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

Clara flees from the Mouse King and his minions
“Nutcracker” Youth Coloring Contest

Students in grades K-6 are invited to take part in a coloring contest for an opportunity to win tickets to a performance and behind-the-scenes tour of Interlochen Arts Academy's "The Nutcracker."

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Interlochen Arts Academy’s “The Nutcracker” to welcome in-person audiences once again

The Arts Academy’s popular production of the iconic holiday ballet returns this season with five in-person performances, including two matinees.

The Popular Music Ensemble in Corson Auditorium
Interlochen Arts Academy to present public performance of “Collage”

The school’s popular annual multidisciplinary showcase will take place Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Dance Events

Dance, Academy Student

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Corson Auditorium $32 Full Price; $14 Student


Dance, Academy Student

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. EST

Corson Auditorium $32 Full Price; $14 Student


Dance, Academy Student

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker"

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 2 p.m. EST

Corson Auditorium $32 Full Price; $14 Student