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Dance Masterclass with Joel Hall

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Joel Hall Dance Masterclass
Sunday, April 14th, 11AM-1PM

Dance legend and choreographer Joel Hall, founder of the Joel Hall Dancers & Center, will be sharing the Hall Technique that he developed to condition dancers in conjunction with The Stillwell Institute for Contemporary Black Art.

This class is for ages 16+, requires no previous dance experience, and is open to all.

To register for this free masterclass visit: www.thestillwellinstitute.org and send a message through the 'Contact Us' tab. 

Class size limited to 20.  

This free workshop is made possible with support from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.


Joel founded the Joel Hall Dancers & Center in 1974. He has dedicated his life to the development of what he calls Urban Jazz Dance, a method that translates life experience through dance.

During the past 40 years, Hall has achieved an international reputation for his Dance Company and acclaim as a choreographer whose work; in his own unique dance style based in jazz, expresses a rich vocabulary embracing both the classical and modern dance idioms.  Mr. Hall also served as one of Mayor Harold Washington’s international ambassadors for the arts.“Jazz dance at it’s best” says Dance Magazine.

The Joel Hall Dancers express contemporary urban life through dance while educating, entertaining, and inspiring their audiences.  The signature dance style of JHD incorporates ballet, jazz, modern, funk, and “street dance” using contemporary jazz and house music to create an innovative and continuously evolving dance style that is appealing, relevant, and approachable for those frequently underserved by the arts.

The Joel Hall Dancers maintain a citywide, national, and international reputation, not only for their diversity and innovation, but also for their substantive sociological content and engaging aesthetic style.  Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joel Hall, the Joel Hall Dancers have carried their unique yet universally accessible voice to venues that span the world.

Both JHD and its audience exhibit a rare diversified spectrum of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.

The Joel Hall Dancers (JHD) have a rich, 40-plus year history, beginning with the company’s inception in 1974. Now over 4 decades “young” — JHD continues to dazzle audiences in venues throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, across the country … and around the world.