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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“Nuts & Bolts: 2014” Returns to Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.22.37 AMThis coming Thanksgiving weekend, the Joel Hall Dancers & Center (JHDC) returns it’s critically acclaimed “Nuts & Bolts” dance extravaganza to the Chicago stage at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts — located at 1016 North Dearborn in Chicago.

Artistic Director Joel Hall’s lively reimagining of The Nutcracker has been hailed as “bold, street-smart, unabashedly joyful … and a holiday treat for the whole family.”

The 10th incarnation of this enduring holiday classic will also kick off JHDC’s exciting 40th Anniversary Celebration Season (2014/15.)

“Nuts & Bolts: 2014” will be performed on Saturday, November 29, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 30, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 — with discount rates available for students and seniors.

Tickets may be purchased online at — or by calling the Ruth Page Box Office at 312-337-6543

This one-of-a-kind “Nutcracker” hops cultures and genres, fusing classic Tchaikovsky with Duke Ellington and house music. The show flows seamlessly from ballet to sassy struts, waltzes and jitterbugs. A delight for “Nutcracker” and non-“Nutcracker” types alike — “Nuts & Bolts: 2014″ is an updated version of what has become one of Chicago’s most popular holiday traditions since 1994, providing holiday entertainment for people of all ages, religions, and backgrounds.

These performances were made possible, in part, through the Ruth Page Center Subsidized Theater Rental Program

A Chicago-based non-profit — the mission of the Joel Hall Dancers & Center (JHDC) is to use the arts to enrich the lives of its community through dance performance & education. JHDC reaches 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.