Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joel Hall, the Joel Hall Dancers (JHD) has carried its unique, yet universally accessible, voice to venues around the world.  With roots firmly planted in the classic Jazz idiom, Mr. Hall unabashedly infuses his works with ballet, jazz, modern, funk & Chicago “street dance.”  Performances often incorporate house music and contemporary jazz, providing a dance experience unlike any other!  JHD also perform the works of other noted choreographers, whose works exhibit the same type of diversity seen in JHD audiences, and in that of the JHDC community.
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JHD II is the trainee company for the Joel Hall Dancers and includes dancers 18 and up.  The company offers substantial performance opportunities, oftentimes performing with the Joel Hall Dancers. Acting as dance ambassadors, members of JHD II provide outreach to audiences throughout Chicago.  Grounded in dance technique, discipline and performance, JHD II offers dancers the opportunity to experience the demands of life as a professional in a pre-professional setting — an invaluable opportunity for aspiring dancers.
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The JHD Youth Company is comprised of boundlessly energetic young dancers age 12 – 17.  With members hailing from neighborhoods throughout Chicago — and displaying a similar diversity  JHDYC performs throughout the area in various community events and oftentimes with the two senior companies. Through training and performance, dancers benefit from a unique experience not otherwise available. With a focus on technique and discipline, JHDYC always offers a  stunning experience!
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