“. . . [T]he arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity. We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children’s minds and spirits.  That is why, in any civilization — ours included — the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term ‘education.’ We know from long experience that no one can claim to be truly educated who lacks basic knowledge and skills in the arts.” – National Standards for Arts Education

Help us continue to awaken the dancer in everyone’s soul.

Please help Joel Hall Dancers & Center (JHDC) continue our mission of using the arts to enrich and positively impact the lives of our community by providing accessible and affordable dance education, along with showcase performances that sharpen essential life skills.

kidsbarreTop 10 Skills Children Learn from the Arts:

  1. Creativity
  2. Confidence
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Perseverance
  5. Focus
  6. Non-Verbal Communication
  7. Receiving Constructive Feedback
  8. Collaboration
  9. Dedication
  10. Accountability

We reach out to those who may not otherwise be exposed to the arts. Both JHDC and our audiences exhibit a diverse spectrum of cultural, ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds.
JoelRoseTeachingDPaulYour generous support enables us to keep our dance classes and performances appealing, relevant and approachable for those frequently underserved by the arts. JHDC is a Chicago-based 501c3 non-profit that relies on generous community support to fund our programming & performances.

Here are a just a few things your monetary support goes towards:

1. Building upkeep – New facade signage, Window repair, Studio repair, etc.
2. Costuming – Help keep our Youth Division dancers styled (and clothed!) for their shows
3. Operational Supplies – Heat maintenance, Office/promotional supplies (ink, toner, paper, etc.)


Visit our Testimonials page to read and hear how Joel Hall and Dance have impacted the lives of some members of the JHDC family.


To help support JHDC’s mission — please click the Donate button below:


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We wish to express a deep and sincere THANK YOU to those who’ve already joined our support team.  Your contributions help make a world of difference!

$4,000 and above

Raymond Kubly

$1,000.00 and above

Lisa Stricker
Margaret Thomas
Linda Williams

$500.00 and above

Angel Abcede
Laura Coe
Susie & Tony Ellis

$201.00 and above

Nicole A. Jackson
Jane Leder

UP to $200.00

Elizabeth Bagby
Margi Cole
Tiffany Dow
Barry Grant
Kristen C Jacobson, Dr.
Mike Lazos
Norm Salon