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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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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IRS Reaffirms JHDC’s 501(c)(3) Status

IRS-logoWe are delighted to announce that the Internal Revenue Service has recently reaffirmed Joel Hall Dancers & Center’s formal status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

This is an important designation that the organization has enjoyed for over 4 decades — since its inception in 1974 — and is critical to our overall financial health and success, because JHDC relies upon generous community support to fund our programming initiatives & performances.

The mission of the Joel Hall Dancers & Center is to use the arts to enrich lives through dance performance & education.  We reach out to our community — targeting those who may not otherwise be exposed to the arts — by providing dance classes along with local, national, & international showcase performances.  Both JHDC and its audience exhibit a rare diversified spectrum of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.

As a 501(c)(3) organization — individual, corporate and institutional donations to JHDC may be considered deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

To make a contribution in support of the important work of JHDC online now — please click here.