Joffrey offers free program to young dancers

February 26, 2011 4:22:57 PM PST
Some young students are enjoying an introduction to ballet thanks to the Joffrey Ballet's Bridge Program.

Dozens of students from eight Chicago Public Schools are taking part in the free program.

The students are learning the basics of ballet and will advance through the three-phase program.

Some will be invited to continue on once they finish the program at the academy of dance.

In addition to classical ballet, the students will also learning life skills.