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 for your dreams and express yourself in fresh and challenging ways.

Summer Arts Camp

Dance Camps

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. 

Male dancer practices 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

Two students in long skirts smile at each other as they hold hands.
An inside look at "Edmonia": A conversation with co-director Laura Osgood Brown

Brown shares about the exciting new set pieces, challenging music, and groundbreaking collaborations that will make this premiere a performance to remember.

The full cast of Sleeping Beauty poses onstage.
Detroit Public Television to broadcast Interlochen Arts Academy’s “The Sleeping Beauty” ballet April 15

“The Sleeping Beauty” will air on Detroit Public Television at 9 p.m. ET April 15 and will be made available on demand at dptv.org and via the PBS Video app.

A dancer dressed in a blue jacket and white tights leaps into the air.
From small-town studio to professional-quality performances: How Rowan Barber found the resources to succeed as a male dancer at Interlochen

As a male dancer growing up in a small town, Rowan Barber didn’t always have the resources he needed. At Interlochen, he found the cameraderie and specialized training he needed to reach his goals.

Dance Events

Dance, Camp Student

Dance Intensives: Dance Showcase

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 4 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required


Dance, Camp Student

Junior Dance Showcase

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 3 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required


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Interlochen Summer Dance Ensemble

Friday, July 12, 2024 - 3 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required

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.