June 21–August 11, 2024
Chautauqua Dance is well known for the unique opportunity it affords talented students to study with master teachers within a small studio environment. The dance curriculum at Chautauqua is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as professional ballet dancers. Intensive training in classical ballet continues in rehearsals leading to performances. The faculty at Chautauqua will often help place students into major companies through their many contacts.
Classes and rehearsals take place in the Carnahan-Jackson Studios, which includes four large teaching and rehearsal studios, locker rooms, costume shop, administrative offices, and a beautiful lake view. Students are housed in a well-supervised dormitory adjacent to the studios, which also houses musicians, artists, and writers.
Get Dance Program information
Chautauqua Dance will hold a live audition tour and accept video auditions this year. Application deadline is February 1.
World-class dance training for aspiring professionals in a nurturing studio environment.
Cost & General Information
Tuition, housing, and student life information for the upcoming season.
The Chautauqua Dance program includes performances by guest companies in residence as well as School of Dance student performances.
Students work regularly with world-renowned resident and guest faculty in classes and rehearsals leading to performances.
Many of Chautauqua’s former dance students have gone on to build illustrious careers in leading ballet companies.
Support the Dance Program
Learn more about how you can become involved in Chautauqua’s School of Dance.
“Dancing at Chautauqua was an incredible experience and prepared me for starting my career as a professional dancer. From the rigorous schedules to the amazing performance opportunities, I felt confident as a dancer and artist walking into Milwaukee Ballet. I gained necessary experiences as a dancer that only Chautauqua could’ve given me.”
– Noa Dean :: Pre-Professional Division 2023