm-11:00pm. Event tickets may be purchased at or by calling 773-837-0341.

It will be a magical evening filled with good food, good spirits, great friends and amazing dancing……..all benefiting two fantastic organizations! On this special evening, Culture Shock will be honoring one of Chicago’s very own dance legends, Joel Hall for his outstanding work and commitment to our community. There will be exciting live and silent auction items, raffle give aways, a chance to dance the night away with a live DJ and performances by Culture Shock Chicago and several of Chicago’s finest dance companies.

“Last year, we had 100 guests join us for a wonderful evening. Everyone danced the night away and really enjoyed themselves. We want to make this fantastic event bigger and better this year and provide more opportunities for our amazing Chicago youth,” said Eilleen Mallary, Executive Director of Culture Shock Chicago. “Please join us as we honor Joel Hall, one of Chicago’s finest, for his outstanding work in dance and the community, and support two exceptional organizations.”

About Culture Shock Chicago: Culture Shock ® Chicago is a hip hop dance organization dedicated to innovative performance, artist development and community enrichment, revealing the power and beauty of hip hop to diverse audiences. Our community enrichment programs are designed to give Chicago youth and families a chance to enjoy hip hop dance as a positive activity for personal expression.  We strive to create opportunities where youth can feel confident, empowered and successful.  We feel it is important for our youth to have positive alternatives to drugs and violence and to view dance as an athletic, creative, FUN and healthy art form.