Awaken the dancer in your soul.
At JHDC our mission is to enrich the lives of our community through dance education and performance. Our focus is on developing Chicago’s native talent pool in a welcoming environment that celebrates multiculturalism & ethnic diversity. We’ve achieved a noted reputation as a quintessential American Contemporary Urban Jazz Ballet Company — sophisticated & accessible. Our community-based Center is particularly committed to making dance available to all people, regardless of age, interest or experience level.
Founded in 1974, The Joel Hall Dancers (JHD) have a rich, 44 year history. Today, over 4 decades later, JHD continues to dazzle audiences in venues throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, across the country, and around the world. Having dedicated his life to the development of what he calls Urban Jazz Dance, a method that translates life experience through dance, Joel has touched the lives of thousands of young artists.
Joel Hall Dancers & Center offers one of the most extensive dance & movement curricula in the Midwest. We’re open 7 days a week with over 150 adult & children’s classes — serving students of all ages, interests and experience levels. Whether you are an avid dancer, someone who simply enjoys dancing recreationally, or are new to dance altogether - we offer Modern Jazz Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern (Horton/Graham based), Musical Theater and Tap.