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

“Maya,” a Gold Key-winning mixed media work by Visual Arts major Marlene Schwier
Interlochen Arts Academy students excel in 2023 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

More than 100 students from all seven of the Academy’s artistic disciplines received recognition—including nine of the ten top prizes—in the prestigious competition.

Ginger Lane 1950 Camp cabin
Holocaust survivor and disability dance advocate Ginger Lane shares her story: “I owe it all to Interlochen”

Lane went from hiding from the Nazis in a laundry shed to studying dance at Interlochen. Now, she leads a vibrant career in Chicago.

The Dance Center at Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen Dance Center recognized in the New England Architecture Awards and ‘American School and University’ Architectural Portfolio

The building, designed by Flansburgh Architects, was honored for outstanding achievements in the support of the profession of architecture and excellence in educational design.

Dance Events
Feb
10

Dance, Academy Student, Academy Student

"Cinderella"

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium

Feb
11

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

Winterlochen

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 11 a.m. ET

Main Campus FREE, no tickets required

Feb
11

Dance, Academy Student

"Cinderella"

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. ET

Corson Auditorium