Why Study Dance at Interlochen

You'll join a passionate, dedicated, high caliber group of dancers who have the same lifelong desire as you: to bring beauty to life through movement. You’ll learn from experienced faculty members who have performed, instructed, and choreographed at the heights of the profession.

Through Interlochen’s outstanding dance programs, you'll be inspired to reach new heights and express yourself in new and challenging ways.

Summer Arts Camp

Dance Programs

Arts Boarding School

Dance Major

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

The Dance Division at Interlochen has completely prepared me to show the world that this is who I am and this is what I'm here to do.

Austin Dabney '19, Arts Academy (Dance)

An Unparalleled Dance Education

At Interlochen, dancers strengthen their technique, create a distinctive presence, and develop performance resilience.

Interlochen Arts Academy dance instructor teaches student at the barre

Prepare for Greatness with the Best

Faculty from nationally and internationally renowned dance companies, schools, and university programs bring diverse points of view and integrate current methods in their teaching. Many professional companies, conservatories, and top tier university programs send representatives to campus to watch student auditions in-person. 

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Find Yourself on Stage

Whether it's on stage at Corson Auditorium or on tour to Carnegie Hall, you’ll stretch yourself with frequent, high-caliber dance and collaborative performance opportunities at Interlochen. 

Interlochen Arts Academy students dance at the barre inside the Dance Center

A Setting Designed for Beauty

Interlochen’s new and expanded 26,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Dance Center features professional-grade equipment with eye-popping panoramic views from the studios.

Dance News & Features

A smiling student wearing a green shirt strides down a sidewalk on Interlochen's campus.
Students speak: Is Interlochen a good school?

Two Interlochen Arts Academy seniors weigh in on academic classes, instructor quality, and more.

A young Camp student poses with parents.
Is Interlochen worth it? Three famous Camp alumni think so.

A Hollywood screenwriter, a Broadway actress, and an advocate for dancers with disabilities share how Interlochen changed their lives.

Jung-Ho Pak leads the 2019 performance of "Les Préludes"
Interlochen Arts Camp to conclude Summer 2023 season with 96th performance of “Les Préludes”

Conductor Jung-Ho Pak will lead the combined high school instrumental ensembles and Interlochen Summer Dance Company in the perennial performance of Franz Liszt’s 1848 tone poem.

Dance Events

Dance, Academy Student

"The Nutcracker"

Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 2 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium



Dance, Academy Student

"The Nutcracker"

Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $42; Child through College: $19


Dance, Academy Student

"The Nutcracker"

Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 2 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Adult: $42; Child through College: $19

See what you can experience at Interlochen.

Come to a place where creatives thrive—and see how your unique journey unfolds. Plan your visit, request more information, or apply/register to an Interlochen Center for the Arts program today.