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 woman in a black leotard adjusts the posture of a young dancer in a light-filled dance studio.
Students speak: What it’s like to attend a dance boarding school

From improvising with percussion music to dancing in a studio with a lake view, a freshman and a junior share what they love about their school.

Students in the Music Center
What are the benefits of attending a performing arts high school?

Interlochen Arts Academy's admission staff, faculty, and students share the top six reasons performing arts high schools prepare students for college and beyond.

Three male students dressed in warm coats stand by the water, with the New York skyline behind them.
Scenes from the New York Tour

Students performed on world-class stages, toured New York arts organizations, and explored some of the city's most famous attractions.

Dance Events

Dance, Camp Student

Dance Intensives: Dance Showcase

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 4 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required


Dance, Camp Student

Junior Dance Showcase

Friday, July 7, 2023 - 3 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required


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Interlochen Summer Dance Ensemble

Friday, July 14, 2023 - 8 p.m. ET

Dance Center 204 FREE, no tickets required