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 push beyond your limits 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. 

interlochen arts academy sleeping beauty

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

Sydney Skybetter
Sydney Skybetter choreographs the future

For one dance alumnus, the study of bodies in motion transcends the arts.

Romeo & Juliet behind the scenes
Behind the scenes of "Romeo & Juliet"

Hear from the young artists and faculty who brought Interlochen’s largest-scale dance production to life.

Interlochen Arts Director of Dance Joseph Morrissey with dance student George Loheac
Interlochen Arts Academy senior George Loheac wins first place in the 2022 Youth America Grand Prix Semifinals

The fourth-year Arts Academy dance student competed in Indianapolis in March in the classical dance category.

Dance Events
May
27

Academic Info, Interdisciplinary Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Film & New Media, Music, Student Life, Theatre, Visual Arts, Academy Student

Festival 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 8 a.m. ET

ICA Campus FREE, no tickets required

Jul
8

Dance, Camp Student

Junior Dance

Friday, July 8, 2022 - 3 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required

Jul
15

Dance, Camp Student

Interlochen Summer Dance Ensemble

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 8 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required