We are Chicago’s Global Destination For Dance!
Chicago City Theatre Company, doing business as Joel Hall Dancers & Center, offers dance classes seven days a week for children and adults in jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern and more. This link will tell you more about the different styles of dance we teach.
The Joel Hall Dance Center is located on the North side of Chicago in Edgewater.
Why should you or your children attend Joel Hall Dance? Our students take dance lessons from the best instructors in Chicago! We have dance instructors and even dance studio owners come here to take lessons.
Are you thinking about enrolling your children? This link will teach you more about how children benefit from dance lessons.
We are a non-profit Chicago dance school whose purpose is to awaken the dancer in everyone’s soul.
Founded in 1974, the Joel Hall Dancers are noted for their joyous blend of jazz, ballet, modern and “street” dance techniques. In our 38-year history as a professional Chicago-based repertoire dance ensemble, we have performed works by Joel Hall and many national and internationally recognized choreographers. We have achieved a noted reputation as a quintessential American Contemporary Urban Jazz Ballet Company: sophisticated and accessible. The Joel Hall Dancers & Center’s focus is on developing Chicago’s native talent pool in an encouraging environment that celebrates multiculturalism and ethnic diversity. The Joel Hall Dance Center, which opened in 1976, is one of Chicago’s largest dance education facilities. With over 150 adult and children’s classes per week, we offer one of the most extensive dance and movement curriculums in the Midwest. The community-based Center is particularly committed to making dance available to all people. Serving students of all ages, interests and experience levels, the Center supports a comprehensive work exchange program. Students are offered performance and choreography workshops providing them with the opportunity to present original works. Other disciplines are cultivated through master classes and exposure to teachers and performers from prestigious national and international dance organizations.
Board of Directors, Chicago City Theatre Company, doing business as Joel Hall Dancers & Center
Vice President & Secretary
Acting Executive Director
Artistic Director – JHDC & JHD
Artistic Directors – JHDYC
Director of Development
Director of Finance
Photo 1 by Mary O’Kiersey; photo 2 by Howard’s End; photos 3, 4, and 5 by Dean Paul