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. 

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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

Gillian Martin Sorensen at Interlochen
A family tradition

For many families, summers at Interlochen evolve into a cherished tradition passed down from one generation to the next.

A group of dancers pose in downtown Harlem
In conversation with Interlochen alumni at Dance Theatre of Harlem

DTH Company member Derek Brockington and executive director Anna Glass discuss their career trajectories, the future of dance post-pandemic, and their viral video “Dancing Through Harlem.”

Interlochen Arts Academy dance students in releve
Introducing our new Dance Center

Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art new Dance Center and hear from the donors, architects, faculty, and students who brought it to life.

Dance Events

Dance, Academy Student

"Swan Lake" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Corson Auditorium FREE, no tickets required


Dance, Academy Student

"Swan Lake" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Corson Auditorium FREE, no tickets required