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

"Les Préludes," 1978
Remembering “Les Préludes”: Alumni look back on their experiences of the symphonic poem

From pre-performance rituals to rooftop dancing, these alumni have fond memories of the traditional Arts Camp finale.

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.

Dance Events

Dance, Academy Student

"The Nutcracker"

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Full $35; Student $17


Dance, Academy Student

"The Nutcracker"

Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Full $35; Student $17


Dance, Academy Student

"The Nutcracker"

Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 2 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium Full $35; Student $17